Orientation Programs

The Office of Academic and Advising Services serves traditional, undergraduate students on the Mercer-Macon campus.  Mercer University provides entering students with a comprehensive orientation program designed to ease the transition from high school to college or from another institution to Mercer University.  New Student Programs offers new students information on academic policies and procedures, as well as campus resources and services.

2022 Orientation Dates

Spring Bear Beginnings>> for all new students beginning in spring semester (tentative):
  • Thursday, January 6 - Saturday, January 8, 2022 (prior to classes beginning on Monday, January 10)
May Orientation>> for all new students beginning in the summer terms:
  • Friday, May 20, 2022
Summer Orientation>> for all new first-year students beginning in the fall semester (tentative):
  • Session #1: Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Session #2: Monday, June 20, 2022
  • Session #3: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • Session #4: Friday, June 24, 2022
  • Session #5: Monday, June 27, 2022
  • Session #6: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  • Virtual Session: Friday, July 15, 2022
Transfer Orientation>> for all new transfer students beginning in the fall semester (tentative):
  • Friday, July 15, 2022
    • New transfer students will attend an afternoon session. Check - in will begin at 1pm. 
  • Virtual Session: Friday, July 29, 2022
Opening Days>> for all new first-year students beginning in the fall semester (tentative):
  • Thursday, August 18 - Friday, August 19, 2022
Bear Beginnings>> a mandatory, fall orientation program for all new first-year students (tentative):
  • Saturday, August 20 - Monday, August 22, 2022
Transfer Check-In>> a check-in for all new transfer students beginning in the fall semester (tentative):
  • Monday, August 22, 2022
  • featuring morning and afternoon activities