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Parent Checklist

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Congratulations on your student's acceptance and their decision to come to Seton Hall. Below is a checklist for the summer leading up to their freshman year to help you know what to expect in the coming months! We look forward to seeing you soon! Go Pirates!

After Acceptance

  • Make sure your student is deposited by May 1 and has submitted a confirmation of enrollment form.
  • Students who want to live on-campus must submit their housing deposit as soon as possible (this is refundable until May 1).
  • Pirate Preview on April 9, 2016, is a great opportunity to get to know the campus, professors, and learn what students will experience as Seton Hall Pirates!
    Pirate Preview Registration
  • Make sure your student has submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by March 1. Seton Hall's code is (002632).
    Applying for Aid/FASFA Information

Before Pirate Adventure

  • Check that your student has confirmed their Pirate Adventure date and make sure to keep in mind any graduation dates or potential conflicts.
  • Check that your student has a student ID # as well as a Seton Hall username and password.
    • Login information will be sent to students in March who have paid their deposit.
    • Your student will need this during Pirate Adventure to register, as well as to get a Seton Hall ID card.
  • Make sure your student takes the placement tests by June 1.
  • Check that your student has submitted their AP or IB Scores, as well as any transcripts from college level courses to Seton Hall.
  • Check that your student has submitted health information to the student health portal, which they can find by logging in to piratenet, Seton Hall's online portal.
    • Students who already have health insurance and do not want the Seton Hall plan, must complete the insurance waiver form on piratenet.
    • The waiver will be available after May 1.
  • Students must accept their Financial Aid awards (they should start receiving them around April).
    • To do this students need to log into piratenet.shu.edu. Next, they need to go to the Money Matters to view their Financial Aid Award. They must select the award year (2016-17) then click on the Award Overview tab.
    • Students can accept their award by clicking on the Accept award Offer tab and accept or decline each award.

Before the Semester Begins

  • After Pirate Adventure, check that your student knows who their mentor and peer adviser are and how to contact them.
  • Check your student's schedule. If students have questions, encourage them to reach out their mentor (this is their advisor and University Life professor who they met during Pirate Adventure).
  • Check that your student has purchased or rented their textbooks. They can find a list of textbooks by logging into Piratenet, clicking on the academics tab and then clicking "Review Detail Schedule and View/Buy Books".
  • During college, students are required to have a lot of personal responsibility and autonomy, discuss this with your student and even encourage it at home. If students are not used to getting themselves up and ready for school this may be a good thing for them to start practicing. (This can apply to laundry, healthy eating habits, and even sleeping habits).
  • If your student is living on campus or has a commuter dining plan make sure they understand how it works. Also, know that outside of the meal plan students have the option to use something called Pirates Gold, which works like a debit system. Pirates Gold: https://www13.shu.edu/offices/services/pirates-gold.cfm
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) legally requires students 18 years or older to give consent for their parents to access their child's educational information and records. We encourage you to discuss this with your student. FERPAPolicies: http://www13.shu.edu/offices/policies-procedures/registrar-ferpa.cfm
  • If your student will be a resident, consult the Seton Hall packing list (link is included below) and make sure to avoid prohibited items. SetonHallPackingList: https://www13.shu.edu/offices/housing-residence-life/packing- for-college.cfm
  • Get ready for move-in. It is helpful to have more than one person for move-in, so one person can stay with the car. However, please know that Seton Hall students, employees, and athletes will be there to help your student move in.
  • More information about Move-in day and room assignments will be emailed to students by Housing and Residence Life in-mid July.
  • Move-in day is August 25 for those living in university housing.
  • After move-in, your student has many people and resources around them who are happy to help if they have any questions. Please ask your student to reach out to their RA, their mentor, or PA.
  • Encourage your student to become familiar with helpful resources on campus, such as the Academic Resource Center (ARC), our tutoring center on campus, and even the Shufly shuttle service, which provides transportation around the local area.
  • Encourage your student to sign up for SALT, Seton Hall has partnered with SALT money, a free online service that provides students with valuable information on financial decisions. To sign up visit SALTMoney.org/SHU
  • Join the Seton Hall Parents Program to keep informed of campus news, important dates, and resources to ensure your student's success. On a regular basis, you will receive the parent e-newsletter, invitations to parent-only events, and access to our Facebook group and Twitter feed.
  • To sign up for the news letter or learn more please visit www.shu.edu/parents.
  • Finally, know what a huge part you have had in your student's success thus far and acceptance to Seton Hall! Thank you for all that you do!
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Should you have further questions, here is a list of offices and services that will be able to assist you:

Office of Financial Aid
Bayley Hall
financialaid@shu.edu
(800) 222-7183

Office of the Bursar (billing)
Bayley Hall
(800) 222-7183

Freshman Studies
Mooney Hall
(973) 761-9740

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Mooney Hall
(973) 761-9500

Department of Public Safety
Public Safety Building
(973) 761-9300

The Career Center
Bayley Hall Rm. 209
careers@shu.edu
(973) 761-9355

Office of Admissions
Bayley Hall
thehall@shu.edu
1-800-THE-HALL (843-4255)

Housing and Residence Life
Duffy Hall, Rm. 68
shuhousing@shu.edu
(973) 761-9172

Academic Resource Center
Arts & Sciences, Rm. 202
arc@shu.edu
(973) 761-9108

Health Services
303 Centre Street (across from the main gate)
973 761-9175

Office of Disability Support Services
Duffy Hall, Rm. 67
DSS@shu.edu
(973)-313-6003

Office of International Programs
Presidents Hall Rm. 322
oip@shu.edu
(973) 761-9072

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