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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.).
If you’re arriving on Sunday, August 18, First Stop will be located in the beautiful lobby of the Howard Performing Arts Center. It will be open from 9 a.m.—4 p.m. for domestic undergraduate students and from 4—5 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.).
I’m a first-year student. When should I arrive?
You should sign up to arrive at First Stop on Sunday, January 6, 2019.
You should sign up to arrive at First Stop on Sunday, August 18, 2019. 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 18, as well. However, your day will begin with International Student Orientation. Time and location will be updated soon. After that, you’ll check in at First Stop.
For Spring Semester incoming freshman and transfers students arrive on the same day, Sunday, January 6.
There are two arrival points and two Orientation plans for transfer students.
Sunday arrival: If you are coming to Andrews with 24 college credits or less, you should arrive at First Stop on Sunday, August 18. You are required to go through the Orientation Week and First 100 Days experience with other first-year students. This will expose you to the full set of orientation programs and you’ll even be placed in a mentoring group with other transfer students.
Thursday arrival: If you are coming to Andrews with 25 college credits or more, you should sign up for a Thursday, August 22, arrival at First Stop. Transfer students who arrive on Thursday will take part in an abbreviated Orientation experience, August 22-24.
* International transfer students should plan on arriving either Sunday (transferring 24 or less credits) or Thursday (transferring 25 or more credits), as well, with the added expectation that you attend International Student Orientation on either Sunday, August 18 (for Sunday arrivals) or Sunday, August 25 (for Thursday arrivals). These are listed in the schedule.
If you’re financially cleared, you may move into a residence hall on Sunday, January 6 (Spring 2019) or Sunday, August 18 (Fall 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 18).
Please note: Students must be financially cleared before moving into the residence halls.
The official move-in date for Sunday, January 6 (Spring 2019) or Sunday, August 18 (Fall 2019), is from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Should you require an earlier move-in, please contact the residence hall where you will be living to see if arrangements can be made. Additional charges for early move-in may also apply. Contact the Housing Coordinator for more information at 269-471-3813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.