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2020 Orientation 

Welcome To MCLA!

Our Orientation program is designed to be your official welcome to MCLA! During orientation you will learn about campus offices and services available to you, learn more in depth information about your academic program, and get the hang of navigating your new home!

 New Student Orientation

Despite the uncertainty MCLA is thrilled to welcome you to our community. We care about you and your future and want you to know that we understand the emotions you may be feeling. As one chapter closes in an unexpected way, please know that MCLA is here to help start your new chapter off strong (whenever you are ready to). We have a great deal of things in store to assist you with the transition to college and we’ve been working hard to organize it all.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the global crisis, MCLA has decided to cancel our traditional on campus Orientation Programs (previously scheduled for June 25-26 and 29-30).

For more information regarding MCLA and COVID-19, please visit our site with frequently asked questions.

We have created an MCLA Kickoff to College Canvas site where you will receive information and complete tasks that will help you be a successful student in the fall. Visit to get started! Throughout the summer, we will be updating the site so you can still connect with students, faculty, and staff and learn about resources available to you.

Trailblazer Team Orientation Program

During our New Student Orientation Program we will host a corresponding site for anyone that is member of a student’s Trailblazing Team. A students Trailblazer Team consists of the people who support our students’ success; this includes parents, guardians, family members, mentors, and advocates. Welcome to the family and the Trailblazer Team!

Our Program helps members of the Trailblazing Team to gain a better perspective of what their students will encounter. We discuss how we immediately engage students into our community, and provide information on the academic experience, policies and procedures, residential life, dining services, clubs and organizations, public safety, financial aid, and much more.

Check back soon more information on the Trailblazer Team information site!


Just ask!

Call 413.662.5129 or email Jenn Labbance at

Jenn Labbance
Director of Student Activities and Interim Orientation Director