EMU Orientation 2017

Hello, Friends!

Orientation is an opportunity to become familiar with what EMU has to offer you and also what you have to contribute to the campus community. We look forward to your active participation and enthusiasm as we connect with each other during the coming year.

This will be an exciting and fun week as you begin to learn from and experience the EMU community as an insider. We want to do everything that we can to assist you in connecting to EMU's social, academic, and spiritual life.

Throughout orientation, you will notice many of us wearing EMU t-shirts which identify us as orientation staff. Our purpose is to serve as guides to each of you through the week's events. If you have any questions, be sure to stop one of us. We are eager to help, and we look forward to serving you!


Rachel Roth Sawatzky
Student Programs and Orientation


On behalf of our entire campus community, I am delighted to welcome you to Eastern Mennonite University. I am confident that you will find your time here both challenging and rewarding as you enter the next chapter in your life. In addition to rigorous academics and a standard of excellence in education, EMU is committed to providing opportunities for Christian faith development and personal growth. Relationships are paramount here. Starting today, it is my hope that you will take advantage of the many opportunities to connect with people, places, and ideas at EMU.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Jim Smucker, PhD
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Life