Before you come to campus:

We understand that the start of the school year can be filled with a variety of emotions. Our goal is to help make the transition as seamless as possible so that you don't feel overwhelmed or unprepared.

  • Submit your immunization records
    State law requires that all students born after January 1st 1957 provide documentation showing proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine. Students who have not provided that documentation are subject to being administratively withdrawn from the university.
  • Register for a parking tag
    Register at Please register for your parking tag by noon on Friday, August 23. If you do this, the cost will get added to your student billing. Residence Hall students who sign up online will receive their tag when they check into the residence halls. Students not living on campus may pick up their parking tag at the Physical Plant when they come to campus. To view the parking areas on campus, you may refer to this map:
  • Return your completed financial aid award letter to the DSU Financial Aid Office
    If you are accepting any Federal financial aid, complete the Federal Release Authorization form available at and return the signed form to the DSU Financial Aid Office. If accepting a Federal Direct loan, complete a Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note. Complete Federal Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling. For questions regarding your financial aid awards, alternative loans, and veterans benefits, contact the Financial Aid Office at
  • Confirm your registration on WebAdvisor. See the Payment/Refund Information link on the Cashier website for more information.
  • Pay your bill on SDePay through WebAdvisor and get refund information. See the Cashier website for more information.
  • Print your schedule by logging in on to
  • Order your books from the Trojan Center Bookstore.
    Orders need to be placed by 5pm on August 16, to be available for pickup during move in days. The TC Bookstore will be open Saturday, August 24 from 9am–4pm, and Sunday, August 25 from 10am–4pm.
  • Register with Career Services for all types of employment
    Register to view part-time, internship and full-time opportunities on the Career Services website. Updated with new jobs daily! If you have been awarded work study, go to to view all of the positions that remain open. Call or email the supervisor of the office you are interested working in. Then fill out the skills inventory and return it to that office. Feel free to contact Kelly Barnes at 256-5122 or if you have any questions.
  • Contact your roommate
    You should have received your room assignment in the mail by the end of July. Making contact prior to move in may ease some of your anxiety about moving to a new place, and it will allow you coordinate who is bringing what. Find out when your roommate plans to arrive; remember, the person who has the carpet should arrive first!

When you get to campus:

  • Go to your assigned residence hall
    Check in at your assigned residence hall where you will receive your room key, student ID, parking tag, mailbox combination, and Orientation information. Staff, faculty, and students will be available to help unload your vehicle. We ask that you move your vehicle after everything is unloaded so others can unload their vehicles. Parking regulations will be enforced starting Tuesday, August 27.
  • Visit the TC Bookstore
    Pick up your pre-ordered books, school supplies, and DSU apparel. You can also bring in your schedule and the TC Bookstore staff will help you get everything you need.
  • Get your questions answered
    The Student Services Center will be open from 8am-4pm on Saturday, August 24, to answer questions about Residence Life, Food Service, Student Activities, University ID Card, or Trojan Gold.
  • Staff from the Cashier's Office, Financial Aid, Admissions, Registrar, and Career Services will be also available from 10am-4pm on the first floor of Heston Hall.
  • Pick up your Tablet PC
    New students will pick up their Tablet PC on Monday, August 26, during their first GS100 class in the afternoon. Transfers will get their tablets on Monday morning as well. Returning students will be able to pick up their computers at the Help Desk in Lowry Hall on Tuesday, August 27.
  • Participate in Orientation Activities
    New Student Orientation is a great way to meet new people and get acclimated to campus. Things kick off at 4:30pm on Friday, August 23. All new students (freshmen and transfers) are expected to attend the sessions on Monday, August 26, as it is our "Information Day". For a complete schedule of events, go to
  • Get a hot dog
    Staff and faculty will be grilling and serving a free lunch of hotdogs, chips, cookies, soda, and water on the north side of Zimmermann Hall.

Last Updated: 4/9/13