Don’t forget to check off the
items on this list before the first week of class!
File FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Visit www.fafsa.gov to complete your FAFSA. Saint Peter’s requires students who are seeking need-based or merit-based (scholarships/grants) financial assistance to complete the FAFSA. Our federal school code is: 002638. Be sure to consult with the Financial Aid office for more detailed information on financial aid and financial plans.
Complete your Housing Application (Resident Students must have paid a $250 Housing Deposit) to secure your place in University housing. Your Housing Application is both informational and a promise. The information you provide helps us understand your personal preferences for a roommate and lifestyle. We will work to match you to the compatible roommate.
Send all required health and immunization forms. You will find details along with a link to download the Entrance Packet on the Health Services website. Students may have restrictions for moving into residence OR registering for future terms if required paperwork is not received prior to the start of the semester.
Sign up for First Year Orientation and Peacock Prep Day. First Year Orientation will provide you detailed information about how you will get started as a Saint Peter’s University student.
Send all final, official academic transcripts to Admission. Final transcripts showing proof of graduation, final grades and proof of completing your year (or semester) are required before you can start classes. Missing final documents may have an impact on future registration and enrollment.
Return special program Intent to Enroll forms. Students selected for Academic Success Program, TRiO or EOF are required to return the Intent to Enroll Forms, and confirm your interest in enrolling in a special program. Students also acknowledge, with the return of the forms they have reviewed program requirements. (If you can’t find your form or have questions, please contact the Office of Admission at email@example.com or 201-761-7100.)
Confirm your financial aid package and complete a financial plan. Spend time talking with your family about your plan for financing your Saint Peter’s experience. the Financial Aid office will give you valuable information and can put you in touch with our Office of Financial Aid for one-on-one counseling.
Review your bill and understand the various charges and credits.
Set-up payment plan account if paying balance due with monthly installments. For payment due dates, payment options and student account forms, please visit www.saintpeters.edu/payments. If you would like to speak to someone directly, please contact the Office of Student Accounts.
Review the University Tuition Refund Policy.
Research and apply for outside scholarships. Also, be sure to keep Saint Peter’s informed of additional scholarship and grants received.
Check your Saint Peter’s University email account: there you will find notifications and important communications.
Review start of the semester key dates and events. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out! Whether you are moving into the residence hall, commuting to campus, participating in a special program, or playing on an athletic team, it’s important to keep dates, times and events in your planner. Go to the Academic Calendar for information.
If taking a selfie for your student ID, be sure to follow the United States Passport photo guidelines. For New OneCard Requests, please fill out and submit the form. You must be logged into your SPU student email account in order to submit the form.
To-Do the First Week of Classes
Pick up student ID, parking permit and print schedule.
Visit with Enrollment Services to purchase your parking permit for the semester or the year. To learn more about rates and rules for parking on campus visit the Campus Safety site.
Attend Welcome Month Activities.
Purchase or rent textbooks.
Go to classes, and consult with an advisor if changes to your schedule are necessary.
Strut your Peacock Pride. You got this!