Undergrad Orientation

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First Stop & Moving In

First Things First!

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Everyone’s Andrews experience begins with First Stop!

First Stop serves as the welcome and check-in center for undergraduate students. You’ll be greeted by friendly and helpful staff, faculty and student leaders. Because we can’t serve everyone at once, we ask that you sign up online for a First Stop check-in time. Those who haven’t signed up for a check-in time will be assigned one when they arrive.

Fall Semester 2018

If you’re arriving on Sunday, August 19, First Stop will be located in the beautiful lobby of the Howard Performing Arts Center.  It will be open from 9 a.m.—3 p.m. for domestic undergraduate students and from 2—3 p.m. for international undergraduate students.

If you arrive later in the week, First Stop will be located on the first floor of the Administration Building, at the heart of campus, and open during business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.).

Spring Semester 2019

First Stop will be located on the first floor of the Administration Building, at the heart of campus.  It will be open from 12—5 p.m on Sunday, January 6.  If you arrive later in the week, First Stop will be open during business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.).

I’m a first-year student.  When should I arrive?

Fall Semester 2018

You should sign up to arrive at First Stop on Sunday, August 19, 2018. This will begin a full week of Orientation Week activities and the First 100 Days experience.

* International first-year students should plan to arrive on Sunday, August 19, as well. However, your day will begin with the International Student Orientation.  Time and location will be updated soon. After that, you’ll check in at First Stop.

Spring Semester 2019

You should sign up to arrive at First Stop on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

 

I’m a transfer student. When should I arrive?

Fall Semester 2018

We offer two arrival points and two Orientation plans for transfer students.

Sunday arrival:  If you are coming to Andrews with limited college experience (with 24 college credits or less), we recommend that you sign up to arrive at First Stop on Sunday, August 19, and go through the full Orientation Week experience with first-year students.

Thursday arrival:  If you are a college veteran (with 25 college credits or more) and have already been through an orientation experience at another institution, you may still choose to come on Sunday, August 19, and participate in the full week, or you may opt to sign up for a Thursday, August 23, arrival at First Stop.  Transfer students who arrive on Thursday will take part in an abbreviated Orientation experience, August 23-26.

* International transfer students have the choice of arriving on Sunday or Thursday as well, with the added expectation that you attend International Student Orientation on either Sunday, August 19 (for Sunday arrivals) or Sunday, August 26 (for Thursday arrivals). These are listed in the schedule.

Spring Semester 2019

For Spring Semester incoming freshman and transfers students arrive on the same day, Sunday, January 6.

 

Are you financially cleared?

If you’re financially cleared, you may move into a residence hall on Sunday, August 19 (Fall 2018), or Sunday, January 6 (Spring 2019), even before checking in at First Stop if it is more convenient.

If you haven’t received financial clearance before arriving, you will need to see our Student Financial Services staff located on the first floor of the Administration Building from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (including Sunday, August 19).

Please note: Students must be financially cleared before moving into the residence halls.

Can I move in early?

The official move-in date is Sunday, August 19 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Should your travel schedule require you to arrive early and you need to move in on Friday, August 17, please contact the Residence Life Housing office at rhhousing@andrews.edu to make arrangements. Only a limited number of early arrivals can be accommodated, and arrangements must be made in advance with the Residence Life Housing office. Again, PLEASE NOTE that students must be financially cleared before moving into the residence halls.