MBU Bound - New Student Guide

Get MBU-Ready! A Guide for New Students

Between now and move-in day, this New Student Guide is your home base for everything Mary Baldwin University.

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1. Apply for Housing

Tell us about your preferences, request a roommate if you wish, and inform us of any medical accommodations.

Sign up!

2. Complete Financial Aid Info

Complete your financial aid paperwork ASAP. Questions? Lost login? Contact 540-887-7022 or finaid@marybaldwin.edu

Visit the Portal

3. Sign-up for Orientation

You’re #MBUbound! Choose the Summer Orientation date most convenient for you and your family.

Click a date to register:
July 20 or July 21

4. Pre-register for Courses

Provide input to help us to create the best preliminary schedule for you. You’ll get your official schedule at Summer Orientation.

Get started

5. Get Emergency Alerts

Baldwin Alert Messages, or BAM, is how you’ll get crucial notifications from tornadoes to to snow closings. You must sign up to receive alerts.

BAM me!

6. Fill Out Your Health Form

Please make an appointment and complete this form with your health care provider. The health form is required for attendance at MBU.

Download Form

Important Dates

TUESDAY 8/14 Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) MOVE-IN
You will be assigned a move-in time coordinated by the Office of Student Life. Please watch for directions included in your housing assignment email that will arrive near the first week of August.

SATURDAY 8/18 ATHLETE MOVE-IN
Cross-Country, Volleyball, Club Soccer

SUNDAY 8/26 BAND MEMBER MOVE-IN

MONDAY 8/27 NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN
For new students who are not involved in the previously mentioned groups, including transfer students: You will be assigned a move-in time coordinated by the Office of Student Life. Please watch for directions included in your housing assignment e-mail that will arrive around the first week of August. PEG student move-in is coordinated by PEG staff.

TUESDAY 8/28–SUNDAY 9/2 FALL ORIENTATION
Calling all new students! Kick off your college experience with a week of academic and social activities that officially welcome you into the MBU community.

MONDAY 9/3 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

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