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Griffin Days

Get Social, Get Scheduled, Get Started at MMC

#MMCGriffinDays

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: Sunday, June 14, Monday June 15, Saturday, June 20, Tuesday, June 23

(students select one date)


TRANSFER STUDENTS: Saturday, July 11

From 9:00am-4:00pm


If you are unable to attend Griffin Days, please click here. ...

WELCOME

You’ll 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 Marymount Manhattan 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.

FIRST YEAR STUDENT REGISTRATION

For first year students, this session will provide a broad understanding of first year curriculum requirements, as well as the opportunity for a one-on-one meeting with a faculty member or academic advisor, who will provide you with your Fall semester class schedule.

This is an important first step towards becoming a Marymount Manhattan College student. By the end of the session, you will receive a copy of your approved schedule of courses for the fall semester, and will be ready to begin your classes in September.


TRANSFER STUDENT WORKSHOP

(only offered on July 11th Griffin Days session)

During this session for transfer students, you will get a chance to meet with professional transfer academic advisors, transfer admissions counselors, and your fellow incoming Fall 2015 transfer students. We will review your Fall course schedule and our MMC Degree Requirements, including Majors & Minors and the General Education Curriculum. In addition, we will answer any admissions or transfer credit questions you may have.

MMC SCAVENGER HUNT

Search for clues! Get free stuff! Come learn about helpful resources at MMC and the best spots in our neighborhood that our students love, love, love!

TASTE OF NEW YORK

Join our mascot - Gary the Griffin - along with MMC students and staff for a Taste of New York lunch. Feel like a true New Yorker by delving into the cuisine of the Big Apple. Offerings will include New York Style Pizza featuring Famous John’s Pizza Dough, street Hot Dogs and Soft Pretzels – a city standard, and favorites with a delectable NYC history - Knishes, Falafel, General Tso’s Chicken, and more!

Taking place at the Commons and the Lowerre Family Terrace, this event will be a great opportunity to hang out with your future classmates, connect with or find a roommate, and make some friends!

LIVING ON-CAMPUS

What should I bring? How do I get from the residence hall to campus? What day do I move in? Can we rearrange our room? How do I get the best bed?

You’re probably asking yourself all these questions… and more. Not to worry. In our Griffin Days Housing session, we will answer all these questions… and more. You’ll get insider tips on making check-in a breeze, learn the important dates and logistics, and maybe even meet your potential roommates!

LIVING OFF-CAMPUS

Am I the only one commuting to campus? What’s the best (and fastest) way to get to MMC? Will I be able to make friends?

Whether you’re staying with your family or prefer to live in 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 (even if your parents want you home for dinner).

RANDOM Q'S

This is your chance to get the inside track 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!


TOUR THE RESIDENCE HALL

Where college memories are made—envision yourself in your new home away from home! Amenities include a fitness center, wireless internet, kitchens, our on-site Dow Zanghi Health Center, and more. As you take the tour, think about how you will decorate your living space, where you'll study, and where you'll unwind.

ACADEMICS 101: WHAT YOUR STUDENTS SHOULD EXPECT DURING THEIR FIRST YEAR AT MMC

At Marymount Manhattan, we know the college experience is often as daunting for you as it is for your incoming son or daughter. This session is designed to provide you with all you need to know about the structure of our first year academic requirements, and the associated course schedules that will be given to students when they visit us during Griffin Days. It is also an opportunity for us to partner with you to ensure the success of your student during the first year in college. An expert panel of faculty members and academic administrators will provide an overview of our curriculum, class scheduling, academic support resources, and answer all of your related questions.

FINANCING YOUR MMC EDUCATION: TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE

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

Make a personal contact with our Professional Staff and discuss financing your student’s education this year and every year until graduation.

LIFE AFTER MMC

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

(for families with students in the liberal arts only)

A background and major in the Liberal Arts is an 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.

Join us for "What Can I Do With A Major In," and learn why a Liberal Arts education produces multi-faceted graduates within the contemporary working world.


LIFE AFTER MAJORING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS: AN ALUMNI/FACULTY PANEL

(for families with students in the performing arts only)

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

Concerned about your student’s safety? Nervous about how your relationship with your son or daughter will change over the next year? Wondering how move-in runs so smoothly?

In this session, we’ll put your mind at ease as you learn about life in the residence halls and how your student can stay safe in NYC. Whether they live on campus or off, we’ll prepare you for your own journey as the parent of a first year college student by helping you anticipate the typical bumps along the road and key strategies for communicating through the ups and downs.

TOUR THE RESIDENCE HALL

Where college memories are made—envision your student in their new home away from home! Amenities include a fitness center, wireless internet, kitchenettes, an ATM in the lobby, and more. As you take the tour, think about how they will decorate their living space, where they'll study, and where they'll unwind.

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