Mason Gross New Student Orientation

Fall Orientation

All in-coming first-year and transfer student to Mason Gross begin the academic portion of their orientation on the Monday immediately prior to the first day of classes in the fall semester.  

The 2015 orientation took place on Monday, August 31, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in the Levin Theater on the Douglass Campus. 

The 2016 orientation date will be posted during the summer of 2016.


Fall orientation at Mason Gross typically runs from 9:30 a.m. until roughly 12:00 p.m.  

The morning session is kicked off with check-in where you will receive a folder with very important information for all students and free Mason Gross giveaways.  

Once checked, in students settle into the Levin Theater where they will be formerly welcomed by the Dean's office staff including:

  • Dean Stauffer, Dean of Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Dean Feiler, Dean of Students for Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Kara Golden, Director of Admissions at Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Kayleigh Galante, Student Affairs Coordinator at the Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • The Mason Gross Student Government Elected Officials. 

Once the welcome program concludes, students are introduced and directed to sessions with their academic advisers to review academic obligations for the fall semester.

A catered lunch is provided for students after the conclusion of their advising sessions at 12:00 p.m.  Once finished with lunch students are free to attend other orientation events for their degree programs, or make other arrangements to complete their registration process.  If students have no other events or responsibilities scheduled they will have the remainder of the afternoon off.  

We look forward to meeting you at this event to kick of your enrollment at Mason Gross! 

Spring Orientation

Mason Gross welcomes a very small population of students during the spring semester, therefore formal orientation activities are rarely scheduled. Students are expected to check in with their academic advisor at Mason Gross prior to their first day of classes.  If there is a large number of students starting their enrollment in the spring, the Dean's office will contact you about arrangements for a more formal event. If you have any questions please contact your advisor or the Dean's office at 848-932-9360.