The College and the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Customs Week Committee provide orientation for first-year and transfer students, and the McBride Program provides orientation for incoming McBride Scholars. First-year students and transfers take residence before the College is opened to upperclass students. The deans, hall advisers and Customs Week Committee welcome them, answer their questions and give advice. New students and their parents may meet with the president of the College during this orientation period. In addition, faculty members are available for consultation, and all incoming students have appointments with a dean or other adviser to plan their academic programs for the fall semester. Undergraduate organizations at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges acquaint new students with other aspects of college life.