Customs, Bryn Mawr's new student orientation program, helps first-year, transfer, McBride, and guest students make the transition to college. The year-long program kicks off with a required five-day introduction to life at the College and includes both academic and social support components. Each incoming student is placed into a Customs Group which is led by current students who have been selected to serve as Customs People (CPs). These campus leaders use their experience and knowledge to give students the insights they need to navigate Bryn Mawr.
International Student Arrival
If you are attending Bryn Mawr on the (F-1) Student or the (J-1) Exchange Visitor Visa you are required to participate in International Student Orientation (ISO) beginning on Monday, August 22, 2016. ISO is designed to help you become acquainted with life in the U.S. and here at the College. Students participating in ISO should plan to arrive on campus on Monday, August 22. Students who participate in the ISO program are required to join the Customs program on August 24. Learn more about International Student Orientation.
Domestic Student Arrival
New students should plan to arrive to campus on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Students should report to their assigned residence hall between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. If you plan to arrive on campus after 12:00 pm please let us know in advance. All students are expected to participate in the College Welcome Assembly at 2:00 pm.
Tri-College Identity, Equity and Social Justice Summer Institute (Tri-Co) participants should plan to arrive on campus the morning of August 16. For more information about the Tri-Co program visit the Tri-Co page.
Varsity athletes for fall sports (cross country, field hockey, soccer, and volleyball) should plan to arrive on Thursday, August 18 for pre-season training and practice. Students traveling more than 4 hours to campus can arrive on Wednesday, August 17 after 1:00 p.m. For fall pre-season arrival information, see the Incoming Athletes Page.