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
2019 Fall Enrollment: August Start
This page is here to help you! Follow these steps to complete your Shenandoah enrollment for the fall!
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, accept it in Hornet Hub online or sign and return a copy of the letter to the Office of Financial Aid by May 1. The earlier this is completed, the smoother the process becomes. For complete Shenandoah University financial aid information visit Financial Aid.
If you haven’t already, please apply for financial aid by completing 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.
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 665-4538
Fax: (540) 665-4939
Location: Hornet Central, 2nd floor of the Wilkins Administration Building
Federal School Code: 003737
Paying your enrollment deposit holds your seat in the incoming class and the program of your choice. This is not an extra expense, your $300 deposit is a credit on your first semester bill.
Your enrollment deposit is due May 1. Deposits accepted after May 1 will be based on program availability.
Submit your deposit now:
- Online on Hornet Hub
- Your HornetHub login instructions were emailed to you approximately 5 days after you were admitted, at the email you listed on your application.
- Go to “Student Finance”
- Click “Make A Payment”
- Check mark the box that says “select” under the heading for your start term
- Choose your payment method
- Proceed to payment
- Mail a $300 check to 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601
- Make payable to “Shenandoah University”
- Call Hornet Central at 540-665-4514
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 3. You must apply for housing no later than June 3 to ensure full consideration. You will receive your housing assignment around July 15.
Submit the final transcript from your most recent institution for work in progress to the Office of Admissions.
Hornet Hub and Canvas
You received directions to access Hornet Hub and Canvas via e-mail shortly after you submitted your application. Check the status of your application, financial aid, billing information and more through Hornet Hub. Access detailed tutorials by clicking the “Tech Support” tab within Canvas or contacting the Help Desk at 540-665-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic success is related to your overall health, and the Wilkins Wellness Center is your one-stop hub for health and counseling services. You will 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. A postcard will be mailed to your home address when the insurance website opens for the fall semester. A series of emails will follow the postcard mailing as a reminder. Students who do not FULLY complete health forms and insurance information by August 1 will incur late fees.
Health forms can be downloaded from www.su.edu/healthforms or visit the Wilkins Wellness Center website at www.su.edu/health-wellness/wilkins-wellness-center/health-forms/ from more detailed messages. Health forms can be mailed or delivered to the Wilkins Wellness Center. Faxed and email copies are not acceptable. Please keep a photocopy of your submitted health form.
Please review the Health and Insurance Requirement section to be sure you are completing the appropriate form and obtain the necessary documentation of immunizations. The insurance broker will be sending each student a postcard in early summer followed up with weekly emails until complete so each student can submit proof of insurance or enroll in the student health insurance policy.
**Athletes in fall sports may need to submit their physical form and sickle cell blood test prior to August 1. Insurance information must be done online at http://www.suhornets.com/information/new_student-athlete in addition to the above insurance requirements for the university. Please check with your coach to confirm specific dates. Please send all forms including sickle cell test to the Wellness Center. DO NOT GIVE OR SEND ANY FORMS TO COACHES.
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 unable to attend Summer Orientation will have their course schedule emailed to them after July 15th 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 5.
Students are placed in course sections on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you select and submit your five 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 freshman and transfer students, as well as their families. During your one-day session, you will have the opportunity to meet current and incoming students, receive your official student ID card and your fall class schedule, and learn about campus life. 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 learn 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.
Click on the link below to view the 2018 Summer Orientation schedule. The 2019 Summer Orientation schedule will be posted once it has been finalized. Hard copies of the schedule will be provided at Summer Orientation.
Please call or e-mail Amy Sine, Orientation and Persistence Director, in the Office of Enrollment Management with any questions you may have at 540-665-4517 or email@example.com.
Student Financial Services, a part of Hornet Central, provides your family with financial counseling and payment plan options. Tuition and fees for each semester should be paid by the deadline dates listed below:
Tuition & Fees bill for Term I (fall semester) – Due August 2
Tuition & Fees bill for Term II (spring semester) – Due December 13
All individuals interested in establishing a payment plan should contact Hornet Central at 540-542-6519.
Welcome Week, August 20-23, 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.
If you have specific questions about Welcome Week, contact the Office of Student Life at 540-665-4863 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shenandoah’s Integrated Mobile Learning (iMLearning) technology program puts state-of-the-art Apple computer technology into your hands, so you are engaged in an interactive and information-rich learning environment. All full-time undergraduate students participate in the program receiving the latest model MacBook Pro laptop, which you receive during Welcome Week.