• Things to Do Before You Arrive

    Spring-Entry Checklist

    Accepted Student 1     Secure Your Spot
    Your first step in getting here is to submit your non-refundable deposit to the Admissions Office by the deadline noted on your acceptance letter. The deposit is $300 for on-campus resident students and $150 for commuter students.
    Admissions Deposit due by May 1
    Accepted Student 2   Get Connected

    Log in to your WSU email and familiarize yourself with the myWSU portal. Your username and password can be found in your deposit confirmation letter. Offices will now begin to contact you through your WSU email regarding placement testing, course registration, and more. myWSU houses Blackboard (course material), WebAdvisor (course registration, student account management, and online payments), OneCard, and more. Your OneCard is your official identification, library, dining, and residence hall key card. Familiarize yourself with the campus parking areas and requirements. All vehicles require a valid parking decal, visitor pass, or hang tag. Commuter parking decals will be mailed to home addresses before the start of the semester. Resident student parking decals are distributed on a limited basis. Worcester State University requires all students to have laptops. Visit Information Technology for laptop purchase information, technology support, help desk hours, and software pricing.
    myWSU   OneCard   Parking Information

    Accepted Student 3   Get Ready to Build Your Schedule
    Prepare to register for a Registration Day through the Academic Success Center. Be sure to submit all final transcripts to the Admissions Office—AP scores, IB scores, CLEP test results, and college transcripts (if applicable). Buy your books and supplies from the WSU Bookstore.
    Accepted Student   Disability Services Office  

    Accepted Student 4   Dollars and Sense
    Apply for financial aid if you haven’t already. The Financial Aid Office can assist you through the process and provide information about costs, tuition payment plans, and scholarship opportunities. Make payment arrangements with our Student Accounts Office or pay your bill online.
    Financial Aid     
    Accepted Student 5   Get Ready for #woolife
    If you indicated that you would like to live on campus, you will need to complete the Residence Hall License Agreement and Room Assignment Questionnaire. Suggested items to bring, prohibited items, and other information can be found at Residence Life. Turn in all required health forms to our Health Services Office. (These forms must be received before resident students can move in; commuters before the start of classes).
      Commuter Services   Dine on Campus   Health Services    

    Accepted Student 6   Gear up for Orientation
    Worcester State University’s Winter Orientation program is required for students. Visit the orientation page for the date, time, and location, and to register online.
    Accepted Student 7   Enrich Your Experience
    Get involved in more than 35 student clubs and organizations, 19 varsity sports, and 9 intramural sports. Our Multicultural Affairs Office and International Programs Office can assist your adjustment to college with a host of programs. Explore study abroad programs and discover a new culture.
    Student Involvement and Leadership Programs   Study Away