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Salisbury University
A Maryland University of National Distinction

New Student Step-By-Step

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 Salisburys 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 to track your progress.

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Reserve Your Place
Reserve Your Place

1. Depositing with Salisbury and Completing the Housing Contract

Submitting your admissions deposit reserves space in the incoming class and provides access to your housing contract, which you must complete. First-time students who wish to file for an on campus exemption must submit an exemption appeal with the Office of Housing and Residence Life. For more information about housing options, Living-Learning Communities, and residency requirement exemptions, visit our website

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.

Register at SU
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3. Residency

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

4. Health Forms

All incoming students are required to complete the Medical History Form, Immunization Entry Form, Insurance Information and the tuberculosis screening questionnaire on line through the secure Student Health web portal. All incoming students must also submit the required immunization form or vaccine records, signed by a health care provider to the office of Student Health Services before August 4, 2017. 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 where you will find links to complete this requirement through the secure Student Health web portal.

 ***Please note newly admitted students will have access to the portal once they receive information that their SU GullNet account has been converted to an SU student account.

5. Orientation 101 Registration Program

SU's Orientation 101 is hosted in late June for Fall students and January for Spring students.  Incoming freshman students are pre-registered for classes and receive their schedules at Orientation 101.  Transfer students will complete the course registration at Orientation 101.

After you pay your acceptance deposit, you will receive an invitation and the opportunity to register for a specific day through your GullNet account.

6. Emergency Notification

New Students should register for the University's emergency text message alert system through GullNet. Click "Emergency Notification System".

Special Options
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7. Outdoor Programs

SU offers a variety of exciting summer trips for new students. Check out the Outdoor Programs Brochure and register online through GullNet.

Outdoor program are only available to incoming freshman students.

8. Powerful Connections

Powerful Connections: The University's Office of Multicultural Student Services offers all students of diverse backgrounds entering the University a unique opportunity to connect with multicultural upper-class students through our Powerful Connections Program. This program provides new students with a vital link and support for their success as they start out at Salisbury University.

9. Individual Student Services

Many offices within Student Affairs offer special services to students with individual needs. Learn more here:

10. 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.

Complete Your Paperwork
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11. Billing

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.

12. FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)

For more information regarding a student's rights under FERPA, please visit:


Before You Arrive
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13. Parking and Vehicles

Incoming students may register vehicles online and apply for a parking permit at the University Police Parking Web site.

14. Books

Students typically order books once their schedules are set. To order books for pick up, visit the Salisbury University Bookstore Web site.

15. 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

16. Orientation 102

First-year & Transfer students arrive on campus early to participate in the Orientation Program. Check the Student Activities Web site for the latest dates.

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