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, safety protocols 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 (must bring your driver’s license or an officially-recognized U.S. identification)
  • 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 final schedule will be provided at event check-in. (All sessions are open to parents unless otherwise indicated.)

8:30 am Registration and check-in
9:00-9:45 Welcome to Milligan
9:45-10:00 Break – Meet & Greet
10:00-10:45 Navigating College
10:45-11:15 Resource Time (Financial Aid, IT, Bookstore, Health Services)
11:15-12:30 Lunch & Academic Meetings
12:30-1:00 pm Resource Time (Financial Aid, IT, Bookstore, Health Services)
1-2:30  Students: Campus Connections
Parents: Letting them Go/Grow &
Things Parents Want/Need to Know
2:45-3:30 Closing & special gift

Register now

The fee for Connections also covers up to two parents/guests (this was changed from one parent after CDC guidance changed mid-May).

  • May Connections: REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • June 12 Connections: REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • June 19 Connections: $35


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!

Safety Precautions


We are excited to welcome you to Milligan—in person—to begin your journey as a Buffalo. To ensure the health and safety of the Milligan University community and our attendees, we have put in place the following measures based on public health directives:

  • Attendees may only bring up to two (2) guests to attend the Orientation activities with them (this was changed from one guest after CDC guidance changed mid-May).
  • Prior to your arrival on campus, you and your guest should complete a self-symptom check. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, call 800.447.5922 and we would be happy to reschedule your Orientation date.
  • If you are fully-vaccinated, masks and social distancing are no longer required. (Per CDC guidance, 5.13.21)
  • Please continue to be respectful of those people who need to or prefer to continue masking.

If you have questions about Milligan safety protocols for COVID-19, please visit