Prepare for Orientation
Begin preparing for Orientation now, so you'll be ready to visit with advisors and register for classes.
As you begin your college career, it is important that you register for courses on your own with the guidance of advisors so you can make your own decisions about your academic future. By being self-sufficient, you will feel more confident in your decision-making abilities and you will have a more positive academic experience at UND.Registration Preparation Packet
During Orientation, you will meet individually with an advisor, while your parents attend Parent Orientation.
Step 1: Make your accommodations
UND RESIDENCE HALL ACCOMMODATIONS
We invite you and your family to experience what it's like to stay in a UND residence hall.
For your convenience, private rooms in Swanson Hall are available with a private bathroom, twin beds made hotel style, and towels changed daily. Rollaway beds are not available.
- Single rooms = $38 per night
- Double rooms = $40 per night
Find more information and make a room reservation, check out UND Guest Housing Here. If you have questions, contact UND Housing at 701.777.2779.
Find area hotel options at visitgrandforks.com.
If disability accommodations are needed, please contact the Student Involvement & Leadership office at 701.777.4200 at least 1 week prior to your orientation session date.
Step 2: Claim your student account
It's imperative that you activate your student account within the ND University System (NDUS) prior to coming to orientation so you can gain access to many of the systems
you'll need in order to register for classes, activate your UND
email, accept financial aid awards, etc.
To claim your NDUS Account (NDUS.Identifier):
- Go to UND.edu/claim.
- Find your student ID number (also known as your EmPLID) included on your Admissions letter, or click on the "What is your Student ID?" link.
- once you have your student ID number, click on the "Claim your Account" link.
- Follow the steps as indicated.
- Write your username and password on the enclosed card (page 5), cut it out, and keep it in a secure place to bring with you to orientation.
If you have questions, contact the NDUS Help Desk at 1.866.457.6387 or go to helpdesk.ndus.edu.
Step 3: Log in to your UND email account
If you haven't already done so, please log in to your UND student email account. You'll receive official communications from UND via this email account, including information about orientation.
After you've claimed your NDUS Account:
- Go to UND.edu/tech-support.
- Click on the "Students" tab.
- Click on the "Email" icon.
- Watch the video tutorial and follow the directions for accessing your student email account.
If you have questions, contact UND Tech Support at 701.777.6305.
Step 4: Submit your Health History & Immunization form
New UND students must submit the mandatory Health History & Immunization Form to Student Health Services. The form is available online HERE. Documentation needs to be signed / stamped by a licensed health care provider. High school records also will be accepted. Proper documentation of the following immunizations is:
- MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella): Two documented doses of mmR. The first dose of mmR must have been given after your first birthday and the second dose given at least one month later. Proof of positive blood titers for measles, mumps and rubella immunity also will be accepted. Proof of birth prior to 1957 exempts students from having to provide documentation of vaccinations.
- Meningitis: New, incoming students 21 years of age or younger living in UND housing (residence halls / apartments) must provide documentation of a meningitis vaccination given after the 16th birthday.
- Tuberculosis Screening Form: All students must complete the tuberculosis screening form found within the Health History & Immunization Form.
When you've completed the Health History & Immunization Form, please mail it to:
UND Student Health Services
2891 2nd Avenue N, Stop 9038
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9038
Fax to: 701.777.4835
If you have questions, contact UND Student Health Services at 701.777.4500 or 1.800.CALL.UND, ext. 4500.
NOTE: Students taking online courses only are not required to complete the form.
Step 5: Send college-level transcripts or scores to UND (if applicable)
When you begin to register for classes at UND, it's important that advisors are aware of any college-level credits you may have earned while you were in high school through dual credit or post-secondary enrollment options (PSEo). If you want to have your credits evaluated for transfer to UND, please ask the college or university at which you earned the credit to send your official transcript directly to:
UND office of Admissions
3501 University Avenue, Stop 8357
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8357
Please request that your official transcripts be sent directly to UND at least 2 weeks prior to your orientation date, or bring your transcripts with you to orientation.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CREDITS
In order for UND to apply Advanced Placement (AP) credits appropriately, please ask the College Board to send your scores directly to UND (1.888.CALL.4.AP or apscore.collegeboard.org/scores).
COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP) CREDITS
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides credit by passing appropriate CLEP Subject Exams. you may apply these credits toward Essential Studies requirements, specific major requirements or use them as elective credits. For more information, please contact UND Testing Services at 701.777.4157.
During orientation, you'll meet individually with an advisor, while your parents attend Parent orientation. As you begin your college career, it's important that you register for classes on your own with the guidance of advisors, so you can make your own decisions about your academic future.
By being self-sufficient, you'll feel more confident in your decision-making abilities, and you'll have a more positive academic experience at UND.
Step 6: Read about the requirements for your major
Review the graduation requirements for your major found in the UND Academic Catalog. This will help you learn about the courses you must take for your major. Use the worksheet found in the Registration Prep Packet to begin planning what courses you'll take your first semester at UND.
Step 7: Learn about Essential Studies
Essential Studies is the academic core of your university experience. Regardless of your major, you're required to complete Essential Studies curriculum. For most new students, you'll focus on Essential Studies courses during your first few semesters at UND.
Complete the worksheet found in the online Registration Prep Packet, so during orientation you can discuss with an academic advisor the courses that interest you.
Step 8: Explore additional courses and programs to enhance your UND experience
During the first year of college, many transitions will take place and UND is committed to assist with your success.
Learn more about courses and programs that you may participate in during your time at UND, including:
Step 9: Apply for financial aid and housing
If you haven't done so already, make sure that you've taken the necessary steps to apply for financial aid and housing.
Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible at fafsa. gov. Please submit any additional documentation as requested by the Financial Aid office in a timely manner.
UND's school code is 003005. For more information, refer to UND.edu/financial-aid.
If you're interested in living in one of the UND residence halls, visit housing.UND.edu to research housing options, apply online, or download a printed application.
Apply early! your priority room assignment is based on the date you submit your housing application. If you complete the application process before may 1, you'll receive your room assignment before you arrive at orientation.
Keep in mind that residence hall housing is not guaranteed.
Make sure you bring the following items to Orientation:
- A printed copy of the confirmation email for your Orientation reservation.
- Your parking permit (emailed to you one week prior to your session) and driving directions.
- Your username and password to access your student account in Campus Connection.
- If you have not yet submitted your completed Health History & Immunization Form to UND Student Health Services, you may bring it with you to Orientation. However, it is highly recommended that you submit it in advance so it can be verified.
- If you plan to transfer college credits, dual credits, or PSEO credits and you did not send an official copy to the UND Office of Admissions prior to your Orientation date, bring a copy of your college transcript(s).
- Your Major / Program of Study and Essential Studies Worksheets from the Registration Prep Packet.
- Your government-issued photo ID so you can get your UND student ID, also known as your U Card.
- Workout gear, if you're interested in trying out the UND Student Wellness Center.
- Wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers as meeting room temperatures may vary. You're encouraged to wear UND clothing, such as the t-shirt you will receive from Admissions or pick up something new at the UND Bookstore.