Orientation FAQ's

New Student Orientation

Do I have to stay on campus for freshmen orientation?
Yes! It is required that all (this includes commuters living in the surrounding area) students participating in Mountaineer Days I & II stay one night on campus.

When do I receive my class schedule?
Class schedules are reviewed and processed during Orientation. You will meet with a faculty advisor in a one-on-one session which at that time he/she will discuss various criteria with you such as intended major, previous work, assessment and preferences in order to finalize your class schedule.

How is my academic advisor assigned?
Based on your intended major, a professor from that area will most likely be your first academic advisor.

What is the average course load for freshmen?
Students usually begin with 15-16 hours as recommended by the University. If it turns out that this type of schedule is not working for the student, adjustments and strategies can be changed up until a week after midterm grades are posted. Dropping a class is recommended only after consultation with Financial Aid and campus advisors.

How will I found out where I will be living on campus?
Housing assignments: All students will be able to access their Fall 2013 housing assignments via Schreiner One. In order to access your assignment you will need to go to the secured Schreiner One web page at https://info.schreiner.edu/ics and enter your user id and password. Once you have logged into the secure Schreiner One webpage click on the residence information tab to see your Fall 2013 housing assignment and roommate information.

When do I move into my Residence Hall?
Friday, August 16, 2013. Check in is at your assigned hall and begins at 9am and ends at 8pm.

How does the Texas 2010 Meningitis Law affect me?
Meningitis:  Effective June 1 2010, the state of Texas passed HB 4189 which requires all new and transfer residential students to have the meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to moving in to on campus housing. The Office of Residence Life is required to abide by this law and will not allow any student who has not fulfilled this requirement to move into on campus housing nor can we release their housing assignment to them until there housing applicant file is complete. (A complete file consist of a housing application, commitment fee, and meningitis information all on file).

If a student has been awarded work study, when will he/she actually be assigned a job?
Students must interview and be hired for work study jobs. Contact Human Resources for specific information on work study openings.

What are the immunization and Insurance requirements?
All current immunizations for Meningitis, Polio, MMR, Varicella and TD (Tetanus) are required for all Residential and International Students. Texas State Law requires Meningitis verification on file in the Health and Wellness Center 15 days prior to moving on to campus. Other strongly recommended vaccinations are Hepatitis A and B and HPV. All international students are required to have a TB skin test or chest X-ray prior to registration. Fax immunization records to 830-792-7304. More information can be found at the Health and Wellness website.

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