New Student Orientation

Students

Fall 2022 NSO

New Student Orientation for the Fall 2022 semester is scheduled for Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14.


NSO Highlights

Playfair: Join other new Monarchs for a powerful program that builds campus unity and school spirit.  Playfair is a team-building experience that is fun and entertaining – the ultimate icebreaker!

A Year in the Life of a Monarch: This session will give you a general idea of what the first year of college may look like for you.  You will learn how to maximize your college experience and successfully handle the challenges that might come your way.

Meet Your Major: During this session, students will have the opportunity to meet, connect, and interact with other students and members of the faculty within their selected major.  Students will walk away from this session knowing what opportunities and expectations are expected inside and outside the classroom associated with their major.

A Community of Care: A hallmark of the Methodist University community is the way we take care of each other.  You will learn about the University’s commitment to providing you support while also learning how each student can look out for one another.

Here to Hear: This session offers guided conversations committed to creating and maintaining a positive affective climate at Methodist University to establish and promote principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Student Organization Fair: You will have the opportunity to meet upper class students who represent the myriad clubs, student organizations, fraternities, and sororities on campus.  You will discover how to quickly get involved on campus.


NSO 2022 Schedule of Events


Campus Services

Chaplain/Religious Life

Located in the Matthews Ministry Center (MMC), the Department of Religious Life and Office of the Chaplain are open for students interested in connecting with religious and spiritual life on campus, learning about faith communities, and seeking spiritual support during the transition to university life. The Ministry Center’s Student Lounge “Family Room” (open 7:00 a.m. – midnight) is an inviting place for students to relax, watch tv, study, meet new people and enjoy an occasional snack. The University Chaplain, Rev. Kelli W. Taylor, is available at (910) 630-7515 or ktaylor@methodist.edu. Student program information is available from Ruth Carr at (910) 630-7157 or rcarr@methodist.edu.

Computer Services

The CAC Lab in the Trustees Academic Building, Room 264, will be open for use by students on Friday, August 12. The lab is closed on the weekends. Students should have received an e-mail account and myMU portal username and password in a letter from the Admissions Office. If you have not received your e-mail/myMU portal account information or have misplaced your information to log into your e-mail or myMU portal Contact the Help Desk. For assistance with the setting up your email account, log into myMU Portal, and click on the “Office 365” to access the guides. For assistance with myMU Portal: portalhelp@methodist.edu and for Email: help@methodist.edu or contact the Help Desk at (910) 630-7300. You may also stop by the Help Desk office in Trustees 275 for assistance. You will need to provide your full name and student ID number so that your identity can be verified.

Course Schedule & Academic and Career Advisor

The academic and career advising process begins when you are accepted at Methodist University and have paid your enrollment deposit. Every student is assigned an academic and career advisor. Your advisor will work with you to provide for you individualized degree planning support and proactive career advising. You will have the opportunity to meet and greet your academic and career advisor at New Student Check-in.  Advisors will also be present throughout Orientation weekend.  If you have not yet received your course schedule or if you need assistance connecting with your academic and career advisor, contact the One Stop immediately at (910) 630-7333.

Food Service

Food service during New Student Orientation will begin with lunch on Friday, August 12, in the Dining Hall.  Parents and guests are welcome to dine with us during NSO.  The Dining Hall will be open for regular service hours and the price per meal is listed below.  The Breakfast for Parents is provided at no charge.  Dining Hall Pricing: Breakfast, $6.05; Lunch & Dinner, $6.75. (Pricing subject to change.)

Health Services & Immunizations

In North Carolina the law requires both undergraduates and graduate students attending a college or university, whether public, private, or religious, to show proof that he/she has receive certain immunizations prior to enrolling any time during the year.

The health and safety of all individuals at Methodist University is important; therefore, we ask that all vaccine requirements be met prior to attending. You may submit details of your immunizations using the form (pg. 3) found on the Health Center website or official records from your childhood including type of vaccine and date (mm/dd/yy) given.

Deadline: July 1

View the list of immunizations required for enrollment. By state law, students are not allowed to stay in school longer than thirty days after enrollment if we do not receive proof that he/she has had the required immunizations or is excepted therefrom.

Medical and religious exemptions are accepted. View information on N.C. law regarding exemptions.

For information on exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine, reference our Forward Together web site.

For additional information you may call (910) 630-7164 or email muhc@methodist.edu.

Housing (On-Campus)

Please check your myMU Portal for all the details regarding your housing for the upcoming year. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at (910) 630-7370 or visit your myMU Portal for more information.

Parking

Parking during new student orientation and move-in scheduled for August 12-14, open parking on campus will be allowed for all New Students, Returning Students and Commuting Students. New Students, Returning Students and Commuter Students may not park in designated Faculty/Staff parking.

Parking is not permitted at any time in fire lanes, streets, driveways, grass areas or in any location that would impede emergency service vehicles. Vehicles may not be left unattended unless properly parked in a marked parking space.

On August 16, all Methodist University Parking Rules, Regulations, and Restrictions will be in full effect. Please see the official Methodist University parking rules, regulations, restrictions and color-coded map.

All students are required to have their vehicles registered with the Department of Public Safety no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20. You will have the opportunity to pick up your campus parking permit (provided that you completed the steps required before you arrive at Public Safety) on Thursday, August 12 and Friday, August 13 from 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Office located in the Campus Services Building.

Permits cost $180 per year or $100 per semester and must be purchased online through your myMU Portal with your debit or credit card (preferred method). If paying with cash, check, or money order, this must be done at the Student Account Office (Horner Administration Building). If the student has money on their account there may also be an option to charge their parking permit to their student accounts (please inquire with the Student Accounts Office). Regardless of the payment method, you must register the vehicle information through your MU Portal before you arrive at the Public Safety Office.

You will be required to present a receipt if you paid at the Student Accounts Office. *Prior to your arrival on campus and before August 10, you will need to submit a photo through your MU portal in order to receive your campus ID card at Orientation. If you purchase your vehicle permit online prior to August 10, it will also be included with your packet. The portal link will become available July 1 for purchasing your permits.

Student Accounts Office

Students who have made payment arrangements with the Student Accounts Office prior to Thursday, August 11, should check in at the Union-Zukowski Lobby of the Reeves Fine Arts Complex before proceeding to your assigned residence halls. Information about payment arrangements are available on the Student Accounts tab of the student’s myMU Portal. The payment deadline is August 1. It is to the student’s benefit to complete payment arrangements before coming to campus in August. If not, you should report to the Student Accounts Office first. When you have settled your account, you should check in at the Union-Zukowski Lobby of the Reeves Fine Arts Complex before proceeding to your assigned residence hall.

Veteran Students

All new veteran students should check in Friday and prepare to participate in NSO activities. New Veteran students are encouraged to attend the Student Veterans Orientation Session on Friday, August 12, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon in Hendricks 222.  You should also plan to attend the Meet Your Major session when it is scheduled on Saturday. Your success as a non-traditional student depends, in no small part, on the support of your family. We welcome family members to join you for this orientation session.


Office Hours

Friday, August 12

TimeOffices & ServicesLocation
11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.Dining Hall openBerns Student Ctr.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Starbucks open
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.POD openBerns Student Ctr.
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Chick-fil-a openBerns Student Ctr.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.All Campus Offices open
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Bookstore openBerns Student Ctr.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Post Office openBerns Student Ctr.
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.MU Golf Shop openPlayer Center
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.IDs & Vehicle RegistrationCampus Services Bldg.
Open all dayHensdale Chapel
Stillpoint Sacred Space
“Family Room” Student Lounge
On the Quad
Chris’s House
Matthews Ministry Ctr.

Saturday, August 13

TimeOffices & ServicesLocation
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.Dining Hall openBerns Student Ctr.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Starbucks openBerns Student Ctr.
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.POD openBerns Student Ctr.
9:00 a.m. – NoonHousing & Student Affairs Offices openBerns Student Ctr.
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Chick-fil-a openBerns Student Ctr.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Post Office openBerns Student Ctr.
9:00 a.m. – NoonStudent Accounts Office openHorner
9:00 a.m. – NoonFinancial Aid Office openStout
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.IDs & Vehicle RegistrationCampus Services Bldg.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Bookstore openBerns Student Ctr.
10:00 a.m. – NoonMU Golf Shop openPlayer Center
Open all dayHensdale Chapel
Stillpoint Sacred Space
“Family Room” Student Lounge
On the Quad
Chris’s House
Matthews Ministry Ctr.

Sunday, August 14

TimeOffices & ServicesLocation
11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.Dining Hall openBerns Student Ctr.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Starbucks openBerns Student Ctr.
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.POD openBerns Student Ctr.
Open all dayHensdale Chapel
Stillpoint Sacred Space
“Family Room” Student Lounge
On the Quad
Chris’s House
Matthews Ministry Ctr.

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