Connections Orientation



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Milligan is committed to ensuring the health and safety of everyone on campus. In accordance with local, state, and federal health guidelines, procedures outlined in the Milligan Returns Home Plan will be followed.


All new students are expected to participate in Orientation, called Connections. We will follow COVID-19 safety protocols to offer on-campus in-person orientation in 2021 that honors our goal to provide Milligan’s distinctive educational experience while ensuring everyone’s health and safety. We will continue to assess conditions and communicate any changes to students and families.

Choose one: May 15, June 12, or June 19, 2021

(virtual orientation resources will be available in July for those unable to attend an on-campus event and fall course registration will be provided by the Registrar’s Office)
  • Meet faculty and learn more about your Academic School (area of interest)
  • Option to get your student ID made
  • Build friendships with other new students
  • Learn about academic and student services
  • Address your questions during student and parent sessions and 1:1 talks
  • Become familiar with Milligan’s campus
  • Receive priority appointment to register for your fall class schedule

Priority Class Registration

Within two weeks of your Connections Orientation event, you’ll have a virtual 1:1 meeting with your faculty mentor to register for fall courses IF you’ve paid your $200 enrollment deposit AND attended a Connections Orientation event. Those not able to attend an on-campus Connections event can review orientation resources online in July and will receive their course schedule from the Registrar’s Office.‍

Tentative Schedule

Students should plan to be available from 8:30am-4:30pm on their selected Orientation date. A detailed schedule will be provided by May 1. (All sessions are open to parents.)

8:00 am Come early for Optional Resources (Financial Aid, Student ID, IT, Bookstore, Student Services)
8:30 am Registration and check-in
9:00 am Welcome Session
10:00 am College 101
11:15 am Academic School Meet-Ups & Lunch
12:00 pm Optional Resources (Financial Aid, Student ID, IT, Tour, Bookstore, Student Services)
1:00 pm Students: BuffNation 101 – Student Life & Resources
Parents: Letting them Go/Grow, Q&A
2:30 pm Closing Session with President Greer
3:30 pm Optional Resources (Financial Aid, Student ID, IT, Tour, Bookstore, Student Services)

Register early and save $10

The fee for Connections also covers one parent. (Note: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing we are asking that one parent attend this event. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.)

  • May Connections: $25 if you register before May 1 or $35 after May 1


  • June Connections: $25 if you register before June 1 or $35 after June 1


Final registration deadline is the Monday prior to each event.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Your Admission Recruiter is ready to assist you with any questions you might have. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Milligan!