First Year Student Orientation

Welcome Class of 2019

The Assumption College community welcomes all of you and we cannot wait to see you at our June Orientation! With all of the student organizations, engaging classes, study-abroad opportunities, and athletic/recreational opportunities, you can immerse yourself in the true Assumption College experience.

Next Steps

June Orientation

Session 1:          Thursday, Friday          June 11-12
Session 2:          Monday, Tuesday         June 15-16
Session 3:          Thursday, Friday          June 18-19

Register Online: www.assumption.edu/orientation
You should have received your password in a letter from the Admissions Office once you sent in your deposit. If you have sent in your deposit and not received an acknowledgement letter, contact the Admissions Office at 1-866-477-7776.

The June Orientation session is a day and a half program, with an overnight for incoming students. Check in will begin at 8:00 am in the Laska Gym lobby.  Following the check in there will be welcoming remarks offered for both students and their parents and families, beginning at 8:45 am.  Students and their parents and families will then separate to attend their respective orientation sessions.  The parent and family program will end at 3:00 pm on the first day.  The student Orientation session will end the following day at 12:00 pm..

Helpful information for students planning to attend Orientation:

  • Students are required to spend the night during orientation.
  • Students should bring sheets or a sleeping bag and a pillow for the overnight.
  • Students may choose to shower on their overnight. If so, students may want to bring toiletries and shower shoes.
  • It is recommended that students pack sneakers and comfy clothes for the night time activities

For directions to campus, and a campus map, please visit: www.assumption.edu/about/visitor-information. For parking during Orientation, you may park in the Plourde parking lot, which is located clos to Laska Gym, where check in will be held. 

Hound Bound

Join Assumption's Facebook group for accepted students, Hound Bound, to meet future members of the Class of 2019. Find a roommate, see who has chosen the same major as you, find out who will be living in your dorm, or who shares similar interests with you.

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 the completed paperwork for our office by June 1, 2015 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.

Student Account Center in Student Portal

The Student Account portal presents comprehensive student account information including account summary activity and statements, with options to pay your bill. This includes enrollment in a payment plan.

Due to student privacy regulations (FERPA), initial access to the SAC is only granted to students at my.assumption.edu (available June 1). You have receive your portal login information in the housing and Academic mailing.

However since additional family members are frequently a critical partner in this process, the student (once logged into SAC) can extend invitations to additional participants to help manage their accounts.

To log on to the Student Account portal, click the following link: www.assumption.afford.com. On the right of the screen, select “Login with school credentials.” Follow instructions to set up your account and designate additional participants.

Housing Preference Survey

Housing Preference Survey: https://res.assumption.edu/roommates/index.php

Housing Preference Survey must be completed by June 10. If you did not complete the Housing Preference Survey or your wish to make changes to it, you can only do so on campus at an Orientation Session.

You should have received your official user name and password from Residential Life mailed May 18th. If you have any problems, please contact Residence Life at (508) 767-7505.

You will receive your housing assignment and contact information about your roommate by mid-July. If you do not receive your roommate assignment in the mail by mid-July, please contact Residential Life at (508) 767-7505.

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 web site:

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.

Math Placement

If you plan to take a mathematics course at Assumption, or any other math-related courses such as Statistics or Microeconomics, you must take the online math placement test. Even if you are not sure whether you will take math, it’s important to take the placement test now, so the results correspond to your current level.

Click Here for further information and to access the Math Placement Test

Foreign Language Placement

If you have had previous study of French, Spanish, German, Chinese, or Russian in high school, you must take the online language placement exam. Even if you’re not sure whether you will continue with the language or not, you need to take the online exam now, so that the results correspond to your current language level. If you have studied a language other than those listed above, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages will evaluate your high school transcript and provide you with a placement at orientation.

Click Here for further information and to take the Foreign Language Placement Test

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). All students will receive a copy of the book at orientation, but prior to that, students will access a PDF excerpt through Blackboard, an online platform that is used in many classes at Assumption. All students should read the PDF excerpt prior to the orientation in order to prepare for a model class discussion with a faculty member. You will need your official username and password to access Blackboard. 

Click Here to access Blackboard and the PDF

On the upper right-hand side of the Blackboard homepage, you will see a column “My Courses.” Click on “Class of 2019 First Year Common Book” and follow the instructions.

Advising Survey

During orientation, you will meet one-on-one for forty minutes with a faculty member to discuss your academic interests and goals and to choose appropriate courses for the fall. The questionnaire is used to place you with an appropriate faculty advisor, and it helps your advisor to guide you in course selection. It is also used to develop an overview of your class as a whole, your likes and dislikes and positions on certain issues. The collected results will be shared at orientation. The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete and must be done in one sitting.

You must complete the survey by June 5.

Click Here to access the Survey