Summer Events & August Orientation

Welcome to your first year at Assumption

We hope your summer is off to a good start. Every area on campus is busy preparing for your arrival which is in just a few short weeks. In an effort to assist you and your family in planning for the remainder of your summer, we have included the following information.

Next Steps

Bridge Orientation

During the months of July and August, your Orientation that began in June will continue virtually. During the bridge, you will:

  • Participate in Blackboard discussions on the first-year common book.
  • Receive pertinent information for various offices on campus
  • Further prepare for the start of classes in August

Please check your Assumption College email frequently, as that is the method the college will use to communicate through the “Bridge Orientation”.

First-Year Common Book

The First-Year Common Book for the Class of 2019 is Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Broadway Random House, 2010). Please continue to read the book, as you will have online Blackboard discussions this summer with your orientation leader, and will use it in the fall upon your return.

Alcohol Edu and Haven

Prior to your arrival in August, all first year and transfer students are required to complete both AlcoholEdu, an on-line Alcohol Education course, and Haven, an online course addressing critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.  You can begin taking the course on Monday, July 27 and must complete Part 1 of each program prior to Monday, August 24th.

Health Services Forms

Assumption College requires that all new, full-time undergraduate students return completed Health Forms to either Student Health Services or Sports Medicine (if playing a D-II sport) no later than July 15th for fall semester enrollment. These forms require incoming students to submit documentation of required immunizations and proof of health insurance. Students who fail to submit required documentation will be prohibited from attending classes, living on campus, and/or practicing/playing a D-II sport.

Any student who is NOT planning on playing a sport should complete the Health Entrance Form. It can be downloaded on the Student Health Services webpage: http://www.assumption.edu/student-services/health-services/forms

Please call Student Health Services at (508) 767-7329 or email houndhealthy@assumption.edu.

Any student who intends to play a D-II sport should complete the First Year Student Athletic Health Form instead of the Health Entrance Form. The form can be found at: assumptiongreyhounds.com/sports medicine/index. Questions? Please call Sports Medicine at (508) 767-7238.

Student Account Center on My Assumption Portal

The Student Account Center (SAC) is a portal that presents comprehensive student account information including Account Summary, Activity and Statements with options to pay your bill, including enrollment in a payment plan.

Due to student privacy regulations (FERPA), initial access to the SAC is granted only to students through the Assumption Portal. Since additional family members are frequently critical partners in this process, students (once logged into SAC) can extend invitations to additional participants to help manage their accounts.

How to access the Student Account Center
To log on to the student portal, click MyAssumption.Portal and enter your Assumption College email address and password. Once on the portal, click on the Student Account Center (light blue box on the upper-right-hand side). At the prompt, enter your Assumption College email address again, and your password. You can extend access to parents and family members through the “Manage Account Access” tab in Student Account Center.

Financial Aid

You have already received information and paperwork from the Assumption College Financial Aid Office.

Completing the Federal Direct Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at http://www.studentloans.gov and returning all requested paperwork to our office will ensure all the aid you are eligible to receive will be credited to your bill.

If you have any questions please visit http://www.assumption.edu/admissions/financial-aid or call (508) 767-7158 to speak with your personal financial aid advisor.

August Orientation

During orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to acclimate to campus and ease into college life. You’ll get to know the campus more, and learn about academic, social, and co-curricular life at Assumption.  You’ll meet with orientation leaders, faculty, and staff who are anxious to welcome you and help you as you become a member of the Assumption community!

Important Dates – All New Students and Families

First Day of Classes

  • Check-In for New Students
    Friday August 28, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • New Student August Orientation
    Friday August 28– Sunday August 30
  • First Day of Classes
    Monday August 31
  • First Year Matriculation Ceremony
    Monday August 31 – 4:30pm, Plourde Recreation Center

We look forward to seeing you this fall! If you have questions before that time, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 508-767-7403.