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Welcome to the Marshall Family!

Congratulations on your acceptance into Marshall University and your decision to become a member of the Marshall family. For more than 175 years, students have come to our campus (although it looks a little different now than it did then) to continue their education. As a proud graduate of Marshall University, I can tell you from experience that this is a place where you can learn and grow, not just as a student, but as a person. Attending our New Student Orientation program is a crucial first step toward academic success as a Marshall student. In this booklet you will find all the information you need to prepare for this event and the semester ahead. Again, welcome to the Marshall family. We will see you soon! Go Herd!

Beth Wolfe Director of Recruitment MU Class of 98 and 09

Dear Parents & Families,

We are so pleased that your student has decided to pursue the distinction of higher learning at Marshall University. We are dedicated to providing the best eduction for your student and support for you, the family. As the director of Parent Programs, I work with families on a daily basis. That is why I am inviting you to join us for New Student Orientation 2013. As your student receives academic advising to choose his or her first semester of classes, you will learn about the services we offer, the transition to college life, and safety on campus. In addition, you will have a chance to meet other families and develop contacts among our staff. This is your opportunity to learn all you can about Marshall University, your students home for the next four years. We thank you in advance for joining us for this special day in your students transition. Welcome to the family! Sincerely,

Vanessa Keadle Director of Student Advocacy & Parent Programs

ASSIGNED DATE AND PARKING INFORMATION Your scheduled Orientation date is

Please park in the parking garage located at 1700 6th Avenue (see map on page 5). A parking validation ticket will be provided to you at check in. If for any reason you need to reschedule your Orientation date, please contact our office at 304.696.2354 or 1.800.438.5392 at least 48 hours before the date you are registered. Please do NOT register again online to change your date. Please note: Parking validation is good in the 6th Avenue garage ONLY and handicapped parking rules are in effect at all times on campus.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE Make sure your Orientation date is one that is free of other obligations, such as work. We will be happy to provide documentation of your attendance if needed. If you or your guests require special arrangements or accommodations due to disability, please contact our Office of Disability Services at 304.696.2271. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Call the Admissions Office at 1.800.642.3499 if you want to change your major. This will ensure that you have the best possible course schedule during the advising session. Make sure official documentation of any college credits you may have earned while in high school including Advanced Placement, CLEP, and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores, and transcripts from any institutions attended (other than Marshall University) are received by our Admissions Office at least one week before your Orientation date. Make reservations for lodging. If you wish to stay on campus, please contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life at 304.696.6765. You can also stay in one of our many local hotels. See the Orientation website for a list of accommodations. Submit your housing application and housing deposit or complete the housing release request (found at www.marshall. edu/housing/forms.asp) at least one week prior to your Orientation date to avoid delays in registration. Put your photo ID in your purse or wallet (youll need it to get your MU ID made), grab a jacket or sweatshirt (some of the rooms might be cold), and put your laptop in your bag if you want to participate in the laptop tune-up workshop (see Orientation website or page 6 of this booklet for details).



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SCHEDULE Check-In begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Memorial Student Center Lobby, and the official welcome begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.

Welcome-Joan C. Edwards Playhouse Memorial Student Center Rotations: - Academic Advising - IDs - Residence Services/Commuting - Student Safety Parent Orientation: Making the Transition

Noon Lunch 1:00 Tours: Campus, Residence Halls, Recreation Center

Be sure to present your parking validation to the parking guard upon your departure. After the program is over Full use of the Marshall University Recreation Center is included in your tuition and fees, and today is a great chance to see all the Rec has to offer. Call 304.696.4REC to inquire about guest passes while youre in town. Are you bringing a laptop with you in the Fall? The MU Information Technology Service Desk is offering a how to workshop each day after the conclusion of the Orientation program. Install FREE antivirus software, get connected to our wireless network, and learn all about myMU, MUOnline, and your Marshall email before you start classes. Sign in at the kiosk in the Drinko Library lobby.


English & Math Placement

Your academic advisor will use your math and verbal sub-scores from your ACT or SAT to determine your placement in Math and English courses. To enroll in ENG 101, a minimum verbal score of 18 ACT/450 SAT is needed. To enroll in a 100-level Math course, a minimum math score of 19 ACT/460 SAT is needed. If you do not meet the minimum score and would like the opportunity to challenge your placement, Marshall University offers English and Math Placement Exams. The cost for each exam is $10 in cash (exact change) or check made payable to Marshall University. Credit and debit cards cannot be accepted. Students must have a photo ID and their Marshall student ID number to take these exams. Preregistration to take the exam is not required. English Placement Exams will be offered at 1:00 p.m. each day of Orientation in Corbly Hall Room 332. The English exam is a 90-minute written essay of 400-500 words in response to one of four prompts. Students should be able to demonstrate their ability to read and comprehend an authors argument and then respond to that argument using their own observation and knowledge. English exams are graded manually. Placement results will be emailed to students. Math Placement Exams will be offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day of Orientation in Corbly Hall Room 330.The Math exam is a multiple-choice online exam. Pencils and scrap paper will be provided. Students may not bring a calculator, but an on-screen calculator will be available when appropriate. Placement results will be available immediately after completion the exam. Sample questions can be reviewed online at: http://www.collegeboard. com/student/testing/accuplacer/preparation-sample.html. Additional information is available by calling University College at 304.696.3169

WHATS NEXT? Once you complete Orientation, you will have a schedule of Fall classes, your ID will be on its way to you, and youll be looking forward to the start of classes. But there are a few details youll need to take care of before move-in day.
1. Paying tuition: You will receive an email through your Marshall email account in July (unless you are attending August Orientation) regarding the amount due to the University after the application of all financial aid (including scholarships). The email will also have instructions on how to access the Online Payment/Statement Center to obtain the amount due and the due date. Failure to pay fees by the due date will result in a $25 late fee. Failure to pay tuition and fees by August 16, 2013 will result in administrative withdrawal from your courses. 2. Buying books: Each course you take will have specific titles and editions of books you will need to purchase in order to complete your assignments and learn the material presented. Professors submit required textbook information to the Marshall Bookstore and the titles, editions, ISBNs, and prices can be found in the bookstore or online at www.marshall. bkstr.com. The bookstore staff will be happy to help you locate the required materials for your specific courses and sections. You may even find a new Marshall shirt to wear to the first football game! 3. Check your insurance policy: Most homeowners insurance policies extend coverage to personal property that students take to college, but its a good idea to make sure your policy will cover you in the unlikely event that your belongings are stolen. Also be sure to record the serial numbers of any electronic equipment (computer, iPod, cell phone, TV, DVD player, Xbox, etc.) you will bring with you to campus. Again, chances are youll never need it, but its better to have the information and not need it than the other way around. 4. Pack! You may want to coordinate with your roommate about some of the things youll be bringing (television, refrigerator, etc.), and you may want to shop together for items for your bathroom if youre living in the First Year Residence Halls. One helpful hintdont bring all of your clothes when you first move in. Leave most of your cold weather stuff at home and then swap out your summer wear when you go home for Fall Break in November.


Mark your calendar now for the start of your semester! Marshall University Week of Welcome (WOW!) will begin with freshman move-in on Wednesday, August 21. You and your parents should plan to attend the Presidents Freshman Convocation at 5:00 p.m. that evening followed by a family picnic. Dress for both events is casual. Students will attend group activities and classroom sessions on Thursday and Friday, August 22 and 23, and social events throughout the evenings and the weekendall designed to help ease the transition into your freshman year of college! All commuter and residential students are expected to attend. At New Student Orientation, your advisor will enroll you in UNI 100: Freshman First Classso you can earn one hour of college credit by attending WOW and additional semester class sessions. Additional information will be sent to you later this summer, so watch your mailbox for exciting details! If you have questions about WOW, please contact the Student Resource Center by calling 304.696.5810 or emailing src@marshall.edu or visiting www.marshall.edu/wow.See you at WOW! All other questions should be directed to: Office of Recruitment Attn: New Student Orientation Marshall University One John Marshall Drive Huntington, WV 25755-3204 Telephone (available M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 304.696.2354 or 800.438.5392 (toll free) Online: www.marshall.edu/orientation Email: orientation@marshall.edu

Office of Recruitment Marshall University One John Marshall Drive Huntington, WV 25755-3204