Spring New Student Orientation
Welcome, New Students! For the Spring 2021 Semester, please see the information below to start your transition to DePauw.
After being admitted to DePauw University, new or transfer first-year students should contact JC Lopez, Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of Co-curricular Programs for First-Year Students and sophomore transfer students should contact Jeannette Johnson-Licon, Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of Sophomore Co-curricular Programs. They will talk you through items you need to complete prior to arriving on campus and will answer any questions you have.
New students for Semester II are required to attend a virtual New Student Orientation, which will take place during Winter Term (January 4 - January 31).
An in-person New Student Orientation Schedule will be provided prior to your arrival on campus.
BELOW ARE ITEMS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE OR WILL BE PROVIDED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DURING YOUR TRANSITION TO DEPAUW IN JANUARY.
Spring 2021 Student Checklist
Spring Online Orientation schedule
Save the dates and times for virtual meetings prior to your arrival. Our New Student Orientation has several online components prior to your arrival on campus. All new students joining DePauw must attend the virtual session and complete several online modules. Click here for information about each session.
- Tuesday, January 5th at 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (ET)
- Tuesday, January 12th at 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (ET)
- Monday, January 18th at 9 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (ET)**
- Thursday, January 21st at 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (ET)**
- Tuesday, January 26th at 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. (ET)
** New student have been notified via email on 1/11/201 about the changes to the schedule**
International Student Orientation Sessions:
- Wednesday, January 20th at 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (ET)
- Friday, January 22nd at 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (ET)
Housing & Residence Life
Courses & Schedules
Submit your most up-to-date high school or college transcripts Request that your final high school transcript be sent to the Office of Admission. Questions can be directed to the Office of Admission at 765.658.4006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student ID INFORMATION
Follow these steps to make your Student ID. Your student id will be provided to you during your residence hall check-in and arrival. This must be completed by Monday, January 11, 2021.
Immunization & Insurance Records
Students are required to provide proof of personal health insurance or they will be automatically enrolled in a policy provided by the University and their student account will be charged. Students with personal health insurance/those not wishing to be enrolled in the University insurance should complete a waiver at www.eiia.org/institution/depauw-university by February 5, 2021.
Students must also provide their immunization records through Med+Proctor (https://www.medproctor.com/depauw-university-immunization). Additionally, students will be required to show proof of a recent influenza vaccination; more information on how to provide this documentation will be provided in additional correspondence related to spring term COVID-19 health protocols. Questions on insurance and immunizations should be directed to email@example.com.
Language Placement Exam
Complete your Language Placement Exam by Monday, Jan. 18, prior to your meeting with your academic advisor.
Most students are required to take two semesters of a language, either continuing with a language previously studied or beginning a new language. Consult the Global Language Requirement and Placement page to complete the Language Placement Exam and find information about exemptions. Questions may be directed to Academic Affairs at 765-658-4359 and visit Global Languages or Classics webpages.
Billing & Payments
Access CASHNet and create a Third Party PIN for parents/guardians or third parties needing access to your billing account for invoicing and payment of your student account balance. Instructions are available online here and in your portal in e-Services. Questions can be directed to the Cash Receipts Office at 765.658.4015.
Campus Parking Pass
ADDITIONAL CAMPUS RESOURCES FOR YOUR TRANSITION TO DEPAUW
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & CONTACT INFORMATION
For non-emergency situations, please call to inquire about hours to schedule an appointment prior to arriving.
|Housing and Residence Life Office||765-658-4500|
|Office of the Registrar||765-658-4141|
|Office of Student Academic Life (for general questions)||765-658-4270|
|Health Services at the Wellness Center||765-658-4555|
|Counseling Services at the Wellness Center||765-658-4268|
STUDENT POST OFFICE & MAIL ROOM INFORMATION
The Student Post Office, located in the lower level of the Memorial Student Union Building. Your student U.B. Box number and combination can be found on your student portal on e-Services on the left-hand side under “Campus Life” and “U.B. Mailbox Combination”.
For more information about the Student Post Office, please click here.
All packages and Regular postal mail comes directly to DePauw and must be addressed as follows:
UB # __________
408 S. Locust Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
During Spring Semester, the Student Post Office will be open, although students should review the information on the Student Post Office webpage for exact dates, times, and processes.
STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES ACCOMMODATION MEETINGS
Students who plan to seek accommodations from Student Accessibility Services should schedule an appointment to meet with Meggan Johnston, director of Student Accessibility Services.
Students who are seeking academic, housing, or dietary accommodations should contact the Student Accessibility Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The process of seeking accommodations can be found here. Accommodation meetings will be held via Google Meet with the Director of Student Accessibility Services.
STUDENT LOAN COUNSELING
The Office of Financial Aid staff is available to answer questions about financial aid and to assist students who may need assistance in completing their federal direct or DePauw student loan paperwork. For questions, please call 765-658-4030 or visit here.
With the wellbeing of the entire DePauw community as its highest priority, and in line with DePauw University’s core and relational values, the DePauw COVID-19 Health and Safety Committee has developed campus health and safety recommendations and requirements in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic that students, faculty, and staff are expected to follow. Visit the DePauw Coronavirus webpage for additional information.
WHAT TO DO PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL TO CAMPUS
HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
Health and Safety Guidelines: the wellbeing of the entire DePauw community as its highest priority, and in line with DePauw University’s core and relational values, the DePauw COVID-19 Health and Safety Committee has developed campus health and safety recommendations and requirements in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic that students, faculty, and staff are expected. More information can be found online at https://www.depauw.edu/campus-life/wellness/coronavirus/fall2021/.
PREPARING YOUR "GO-BAGS"
Students should prepare a “go bag” that remains packed and ready in case they are instructed to move to a location for self-quarantine or self-isolation purposes*.
This “go bag” should include:
1. Four to five days of comfortable clothes
3. A plate, cup, bowl, and set of silverware
4. Activities (book, coloring book, origami paper, something that will bring you joy)
5. Preferred snacks (meals will be provided, but you can bring your own snacks if you have favorites)
6. A list of other last-minute things to grab pinned to the top of your “go bag.” This list should include:
Your Personal Medical Kit
Cell phone and charger (You must have a way to communicate with University and health officials and 911 if you are moved to isolation or quarantine housing.)
Computer and other technology needs
Items necessary for e-learning, such as books, notebooks, etc.
Any medicines prescribed by a doctor.
Other items that may be specific to you
CAMPUS MASK USAGE + PERSONAL MEDICAL ITEMS TO BRING
DePauw University requires medical masks, cloth face coverings, or non-medical masks inside University-owned spaces. Three (3) DePauw masks will be provided to students. Employees are required to wear cloth face coverings or non-medical masks, except when in their own private work areas with no one else present. Students are required to wear cloth face coverings or non-medical masks, except when they are in their own private room. For additional information on Community Mask Usage please visit here. If you have questions about this expectation, you can email email@example.com.
Prior to arriving on campus, all students are required to have a medical kit which includes the following items in their University residence:
- Digital thermometer;
- Minimum of three washable, reusable cloth masks that fit appropriately;
- Hand sanitizer that includes at least 60% alcohol (16 oz., refillable as needed);
- Fever reducer/pain reliever (e.g., Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen); and,
- Disinfectant wipes (2 containers, approximately 150 wipes)
HEALTH AND SAFETY MODULES
All new students will receive access to this information and educational module.
All students, faculty and staff will participate in required online education that includes information about the virus that causes COVID-19 and DePauw’s Pandemic Health Practice Recommendations and Requirements for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, including rationale for these Recommendations and Requirements. Education must be completed by each student, faculty and staff member prior to being on-campus. Additional education will be provided and occasionally required throughout the academic year, on an ongoing basis.
The completion of these modules is due January 2021.