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 returning students. The deans, hall advisers and Customs Week Committee welcome them, answer their questions and give advice. Faculty members are available to consult with students, and all students meet 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.