Transfer Orientation

Transfer Students

Transfer Orientation is a one-day session designed specifically for transfer students beginning in the fall semester to acclimate them and their families to Mercer University’s academic and campus resources.  Students have the opportunity to meet with a representative from their academic department to review a fall course schedule, learn more about student organizations and opportunities for campus involvement, meet members of the Mercer and Macon community, and visit various offices to complete campus business before the semester begins.

Transfer Orientation Registration

Beginning in April, all transfer students who have been admitted for the summer and/or fall semester by the Office of Admissions will be sent a link via e-mail to complete their Mercer Academic Profile (MAP). Contact the Office of Academic and Advising Services>> for more information in registering for orientation.

Transfer Orientation Preparations

As you prepare to attend orientation, review the New Student Checklist>> for other helpful information in preparing for Transfer Orientation.

Final Transcripts

Submit any final transcripts from high school or college to Mercer's Office of the Registrar for final evaluation.  Final evaluation is necessary for all transfer equivalencies to be figured prior to the fall semester.  After registering for orientation, students' academic information will be reviewed by an academic advisor. An academic advisor from the students' academic department will be in contact via e-mail or telephone to build your fall semester course schedule.

Submit transcripts to:
Mercer University Office of the Registrar
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
On-Campus Housing Contract
If you are planning to live on-campus during the fall semester, please complete your Housing Contract.  Submit your Housing Contract via your MyMercer account>>.  Under the Residence Life/Housing section of MyMercer, select 'Housing Information' > 'Housing Contracts' > 'Fall' to access the contract.  Once you have completed the Housing Contract, the Office of Housing and Residence Life will contact you regarding your room assignment.
Submit your Immunization Form

Your Immunization Form>> should be mailed back to the Student Health Center soon as possible. This document requires students to provide their immunization histories for measles, mumps, and rubella along with the signature of a physician or health care provider. It must be completely filled out and received by the Student Health Center before beginning classes at Mercer.

Review Health Insurance Information

All Mercer students are required to have health insurance coverage. Mercer provides coverage to all its students. Students are billed for the cost of health insurance coverage each semester.  If you already have coverage under another policy and do not want to pay health insurance fee, you must complete an online Student Health Insurance Waiver.  Carefully follow all instructions found on the Bursar's Office website>> as it relates to the fall semester.  NOTICE: YOU MUST WAIVE YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE EVERY SEMESTER YOU ARE ENROLLED. 

Transfer Orientation Schedule

View the 2017 Transfer Orientation Schedule>>.

The 2018 Transfer Orientation Schedule will be available June 2018.

Please plan to arrive at 8:30 a.m. to the University Center (UC) for Transfer Orientation check-in (from 8:30-9:00 a.m.). Your Orientation Welcome will begin at 9:00 a.m. Your orientation day will be complete mid-afternoon, around 3:00 p.m.

Bear Facts Booklet

View the 2017 Bear Facts Booklet>>.

While at Transfer Orientation, you'll receive the Transfer Bear Facts with information  compiled from various campus offices and resources to aid in your transition to Mercer.

Your Arrival to Campus

Driving Directions

Please follow these driving directions to campus:

  1. From I-75, take Exit #163 (Mercer University Drive).
  2. Turn right (if heading N on I-75) or turn left (if heading S on I-75) onto Mercer University Dr., heading E on GA 74.
  3. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Stadium Drive.
  4. Stadium Drive will turn to the left (the Hilton Garden Inn will be on your left).
  5. Turn right at the first road (University Center Drive).
  6. Continue on University Center Drive until it ends at the parking lots of the University Center.
  7. Claude Smith Baseball Field will be on the right as you approach the University Center at the top of the hill.
Parking

Upon your arrival to campus for Transfer Orientation, please follow the orientation signage for parking locations next to the University Center.  Our orientation staff will direct you to the University Center.

Hotel Recommendations

If your travel plans require an overnight visit, please refer to our list of hotel recommendations>>.  Should you choose to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn at Mercer University, visit the personalized reservation page>> to book your stay.

Transfer Check-In: Monday, August 20, 2018

In final preparation for the beginning of the fall semester, transfer students participate in Transfer Check-In with the Office of Academic and Advising Services on Monday, August 20 between 8:30-9:15 a.m. to receive their student handbook and planner, course catalog, FREE Mercer t-shirt, and FREE meal ticket for lunch in the dining center. Students take part in morning workshops, have any last-minute questions answered before classes begin on Tuesday, and participate in Fall Convocation, your first academic tradition at Mercer. Academic and Advising Services is located in Penfield Hall Annex, labeled as Building 27 on the campus map>>.