Student Life Center
Strosacker Hall College Union
New Student Check List for First-Year Students
Welcome to the Baldwin Wallace Family! After paying your deposit, follow these steps to get started at BW.
If you have not paid your deposit, please contact the BW Admission Office: 440-826-2222
Get Started - BEFORE Your Orientation Session
______ You will receive a letter in the mail containing your online login username and password.
This is also your BW email address. This is how you will login to fill out your paperwork.
______ Fill out ALL forms in the new Student Orientation forms list.
The first 3 forms must be filled out PRIOR to your Orientation & are time sensitive.
______ Orientation Form
______ Schedule Preference Form
______ Housing Form (if Commuting you must fill out the Residency Exemption Form
______ Family Survey
______ Health History/Immunization Forms
______ College Credit/AP/PSEO forms (if applicable)
______ Get your Finances in Order
If you have applied for financial aid by completing a FAFSA, review the materials that the Financial Aid Office sends with your Financial Aid Award Letter so you know what you need to do next. Not all financial aid is automatic! You need to have a plan for your fall semester billing statement, which will be mailed by the Billing Office (also known as the Bursar’s Office or Cashier’s Office) in August. The bill will be due at the end of the first week of classes, so ideally, you should have your financial aid in place by mid-July. Need a reminder of what you should do? Check out the Financial Aid Plan for New Undergraduate Students. www.bw.edu/finaid/plan
______ Send in any remaining transcripts
______ Login to your BW E-mail - Your email is the same login & password you used to fill out forms.
Orientation and other BW offices will send e-mail to your BW address.
It is important for you to get used to checking your e-mail several times per day.
______ Connect to BW & your fellow classmates through Social Media
______ Join the Class of 2017 Facebook Group
______ Follow Us on Twitter - @Off2BW and @BWStudentLife
______ Register your Parents/Family Members for Orientation as well!
______ Prepare for your Orientation Session
______ Attend Orientation
You will see your date posted online in WebExpress where you filled out the forms.
We will also mail information to you.
Planning to Live on Campus?
______ Receive your Housing Assignment - This will happen at the end of June.
______ Get in Contact with your Roommate(s)
Planning to Commute?
______ Get familiar with services specially designed for commuter students
After Your Orientation Session
______ Order your Textbooks online - if you did not already do so at Orientation
______ Stay connected to new friends you made at Orientation
______ Mark your calendar for Weekend of Welcome! Also known as W.O.W.
______ Affirm your awareness of BW's rules and regulations in your Student Handbook
______ Continue to familiarize yourself with Blackboard
______ Review ways to get involved on campus
______ Continue to Check your E-Mail! (It really is important! Trust us!)
Optional, but fun things to do!
Links for all of these will be available in the summer!
______ Interested in Service? Sign up for Service Opportunities - need to reserve a spot for these programs!
______ Discover Cleveland
______ OCO Service Experience during W.O.W.
______ Register for Fraternity/Sorority Recruitment
______ If you have questions - remember to keep in touch with your Orientation Leaders!