Congratulations on becoming one of the newest members of the Shenandoah University community.
We know families of admitted students can easily become overwhelmed by the complexities of the enrollment process. Please use these Steps to SU to make the transition easier.
Steps to SU
2016 Fall Enrollment: August Start
This page is here to help you! Follow these steps to complete your Shenandoah enrollment for the fall!
Summer Orientation is a fun and exciting day for new students and their families. In addition to meeting other students, you’ll learn how to prepare for university life, talk with faculty members, receive your class schedule, find out what going on in and around Winchester, check out campus activities, obtain your student ID card and more!
Summer Orientation dates for 2016:
- Friday, June 10
- Friday, June 17
- Monday, June 27
- Friday, July 1
Your deposit is due May 1. Deposits accepted after May 1 will be based on program availability. Directions regarding your tuition deposit are listed on page two of your acceptance letter. If you have any questions, please call your admissions counselor.
Submit your official, final high school transcript, official transcript of dual-enrollment classes if taken at another institution, as well as any official AP, IB Higher-level, or CLEP test scores you may have to the Office of Admissions.
The Office of Financial Aid can help families find the resources they need to make the cost of a private university education affordable. Costs are often met by combining the resources of parents and students as well as state, federal, and outside sources.
After you receive and review your full financial aid package, sign and return a copy of the letter to the Office of Financial Aid by May 1. The earlier this document is submitted, the smoother the progress becomes. For complete Shenandoah University financial aid information visit Financial Aid.
If you haven’t already, please apply for financial aid with the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you complete the FAFSA, the Office of Financial Aid will evaluate your financial aid eligibility and provide you with a full financial aid package listing the resources available. Visit Financial Aid for an detailing list of scholarships and grants.
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 665-4538 or (800) 432-2266
Fax: (540) 665-4939
Location: Hornet Central, 2nd floor of the Wilkins Administration Building
Federal School Code: 003737
Residential living is often one of the most dynamic parts of a student’s university experience, and Shenandoah is a residential campus. Freshmen and sophomore students are required to reside in campus housing.
New students can apply for housing between March 1 – June 1. A housing form is available here. You must apply for housing no later than June 1 to ensure full consideration. You will receive your housing assignment around July 15.
Academic success is related to your overall health, and the Wilkins Wellness Center is your one-stop hub for health and counseling services. You need to submit your health form to the Wilkins Wellness Center no later than August 1. Forms are available in the links below or at www.su.edu/healthforms. Shenandoah University requires all students to submit their health insurance information online at www.gallagherkoster.com/SU. Students who do not complete health forms and insurance information by August 1 will incur late fees.
Please review the Health and Insurance Requirement section to be sure you are completing the appropriate form and obtain the necessary documentation of immunizations.
Athletes in fall sports may need to submit their physical forms prior to August 1. Please check with your coach to confirm specific dates.
All new Shenandoah students are registered for their initial classes by their academic dean’s office. Academic offices register students based on their major, curriculum course requirements and course availability. Students who wish to make changes to their schedule are able to do so during Welcome Week and the drop/add period. Course schedules are given to students who attend Summer Orientation. Students who are not able to attend Summer Orientation will have their course schedule emailed to them after July 15 by their academic dean’s office.
After the first semester at Shenandoah, students are responsible for course registration with their specific academic advisor.
All Shenandoah University freshman are required to take a Going Global: First-Year Seminar course in the fall semester. You get to select from a variety of course topics designed to engage you in stimulating discussions about global issues. You will be sent an email mid-late May which will contain the form to register for your Going Global course. You must register your choices by July 2.
Students are placed in course sections on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you select and submit your three course preferences, the better. Students who don’t select a preference will be placed in sections with space availability.
Orientation sessions are designed to meet the needs of families, freshman and transfer students. During your one-day session, you will have the opportunity to meet current and incoming students, receive your official student ID card and receive your Fall class schedule. Information sessions will be offered for families as incoming students are immersed in activities that will show them the inside world of being a student at Shenandoah University. The day will end with an information fair that will allow families and students to see all about our wonderful community of Winchester, VA.
The entire staff here at Shenandoah University awaits your arrival here on campus and looks forward to meeting all of you this summer at one of our Orientation sessions. We can’t wait to show you all the exciting things that are in store for you here at Shenandoah University!
See a campus map of Shenandoah University.
Orientation Schedule 2016 – Click here to see the Summer Orientation Schedule!
Please call or e-mail Amy Sine, Orientation and Persistence Coordinator, in the Office of Enrollment Management with any questions you may have at 540-665-4517 or email@example.com.
Shenandoah University’s integrated mobile technology program, iMLearning, puts state-of-the-art Apple computer technology into your hands so you can participate in an interactive and information-rich learning environment. All full-time students participate in the program.
In addition to receiving a MacBook Pro laptop, you will receive an iPad Pro 9.7 (32 GB Wi-Fi) and an Apple Pencil. You will receive your technology devices during Welcome Week.
The Office of Student Accounts provides your family with financial counseling and payment plan options. Payment due dates are as follows:
Tuition & Fees bill for Term I (fall semester) – Due August 15
Tuition & Fees bill for Term II (spring semester) – Due December 15
All individuals interested in establishing a payment plan should refer to Student Accounts or call 540-665-4607 or 540-542-6519.
Welcome Week is designed to help you meet new people and adjust to campus life. It’s also a time to attend special campus events created just for you. In addition to general Welcome Week events, you will also attend events hosted by your individual school or academic program.
Move in day for new freshman for Fall 2016 will be Tuesday, August, 16.
If you have specific questions about Welcome Week, contact the Office of Student Life at 540-665-4863 or firstname.lastname@example.org.