With all the things you need to do to get ready to arrive at Lawrence, it doesn't take much to get a little lost. (It even happens to us from time to time, and we work here.) That's why we've put together this handy, not-so-little list of things for you to do to prepare for your arrival.
1. Activate your Voyager account
(If you haven't done so already.) As you will see for many of the items that follow, your Voyager account sets the stage for nearly everything that happens this summer.
Lawrence Voyager provides you with secure online access to your class schedule and academic record, as well as your financial aid, financial account, and personal information. (You will be able to view your class schedule once you arrive on campus.)
You received your Voyager account information either in your admit packet or just in advance of receiving your admit packet.
2. Activate your Lawrence email account
Approximately 5 days after you have paid your deposit, you will receive a letter with information about activating your Lawrence email account. Since many of our departments will be sending you important email to that account (and you'll want to give it out to everyone you know), it's important to make sure you've activated it. You can read more about email account information here.
3. Complete your Housing Selection Form
Housing survey will become available approximately 5 days after paying your deposit. After you complete your Housing Selection Form on Voyager (Voyager->Student Services->Important Forms & Paperwork), we'll assign you your room on campus.
In mid-July, we'll post your room assignment on Voyager. (Voyager->Student Services->Housing & Roommate Information).
We encourage you to read the Guide for Incoming Students for answers to all your residence life questions (including the ones you didn't know to ask).
4. Get ready to register (June 22)
5. Advance registration (June 29 - July 13)
All students: Complete your academic advisor form (in Voyager), and draft your class plan for the year.
Bachelor of Arts degree students will register for two fall classes.
Bachelor of Music and Double-Degree students, you have a few more things to do, so please click here.
6. Music Majors Only: Music Theory Placement and Ensemble Auditions (June 15-August 1)
All incoming music majors (freshmen and transfers) are required to complete music placement exams. For more information and to take the music theory exam (due August 1), click here. You will need to have your Voyager account set up in order to take the placement exam as you will need to log in using your Lawrence username and password. All placement exams and ensemble excerpts are located here.
7. Your bill is available (July 15)
8. Watch your postal mailbox for a big packet from the Dean of Students (Late July)
This packet includes good stuff about Welcome Week (among other important and exciting things).
9. Health forms are due (August 1)
10. August 15, the initial tuition payment is due
11. Move-in days
For domestic students, residence halls open September 8.
For international students, residence halls open for move-in September 4 and 5 and mandatory orientation begins on September 6.
Fall athletes should check with their coaches about earlier arrivals.