New Student Arrival Checklist

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∇  Obtain PSU ID card and access account and activate your access account.
∇  Become our fan on Facebook
∇  Follow PSU on Twitter
∇  Learn about Webmail and check your account daily
∇  Sign up for Rapid Refund on eLion
∇  Complete registration by paying tuition and fees on eLion. Get access on-line for bills/tuition, Bursar account, and  academic verification.
∇  Sign up for PSUAlert for emergency information
∇  Learn about ANGEL


∇  Submit your health history information and documentation of immunization (if born after 1956. Students will receive a letter with instructions)
∇  All students living in on-campus housing will acknowledge the Meningococcal Vaccination Certification requirement when accepting the Housing Contract. The meningitis vaccination is optional.
∇  Copy and pack your insurance and prescription cards. Students without health insurance can purchase it through Penn State. Please see the Health Services page on the site for additional information.
∇  Consider your current and maintenance prescription medications. Prescription refills are available at UHS.

Prepare for Move-In Day: Residential and Off-campus Students

∇  View room assignments and roommate information (mid-June for summer session and late July for fall semester)
∇  Contact your new roommate to make introductions and discuss what to bring
∇  Read about what to pack at this University website
∇  Map out the location of your classes
∇  Consider purchasing or renting textbooks (can be ordered online, bundled, and picked up) through the Penn State Bookstore
∇  Register computers, laptops or netbooks (at least three days before arrival)
∇  Set security questions associated with your Penn State Access Account
∇  Review move-in procedures; print out parking information

Orientation Activities

∇  Participate in Welcome Week activities and get involved in out-of-class programs
∇  Check academic college orientation date/ time/place at the Preface On-Line
∇  Review your class schedule on eLion  and time management and study skills
∇  Learn more about student programs and services available to students

Download the Checklist:

Additional information in available on the New Student Orientation website

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