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)

Check your Lawrence email for registration information during this time. Also visit the registrar's website to start planning your academic program now.

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)

We bet you'll never guess where you can find it... (OK, it's on Voyager. Under your Student Account.)

(Payment is August 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)

Please make arrangements to see your doctor and submit your paperwork before this deadline. Health Forms are available here

10. August 15, the initial tuition payment is due

At this time, Federal Work-Study and Campus Employment opportunities will be posted on the Financial Aid website.

11. Move-in days

For domestic students, residence halls open September 8.

For international students, residence halls open for move-in September 5 and mandatory orientation begins on September 7.

Fall athletes should check with their coaches about earlier arrivals.

12. Welcome Week (September 8)

Okay, so it's not a "full week," but we never pass up a chance at alliteration. For a sneak-peek of what your Welcome Week might be like, check out this gem from our vast video archives.

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13. First day of classes (September 14)

For help with...

accessing your Voyager account, passwords or technical problems...
contact Technology Services Helpdesk at 920-832-6570

planning your academic program, course selection and placement...
contact Student Academic Services at 920-832-6530

using Voyager to register for your classes...
contact the Registrar's Office at 920-832-6578

questions about Financial Aid...
contact the Financial Aid Office at 920-832-6583

questions about billing, student accounts, and payment information...
contact Financial Services at 920-832-6547

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