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.
1. Apply for Housing
Tell us about your preferences and any medical accommodations. You’ll need your MBU email address and password- call our Help Desk at 540-887-7075 if you need assistance.
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 New Student Days.
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.
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 and is due by AUGUST 15.
TUESDAY 8/13 VIRGINIA WOMEN’S INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP (VWIL) MOVE-IN
You will be assigned a move-in time coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement. Please watch for directions included in your housing assignment email that will arrive near the first week of August.
FRIDAY 8/16 FALL ATHLETE MOVE-IN
Cross-Country, Soccer, Volleyball team members
FRIDAY 8/23 BAND MEMBER MOVE-IN
TUESDAY 8/27 PROGRAM FOR THE EXCEPTIONALLY GIFTED (PEG) and COLLEGE FOR WOMEN MOVE-IN
WEDNESDAY 8/28 NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN
New students, including transfer students, who are not involved in the previously mentioned groups: You will be assigned a move-in time coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement. Please watch for directions included in your housing assignment email that will arrive near the first week of August.
THURSDAY 8/29–SUNDAY 9/1 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 9/2 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES