Morgyn Miller ‘18

Major: NSFIA
Hometown:Barberton, Ohio

Mount Union professors really make an effort to get to know their students and build relationships with them.

First-Year Students Checklist

This checklist is for new first year students who are starting classes in August 2017.

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 option 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
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 refundable until May 1 and are required to move forward in the new student process.
Join the Official University of Mount Union Class of 2021 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


April 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 about this program. All new students must sign up for and attend one of our Preview programs.

  • You'll actually register for Preview within the MyHousing system. Once you log into this system using your Mount Union username and password, you'll click on the application tab at the top of the page, and select the Preview Reservation Form 2017 form. After completing this form, you should check your Mount Union email, where you'll receive a confirmation of your Preview reservation, typically the next business day. To make a reservation for guests, you’ll follow these same steps and then complete the Preview Guest Reservations 2017 form.

  • If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Office of First Year Initiatives via email or call (330)823-4489.

Complete your Housing and/or Commuter Student Forms

  • If you are going to live on campus, complete the personal information and interest form online in MyHousing. Once you log into this system using your Mount Union username and password, you'll click on the application tab at the top of the page, and select the New Student Housing Application. Once you’ve completed this form, the program will then use this information to find your best match among the other students who've already completed the form.

  • If you are planning to commute from your parents' home, you MUST indicate that by completing the commuter form in MyHousing. Once you log into this system using your Mount Union username and password, you'll click on the application tab at the top of the page, and select the New Student Commuter Application.

  • Please contact the Office of Residence Life via email or call (330) 823-7288 if you have questions.

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
Student Athlete Physical Form
  • 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
Send your Advanced Placement scores and/or Post Secondary, College Credit Plus 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), College Credit Plus, 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 May, which will help you calculate your out-of-pocket tuition expenses for the 2017-2018 academic year. Also in May, you will receive a FERPA release form, Federal Title IV Authorization Forms and a Tuition Payment Agreement. The FERPA release allows us to talk to any authorized party listed on the form about your tuition account and payment arrangements. The Federal Title IV Authorization 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.  All documents must be signed and returned to the Business Office.
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)823-8685.
  • If you were admitted conditionally with the expectation to meet requirements mandated by the Office of Academic Support, you will need to email or call (330) 823-8685 to schedule your initial appointment for the first week of classes.


Late July

Ensure all Financial Aid Requirements are Complete
  • Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (877) 543-9185 to confirm you have completed all necessary steps for your financial aid to be disbursed.
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 within the students first semester. 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 2017-2018 transportation information will be posted in mid-May.
Early Arrival Students
  • If you need to move into your campus housing earlier than August 18, 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.


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 2017.
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 Friday, August 18, 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 18-20, 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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