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New Student Information


Welcome to the Mansfield family!

In preparation for continuing your academic pursuits and achieving your dreams, please review the following guidelines and instructions for getting started. These will help you make a smooth transition into the new semester.

**Please see Additional Information Links located at right-hand side of this page for information specific to your degree program.

General New Student Information:

Account Information

south hallThe first step to taking classes at Mansfield University and securing a housing assignment is accessing your campus services account information. Visit this website - https://info.mansfield.edu/myaccount in order to retrieve your account information. You will be asked for your 7 digit student ID # (please include the leading zero), the last 4 digits of your social security number, and your year of birth.

Note: when entering your student ID #, it must be seven(7) digits long; if it is not, please enter the appropriate number of zeros in front of the ID #.  You can find your student ID# on your acceptance letter as well as on your confirmation letter.

You will then be provided with your email account information, your Desire2Learn & WebAdvisor login information as well as your barcode information for online students. For further information concerning these and other CT services, access our Campus Technologies webpage.

New Students for Summer and Fall 2014 - read below for Important Account Information

Account Information for students who have confirmed their attendance (by paying the $125 advance deposit to the Admissions Office) and who will be taking classes beginning in the summer or fall 2014 semesters:

  • Your Mounties Email and My.Mansfield accounts will be available beginning March 1, 2014. If you pay the $125 advance deposit to Admissions after March 1st, please allow one week (after payment) for your Email & My.Mansfield accounts to be created.

  • Your WebAdvisor Account will be available in beginning April 24, 2014 for students who are registered for summer 2014 coursework.  Available at the time of your registered orientation session or beginning July 15, 2014 (whichever comes first) for all students who are registered for fall 2014 coursework.  After July 15th, WebAdvisor access will be available 24-48 hours after you have been registered for coursework. 

  • Desire2Learn (D2L) access (using the same password as My.Mansfield) may be available two weeks prior to the start of the semester D2L course information is loaded by each individual professor; therefore, your course information may not be available until the first day of the semester, depending on the faculty member.

 

If you are a graduate student, please refer to the Graduate - New Student Information page for further information.

Class Schedule

  • First Year (Freshman & Transfer) Undergraduate students will be pre scheduled by the Registrar to ensure appropriate classes applicable to your degree program. If you are starting in the spring term, the Registrar will email (to both your mounties email & home email addresses) directions on how to access WebAdvisor and print your schedule. If you are starting in the summer or fall terms, your schedule will be given to you at Orientation. The Registrar will email (to both your mounties email & home email addresses) directions on how to access WebAdvisor and print your schedule. 

  • Graduate students should email the Registrar to schedule courses.

  • Readmit students should access Readmit Student Specific Information for class schedule information.

  • Non-Degree students are scheduled by the Non-Degree Program Director. For further information, please access Non-Degree Student Specific Information for class schedule information.

After the start of each term, you may add or drop courses during the first six and seven days of class. Add/Drops will be processed through WebAdvisor. The current class schedule is available at esd.mansfield.edu/registration-information.cfm.

Please review all deadlines for state, federal, and campus aid to maximize your eligibility. The FASFA form may be completed on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/The Mansfield University school code is 003324. Additional information can be found on our website at http://esd.mansfield.edu/financial-aid/ or by contacting your personal admissions counselor at 800-577-6826.

Housing & Dining

Manser DiningThe advantages of on-campus living are so important to the undergraduate experience that all students in their first and second year are required to reside and dine on-campus. (some exemptions apply). We look forward to serving as your "home away from home". The next step in your admissions process is to acquire a housing assignment and meal plan or to seek an approved exemption. 

Please go to My.Mansfield (you will need your campus services log in and password to access My.Mansfield. You can get this information by accessing your accounts) beginning: 

  • March 1, 2014 for fall 2014 semester housing - This link will be available March 1, 2014 for students who are beginning in the fall 2014 semester. 

Choose the link for MyHousing to participate in the on-line assignment process for both services (room and meals).  Select the link for Apply Online. A $200 "one-time" deposit is required to arrange these services. This serves as a damage deposit and remains on record as long as you reside on campus. It allows you to book rooms in future years without any additional deposits. It is returned at the end of the semester in which you depart campus housing less damages/cleaning which may be experienced.

Review and accept the housing/dining agreement and provide us with your preferences. There are instances that may qualify for an exemption from the campus residency requirement and these will be outlined in the on-line assignment process, along with a section to complete to request the exemption (additional documentation required in some instances). Visit the Residence Life web page for more information.  If you have any questions regarding housing, dining or this online assignment process, please contact the Residence Life Office at housing@mansfield.edu or by calling 570-662-4934 or 570-662-4952.

Invoices

You can access your invoice online. Hard copy invoices will not be mailed. Please visit the Billing Information webpage for step-by-step instructions on how to access your online invoice.

You will be able to view your online invoices beginning approximately:

  • late May for summer session II (SF)
  • late July for the fall semester 
  • late November for the spring semester
  • mid April for summer session I (SU)

**Please Note: If you are taking summer classes in both sessions (1A/1B & SF) you will be billed separately for these sessions. 

Please call (570) 662-4888 or 4889 with questions regarding your invoice. The Student Accounts Office is open Monday through Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm and 12:45pm - 4:00 pm. Please refer to the Tuition & Fees website for tuition information.  You may pay your bill online via WebAdvisor at or mail your payment to Mansfield University, Student Accounts Office, 224 South Hall, Mansfield PA 16933.

Health Forms

All first year students are required to complete a health evaluation form. This health form must be completed and returned in order for the student to be treated at the University health clinic.

Health Science Students

health sciencesIf you have been admitted into a Health Science program (Nursing, Dietetics, Respiratory Therapy or Radiology Technology) there are particular forms that you must complete prior to start of the semester.

If you have questions about any of these forms or the necessary requirements, please contact our Health Sciences Department at 570-662-4481.

Education Students

CLEARANCES: Upon acceptance to a teacher education program, all majors must apply for and possess the following required state clearances:

  1. Negative TB tine test
  2. Pennsylvania Criminal Record check (ACT 34)
  3. Child Abuse History clearance (ACT 151)
  4. PA-FBI fingerprint check (ACT 114)
  5. Professional Liability Insurance
  6. Pennsylvania Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (ACT 24)
  7. Proof of Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training
  8. Handbook Clearance - Which includes the Statement of Understanding, the Statement of Confidentiality and Professionalism, and the Statement of Adherence.

These clearances must be current, no older than one year, and renewed again just prior to student teaching. Bring copies of your current clearances to the Educational Field Experience Office, 202 Retan Center within the first two weeks of your first semester on campus and/or notify the office if you anticipate any delays with attaining the clearances. The process for securing the required clearance can be found on the Teacher Education & Educational Field Experiences webpage. Questions can be directed to Beth McClure at 570-662-4024.

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE: Since you are required to participate in school-related field experience, please prepare to submit proof of professional liability insurance to the Educational Field Experiences Office, 202 Retan Center. All students must protect themselves with liability coverage. For details, please visit the Teacher Education and Educational Field Experiences webpage.

Online Courses

Students enrolled in any online course should acquaint themselves with our Online Learning page. If you are taking only online courses and wish to access the North Hall Library resources and materials remotely, you will need your student ID number as well as an 18-digit library barcode number. This 18-digit number can be found on your My Accounts page.  It can also be found by going to the following weblink: http://lib.mansfield.edu/faq/library-id-number-lookup/. However, if it is your intention to physically sign out materials from our library, you must have a student ID card.

To access the syllabus (if available) for your class, please click on the Spring 2014 Online Classes link from the Online Learning Page. The syllabus will tell you what textbook is required, if any. If there isn't a syllabus available and you have questions about the textbook, please email the professor of the course directly. If you don't know your professor's email address, you may look it up in our Faculty Directory

Student Life

Visit the Student Affairs webpage to explore our campus life opportunties.

Campus Bookstore

BookstoreThe Campus Bookstore is located in the Alumni Hall Student Center, Room 224. For your convenience, you may purchase or reserve your books online at mansfieldbookstore.com. If you purchase your books, shipping charges will apply or if you reserve your books they will be held here for your pickup and no shipping charges will be assessed. 

Regular hours while classes are in session are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students enrolled in courses at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre may purchase the necessary textbooks/materials at the MURPH'S MART bookstore located in the Patterson Building.

Parking Decal

You will need a current parking decal to park on campus. Commuter students may purchase a decal for $25.00, while on-campus students may purchase a decal for $50.00.

You can apply and purchase your parking permit online! To learn how, and to view our Parking Regulations visit our Police Services & Safety page. If you are requesting a parking decal for the spring semester ONLY, the cost is $12.50 for commuter students and $25 for on-campus students.

Student ID cardUniversity IDs

Our university ID card now also serves as your meal ticket, library access card, and cash debit card and it has on it both a bar code and magnetic strip. If you do not possess a color MU card, you will have to obtain a new card.

ID cards are available in the C.C.S.I. Office, Student Center - third floor. The cost is $5.00 for a brand new card and $15.00 to replace a lost card.

WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor is a web-based application which serves as an academic record resource for Mansfield University students. MU students use WebAdvisor to access academic information such as registration, schedules, grades, unofficial transcripts, and program evaluations (degree audit). Current MU students can access WebAdvisor under Web Logins on our main university webpage or by entering the following address https://webadvisor.mansfield.edu/WebAdvisor/WebAdvisor. Your user ID will be your email username. For password information, please see Account Information.