Fall Freshman Student Guide



Dare to be extraordinary at Eastern Connecticut State University. It’s a place where a love of learning is palpable – and the drive to make a difference is even more so. You are officially on your way to becoming a Warrior! This guide will help ensure that you are fully prepared for the start of the fall 2018 semester and a great freshman year.

Step 1Complete the FAFSA
File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible, or before March 1, 2018 in order to qualify for grants and other funding.
For more information, visit www.easternct.edu/finaid/ or call (860) 465-5205.
Step 2Activate your Eastern technology accounts
Eastern email is the University’s official means of communicating with students and will be used to convey important information throughout your career at Eastern. Your eWeb student portal will be used to electronically submit your deposits, register for classes, view your financial aid, and more.
Please click here for instructions to activate your Eastern accounts, and refer to your acceptance letter for your Eastern ID, username, and e-mail address.
Step 3Submit non-refundable deposit
Commit to being a Warrior! Deposits must be submitted to reserve courses and residence hall space by May 1, 2018. The University reserves the right to return deposits received after enrollment capacity has been reached. Click here for step-by-step instructions for paying your deposit.

Students living on campus: $450 non-refundable tuition and housing deposit.

Students living off campus: $200 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Step 4Complete housing application
Visit www.easternct.edu/housing/apply-for-housing/ for detailed application instructions after submitting the deposit(s) in Step 3.

Hall placement will be determined on a first-come, first-served manner based on the date your housing deposit is submitted. Hall assignments are not started until April 15. Be sure to check your Eastern email account for updates after this date.
Step 5Reserve mandatory SOAR date
SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) is an overnight orientation program in the summer designed to introduce all new first-year students to life on campus.

Visit www.easternct.edu/orientation/ and click on First-Year Students for detailed information and to register to attend a SOAR Session. Students must submit the non-refundable tuition deposit prior to reserving a SOAR date.

SOAR Dates: June 25-26, June 28-29, July 2-3, July 9-10, July 12-13
Step 6Complete required health forms
Please go to www.easternct.edu/health/ for the required health forms. Be sure to review the “Five Things You Need to Read” form.
Step 7Complete freshman preference registration
Students who have submitted their non-refundable tuition deposit will be emailed their Freshman Preference Registration information in April. Students should complete placement requirements and pre-register for fall courses as soon as possible.

For information about your placement into English and Mathematics courses, visit www.easternct.edu/advising/ and click on Current Students.
Step 8Request official transcripts
Make sure your final high school transcript as well as any Advanced Placement exam scores and transcripts for college-level courses are submitted to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.