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Spring Orientation To-Do List
- Make sure you pick up a copy of your first textbook, Americanah, which is this year’s Common Read, to enjoy to prepare for your first college-level intellectual discussion during Orientation. Contact email@example.com if you need assistance in purchasing the book.
- Review the recommended Packing List.
- Go to your local Bed, Bath & Beyond for all your college shopping and pick up your order at the Holyoke or Hadley store when you get to campus!
- Submit your housing application by December 1st so you can receive your roommate assignment in the beginning of January.
- Check your MHC email regularly for important updates. This is the main way we communicate with you over the summer and once you are on campus.
- Review information on eBills and setting up authorized users to receive the monthly billing notices.
- Notify Student Financial Services of any outside scholarships you may be receiving.
- Students with qualifying health insurance who want to waive the health insurance may do so now (international students may not waive the health insurance).
- Contact AccessAbility Services if you anticipate needing accommodations.
- Complete all applicable placement exams.
- Complete health forms if you haven’t done so already. (Reminder: They are due December 1st).
- Purchase self care items.
- Check Financial Aid Online and submit all missing financial aid documents if you haven't done so already.
- Review MHC’s website, and jot down any specific questions you want to ask at Orientation.
- Make arrangements for all prescription medications to be mailed or transferred to the Pattie Groves Health Center.
- Complete the CampusClarity education module. You will receive an invitation to complete it in the beginning of December, to be completed by January 8, 2016.
- Attend all scheduled sessions and regularly check the Orientation schedule for updates.
- Review the Orientation Documents drive for handouts and other resources.
- Meet with your college advisor.
- Get your OneCard. A valid photo ID is needed to pick up your card.
- Sign the Honor Code.
- Meet at least one person who can be a resource.
- Ask questions, have fun!
- Complete Orientation evaluation, which will be sent to you electronically.
- Learn how to get involved on campus at the Org Fair (date: TBD).
- Come to more events, such as Intersections, A Cappella Jam and the Five College Social.
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