GRIFFIN DAYS
YOUR START AT MMC.
“I liked walking around the city—the scavenger hunt made me feel comfortable and confident with NYC.” MMC Student
“Meeting fellow students was great! Lots of questions were answered and I'm very excited to start school.” MMC Student

Griffin Days is a free day-long program for students who have decided to attend MMC and their parents.

Students are placed in small groups to explore NYC, ask questions of current MMC students, be advised by faculty and staff, take another peek at the residence hall to prepare for your new home, and register for fall classes.

Parents attend panels on Academics, Financing Your MMC Education, Gaining Peace of Mind, and "What Can I Do With a Major In...?"

Click "CHOOSE YOUR DAY" below to register for Griffin Days. If you have not yet submitted your tuition deposit to reserve your place in the class, you must complete the Reply to Offer of Admission form and submit your tuition deposit first. Contact your admission counselor with any questions.

Explore

The neighborhood. The campus. Everything NYC has to offer you as a Marymount Manhattan College student.

Learn

What are my classes? Where will I be living? How do I get around NYC? How can I make my freshman year at MMC the best ever?

Build

A community. A plan. A group of friends. Connections with faculty. A vision of yourself at MMC.

Can't attend Griffin Days? Please let us know! Also, feel free to get in touch with any questions.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE


FOR STUDENTS

9:30am – Welcome to MMC: You’ll first be welcomed by Marymount Manhattan College’s top Administrators and Gary the Griffin himself. Enjoy a fun, theatrical event planned just for you and see what it means to be a new member of our community.

Meet a Griffin: Here, you’ll join small groups of fellow students and meet with your wonderful Griffin Guide- a current MMC student who will help you get to know one another and begin to learn the ropes. By the end of this session, you’ll have lots of new-found friends.

Registration: This session will provide a broad understanding of curriculum requirements, as well as the opportunity for one-on-one meeting with a faculty member or academic advisor, who will provide you with your fall semester class schedule.

Random Q’s: This is your chance to get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to be a student at MMC. Anonymously ask us your personal, funny, serious or random questions, and we’ll give you honest answers!

Living On-Campus: You probably have many questions about living in the MMC residence halls. Not to worry! In this session you will get answers to all your questions, get insider tips on making check-in a breeze, learn important dates and logistical details, and maybe even meet your potential roommates!

Or

Living Off-Campus: Whether you’re living with your family or prefer to rent an off-campus apartment, commuter student life at MMC is a unique experience. In this session, you’ll learn how other students have mastered the commute- and enjoyed it too! You will also learn ways to create a network of friends, both on and off campus, and how to get involved on campus.

Luau: Join our mascot- Gary the Griffin- along with MMC students & staff for a Luau on our outdoor terrace.

CityEdge Scavenger Hunt: Students will be able to interact with their peers by learning a little about one another and then taking on the challenge of our MMC New York trivia scavenger hunt. Compete to see which group will win and walk away with the prize while snapping selfies of your group.

2:45pm – Send Off

3pm-4pm – 55th Street Residence Hall tour

FOR PARENTS

9:30am – Welcome to MMC: You’ll first be welcomed by Marymount Manhattan College’s top Administrators and Gary the Griffin himself. Enjoy a fun, theatrical event planned just for you and see what it means to be a new member of our community.

Financing your MMC Education: Your visit with our Financial Services staff will include a one-on-one private meeting. Our counselors will provide you with a copy of your student’s billing statement, discuss the various payment options available, and processing timelines attached to the scholarships, grants, and/or loans that appear on the award letter. While waiting for your appointment, you will receive valuable information on different aspects of the Center for Student Services.

The MMC Experience: What all parents should know about academic transition, degree planning, CityEdge, and more… During this session, an expert panel of faculty members and academic administrators will provide an overview of our curriculum, class scheduling, academic support resources, and our college-to-career readiness program (CityEdge) and answer all of your related questions. It will also provide an opportunity for us to let you know how we can partner with you to ensure the success of your student during their time here at MMC.

Luau: Join our mascot- Gary the Griffin- along with MMC students & staff for a Luau on our outdoor terrace.

What To Do with a major in…: A background and major in the Liberal Arts is excellent preparation for entering the professional world! Skills acquired from studies in the Liberal Arts such as effective writing and research skills, critical and objective evaluation of arguments, and the ability to understand differing perspectives are often cited as skills most valued by employers from many disciplines. Learn why a Liberal Arts education produces multi-faceted graduated within the contemporary working world.

Or

Life after majoring in the Performing Arts: Join us to meet Dance and Theatre alumni who will share their experiences since graduating from MMC. Discover how being educated at MMC prepared them for the careers they now pursue. You will learn how careers in the performing arts evolve in both expected and unexpected ways and how MMC was where that evolution began.

Gaining Peace of Mind: In this session, we will discuss students’ adjustment to leaving home and coming to live at Marymount Manhattan College. You will also gain insight on life in the residence halls and how your student can stay safe in NYC. We will prepare you for your own journey as the parent/family of a first year college student.

2:45pm – Send Off!

3pm-4pm – 55th Street Residence Hall tour

“Today provided a great overview of everything I had questions about. It was definitely worth the trip and so informative and fun.” MMC Parent
“All the sessions—financial aid, academics, campus safety—were very helpful.” MMC Parent
“Everyone was great. I feel my daughter will be in good hands here.” MMC Parent

For Parents

You are an important part of Griffin Days, if you are able to attend.

Just like your student will get acclimated to MMC and the Upper East Side, you will meet with MMC faculty and staff to discuss the academic program, your student's financial aid package, and any other questions you might have about life at Marymount.

Available Dates
  • Saturday, June 11
  • Sunday, June 12
  • Thursday, June 23
  • Friday, June 24
  • Saturday, June 25
All Griffin Days run 9am–4pm. Each day begins and ends at 221 East 71st Street, New York, NY.