New Student Welcome Week 2021

August 17, 2021

Being part of the Millikin community opens the door to an incredible breadth of academic, leadership, and co-curricular opportunities. The New Student Welcome Week experience will teach you what is expected in the college environment and how to best engage in the Millikin community to ensure your success. Millikin is a place where you can do more and be more - the possibilities here are endless! You will meet peer leaders (First Year Experience Mentors) who will guide you through your introduction to college, and assist you before the start of classes.

New Student Welcome Week is a blend of important information for classes and life on campus, as well as social opportunities with your peers and faculty. This is the best opportunity to experience what Millikin has to offer before all of your course work begins. You will also learn about student organizations, studying abroad, internships, student media, intramurals and recreation, community service and many more programs and services that support your academic goals, personal development, holistic well-being and life pursuits.

All New Student Welcome Week activities are mandatory so that you can learn all the information that is vital to your persistence at Millikin. Plus, you'll make bonds that last a lifetime, not only with your peers, but also with our dynamic faculty and administrators. Please check below for a detailed schedule.

For more information about New Student Welcome Week, please contact the Office of Campus Life ( or 217.424.6335).

First Year Mentors meeting new students      Big Blue Bash Celebration during New Student Welcome Week     First Year Experience Mentors ready to meet new students  




New Student Welcome Week - The Traditional Undergraduate Experience 

First year students at UC After Dark   BINGO at UC After Dark

New Student Welcome Week is designed specifically for new first-year students! We want to introduce you to the Millikin experience before your courses start, and while doing so you will witness some of the best Millikin traditions we have on campus including the Candlelight Ceremony. Get ready to live some of the most exciting days of your college career! We can't wait for you to join us on campus. A detailed version of the Welcome Week 2021 Schedule will be posted soon.

In July, all students will receive an e-mail from their First Year Experience Mentor (FYEMS) introducing themselves, and sending you reminders about New Student Welcome Week. Your FYEM student will assist you in navigating the first semester of college and guide you through each event during New Student Welcome Week. Make sure to check your Millikin e-mail address so you don't miss important information, including important readings you will need to complete prior to New Student Welcome Week.

For more information regarding New Student Welcome Week, contact the Office of Campus Life (

New Student Welcome Week Schedule 2021

New Student Welcome Week - The Transfer Experience 

Fun at UC After Dark

Welcome transfer students! Transfer Orientation is a blended experience for all students looking to learn more about Millikin, meet new people, and experience important campus traditions. During the Transfer Orientation experience you will be able to meet current students who will help you transition to MU, including your Transfer Mentor who is an engaged transfer students as well. You will receive an e-mail from your Transfer mentor in July, so make sure to continue checking your Millikin e-mail.

Prior to Transfer Orientation we encourage you to do the following:

  • Solidify campus housing for the 2021-2022 academic year. Contact the Office of Campus Life (217.424.6335) to find out housing options, and fill out necessary paperwork.
  • Pick up your Millikin Student ID in Shilling Hall (217.424.6325)
  • Register and obtain your parking permit. (217.464.8888)
  • Make sure to speak with your Admission Counselor to make sure you have a class schedule!

Please contact the Office of Campus Life ( for more information about the transfer process.

Transfer Welcome Week Schedule 2021

New Student Welcome Week - The International Orientation Experience

International Orientation BINGO    International Orientation  






Congratulations on your admission to Millikin University. We are looking forward to having you on our campus and promise to assist in making your time at Millikin the educational experience you anticipate. Visit our After Acceptance page for specific information about orientation and the many ways MU will help to make your transition as easy as possible.

International Orientation has been designed to help you meet new Millikin students and learn more about the campus and Decatur community. You will be meet facullty, staff, and students who will help you acclimate to Millikin University, and your life in the United States. Orientation will update you on important policies for life inside and outside of the academic classroom, as well as important American cultural differences that will assist you while in our community. You will also meet new student mentors who will become some of your first American friends while on campus.

For more information regarding transportation to Millikin, please contact Briana Quintenz (

International Student Orientation Schedule 2021