2020 Orientation Coordinators

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

Welcome to Misericordia!!! We are excited you have chosen our community to become your community. We welcome you and your family to the #MUCougarStrong experience and it all begins with orientation 2020!

Like so many events this spring and summer, Misericordia University’s customary one day orientations, planned for June and July, have been adjusted due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to announce that orientation will be enhanced, expanded and personalized throughout the summer.

We will be offering various live, interactive sessions and self-directed modules to provide many opportunities to meet students, staff and faculty starting the week of July 13th (stay tuned for more info). Over the next couple months, you will receive invitations to online modules containing important information for the transition to your collegiate experience, tours of residence halls and campus buildings and highlights featuring areas of recreation. Orientation student leaders will engage you in live events to meet fellow student class members. In addition, your families will have their own personalized sessions to meet your faculty, staff and campus leaders. Several live events will be offered to have some fun and win some cool stuff. Students, we encourage you to visit www.misericordia.edu/cougarsinthecave for updates and important links. The family communication portal will be live in mid-July.

We understand the culmination of your high school experience has come with some significant changes that you did not expect. Your community, the MU community, celebrates you! We are preparing for your arrival in the fall and look forward to getting to know you throughout the summer. Embrace your summer, stay safe and healthy and join us in becoming #MUCougarStrong!
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Darcy Brodmerkel and the Orientation Staff


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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.

For first year students who have paid their reservation deposit for the Fall 2020 semester, you will need to download health forms, access housing information and provide input on your first-year schedule on the student portal. Visit this link to access the student portal.


Important Information (Schedules & Downloadable Forms)

Welcome Info and Orientation Schedules

**We will be offering various live, interactive sessions and self-directed modules to provide many opportunities to meet students, staff and faculty starting the week of July 13th (stay tuned for more info)**

Summer Orientation

Click here to download the official 2020 welcome letter

Visit our interactive campus map

Housing Information

Click here to access first year student housing information


Alcohol Wise Information

Click here to download the alcohol wise parent letter

Click here to download the alcohol wise student letter


Health Services


For more information on MU Health Services click here








2020 Coordinators

Meet your 2020 Orientation Coordinators

Garrett Kolvenbach

Garrett Kolvenbach is serving as his third and final year as an Orientation Coordinator. He is a Senior Accounting Major from Eldred, New York. 

Garrett is a member of the golf team and a member of the Where’s the Fun team, Student Engagement and has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Garrett was the Master of Ceremonies, hosting the talent show the past 2 years and Mr. Mis this past year. Along with orientation, Garrett has been keeping busy by fishing whenever he can find the time.

Caitlyn Coyle

Caitlyn Coyle is serving her second year as an orientation coordinator. She is a Junior Medical and Health Humanities Pre-DPT major from Belmar, New Jersey. 

Caitlyn has been on the Class of 2022 Student Government board for the past 2 years, serving this year as the Vice President. She will be serving as the Academic Coordinator for the Student Government Association, this school year.

Additionally, Caitlyn enjoys working as an Admissions Ambassador on campus. She is a philanthropic ambassador for Students Today, Alumni Forever. Caitlyn is also the Co-President of the Health Humanities Club, and an active member of the Physical Therapy Club.

Caitlyn is thrilled to welcome you all to Misericordia University!

Tori Hodges

Tori Hodges is a rising senior this year originally from the small town of Kennett Square Pa. She is a psychology major with a studio art minor and hopes to join a masters program for art therapy after graduating. This will be Tori’s first year working as an orientation coordination. She has been on the women's lacrosse team for the past three years, and for the past 2 years has been an active participant of the Student Environmental Sustainability Committee, and psychology club. Tori is a very creative and enthusiastic individual and she can’t wait to meet you all and for everyone to finally be on campus! 

Nate Kreitzer

Nate Kreitzer is serving his first year as an Orientation Coordinator. He is a sophomore Business Administration major from Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. In addition to being involved with orientation Nate is involved in Student Engagement, Business Professional Association, and a member of the Men’s Basketball team. Off campus, Nate enjoys playing sports as well as making YouTube videos with his friends Garrett and Zachy. 

Use #MUFirstYear during orientation

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