Student Life - New Student Resources

Welcome to Manchester University!

We are glad you chose Manchester University, and we can’t wait to welcome you to campus! On this web page, we have gathered some important resources that will help you prepare for success as a student at Manchester University.

Check out these new student FAQs, too!

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. Who is your counselor?


We are excited you have taken the first step in becoming a Manchester Spartan!  To complete your priority registration you must complete your placement exams and make your deposit by March 31. 

Placement exams


Welcome to the MU community! We look forward to seeing you at summer orientation 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. Make sure to check off all of the following tasks:

Important Dates

  • Submit your $250 Enrollment Deposit via mail, over the phone (800-852-3648), or online.
  • Take your Placement Exams via ChetNet.
  • Submit your Housing Form or Request to Live Off Campus Form online by May 1.
  • Submit your Summer Orientation Reservation Form online by May 22.
  • Submit your Health History 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.


Make sure to mark these important dates in your calendar:

  • Summer Orientation – June 5, 18, 21, 26, and 29
  • Welcome Week – Aug. 25-28, 2018
  • Fall 2018 classes begin Aug. 29, 2018.
  • More key dates for 2018-2019 academic year




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 your Summer Orientation session. If you have any problems, email


Orientation and Placement Exams

Your Manchester University experience begins in June with Summer Orientation.

Parents, guardians, family, and other guests are welcome to attend. They can attend a special session planned for them while you participate in other orientation activities.

Summer Orientation dates for 2018 are June 5,18, 21, 26 and 29. 

Placement Exams

It is very important that you review the Placement Exam Information. All students are required to take a mathematics exam. All placement exams are administered online.


Academic/Class Information

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Health Forms

All students are required to have a completed a Health History 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 Medicatconnect.




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.

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 Outtakes.

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 questions about computers, cable TV, telephones, email, connectivity, etc. at the website for Information Technology Services.