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Online Orientation

All first-year students must complete the following tasks as part of your summer online orientation. Please note that some of these tasks cannot be completed until later in the summer and details will be added throughout the summer.

Activate your student Accounts: May 10


Around May 10, we will send you instructions to your personal email account asking you to activate your student accounts, which include your email and portal in e-Services. If you do not receive this email, please contact the Office of Admission at admission@depauw.edu.

If you have questions about activating your accounts or lose your password, please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 765-658-4294.

Complete your housing application: May 13 - June 7

Complete a Housing Application here. Prior to starting this form, please watch this brief screencast that will provide helpful instructions.

To log in to Residence, use your full DePauw e-mail address as your username, and your DePauw network password will be your password. You can log in to Residence here. You will need to allow 24 hours after you establish your network password before it will work in Residence.

Please contact Student Disability Services at 765-658-6267 by June 1 if you have any accommodation needs that would impact your housing placement.

Questions can be directed to the Campus Living and Community Development Office at 765-658-4500.

Complete course requests and academic interests: May 13 - June 19


Prior to requesting courses, review these general advising and course request webinars.

If you are interested in science, math or pre-health professions, please also watch this webinar.

When you are ready to submit your course requests, go to your portal in e-Services and follow the instructions. 

Questions can be directed to the Registrar’s Office at 765-658-4141.

Provide proof of immunization through Med+Proctor and provide proof of personal health insurance: May 13 - Aug. 1


Proof of immunization can ONLY be provided by completing a specific form found here. No other document will be accepted to meet this requirement. Additional information can be found on the DePauw Health website.   

Students are also required to provide proof of personal health insurance here. Those who fail to do so will be billed for the University's student health insurance plan. If you already have insurance, then you may choose to waive the insurance provided by DePauw. International students may not waive the insurance provided by DePauw University, and students participating in intercollegiate athletics may have additional requirements. 

Please contact Stevie Baker-Watson at 765-658-6075 if you have any questions about the proof of immunization and/or insurance requirement.

Grant parents (third parties) access to CASHNet for billing and payments: June 1 – 28


Billing information is available through the online system CASHNet. You must grant your parents or guardians third party access to this system in order for parents to receive payment notifications. You can access CASHNet in your portal in e-Services by clicking on Financial then Payments.

 Information about billing and payments can be found here. Questions can be directed to the Cash Receipts Office at 765-658-4015.  

Complete Diversity and Inclusion module: June 19 - 30

Students should log onto their portal in e-Services, then follow these instructions:

  • Complete this module on a computing device with audio capabilities. 

  • Click on "Campus Life" then "EverFI Links" on the left-hand side of your portal. 

  • Select “Diversity and Inclusion” module.

  • When logging into each course, be sure that you use your DePauw email address and student ID number as those identifiers will be used to confirm course completion.

The Diversity and Inclusion training module is meant to help you explore personal identities and cultural norms in the United States. As you prepare to arrive at DePauw, is it import to begin to thinking about how your identities impact the scope of the world you understand and choose to acknowledge. This training module will also provide you tips on engaging with difference. It is our hope that during your time at DePauw you will engage with different perspectives to help you better understand the world we live in today. Be sure to take notes of words or topics you are unsure about to look up later! Your growth as a diversity-minded leader is dependent on your commitment to engage with people and perspectives outside of your own.

This overview document from EverFi may be helpful should you encounter technical issues with the following courses. Questions can be directed to the Office of Student Academic Life at 765-658-4270. 

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Campus Activities & Involvement

Students can use Campus Labs to find out about DePauw’s many co-curricular activities and can check in to events using smartphones with the Corq App. Campus Labs is also used by student organizations to coordinate events and manage membership activities.

Living in community

Living in community at DePauw! Meet some of the First-Year Resident Assistants. It’s never too early to begin thinking about what you are going to bring to campus.

Complete the Writing Assessment: July 1–Aug. 2


The Class of 2023 Writing Assessment overview can be found on your student portal on e-Services.

Students should use their e-Services Portal username and password to log onto DePauw Moodle. Once a student has logged onto the DePauw Moodle page, they should have an Annoucement titled "Writing Assessment Overview and Introduction."

Following the overview and introduction, there will be steps in the "Writing Assessment Additional Information and Instructions" section. Please read this information carefully. 

If you have any questions about the writing assessment readings or issues with the Moodle page, please email WritingAssessment@depauw.edu.

Log in to Campus Labs: July 1 - Aug. 15


Campus Labs is the DePauw Gold Commitment Experience Portal that will enable you to compile a portfolio of you experiences in and outside the classroom that will deepen and broaden your life.

Students should log in to Campus Labs to create an account using their portal e-Services username and password. Instructions can be found on the DePauw Knowledgebase webpage

Students can use Campus Labs to find out about DePauw’s many co-curricular activities and can check in to events using smartphones with the Corq App. Campus Labs is also used by student organizations to coordinate events and manage membership activities.

Students should direct questions to Samantha Sarich, Operations and Data Coordinator for the Gold Commitment Program, at samanthasarich@depauw.edu.

Log in to Handshake: July 1 - Aug. 15


Handshake is an online portal where students can connect regarding on-campus employement, career centers, and schedule times to meet with recruiters about job and internship opportunities. 

Students should log in to Handshake to share their career interests using their student e-Services portal username and password.

Questions can be directed to the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement at hubbard@depauw.edu.

Request that your high school send your final transcript to the Admission Office: By July 31


Questions can be directed to the Admission Office at 765-658-4006.

Complete steps to have Student ID made: By Jul. 31


Follow these steps to allow us to make a Student ID for you. More information about how you will use your student ID can be found here.

Questions can be directed to the Information Services HelpDesk at 765-658-4294.


Complete Alcohol Edu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates: Aug. 1 – 15


These programs assist in DePauw’s alcohol awareness education and prevention and sexual violence prevention efforts. Login information and instructions will be available here on August 1.

This overview document from EverFi may be helpful should you encounter technical issues with the following courses. Questions can be directed to the Office of Student Academic Life at 765-658-4270.

Complete introductory name pronunciation recording: Aug. 1 - Aug. 15


Knowing how to pronounce your name is important to us. We will ask you to record yourself stating your name so that your professors will know how to correctly pronounce your name. Details will be shared on August 1.

Purchase a laptop: By Aug. 15


All DePauw students are required to have a laptop. More information can be found here.

Questions can be directed to Mike Moore in Information Services at 765-658-4296 or mikemoore@depauw.edu.

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First-Year Orientation Program


Members of the Class of 2023 are required to attend orientation in entirety, which begins on Friday, August 16 and concludes on Tuesday, August 20. The first day of classes for all students is Wednesday, August 21.

International Students should plan to arrive for International Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 13. International Students who attend English Institute should arrive on Monday, July 29. For more information visit the International Student Services webpage and complete the International Student Checklist here.

A detailed Orientation Schedule can be found here.

The following tasks apply to some students


Vehicle and Disability Services

Bringing a vehicle?

Register your vehicle and apply for a parking permit. Complete prior to bringing a car to campus, including move in day on August 16.

Need Support?

Contact Student Disability Services at (765) 658-6267 to complete paperwork if you are seeking support from this office. Complete by June 4.

School of Music Auditions & Placement

Auditions for the DePauw Music Ensembles (band, choir, jazz ensemble, and orchestra) will be held on August 19 and 20.  Ensemble auditions are open to all students, regardless of major.  Information about individual auditions is available online.  Click on "Audition for Music Ensembles" button to read more and prepare your audition.

Audition for Music Ensembles

Apply for or renew your passport


DePauw offers many opportunities for students to study abroad. First-year students are invited to submit an application for international faculty-led courses offered during Winter and May Terms. Passports issued before age 16 are valid only for 5 years, but after 16 years are good for 10 years. To ensure your travel documents are up to date, it is recommended you apply for a new, or renew, an existing passport. Information on how to apply or renew is available on the U.S. Department of State website.

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Establish a checking account


PNC is the University's preferred financial institution and has an ATM in the Union Building as well as a local branch a short walk from campus. PNC offers banking tools developed especially for students and a check card designed just for DePauw students. PNC representatives will be on campus on move in day.

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