College Opening Day

The big day has arrived! Here are the next steps:

Step 1

Park in Parking Lot N.

University staff will give directions to your first stop in the Hanes Student Commons.  

Students bring a valid photo identification (drivers license or passport) or parents can vouch for their students, if parents have their own valid photo identification.  Commuter students have an open check-in from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Aug 13. Residential students, please refer to your specific appointment date. Arrive on campus according to your appointment time during August 13 from 8 a.m-1 p.m. Please make sure to sign up for an appointment time on the Appointment URL if an appointment time has not been secured.

Step 2

In the Hanes Student Commons building you will:

  • Check-in
  • Pick up your Hold sheet and keep this with you throughout the entire check-in process. Plan to clear any holds including Health Department holds, Financial Aid holds, Student Account holds, and Orientation holds that must be cleared before parents leave campus.  You can check holds information on the E-Z Arts student web portal.
  • Pick up your parking decal if you will be parking a car on campus.  If you have not registered for a parking decal, use the parking portal If you have any questions or concerns about parking, email
  • Get your room key, if you are a residential student
  • At the One Card station you will turn in your hold sheet to pick up your One Card (your student ID). How to add money to your One Card. Photos may be uploaded to the one card upload URL July 3-July 23 to have your One Card waiting for you upon your arrival.
  • Check in at the Mail Center to receive important information about your campus mailbox.

Step 3

Move your vehicle to the designated unloading zone and move into your room. 

Step 4

Follow your new student orientation schedule.

Full orientation schedule