New Student Arrival Checklist

New Student Arrival Checklist

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Students must submit their immunization records. Instructions are available at

Students should copy and pack insurance and prescription cards. Students without health insurance can purchase it through Penn State.

Students should have information about their current and maintenance prescription medications

Remind Your Student to Complete the Following Online Modules

Penn State SAFE (Student Alcohol Feedback and Education). Family members can view a specialized version of SAFE.

Penn State AWARE (Sexual Assault Awareness Module)

Know the Code quiz

Course Registration Module

Pay Tuition Bill

An email is sent when the bill is ready

Fall semester due mid-August

Spring semester due mid-December

Students must consent to do business electronically and sign the Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA) in LionPATH prior to enrolling for classes

Students must grant parent access to tuition bills in order for parents to view and pay tuition bills

Discuss getting online access with your student for tuition bills and Hope/Lifetime Tax Credit using Higher One

Plan for future semesters using the Student Tuition Calculators

Discuss getting online access for tuition bills, Hope/Lifetime Tax Credit, academic verification, etc. with your student

Prepare for Arrival Day

Students should consider purchasing or renting textbooks

Add funds to your student’s LionCash+ account

General Topics for Discussion

Encourage your student to get involved on campus

Discuss campus safety and decisions regarding alcohol use and policies

Review class schedule and discuss time management and study skills

Learn more about student programs and services available to assist your student

Provide reminder of life skills (including doing laundry, managing bank account, eating well)

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Email: After your student obtains a Penn State Access Account, University offices or departments will communicate important information to the student’s Penn State e-mail address (. . . Students can check their Penn State e-mail account via WebMail.

PSU Alert: Please remind your student to add their cell phone number to the PSUAlert system to receive important texts and/or voice alerts.

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