I'm accepted. Now what?


THINGS TO KNOW AND DO BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN:

  • Complete your FAFSA. We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. The sooner you file the better your chances of getting free money before it runs out.
  • Learn about on campus housing by visiting usao.edu/res-life. Fill out a housing contract of your choice, either Sparks Hall or Lawson Court, and a roommate preference form. Be sure to submit your $200 housing deposit with the forms.
  • Provide documentation of required vaccinations or Certificate of Exemption to submit for our records.
  • If you receive a financial aid award letter, respond and accept promptly.
  • Schedule an enrollment advisement appointment with the USAO Admissions Office by calling (405) 574-1357 or by email.

THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO GO, WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON CAMPUS:

  • Admissions Office (Troutt Hall, Room 225)
    • Enroll! First come to the Admissions Office where one of our counselors will point you in the right direction to begin the enrollment process.
    • Complete your FERPA. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of educational records. You can find more information at FERPA General Guidance for Students.
    • Fill out the Health Services medical information questionnaire.
  • Financial Aid Office (Troutt Hall Room 112)
    • Confirm that all of your information has been received and ask any further questions you may have about financial aid.
  • Business Office (Troutt Hall Room 220)
    • Confirm that your housing deposit has been received.
  • Student Services (Student Center Room 301)
    • Get your student ID and your parking permit.
    • Confirm that your housing contract has been received.  If you haven’t filled one out yet, you can now.

SUGGESTED THINGS TO BRING:

  • Study supplies
    • Backpack
    • Calculator
    • Desk lamp
    • Envelopes
    • Erasers
    • Folders
    • Highlighters
    • Index cards
    • Labels
    • Notebooks and paper
    • Pens & pencils
    • Postage stamps
    • Ruler
    • Scissors
    • Stapler & staples
    • Tape
    • Three-hole punch
    • Writing style guide
  • Computer Equipment
    • Laptop or computer
    • Flash Drive
    • Printer, ink and paper
    • Software & documentation (backup disks of key software will come in handy!)
    • Speakers
    • Surge protector
  • Laundry Supplies
    • Clothes hamper/laundry bag
    • Clothes hangers
    • Laundry detergent
    • Cash for laundry card ($5-$20 bills)
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Stain remover
  • Kitchen Supplies
    • Dish detergent
    • Dish cloths/towels
    • Can/bottle opener
    • Dishes, cups, pots, and pans
    • Plastic food containers
    • Utensils
  • Bath Supplies
    • Towels
    • Rug
    • Air freshener
  • Miscellaneous
    • Alarm clock
    • TV and DVD player
    • Phone
    • Fan
    • Flashlight
    • Batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Broom/vacuum
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Trashcan
    • White poster putty
  • Paperwork
    • Health insurance card
    • Driver's license or ID
    • Bank card/checks/info

Sparks Hall Specifics

  • Mini refrigerator (3 cubic feet or less)
  • Microwave (800W or less)
  • Bedding to fit extra long twin size bed

Lawson Court Specifics

  • Shower curtain liner
  • Bedding to fit full size bed
  • Lawson apartments include a microwave and refrigerator for each apartment.