First-Year Students Checklist

Download a shortened version of Mount Union’s first-year students checklist.


March through May

Spend Time on Campus!
  • You may have already visited campus before you were admitted, but you can always schedule another visit and request additional activities including the options to sit in on a class, meet with a professor, athletic coach or other staff, or sample our dining services. Click here to register and just indicate any specific requests on the registration form.
  • If you’ve been admitted to Mount Union and want to experience campus first-hand from a student perspective, click here to register for a senior overnight visit. You will be asked to log into your application account, then select your preferred date and complete the form.
  • Your parents may have questions too! Encourage them to attend one of our College Knowledge programs, which is designed just for them. The dates of these events are March 28 or April 18! To register, they can visit or call (800) 334-6682
File the FAFSA
Learn More about Scholarship Opportunities
  • Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Auditions
    • Mount Union offers visual and performing arts scholarships in art, music and theatre. Students are permitted to audition for only one scholarship. All awards are talent-based and offered regardless of financial need. Click here to learn more.
  • Presidential Scholarship Competition
    • If you are eligible to compete for Mount Union’s full-tuition scholarship competition, you will have received information in your scholarship letter, as well as an invitation to register. The competition involves an on-campus interview session and essay. Click here to learn more.
  • Minority Achievement Award Competition
    • At Mount Union, we value a diverse and inclusive campus community, which is instrumental in helping us achieve our goal of being the best possible place for students to live and learn successfully. We also recognize the academic merits and accomplishments of our students. Get more details on the Minority Achievement Award competition.
Pay Your Deposit!
  • Pay your deposit today to start getting information about preparation for the fall. Paying your deposit opens the door to all the next-steps in becoming a Purple Raider! Deposits are due by and refundable until May 1.
Join the Official University of Mount Union Class of 2019 Facebook group!


Once Your Deposit is Paid

Regularly Check your email address
  • Once your deposit is paid, you will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to log in to your Mount Union email address. Information will regularly be sent to this address. This is how you will get almost all information from the University, so be sure to check that address often!
Register for the Password Reset Tool
  • Afraid you might forget the password you set for your Mount Union accounts? Don’t worry, just register with the password reset tool so that you can create a new password any time you need!
Register Your Mobile Device with the University


May through July

Register for an upcoming Preview Session
  • Preview is your chance to get to know campus, meet your fellow students as well as faculty and staff, schedule your classes for the fall semester, and have tons of FUN! Check out the Preview website for further information as well as to register for the program. All new students must sign up for and attend one of our Preview programs. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Office of First Year Initiatives via email or call (330)823-6051.

Preview Registration will be open at the beginning of May 2015!

Complete Your Housing Forms
  • Log into MyHousing to complete your online housing forms. Even commuters must complete the form. The Office of Residence Life will use the information you provide to place you with a roommate and in a hall. Deposited students will be able to begin completing this online form in early May, but if you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life via email or call (330) 823-7288.
Choose Your Meal Plan
  • First year students are able to choose from two meal plans. Be sure to complete the meal plan form in MyHousing when you complete your housing forms!
Complete Your Health Center forms
  • Be sure to complete and send in your Health Center Forms. We can also accept these at Preview, but to confirm your forms have been received, please call (330) 823-2692 the week following your Preview session. The 2015-2016 Health Center forms will be available for you in May.
  • If you will be a student-athlete, schedule a physical with your doctor and bring Mount Union’s Athlete Physical Form to your appointment.
Complete Student Health Insurance Waiver or Enroll in Mount Union’s Student Insurance Plan
  • Determine whether you will enroll in Mount Union’s Student Health Insurance Plan or will be covered under another plan that complies with the Affordable Care Act. If you choose to “opt out” of the plan offered by the University and be covered under another plan, you must complete the online waiver. If you fail to complete the waiver by September 1, 2015, you will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Insurance Plan option offered at Mount Union. If you have questions about the Student Insurance Plan or how to complete this waiver, contact the Business Office at (330)823-6557.
Send your Advanced Placement scores and/or Post Secondary or dual-credit transcripts
  • We must receive AP test scores directly from College Board, the group who administers these tests. The scores are available online at starting in July. If you took PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Option) or dual-credit courses, you must order an official transcript from the college or university that offered that credit. All scores and transcripts should be sent to Mount Union’s Office of Admission.
Send Your final transcript to the Office of the Admission
  • Send your final high school transcript to Mount Union’s Office of Admission when it is available.
Complete and return your Office of Business Affairs Documents
  • You will receive a payment options brochure in June, which will help you calculate your out-of-pocket tuition expenses for the 2015-2016 academic year. Also in June, you will receive a FERPA release. Signing this document allows us to talk to any authorized party listed on the form about your tuition account and payment arrangements. In addition to these two forms, you will need to sign the Federal Title IV Authorization forms, which allows us to use federal aid monies to pay for miscellaneous fees other than tuition and board and also allows us to hold any refunds on the account if that is what is desired.  
Pay Your Bill
  • Your billing statement will be sent by the Office of Business Affairs in early July, and payment is due by July 31. There are three payment options available, and you must choose one of the three options before July 31. You can also contact the Office of Business Affairs at (330) 823-6557 if you have any questions.
Contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services
  • If you are in need of accommodations during the school year due to a documented disability, contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services via email or call (330)823-7372.
Contact the Office of Academic Support
  • For information about Academic Support or to schedule a meeting with this Office during Preview, please email or call (330)823-3146.
  • If you were admitted conditionally with a requirement to meet throughout the fall 2015 semester with Craig Theissen, director of Mount Union’s Office of Academic Support, you will need to email or call (330) 823-3146 to schedule your initial appointment for the first week of classes.


Late July

Complete the Think About It Module
  • Think About It is an online alcohol, drug, and sexual misconduct prevention and education program. The interactive program is designed to help you to make healthy choices. Part I of the program must be completed by September 11, 2015. More information about how to complete the program will be emailed in late July, so please be on the lookout for that email.
Sign up for Airport Transportation
  • If you are coming from out of state and will be arriving via plane, be sure to sign up for transportation from the airport to the University. You will need to schedule this transportation by mid-August, so check out the website to get more information! The 2015-2016 transportation information will be posted in mid-May.
Early Arrival Students
  • If you need to move into your campus housing earlier than August 29, please contact the Office of Residence Life. **If you will be moving in early for a University sponsored activity, please contact your coach or director for more information about this.
  • Student Athletes: Your coach will have information for you about when you need to report for practice in August. Tentative dates are listed below, but be sure to contact your coach for more detailed information.
  • August 15-16: Residence Life and Exceptional Beginnings staff only arrivals
  • August 13-14: Football only arrivals (first year students who did not attend Preview in June or July need to move-in August 13)
  • August 22-23: Teaching assistant arrivals
  • August 24-25: New international students arrivals
  • August 26-27: Transfer student arrivals
  • August 28: First-year students arrivals
  • August 29-30: Returning students arrivals

**these dates are subject to slight change, so please check the website and be in contact with the appropriate coach or staff member for further information**


During the Month of August

Early Arrival Students: Confirm your campus move-in date
  • Early Arrival dates for fall athletic teams, band, choir, and international students will be posted online beginning in early May.
Order your Textbooks
  • Once you have a finalized fall schedule, visit the University Store website to order your fall semester text books. Click the “Textbooks: Buy or Rent” link to begin the price comparison for the books you need. Should you have questions, contact the University Store via email or call (330)823-2085.
Register for your Parking Pass
  • Check out all the information about parking and having vehicles on campus on the website, and be sure to fill out the online form to register your car. There is no fee to register your car at Mount Union, but be sure to get familiar with the parking regulations so you don’t get a ticket!
  • Don’t forget to put the Campus Safety and Security number (330-428-1344) in your phone!
Move into your Campus Housing!
  • Move in for First Year Students will be the morning of Saturday, August 29, directly prior to the start of Fall Orientation. If you need to move onto campus prior to this date and have not already been approved to do so as part of an athletic team or arts organization, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (330)823-7288.
Attend Fall Orientation
  • From August 29-30, get settled on to campus, prepare for classes to start, meet tons of new people, and have FUN at Fall Orientation! For more information, visit the website! All new first year students are required to attend and participate in Fall Orientation.


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