How to Register for New Student Orientation

A step-by-step process to successfully register for Orientation and more! Although there are many items on this list, check your email or mail for additional tasks you may need to complete.

Complete Prior to Orientation: 

  1. Complete enrollment confirmation.  Please note after you confirm your enrollment it may take up to a day for the information to show in the registration system and you may not be able to complete Step 3 immediately.  
  2. Activate your Star ID. (Reminder: You will need your Star ID and password at orientation.) 
  3. Register for an Orientation Program. Please note: only student admitted for Spring 2021 can register for Orientation at this time. If you are admitted for Fall 2021 you will be notified in the Spring about registering for Orientation.
  4. Start using your University MavMail email account. 
  5. Register for your first-year virtual connection lab. Virtual Connection Labs allow you to get your questions and concerns addressed, talk with current student leaders on our campus, and meet your peers to make connections before you start in the spring.  One-hour Connection Labs provide you with a fun, interactive way to meet other students.  Students will be emailed an invitation to register for the Virtual Connections lab at a later time.
  6. Watch for an email from the MavCARD Office with instructions to securely submit your photo and government ID online.
  7. Apply for Financial Aid. Check your email regularly to complete any additional steps.
  8. Apply for on-campus housing. Students planning to live off-campus should review information about off-campus housing
  9. Students living on-campus will need to choose and sign up for a meal plan
  10. Consider signing up for a learning community
  11. Students who graduated from high school outside the state of Minnesota and/or students who have not had their tetanus/diphtheria vaccine within the last ten years need to submit an immunization record form
  12. Submit your final high school and/or college transcripts to the Office of Admissions

Complete BEFOre Spring:

  1. You can purchase a parking permit online if you are planning to bring a car to campus. Your permit will be mailed to you.

After Orientation: 

  1. Before classes begin, you need to check your university email account. Any additional information, including modules you need to complete, will be sent your university email account. 
  2. Check your Financial Aid status and complete any remaining required documents. 
  3. Review important dates and deadlines related to financial aid, payment, and registration. 
  4. Prepare for move-in day.
  5. Sign up for VIP Event Texting to get exclusive access, advance tickets, prizes, giveaways and more to the happening events on campus.  Text: Student to 76626 to opt in
  6. Complete the mandatory Sexual Violence Prevention Training module on D2L by the 10th day of the Spring semester.