Before Your Orientation
Review your acceptance letter
Check the following
- That you are admitted for the fall semester
- Your declared major
- Tuition classification (resident, non-resident, or pending residency)
- Items needed to complete your admission file
Note: If the information on your acceptance letter is inaccurate, contact the Admissions Office as soon as possible at 1-800-876-5309 or email@example.com.
Register for Fall Classes
Note: You must be registered for classes before you attend New Student Orientation. For more information about registering for classes, please visit the Academic Resource Center.
Secure your Financing
Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov. Your Financial Aid Award Letter should reach you six to eight weeks after completing your FAFSA and any other required paperwork.
For Colorado Residents
Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend. Visit www.collegeincolorado.org to apply. This stipend will apply to your account each semester when you register for classes and lower your tuition bill!
Note: This is a one time application that will require your Social Security number, legal name, and date of birth. If you have any questions, please contact Financial Aid at (970) 943-3085.
Reserve your Housing and Meal Plan
The Residence Life packet is mailed to you shortly after your acceptance letter. Return the Residence Life Application, the student dining contract and student housing contract to the Office of Residence Life.
If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Kaffenberger in Residence Life at (970) 943-2101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you need Disability Services?
If you need assistance, please contact the Disability Services in the Academic Resource Center at (970) 943-7056.
If you are a transfer student with 24 or more credits, we encourage you to attend our Transfer & Non Traditional Student Orientation, which is designed to meet your specific needs. Learn more and sign up here....
Also, have you heard about Westerners in Transition (WIT)? WIT is Western State Colorado University's premiere program for Adult Learners and Non-Traditional students. WIT will guide you through the processes of navigating admissions, financial aid, registration, and other important steps involved in matriculating at Western. You will meet other students who share your experiences of going to college as an adult learner and can provide essential mentoring as you work toward your goal of a college degree.