Fall Orientation Checklist
Complete this checklist to be ready for orientation and your first week of classes:
1. Login to my.emu.edu – ASAP
- myEMU is the portal to important items such as viewing your online bill, submitting health
forms, viewing your course schedule, acquiring a parking permit, etc. When you receive
your Royals login and password, follow the directions to change your password to something
unique, safe, and memorable.
- Accessing your class schedule:
-Login to myEMU with your Royal username and password
-Find the “Academics” tab at the top of the screen
-On the left hand menu, find “Student Tools”
-View your class schedule
-Changes may be made Monday, August 26, 2019 when meeting with advisors in the final
registration process (Campus Center)
2. Login to Your EMU Email Account – ASAP
- You should have received your EMU email user name and password (login information) from your admissions counselor or
the Information Systems office. If you do not have this information, please call the
helpdesk at (540) 432-HELP (4357).
Typical EMU email format:
first name.last email@example.com
Each student is issued an EMU email account. This is the primary form of communication between the university and
you. Your tuition bills, notification of campus emergencies, events, announcements,
and class information from professors/advisor will all be funneled through this account.
It is important to stay current with this communication tool.
3. Login to Moodle – ASAP
- Moodle is EMU’s online learning platform, accessible with your Royal username and
password. Log on to view your classes, review your syllabi, and to submit assignments
4. View EMU Online Bill – ASAP/no later than Saturday, August 24, 2019
- EMU does not provide a physical hard copy of your tuition bill. Log on to myEMU and view your tuition bill under the “Accounts” tab
The Student Accounts office (Business Office, located in Campus Center) requires that
all students have paid their tuition in full or set up a payment plan. Failure to
do so results in a “hold” on your account, which results delays in course registration
and access to transcripts, as well as limits to on campus internet access among other
5. Turn in Health Information – ASAP/no later than Saturday, August 24, 2019
The Health Center requires that all students provide certain important documents,
including immunization/health records prior to the start of classes. Check in with
them during the orientation Check-in line on Friday or stop in their office to make
sure they have all of the forms they need from you.
6. Get EMU ID – ASAP/no later than Saturday, August 24, 2019
- Every student is required to have an EMU ID card. Stop by the Help Desk, lower floor of the library, to have your picture taken
and your ID made. By swiping your ID card you are able to unlock residence halls,
charge your meal plan at the dining hall, and record your attendance at events throughout
the year, beginning with Orientation.
7. Orientation Check-in and Move-in Process – Saturday, August 24, 2019
- On Friday of orientation weekend all new residential and commuter students will officially
check-in to EMU, receive important information and connect with various offices on campus. Check
the master schedule for additional detail.
8:30 - 10 a.m./Residence Halls: Move in for odd numbered rooms on any floor in Northlawn or Elmwood.
10 - 11:30 a.m./University Commons: Orientation check-in for odd numbered rooms on any floor in Northlawn or Elmwood.
8:30 - 10 a.m./University Commons: Orientation check-in for even numbered rooms on any floor in Northlawn or Elmwood.
10 - 11:30 a.m./Residence Halls: Move in for even numbered rooms on any floor in Northlawn or Elmwood.
1:00-2:15 p.m./University Commons: Commuter Student Orientation Check-in
8. Financial Assistance Process is Complete – Saturday, August 24, 2019
- The Financial Assistance office requires that all students provide signatures and
certain important documents prior to the start of classes. Check in with their representatives
during the orientation Check-in line on Friday (and stop in their office if necessary).
9. Decide whether to authorize parent/guardian access to information from your educational
record – Saturday, August 24, 2019
- Under the federal regulation known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA), EMUmay release grades, course schedules, and other information from a student’s education
records to a parent or guardian only if the student has provided a written authorization
for EMU to do so. During the Orientation Check-in process students will be given an opportunity
to indicate whether they authorize EMU to release information from their education records to parents or guardians Information
in this regard is sent to families prior to the start of the school year for advance
10. Get Parking Permit – ASAP/no later than Monday, August 26, 2019
- Students who park a vehicle on campus must register their vehicle and pay an annual
$60 parking fee; this includes students residing in EMU-owned housing or apartments, as well as those who commute from off-campus.
Vehicle registration is completed online through my.emu. Once logged in, the registration process can be found under the “Accounts” tab for
students. After completing the registration, all permits will be delivered through
There are designated parking lots for resident students and visitors to use.
We encourage you to walk the short distance to and from class and campus events rather
than driving your vehicle because our campus is small, safe and lovingly maintained.
11. Meet With Your Advisor – Monday, August 26, 2019
- First year students and transfers must meet with their advisor on Monday during the
final registration process (Campus Center) to verify their schedule and/or discuss
any possible changes.
Check the Master Schedule for your specific time to complete the process.
13. Turn in Work-study Documents (workstudy eligible students only, required to receive
payment) – Monday, August 26, 2019
- Prior to starting a workstudy position student employees must complete the following
Once you have accepted a position, students must log into myEMU, navigate to the “Financial Aid” tab, and complete the Student Employment Form.
Contact the Financial Assistance Office with questions.
Phone: 800-330-9683 or 540-432-4137