Online Orientation Guide

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Welcome, and congratulations on your decision to attend Mary Baldwin University!

We are looking forward to your arrival. Between now and then, this page will be your home base for everything related to Mary Baldwin. When you receive information about your Mary Baldwin email account, be sure to check it every week for important information and updates. If you have not made your deposit yet, use our secure online form to complete that step today. In the meantime, you can connect with your future classmates on our Facebook page and by tweeting with us @AdmissionsMBU (use #MaryBaldwin2021).

Looking Ahead

As you get ready to become an Mary Baldwin student, consider what campus activities might interest you and what you might like to take advantage of in the surrounding community. Remember, the Office of First Year Experience is available to make you feel at home and answer any questions.

You might also want to stock up on lavender and white — clothes, notebooks, room décor, just about anything — because each class since 1912 has identified with a pair of colors, and the Class of 2021 claims lavender and white. Just a taste of the dozens of Mary Baldwin traditions that build one-of-a-kind sisterhood.

Residential students are automatically enrolled in a meal plan. Any student (commuters included) may add funds to their dining account online or at the register in Hunt Dining Hall. Learn more about meal plans, menus, locations, and dining options on campus.

First-year and transfer students are allowed to have vehicles on campus. To register your vehicle(s) for campus parking, follow the instructions and regulations from our Security Office.

The Orientation Guide

Our fun, printed Orientation Guide provides lots of information about the transition to college and walks you through the important steps to complete before you move in. You can also follow the steps here:

  1. Test email address
    If you have made a deposit, you should receive an Orientation Guide and email credentials letter soon. You need to activate and test your email before completing any of the steps below.
  2. Complete remaining financial aid information
    Submit as soon as possible. School Code: 003723
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  3. Pre-register for courses and select a gateway
    This information will help the Registrar create a preliminary schedule for you. Complete this form by the deadline to receive your course schedule and gateway information at summer orientation. You may access the pre-registration form here.
  4. Complete housing application
    You must agree to the terms and conditions stated in this form, but you will also sign an agreement, in person, during summer orientation. You must have this complete by the deadline to receive your housing assignment, learn the name of your roommate, and see your room during summer orientation. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 540-887-7019. You may access the housing application here: housing app
  5. Register for summer orientation
    Choose July 21 or July 22 to visit Mary Baldwin for summer orientation and receive your housing assignment and course schedule. This is a great opportunity to meet other incoming students as well as faculty and staff members. (Registration forms coming soon)
  6. Health Record Form
    Print this form, complete thoroughly, and have your physician complete the required parts. Bring this form with you to summer orientation; mail to PO Box 1500, Staunton, VA 24402; or fax to 540-887-7289.