Orientation is the time for all new students to move in, and get acquainted with campus and each other prior to classes starting. The days are busy with a lot of important learning and a lot of fun! At Kalamazoo College Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students and it takes place just prior to the first week of classes. The dates of First-Year Student Orientation for 2022 are September 7-11.* Students will move into their residence halls on September 7 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and formal Orientation activities will begin that evening. The full schedule will be sent to students in June and will be posted here on this page. Parent and Family Orientation activities are offered starting late afternoon September 7 and all day September 8 until 5 p.m. Parents are asked to do their farewells at that time and depart campus to enable their student to fully participate in the rest of Orientation activities.

*Transfer students have their own Transfer Student Orientation on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10 and will receive more information over the summer.