For New Students

Welcome to Manchester University!

We are glad you chose Manchester University and are excited to welcome you to campus! On this web page, you will find important resources that will help you prepare for success as a student at Manchester University. We encourage you to also check out these new student FAQs!

If you're unable to find anything you're looking for or have questions about what you see, contact your admissions counselor, email, or call 800-852-3648. 

Not sure who your counselor is? Who is your counselor?


We are excited you have taken the first step in becoming a Manchester Spartan!  To begin the New Student Registration process, please complete the following by May 10.

Placement exams

It is very important that you review the Placement Exam Information. Placement exams are critical in appropriately placing students in courses that meet their skill level. While there is not a specific study guide for these exams, we encourage students to try their best as these will affect your academic plan for your four years at Manchester University.

All students are required to take a mathematics exam. All placement exams are administered online.

Deposit/Intent to Enroll

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that families are valuing flexibility in a time of disruption. To help you continue your progress toward attending Manchester this fall, the University has decided to waive enrollment deposits. Instead, we are asking you to declare your commitment to attending Manchester by completing the Intent to Enroll form. The earlier you complete this form, the earlier you can move through the registration process to secure your spot in classes. Complete the Intent to Enroll form here.

New student registration survey:

Welcome to the MU community!
We look forward to seeing you at Black & Gold Days in June!  Look for more information about orientation and housing to come soon.

For any questions, please contact your admissions counselor.

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Are you on track?

Make sure you’re not missing anything! Complete the following checklist to make sure you have completed all of the necessary requirements. You need to check off all of the following tasks to ensure that you are prepared:

Important Next Steps

  • Complete the Intent to Enroll form.
  • Take your Placement Exams via ChetNet.
  • Submit your Housing Form or Request to Live Off Campus Form online by May 1.
  • Submit your Black & Gold Days Reservation Form online by May 22.
  • Submit your required Health Form online by Aug. 1.
  • Request final official transcripts for any dual-credit courses you’ve taken in high school. These should be mailed to the Office of Admissions as soon as available.




ChetNet is the University's intranet. Here you'll find much of the information you need to know that's too personal or secure to put onto the University's website, such as forms and account information. Once you’re a student here, you’ll also use ChetNet to find important University announcements, news, and information about events. Most importantly, this is where you’ll get your grades at the end of the semester. See these instructions for logging into ChetNet.

You will need to access your MU ChetNet account during Summer Orientation, so please make sure you can login to ChetNet BEFORE attending Black & Gold Days. If you have any problems, email


Black & Gold Days

Your Manchester University experience begins with Black & Gold Days. Due to COVID-19 Black & Gold Days will be virtual this summer. Click here to view the schedule.

Black & Gold Days will include information about your fall schedule plus sessions that will be helpful as your start your college journey at Manchester this fall.

We are excited about connecting with you in June!

2020 Dates and Reservations

All incoming first-year students are required to attend an MU Black & Gold Day session. Reservations for Black & Gold Day need to be submitted by May 22. You will need to register on your personal website.  

  • Black & Gold Days – June 15, 19 & 26
  • Move-In and New Student Orientation – August 29-30
  • Welcome Week – Begins Aug. 31
  • Fall 2020 classes begin Sept. 2



Academic/Class Information

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Required Health Forms

All students are required to have a completed a required health form, current physical, required immunizations, and emergency medical card on file with Health Services by August 1. If student is a minor prior to coming to campus, they are required to also have parents/guardians print, complete and upload the minor release form located in Med + Proctor.



Campus Store/Textbooks

Order textbooks online from the Manchester University Campus Store. A complete book list will be available on the Campus Store website two weeks prior to the start of classes. Pick up books at the store before the start of classes.

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Rooms/Residential Life

What should I bring to college? How big is my room? Where can I do laundry? Find answers about residential life at MU here.

Welcome New Students

Visiting Manchester University

Administration Building

Money Matters

The Office of Student Financial Services assists students in payments of tuition and other fees, and credits accounts with financial aid, loans and scholarships. Students need to discuss their financial aid with their admissions counselor before they can be ready to register for classes.

The Business Office provides services to students such as check cashing, money orders and payment for campus employment. An ATM is located on the lower level of the Jo Young Switzer Center.

Students can apply for a variety of campus employment positions to help offset college costs.

Cafeteria Worker


All resident students are required to be on a meal plan, with several options available. Meals are served at Haist Commons in the Jo Young Switzer Center, or students can buy a la carte items from The Oaks Snack Bar, or grab food-to-go from Wilbur’s featuring Cru5h.

Haley Student Worker

Campus Employment

Find on-campus student job postings on our Human Resources page. The Office of Career and Professional Development helps students find paid internships and other off-campus employment.



Students must register all motor vehicles as part of the enrollment process.



Find answers to all your technology questions at the website for Information Technology Services.