2018 One Day Orientation Dates:

June 28th
June 29th
July 19th
July 20th
July 21st

2018 Four Day Orientation Dates:
August 23rd-26th

If you're admitted to Misericordia, you'll participate in a fun-filled orientation the summer before you enroll. We'll get to know you, and you'll get to know Misericordia!

Before you set foot on campus check out our admissions site for interesting content and connect with us on our official social media sites by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

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We'd be happy to have you as part of our family, and look forward to making the transition from high school to college a smooth one.

Summer Orientation

2018 One Day Orientation Dates:

June 28th
June 29th
July 19th
July 20th
July 21st

2018 Four Day Orientation Dates:
August 23rd-26th

For first year students who have paid their reservation deposit for the Fall 2018 semester, you will need to choose your orientation date, download health forms, access housing information and provide input on your first-year schedule on the student portal. Check back soon for the necessary link to perform these actions.

Summer Orientation

Special Pre-Orientation Opportunity!

Join SOAR, Misericordia's outdoor program, on one of three 3-day adventures this summer to meet some fellow students and experience an outdoor adventure to start your college career! Don't miss out, there is limited space, and it is a first-come, first serve sign-up!

For more information, click here!

Important Information (Schedules & Downloadable Forms)


2017 Coordinators

2017 Coordinators

(L-R) Bailee Hymers, Mike Gombita, Alec Rodway, Dani Clifford

Dani Clifford is serving her first year as an Orientation Coordinator. She is a Sophomore Statistics and Sports Management double major from Middletown, New York. Dani is a student in the honors program on campus, a member of the softball team and is Vice President of her class. She is also assistant to the President of the philanthropic organization, Students Today, Alumni Forever and co-president of the Sports Management Association. This summer along with being an orientation coordinator, Dani interns with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders.

Mike Gombita is serving his final year as an Orientation Coordinator.

He is a senior communications major with a minor in marketing from Equinunk, Pennsylvania. Mike has been involved with student media like the radio station, newspaper, graphic design club, and television station holding many leadership positions in his college career. Outside of student media, he has held many leadership positions as well. Mike will have a huge role in his final college semester serving as an intern for Student Activities at Misericordia. Mike will serve his final term as President of the philanthropic organization, Students Today, Alumni Forever and as marketing chair for Autism Speaks U. Mike has had some air-time on television of his own as a video of his appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres's show in her segment, "Epic or Fail?” Mike has also had the honor of playing with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters in a contest he won for their 90 year anniversary.

Bailee Hymers is a senior occupational therapy major from East Meredith, New York. This year will be her second time as an orientation coordinator, after having been an orientation leader her sophomore year. Bailee is involved on campus with MSOTA, Campus Ministry, HOPE and OTI. She has also been a Search Retreat team leader for the past two years. In the past, Bailee has worked as a mentor to individuals with special needs, but currently she works in the student activities office and as a dietary aide at the Mercy Center nursing home. In her free time, Bailee enjoys volunteering and serving others. Within the past year she has gone on service trips to New York, Texas, Guyana and Jamaica.

Alec Rodway is a junior at Misericordia University from Peckville, PA. He studies a dual major of mathematics and statistics. This is Alec's second year as an orientation coordinator. He is a 2 year member and starter for the Men's Varsity Basketball team and is a first time Resident Assistant in Mchale Hall for the 2017-2018 school year.

2017 Leaders

Alexa Santoro

Angela Stella

Annie Yanik

Annette Ritzko

Anthony Harding

Antonio Whyte

Brianna Membrino

Brooke Moyle

Catherine Silveri

Ciara DeLong

Clare Schoen

Daniel Zieno

Emily Gurtizen

Emily Hammond

Emily Walsh

Emma Cigna

Emma Weber

Emma Williams

Gina Tallarico

Giovana Augustine

Giselle Huertero

Jaclyn Hajec

Jade Broody

Jason Kenny

Jayme DeMedio

Jeremy Kuba

Jessica Hanly

Jessica McDonough

Jose Gonzalez

Joseph Grzech

Kaitlin Rau

Kaitlin Varallo

Kaitlyn Weatherby

Karley May

Lara May

Lauren Vermeulen

Lia Ruggerio

Lindsay Lord

Lindsey Graver

Matthew Beck

Matthew Sommers

Megan Chlebove

Michael Dubinski

Michael Zuilkoski

Mitchell Haney

Nicolas Lucca

Olivia Johnson

Olivia Natale

Owen Davis

Patrick Joyce

Princess Janine Roblete

Rachel Jones

Rachel Polacheck

Rebecca Fiorillo

Rebecca Osborne

Richard Averill

Samantha Liddle

Sarah Bifano

Sarah Novalsky

Shea Williams

Sierra Schertler

Stephanie Helsel

Stone Mccreary

Taylor Daton

Trenton Woolcock

Tyler Jakes

Victoria Bednar

Wesley Hill

Zachary Brennan

Use #MUFirstYear during orientation

Feel free to share your thoughts, photos and experiences during move-in, convocation and your weekend experiences by using #MUFirstYear on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. We may retweet you on the official university Twitter account! Follow MU Twitter by clicking here, MU's Instagram here, and like our MU Facebook page.

2018 Special Pre-Orientation Adventure

Join SOAR on an adventure unlike any other! Before Orientation, we are offering three options for outdoor adventures led by our trained student leaders! Join us Sunday, July 29th thru Wednesday, August 1ST to get a Misericordia adventure in, meet new students, and meet some upper class students!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! All Levels welcome! As with all of SOAR adventures, all of our programs are open to participants of every level from no experience to very experienced.

We are offering three such adventures this year, The dates of the adventures are SUNDAY JULY 29TH - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1ST!

The three adventure options:

  • Pinchot Trail: Backpack 23 miles of the Pennsylvanian woods and learn some essential woodsy skills! Jump in a water hole to cool down and get psyched for some trailside yoga! Best.Backpacking.Adventure.Ever!
  • Delaware Paddle: Canoe down 45 miles of the Delaware River and see the Gap up close! Camp on river islands, see some bald eagles, and hop in the river to cool down! Get psyched!
  • PA Rock Climbing: Join us and head rock climbing locally here around Misericordia! We hit local crags, go over basics of rock climbing, and get a day of bouldering in as well! Featuring a camp out at Rickets Glen state park (with a dunk at the lake), what could be better?!
  • Old Loggers Path: This is the more challenging of our four AdvenSOAR programs! Backpack 27 miles through PA’s most pristine wilderness in the heart of the state! Don’t miss out on this epic backpacking memory! (considered intermediate level, contact SOAR with questions!)


Contact Patrick at pmckamy@misericordia.edu or (570) 674-6411 for more information!