Alyssa Rafoth '16

Major: Intervention Specialist
Hometown:Canfield, OH

Mount Union has given me the chance to participate in organizations, help the Alliance community and expand knowledge in my career path.

First-Year Students Checklist

This checklist is for new first year students who are starting classes in January 2016. If you are beginning classes at Mount Union in Fall 2016, please check back to this page in early spring 2016 for your checklist.

September through December

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.
File the FAFSA
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 non-refundable and are required to move forward in the new student process.


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
Register for Spring Orientation
  • Spring Orientation will take place on Sunday, January 10 and is mandatory for all new spring 2016 students. Please visit the website for more information and to register. Registration for this program will begin on November 1.
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.  You will likely only receive your housing assignment a day or two prior to your arrival, so keep your eyes out for this information via your email.
Choose Your Meal Plan
  •  Be sure to complete the meal plan selection form in MyHousing when you complete your housing forms.  The meal plan option will only be available online through January 4. After this date, you will be able to select your meal plan via a paper selection form when you have arrived on campus.
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.
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.  



Move into your Campus Housing!
  • New students can begin picking up their keys and moving into their on-campus housing at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 9. Keys are available at the Hoover-Price Campus Center Information desk from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 9 and beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, January 10.
  • Please note that there are no meals or activities available on campus prior to Spring Orientation. Lunch is provided as part of Spring Orientation, and meal plans begin with dinner that night. No other meals are provided, however, so please plan accordingly.
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!
Attend Spring Orientation
  • We can’t wait to see you on Sunday, January 10 for Spring Orientation! If you have questions about this program, please contact the Office of First Year Initiatives at 330-823-7288 or

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