New Student Guide
We’re so excited to help you and your family begin your journey at Moravian University! We hope this guide will help you make a smooth transition from high school to college. Beginning in late April, you will receive weekly emails with reminders and important information to keep in mind as you progress through the summer months.
Our top priority is ensuring you are fully prepared to begin your journey as a Hound!
Your Summer Checklist
Prepare for the fall semester by reviewing your summer to-do list! You will be able to complete checklist items beginning in late April.
Moravian’s New Student Resources
Set yourself up for a successful transition to college by learning more about Moravian’s resources for living and learning on our campus in Bethlehem, PA. We even have an explanation of Moravian terminology—this is insider info!
Welcome to the Pack Events
A variety of programs will help introduce you to Moravian and lay an important foundation for a successful four years.
We invite new students and their families to attend a one-day introduction program to prepare for the transition to Moravian. Students meet their academic advisor, career development strategist, and peers and receive fall class schedules. Families attend sessions to answer their questions about the upcoming college transition.
Getting Started at Moravian will take place Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15. Students and families should only attend one day.
To kick off the fall semester, New Student Orientation welcomes new students to campus through building relationships and introducing resources and opportunities that assist in the adjustment to college while fostering a sense of community and Moravian pride to enhance the overall college experience.
New Student Orientation for the Class of 2027 will be held Friday, August 25, 2023 through Sunday, August 27, 2023.
Pre-orientation programs are offered in the weeks leading up to your first semester and provide a chance to get better acquainted with the Moravian community before other students arrive on campus.
- The 1742 Experience (for students interested in community service)
- Ubuntu Program (for students from historically underrepresented communities)
Information for Families
Families are encouraged to support their new students during the transition to college. You can help by following along with the summer checklist—we’ll send you monthly emails with the most important info. You can also download a PDF of the checklist below.
Families are invited to attend our Welcome to the Pack events, including Getting Started at Moravian and New Student Orientation. We’ll have special programming at each event just for you!
If you have any questions as you explore this guide, please reach out to us!
Office of Student Life