New students and families gather for the President's Welcome on move in day. (by Samuel Stuart)

New student orientation is an exciting time at Pratt. Whether you are a first year student, a graduate student on either campus, or a transfer/MWP relocation student, we have a comprehensive program for you. During your orientation, you'll get tons of valuable information and meet other new students. 

We are not yet sure what the format for New Student Orientation Fall 2021 will be.  We will communicate with new students, via PRATT email, starting in early June.  In the meantime, here are some important dates:

  • Residence Hall move in day - Saturday, August 21st and Sunday, August 22nd 

  • Orientation - Monday, August 23rd through Friday, August 27th 

  • Graduate Student Orientation - varies by department

  • Transfer Student Orientation - Monday, August 23rd through Friday, August 27th

  • MWP Relocation Student Orientation - Monday, August 23rd through Friday, August 27th

  • Mandatory Academic Orientation for AOS & AAS program - Thursday, August 26 (in addition to other undergraduate orientation sessions)

  • First day of class - Monday, August 30th

Please feel free to email us ( with any questions you have about coming to Pratt. 

Instagram:  @prattorientation
Facebook: Click here
Orientation on the Engage portal ( and enter your OneKey)
If you are a parent or family member looking for resources, go here.

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newsletter_1_graduate_3.pdf 778.28 KB
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