New Student Orientation

New students during orientation event

New Student Orientation

We are excited that you will be joining us as a Lion this year! New Student Orientation is broken into a few parts to ensure a smooth transition to Bryn Athyn. All students are required to complete Pre-Orientation Training, New Student Orientation Part 1 and Part 2. schedules vary by each term.

Schedule & Requirements 

Pre-Orientation Training Requirements

All new students are required to complete a few training modules in our online training program administered by SafeColleges. If you do not complete all modules by the first day of the term enrolled, you may be de-registered from your class and/or a hold will be placed on your student account, affecting your ability to enroll or change classes during the year.

Keep in mind that there may be additional trainings assigned if you are a student-athlete or updates to regulations occur during the school year (you will be notified by email if this happens).

Accessing SafeColleges Training

You can access the Safe Colleges Login via your account using the email sent to you by the IT department. If you have trouble logging in or have a question about the training, please contact one of the Safe College Administrators ( or

Moodle Account & Math Proficiency Exam

Moodle is our Learning Management System where most faculty will post their course syllabus, materials and assignments in one easy to use platform. This will be an important resource for you during your time at Bryn Athyn. Contact IT Helpdesk if you have trouble accessing your account (

All incoming students are required to take the Math 101 proficiency test if they did not submit SAT/ACT scores prior to their registration appointment with their academic advisor in order to be appropriately placed in a math class.

To take the Math Proficiency Exam, In Moodle:

  1. Login into your Moodle Account
  2. Click on "Mathematics"
  3. Choose "Mathematics Placement tests" - Math 101 Placement test.

Other Important Requirements/Deadlines

Remember to check your Bryn Athyn College email account often prior to classes as this is how the College will be communicating with you after the account is created and while you are enrolled.

Please check the Enrollment Pathway Page to ensure you complete all enrollment and paperwork requirements prior to starting classes. Specific deadlines are listed there.

New Student Orientation (Part 1)

For Fall term students, NSO Part 1 will be held on campus with a half day event orienting you to academic expectations and registration information. To provide the best experience and follow social distancing requirements, we will be asking students to RSVP to one of four sessions on either July 17, 2021 or July 31, 2021 and a separate appointment with your academic advisor.

RSVP to orientation

For accessibility or accommodations for event, please contact Jennifer DeLuca or Admissions at least one week prior to event to ensure that we can best accommodate your needs.

Schedule for Part 1

Students will meet the first-year academic advising staff and Deans, engage in social events with other first year students, learn about access to campus resources, pre-registration course schedule and making an appointment 1:1 with an advisor in the following weeks (either remotely or in-person), take the 45-minute writing assessment for proper course placement (waived if you have submitted an SAT Evidence-based reading and writing score of 450).

A separate Family & Guest program will help connect your parents and/or guardians to assisting you in accessing resources and information at the College.

Student Program
July 17, 2021 or July 31, 2021

Morning Afternoon  
9:00-9:30 12:30-1:00 Arrival & Check-In
(at the Brickman Center)
9:30-11:00 1:00-2:30 Round Robin Sessions
(Academic Expectations & Success, Academic Advising, and Navigating a Useful Life Activity)
11:00-11:15 2:30-3:00 Wrap-Up & Questions
11:30-12:30 3:00-4:00 Writing Placement Exam
(Students who have not submitted SAT/ACT scores will need to bring their laptop to take the 45 min exam)


Family & Guest Program
July 17, 2021 or July 31, 2021
Morning Afternoon  
9:00-9:30 12:30-1:00 Arrival & Check-In
(at the Brickman Center)
9:30-9:35 1:00-1:05 Welcome From Admissions
9:35-10:05 1:05-1:35 Supporting Your Student's Academic Success
10:05-10:35 1:35-2:05 Student Support, Health, & Wellness Resources
10:35-10:45 2:05-2:15 General Financial Aid & Bursar FAQ
10:45-10:55 2:15-2:30 Campus Life (Student Engagement & Housing)
11::00-11:15 2:30-2:45 Helping Your Student Find Spiritual Purpose
11:15-11:30 2:45-3:00 Wrap-Up & Questions
11:30-12:30 3:00-4:00 Campus Tours (Optional)

Requirements for Part 1

Please bring a laptop to NSO Part 1 event as there will be writing placement exam available for those who did not did not submit SAT/ACT scores. The IT/Helpdesk will also be available in case you need assistance setting up any accounts while you are on campus.

New Student Orientation Part 2

For Fall term students, NSO Part 2 will be held on campus between Sunday August 22, 2021 to Wednesday, August 25, 2021 prior to classes starting on Thursday, August 26th, 2021. Part 2 is required for all new students, so please plan to attend all the required sessions on campus. No registration necessary.

Campus Residents will be required to schedule appointments to move onto Campus on Sunday, August 22nd. Specific move-in information will be provided by Residence Life to your account.

For accessibility or accommodations for event, please contact Jennifer DeLuca, Michael Austin (Residence Life) or Admissions at least one week prior to event to ensure that we can best accommodate your needs.

Schedule for Part 2

Resident students will move-in, engage in social activities and meetings. All students will partake in a service day project, placement exams (if needed), workshops that focus on discovering more about your strengths, yourself and others, social events with other first year students, the annual President’s Welcome & Candlelight Prayer event.

Details of schedule TBA.

Winter & Spring Term Orientations

The New Student Orientation program is consolidated for students enrolling after the Fall term and schedules are provided by the Orientation and Academic Advising Teams after enrollment. Typically, the schedule consists of an hour-long appointment with the academic advisor one to two weeks prior to the start of the enrolled term is coupled with a required meeting with the Orientation team during the first Chapel block of the term.

Advising & Registration Appointment Dates:

  • Winter 2021/22 Term: Between November 10 to November 24 (Classes begin Monday, November 29)
  • Spring 2022 Term: Between February 21 to March 4 (Classes begin Wednesday, March 9)

In-Person Orientation:

  • Winter 2021/22 Term: Monday, November 29 from 11:05am – 11:35am
  • Spring 2022 Term: Wednesday, March 9 from 11:05am – 11:35am