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Spring Freshman Student Guide

Spring First-Year 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 Spring 2021 semester. All you have to do is follow these steps:

  • File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible, or before November 15, 2020 in order to qualify for grants and other funding. For more information, visit or call (860) 465-5205.
  • Your Office 365 e-mail account is the primary source of communication between you and Eastern. Prior to arriving to campus, you will receive emails to inform you about placement testing, housing, financial aid, and registration. Your account credentials are also used to access eWeb to submit your deposits, register for classes, view your financial aid, and more. Please click here for instructions to activate your Office 365 account; please refer to your acceptance letter for your Eastern ID, username, and email address.
  • Commit to being a Warrior! Deposits must be submitted to reserve courses and residence hall space. 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.

    Once we receive your tuition deposit, a schedule will be created for you based on your declared major of study. You will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor to review and make changes to your schedule. 

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

    Students living off campus: $200 non-refundable tuition deposit.

  • Visit for detailed application instructions after submitting the deposit(s) in Step 3.

    Hall placement will be determined in a first-come, first-served manner based on the date your housing deposit is submitted.  Be sure to check your Eastern email account for updates after this date.
  • SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) is an orientation program designed to introduce all new first-year students to life on campus.

    Visit and click on First-Year Students for detailed information about the mandatory virtual orientation. You must submit your non-refundable tuition deposit prior to completing SOAR.

    Mandatory Virtual SOAR deadline: January 22, 2021.
  • Please go to for the required health forms. Be sure to review the “Five Things You Need to Read” form.
  • 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.