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NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST

We can’t wait to welcome you to Meredith College!

We are excited you have chosen to attend Meredith College! There are a number of tasks for you to do over the summer to begin your Meredith journey. Pay attention to these dates as well as specific deadlines so that you can be fully prepared to arrive on campus in August. 

Don’t forget to check your Meredith email account regularly. All college communications will be sent to that address, including important information sent this summer leading up to your arrival in August. 

Contact Information 
Chrissie Bumgardner
Co-Director, First Year Experience
bumgardner@meredith.edu

Lisa Brown
Co-Director, First Year Experience
lmbrown@meredith.edu

  • Attend New Student Orientation and participate in all required activities. 
  • Make sure to attend a special commuter session during orientation too.

Must do:

After paying your enrollment deposit, one of the most important next steps is to request your NET ID and set up your NET ID and password via the Applicant Portal. After completing the form, you should receive an email from Meredith’s Technology Services Team noting your NETID and sharing further instructions. If you have any questions or difficulties setting up your password, please contact Technology Services at techsupport@meredith.edu or by phone at (919) 760-2323.

All college communications will be sent to your Meredith email after StartStrong (in June), so don’t delay in getting your email set up, and please CHECK IT REGULARLY so you are on top of everything you need to know and do before August.

MyMeredith is the one-stop-shop campus portal for information and access to things like Brightspace, Self-Service, and Gmail for email. Visit your Student Technology Portal for more information. 

If receiving financial aid, return a signed scholarship acceptance form and financial aid offer via your Admissions Portal. For questions, contact Financial Assistance at (919)760-8565 or finaid@meredith.edu.

Submit all required student health and immunization forms via the Student Wellness Portal – due by 7/1/23.

All students are required to either submit a waiver or enroll in Meredith’s student health insurance each academic year via the BCBS Insurance Portal. Action is due for all students by 9/13/23. For more information, please visit the insurance section of the Student Health Center site.

High school graduates need to submit their official high school transcript to Meredith by a school official. We cannot accept transcripts from students. 

Early College high school graduates or Dual Enrollment students also need to request official transcripts from the partnering institution via the National Student Clearinghouse.

Transfer students need to submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended via the National Student Clearinghouse

 Students with AP scores need to submit official results via College Board.

Questions regarding any required placement testing should be directed to the Student Success Center at success@meredith.edu 

For students needing to take the placement exams, log into Brightspace with your Meredith login credentials. You will be able to access the language placement test under the courses section in Brightspace. 

Please  complete your testing as soon as possible. We recommend that placement tests be completed by Sunday, May 21. Completing the placement test by that date will ensure your results are available for enrollment counseling meetings occurring at StartStrong.

For fullest consideration, Housing Request Forms are due by 6/1/23.

Roommate and/or suitemate requests made after your form has been submitted may be sent to reslife@meredith.edu no later than 6/28/23.

Only mutual requests will be honored.

Housing assignments will be communicated with students via Meredith email by mid-July. 

If you are needing accommodations, make your request using the Meredith College Student Wellness portal

Instructions and detailed information can be found on the Disability Services website.

If you are an international student, connect with the Office of International Programs for visa, travel, and arrival resources.

Choose from four available dates in June. During StartStrong, you will meet with an enrollment counselor, connect with many of Meredith’s student services, and get to know other incoming students in your class.

All new first-year students are required to attend StartStrong.

Transfer and Wings Students are invited to contact the Student Success Center with any pre-orientation needs.

If living on campus, check your unique Move-In date/time assignment 

  • Move-In for International Students, Fall Athletes, and Bridge Program participants is 8/16/23
  • Move-In for new first year students is on 8/19/23

Most students should have received instructions via their Meredith email to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment before attending StartStrong in June.

If you did not attend StartStrong and/or never received instructions to complete the assessment email bnhwang@meredith.edu.

Learn more about how StrongPoints uses this assessment to support you.

New Student Orientation is your chance to make friends, learn about life at Meredith– both inside and outside of the classroom– and have fun! 

  • Pre-Orientation for International Students – August 16 – 18
  • First Year Students – August 19 – 22
  • Transfer Students – August 19 – 22
  • Wings Students – August 22

 

Your CamCard is a student identification card, a debit card, a meal card, and a residence hall entrance card issued to all students. 

Most students will be issued a CamCard during StartStrong. 

Students not participating in an organized pre-orientation program will get their CamCards during New Student Orientation, if not before. For any questions, contact Campus Police.

Should do:

Commemorate your first days on campus with the official New Student Orientation T-Shirt, featuring an iconic Meredith Balloon Arch! 

At this time, pre-orders have been placed.

Shirts will be distributed on Move-In Day (August 19). 

Familiarize yourself with technology at Meredith and Technology Services department through your MyMeredith Student Technology Page or by reaching out to the Helpdesk through their service site  – (login with Google is required)

Explore MyMeredith to learn more about different departments on campus, including Student Leadership and Service, Technology Services, and Residence Life.

Learn more about parking on campus and submit a Parking Registration Form to obtain your permit with Campus Police.

Download MC Connect, a gateway to Meredith’s student organizations, to discover ways to get involved on campus. 

The Big-Little Program forms mentoring relationships that help students adjust to college life. New students may opt to participate in the program and be assigned a Big until the Big student graduates. Throughout the year, paired classes participate in events such as ice cream socials, pizza parties, and class serenades.

Order textbooks from the online bookstore.

Your SA or WTA will be in contact with you in early August to introduce themselves, answer any questions, and may even set up a Zoom call for your entire SA/WTA group to meet each other before your arrival. 

First-year students will get an email from their Success Coach in early August to introduce themselves and answer any questions. Make sure you are checking your Meredith email!

Elections Information Week starts August 28 and the required first step for anyone interested in campaigning is to attend an information session. Be on the lookout for details from the Elections Board Chair on when the sessions will be held, or visit the Student Leadership and Service MyMeredith page.

After paying your enrollment deposit, one of the most important next steps is to request your NET ID and set up your NET ID and password via the Applicant Portal. After completing the form, you should receive an email from Meredith’s Technology Services Team noting your NETID and sharing further instructions. If you have any questions or difficulties setting up your password, please contact Technology Services at techsupport@meredith.edu or by phone at (919) 760-2323.

All college communications will be sent to your Meredith email after StartStrong (in June), so don’t delay in getting your email set up, and please CHECK IT REGULARLY so you are on top of everything you need to know and do before August.

MyMeredith is the one-stop-shop campus portal for information and access to things like Brightspace, Self-Service, and Gmail for email. Visit your Student Technology Portal for more information. 

If receiving financial aid, return a signed scholarship acceptance form and financial aid offer via your Admissions Portal. For questions, contact Financial Assistance at (919)760-8565 or finaid@meredith.edu.

Submit all required student health and immunization forms via the Student Wellness Portal – due by 7/1/23.

All students are required to either submit a waiver or enroll in Meredith’s student health insurance each academic year via the BCBS Insurance Portal. Action is due for all students by 9/13/23. For more information, please visit the insurance section of the Student Health Center site.

High school graduates need to submit their official high school transcript to Meredith by a school official. We cannot accept transcripts from students. 

Early College high school graduates or Dual Enrollment students also need to request official transcripts from the partnering institution via the National Student Clearinghouse.

Transfer students need to submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended via the National Student Clearinghouse

 Students with AP scores need to submit official results via College Board.

Questions regarding any required placement testing should be directed to the Student Success Center at success@meredith.edu 

For students needing to take the placement exams, log into Brightspace with your Meredith login credentials. You will be able to access the language placement test under the courses section in Brightspace. 

Please  complete your testing as soon as possible. We recommend that placement tests be completed by Sunday, May 21. Completing the placement test by that date will ensure your results are available for enrollment counseling meetings occurring at StartStrong.

For fullest consideration, Housing Request Forms are due by 6/1/23.

Roommate and/or suitemate requests made after your form has been submitted may be sent to reslife@meredith.edu no later than 6/28/23.

Only mutual requests will be honored.

If you are needing accommodations, make your request using the Meredith College Student Wellness portal

Instructions and detailed information can be found on the Disability Services website.

If you are an international student, connect with the Office of International Programs for visa, travel, and arrival resources.

Choose from four available dates in June. During StartStrong, you will meet with an enrollment counselor, connect with many of Meredith’s student services, and get to know other incoming students in your class.

All new first-year students are required to attend StartStrong.

Transfer and Wings Students are invited to contact the Student Success Center with any pre-orientation needs.

If living on campus, check your unique Move-In date/time assignment (information will be updated by July 15, 2023)

  • Move-In for International Students, Fall Athletes, and Bridge Program participants is 8/16/23
  • Move-In for new first year students is on 8/19/23

You will receive instructions to complete the assessment in your Meredith College email account the week of August 7th. Learn more about how StrongPoints uses this assessment to support you.

New Student Orientation is your chance to make friends, learn about life at Meredith– both inside and outside of the classroom– and have fun! 

  • Pre-Orientation for International Students – August 16 – 18
  • First Year Students – August 19 – 22
  • Transfer Students – August 19 – 22
  • Wings Students – August 22

 

Your CamCard is a student identification card, a debit card, a meal card, and a residence hall entrance card issued to all students. 

Most students will be issued a CamCard during StartStrong. 

Students not participating in an organized pre-orientation program will get their CamCards during New Student Orientation, if not before. For any questions, contact Campus Police.

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