Preparing for Orientation

There are a few steps you should take before you sign up for your Orientation session:

  • Gain access to your MAVzone
  • Check your unique MAVzone tasks to see what you still complete with CMU. (i.e. assessments, immunization information, housing contract, financial aid forms or anything else)
  • Complete any needed assessments. Assessments help place you in appropriate course levels. The need for assessment is determined from your standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) and/or your academic major. Learn more about CMU's testing requirements.

There are a few steps you should take before the day of your Orientation session:

  • Send in your transcripts.
    • Final High School Transcript
      • The final transcript you submit must have your graduation date listed.
      • You will need to request your final High School Transcript from your High School Counselor.
    •  Dual Credit, Concurrent Enrollment, or CU Succeed Transcripts
      • Your Official Transcripts need to be mailed, e-mailed or electronically submitted directly from the institution (e-mail from the student and fax is not acceptable).
  • Send in your Test Scores
    • Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) Test Scores
      • Most AP and/or IB scores come directly from College Board and International Baccalaureate.  If you did not list the Colorado Mesa University as a school or choice or are not sure if you did, you may contact College Board or IB and request they send the scores to CMU.
    • ACCUPLACER Exam Scores
      • If you completed placement assessments off site; before orientation, please make sure to submit your tests scores to be added to your record. 

All transcripts and test scores can be submitted to:
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

  • Log in to your MAVzone account and complete the following steps:
    • Review and sign the Financial Responsibility Agreement
    • Colorado Residents: Apply for and Authorize COF  
    • Sign up for the Emergency Warning System
    • Review any holds on your account
      • All first time students will have the Advising (AV) hold on their account for their first semester. This hold will be lifted the day of Orientation so students are able to register for classes. 
  • Ensure you have a valid form of picture identification so you're able to get your MAVcard on the day of your orientation. Valid forms include a driver's license, state ID or passport.
  • Send in your Immunization Documents
    • Send immunization documents to the Registrar's Office prior to your orientation. If that is not possible, bring documentation to Orientation. Read more information about immunizations.
  • Your 700-number (student ID number)

  • Know your Social Security Number, you do not need to bring the physical card, but make sure you reference this number for any pesky paper work.

  • Know your MAVzone log in information, username and password, this is how you will register for classes. 
  • A government-issued photo ID.
  • Unofficial copies of your most up-to-date transcripts and test scores. We most likely have this information on file for your admission, but your academic advisor may have questions about your transfer or dual credit classes while registering you for your first semester.
  • Anything marked as missing on your MAVzone checklist. We’re happy to collect this for you on Orientation day.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.

The core of your Orientation session will be to register for your first semester of classes as a CMU Maverick. You will be guided by the expertise and support from professional or faculty advisors.

You will have the opportunity to get a photo taken for your MAVcard. This card will act as your student ID throughout all of college. You can use the card as a banking card, library card, door access, dining hall access, student life events access and in many other convenient ways.

You will also have an option to set up a US Bank student account. If you choose to set up the account, the account can also work directly with your MAVcard.

Registration for fall 2019 Orientation sessions will open on MAVzone on February 15, 2019.