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First-Year Students Checklist

March through May

Attend an Accepted Student Program
  • Whether you are still thinking about Mount Union or have already paid your deposit, we encourage you to visit campus to take a tour or sit in on a class.
  • 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 29 or April 12! For more information about these, please contact the Office of Admission at (800)334-6682 or visit www.mountunion.edu/admission.
File the FAFSA
  • Be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you have not done so already! More information can be found online on Mount Union’s Student Financial Service webpage.
  • If needed, you can also contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (877) 543-9185 to make an on-campus or phone appointment to get all your financial aid award questions answered.
Pay Your Deposit!
  • Pay your deposit today to start getting information about preparation for the fall as well as a fun UMU gift. Plus, paying your deposit opens the door to all the next-steps in becoming a Purple Raider!
Join the Official University of Mount Union Class of 2018 Facebook group!

 

Once Your Deposit is Paid

Regularly Check your @mountunion.edu Email Address
  • Once your deposit is paid, information will regularly be sent to your Mount Union email 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 2014!

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 for your first year at Mount Union. 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. To confirm your forms have been received, please call (330) 823-2692 the week following your Preview session. The 2014-2015 Health Center forms will be available for you in late May.
Send Your AP 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 www.collegeboard.org 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 2014-15 Academic Year. Also in June, you will also 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 form, 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 student account if that is what is desired.
Pay Your Bill
  • You can also contact the Office of Business Affairs at (330) 823-6557 if you have questions. 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.
Contact the Office of Accessibility Support 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
  • If you were admitted conditionally with a requirement to meet throughout the fall 2014 semester with Craig Theissen, director of Mount Union's Office of Academic Support Center, you will need to email or call (330) 823-3146 to schedule your initial appointment for the first week of classes.
  • For information about academic support or to schedule a meeting with this office during Preview, please email or call (330) 823-3146.

 

Late July

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!
Early Arrival Students
  • If you need to move into your campus housing earlier than August 23, 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 to practice in August. Tentative dates are listed below, but be sure to contact your coach for more detailed information.
  • August 9-10: Residence Life and Exceptional Beginnings staff only arrivals
    August 11-13: Football only arrivals (first year students who did not attend Preview in June or July need to move-in August 11)
    August 15: Volleyball upper-class student arrivals
    August 16: Volleyball first-year student arrivals
    August 17: Cross Country and Men’s and Women’s Soccer arrivals
    August 17-18: Teaching Assistants
    August 18-19: New International Students
    August 21: Transfer student arrivals
    August 21-23: First-year students arrivals
    August 23-24: 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, cheerleading and international students:

    August 9-10: Residence Life and Exceptional Beginnings staff only arrivals
    August 11-13: Football only arrivals (first year students who did not attend Preview in June or July need to move-in August 11)
    August 15: Volleyball upper-class student arrivals
    August 16: Volleyball first-year student arrivals
    August 17: Cross Country and Men’s and Women’s Soccer arrivals
    August 17-18: Teaching Assistants
    August 18-19: New International Students
    August 21: Transfer student arrivals
    August 21-23: First-year students arrivals
    August 23-24: 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**
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.
Move Into Your Campus Housing!
  • Move in for First Year Students will be the morning of Saturday, August 23, 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 23-24, 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.