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FAQ – Deposited Students


Houghton Library

How do I register for classes?
New freshmen and transfer students are placed in classes for the first semester by the Office of Academic Affairs. Students receive their schedules during New Student Orientation and may make adjustments at that time or during a designated time period, if necessary.

What if I don’t know what I want to major in?
Don’t worry! Exploring and finding new paths for your life are what a liberal arts education is all about. If you don’t declare a major, you will begin as an “undeclared” student. There are selected advisers who work with students who haven’t yet declared a major. They will help you choose your first semester of classes and will work with you to choose a major that suits your interests, goals, and talents.

How are roommates selected?
Roommates are selected on the basis of your responses to the roommate questionnaire in the Enrollment Forms and Information section.

What if I have a friend with whom I’d like to share a room?
If you and a friend have chosen to room together, you must both indicate that you would like to room with each other on your respective housing forms. Freshmen live with freshmen.

When will I find out who my roommate is?
Roommates are selected during July and selections are communicated toward the end of the month. After you receive notification, you should be in touch with your roommate in order to coordinate what you will bring to the room, as well as the décor (if that matters to you).

When will I know what room I’m in?
Your room assignment accompanies the information about your roommate. You can learn about room dimensions and more about the halls under the Residence Life section of the website.

Can commuter students purchase meals in the Dining Hall?
Yes.  After you receive your I.D. when you check in for Big Red Weekend in the fall, go to the Office of Student Financial Services, where you can add as much money as you would like to your ID card or purchase a Commuter Meal Plan. Your ID is then used as a swipe card when you eat meals in the DH or purchase items at The Coffee House. You may also pay at the door per meal.

When can I buy my books?
For incoming fall 2016 and 2017 students, books and information resources are included within the cost of your Student Fee. More information about Fixed Books will be provided during Orientation and Big Red Weekend.

What should I bring to the residence hall—and what am I not allowed to bring?
See the What to Pack for College list. Other information is available in the Student Handbook—this includes items you are not allowed to bring as well those you will need.

Is there special parking for students—and is a permit required?
Yes to both questions.  See Parking or Commuter Parking.