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First-Time Traditional Students

In-Person Orientation will equip you with everything you need to know as a new Maverick before the start of your first semester at CMU or WCCC! You’ll learn about academics, services, building community and more. In-Person Orientation is required for all first-time traditional students taking classes in Grand Junction.

Where: CMU Main Campus
When: Optional parent sessions will be available on Thursday, August 19 from 1-4pm. Student programming will begin on Thursday, August 19 at 5:30pm and conclude on Sunday, August 22.

Preparing for arrival:

  1. Review move-in dates and details here.
  2. Submit your MAVcard photo here.
  3. Download the MAVlife Events app from your phone’s app store to view the Orientation schedule.

Orientation schedule:

The official In-Person Orientation schedule will be released at the beginning of August. This is what to expect on Thursday, August 19:

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Optional parent sessions are also available during this time.

Taking Care of Business Fair
University Center First Floor

Check in with multiple departments from around campus to make sure you have everything taken care of. Educational Access Services, Financial Aid, Payroll, IRIS, Registrar's and many other departments will be there to assist you.  




Commuter Student Check-In
Admissions Welcome Center

Commuter students living at home need to check in at the Admissions Welcome Center. On-campus residents and students participating in ESP programming do not need to check in.





Dinner & time for parents to say goodbye! 
Free time for students and guests

This break is designed for students and guests to enjoy quality time together! Parents can eat with their student in the dining hall for $10 or try one of our amazing restaurants in Downtown Grand Junction! Now is your time to say goodbye before In-Person Orientation kicks off for students only.





Meet your Orientation Leader
Assigned Group Locations

Meet with your Orientation group for the weekend. Each Orientation group has a designated classroom on campus to meet in. The classrooms will be posted here at the beginning of August. Your Orientation leader will go over everything you need to know about Orientation during this time.




Kick-Off and President’s Welcome
Brownson Arena 

You will be welcomed by our Maverick Stampede and hear from campus leadership about what it means to be a Maverick!



Ice Cream with the President

Join your fellow incoming students for ice cream with campus leadership! 



Residence Hall Floor Meeting 
Assigned Residence Hall 

Meet your RA in the common area of your floor.


Transfer and Adult Students

MAV Welcome is the official welcome event for transfer and adult students on Monday, August 23 at 5pm. Learn more and sign up here.

In-Person Orientation FAQs