Is Orientation Step 1: Advisement & Registration in person?
- For the safety of the Shepherd University community, incoming students will complete A&R remotely by phone call, through a virtual meeting, or by proxy, all with the assistance of a faculty advisor.
Is Shepherd University a Smoke Free Campus?
- Yes, as of January 1, 2020.
What type of student am I?
- First-Year Student: an individual who has not completed any coursework at an institution of higher education, or individuals who earned college credits before graduating from high school, or less than 24 college-level credits earned.
- Transfer: a student who has completed coursework and received credit from an institution of higher education other than Shepherd University
- Readmit: a student who has completed coursework and received credit from Shepherd University and now wishes to re-enroll at Shepherd.
- Transfer/Readmit: a student who has completed coursework and received credit at Shepherd, attended another college/university after Shepherd and is now returning to Shepherd.
Participation in Orientation Step 1: Advisement & Registration allows you to:
- Learn more about your academic major and minor
- Meet your academic advisor, faculty, and administration
- Create your class schedule and register for classes
Where can my parent or family member find information about campus?
- Presentations and videos from various campus resources can be found here. All incoming students and their families are encouraged to explore the Shepherd website for information.
How much will it cost to attend Orientation?
- All first-year, transfer, and readmitted students will be billed a Student Services Fee of $160 to cover the expenses of Orientation Step 1: Advisement & Registration and Orientation Step 2: New Student Welcome. This charge will be placed on the student’s billing statement.
What does the $160 Student Services Fee cover?
- All first-year, transfer, and readmitted students will receive materials, meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, and participate in information sessions to assist you in a smooth transition to Shepherd University. Specific information for each student will be prepared prior to your arrival and students will leave campus with helpful materials, a class schedule, and new connections. This fee also covers Orientation Step 2.
How do I access Orientation Step 2?
- All incoming students will need there Shepherd username and password to log in to Sakai to access the orientation course
- Find more information about logging in here
- All incoming students will receive instructions for the course in their Shepherd email once available.
Reminder: Have you paid your enrollment deposit?
- All students are required to submit a $100 enrollment deposit to the Office of Admissions. Please be aware that you will not be permitted to register for classes unless the enrollment deposit is paid.
- If you have not already paid the enrollment deposit, please do so immediately.
Please note that the enrollment deposit is separate from the Student Services Fee.
After I have registered for Orientation, what’s next?
Step 1: Mail in any final transcripts for ALL previously attended institutions
Step 2: Determine if you need to take Math Placement Test or Foreign Language Placement Test
Step 3: Fill out the Immunization Form, if necessary. For more information, follow this website http://www.shepherd.edu/healthcenter/immunization-information
Step 4: Register to live on campus! Follow this website, https://www.shepherd.edu/residencelife/good-living-portal
Will there be classes available when I attend my virtual advising session?
There will be a wide variety of classes available when you attend your Orientation session, even if you attend the last session. Every student who attends an Orientation session will leave with a full schedule of at least 12 credits. However, it is important to note, you will have a wider selection of courses to choose from at the beginning of June than those who attend later in the month. Orientation dates are assigned on a first come, first serve basis, so register for a session as soon as possible!
What’s the best way to get around campus?
The EPTA system is free for all students. EPTA has convenient schedules, several stops on campus. For schedules and more information feel free to visit this links http://www.shepherd.edu/epta.
Vehicles on Campus:
Although a car is not needed to get around campus, students may park on campus. Parking permits are required in all campus parking lots and can be purchased at the Shepherd University Police Department in Moler Hall on West Campus. Valid license plates and registrations are required for all vehicles parked on campus. For more information please visit, http://www.shepherd.edu/police/parking-on-campus.
The Shepherd University Police Department strongly recommends that you register your bicycle if you wish to bring one on campus. In order to do so, you will need to fill out an application and turn it into the police department to receive a free decal. Click HERE to fill out the bicycle registration form!
Because I will attend Orientation Step 1: Advisement & Registration, do I also have to attend Orientation Step 2: New Student Welcome in August?
- Yes. Step 1 and Step 2 are two separate programs. Each provides different information and services to our students. All students new to Shepherd are required to attend both programs.