Welcome New Student!
Congratulations and welcome to Salisbury University!
To help you navigate your first steps as an SU student, we have designed a Step-By-Step Guide to assist you. Following this guide will help you stay organized and assist you in a smooth and successful transition to life on Salisbury’s campus. Please complete each item, paying special attention to due dates, and feel free to contact any of the offices involved in the process for assistance. We have also provided a printable Step-By-Step Guide to help you track your progress.
1. Depositing with Salisbury and Completing the Housing Application
Paying your admissions acceptance deposit secures your place in our incoming class. You can pay online through your GullNet account. Depositing is a two-step process where you first indicate your intention to accept your admission and then fill out the appropriate housing information. You must then submit your payment to reserve both your space and housing preferences. First-time students who wish to live off campus should still submit housing information, but can then follow the instructions for submitting an appeal for to the Housing Office. For more information about housing options, Living Learning Communities, and residency requirement exemptions, visit http://www.salisbury.edu/housing/.
2. Financial Aid
If you have applied for financial aid, you will receive information once your FAFSA form has been processed. To secure your aid, make sure that you have accepted it online. For instructions on how to accept your aid online through GullNet, visit the Financial Aid Notification Guide.
Students who wish to claim in-state tuition must complete a residency form through their GullNet account. To read the Board of Regents' policy on residency, click here. The staff of the Residency Office is available daily to assist in understanding the policy as well as to assist students in preparing the petition for submission. If you have specific questions, please contact the Residency Office at 410-543-6547 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit the Residency Information Web site
4. Health Forms
All incoming students are required to complete a Medical History on line and submit the required immunization records to the office of Student Health Services before enrolling. This form may also be used to fulfill some of the health form requirements for SU’s athletic programs and New Student Experience trips. Visit Student Health Services where you will find links to complete this requirement through your Gullnet account.
5. Orientation 101 Registration Program
Students register for courses at SU’s Orientation 101 Program held in late June for Fall students and January for Spring students.
After you pay your acceptance deposit, you will receive an invitation and the opportunity to register for a specific day through your GullNet account.
- For more information on Orientation 101 go to the New Student Experience Web site
6. Emergency Notification
New Students should register for the University’s emergency text message alert system through GullNet. Click "Emergency Notification System".
- Visit the Emergency Notification Web site
7. Outdoor Programs
SU offers a variety of exciting summer trips for new students. Check out the list at the New Student Experience Web site and register online through GullNet.
Outdoor program priority is given to first year students.
8. Individual Student Services
Many offices within Student Affairs offer special services to students with individual needs. Learn more here:
- Career Services
- Center for Student Achievement
- Commuter Services
- Counseling Services
- Disability Services
- Guerrieri University Center
- Multicultural Student Services
- Parent Programs
- Veteran Affairs
9. Kognito Training
All students are being asked to participate in training to help other distressed students. To find out how you can help increase early detection of students who are at-risk and increase help-seeking, please visit the STAND4YOU website and complete Kognito at-Risk for College Students.
Electronic bills are generated for the fall semester in mid-July and at the beginning of December for the spring semester. Billing statements can be viewed by logging into GullNet > Main Menu > Bills/Payments/PayPlans/Refunds. For more information on methods of payment, please visit the Cashiers Office Payment Web site.
11. FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)
For more information regarding a student’s rights under FERPA, please visit:
12. Parking and Vehicles
Incoming students may register vehicles online and apply for a parking permit
at the University Police Parking Web
Students typically order books once their schedules are set. To order books for pick up, visit the Salisbury University Bookstore Web site.
14. New Student Reader
To find out more information about satisfying your requirements in the New Student Reader program please visit the New Student Reader Web site
First Year Students Only
15. Orientation 102
First-year students arrive on campus early to participate in the Orientation Program. Check the Student Activities Web site for the latest dates.