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Interested in joining us for Shepherd L.E.A.D.S. ?

Then, it’s time to register! All interested, incoming new students should register through RamPulse and the “Shepherd L.E.A.D.S. Registration” form. Rampulse is an online platform for campus and community events, student activities, clubs, organizations and more at Shepherd University.  


  1. Click the “Register Here” button below.
  2. Provide your Shepherd email address (e.g.,
  3. Provide your email password (this is not your PIN used to access RAIL. For instructions about accessing your password, click here: Student Email.
  4. Fill out the “Shepherd L.E.A.D.S. Registration” form.
  5. IMPORTANT: Click blue “Submit” button at end of form.

What happens now?

Once your Shepherd L.E.A.D.S. registration form is received and your registration in a FYEX course is confirmed, an email will be sent to participants from the Division of Student Affairs ( confirming your spot in the LEADS program.

Additional To-Do Items

Check the status of your registration form by:

  1. Logging back into RamPulse.
  2. Click on the circle icon in the upper right hand corner and select “My Submissions“.
  3. Review your form’s status – In progress (you need to hit submit), Pending (registrations are reviewed weekly), Approved, or Denied. 
Review your class schedule on RAIL to confirm that you have registered for one of the FYEX courses associated with LEADS. Contact Matt Hoffman at 304-876-5814 or for questions about course registration.
Take the Student Strength Inventory, which is a short survey designed to help us and YOU learn more about you as you transition to college. The resources identified at the end of the survey will help support you towards your graduation goal.
Residential students should log into the Good Living Portal and confirm you have been approved for an August 9 check-in date.
On July 31, All LEADS participants will receive an email providing check-in details.  Residential students will receive additional information about move-in details.