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 find additional information below regarding specific degree programs.
General New Student Information:
The first step to taking classes at Mansfield University and securing a housing assignment is accessing your campus services account information. Visit My Accounts in order to retrieve your account information.
Note: You will need your Student ID#, which can be found on your acceptance letter as well as on your confirmation letter.
You will then be provided with your email account information, your Desire2Learn and Student Student Service 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.
If you are a graduate student, please refer to the Graduate - New Student Information page for further information.
New Students for Summer and Fall 2020 - read below for Important Account Information
Account information for students who have confirmed their attendance (by paying the advance deposit to the Admissions Office) and who will be taking classes beginning in the summer or fall 2020 semesters:
- Mounties Email and My.Mansfield accounts will be available within seven (7) days after you pay the Admissions Office advance deposit.
- Student Self Service Accounts 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.
First Year (Freshman & Transfer) Undergraduate students will be pre-scheduled by the Registrar. To ensure appropriate classes applicable to your degree program, please send official transcripts of completed college-level coursework. 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 Colleague Self Service 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 Colleague Self Service 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 seven days of class. Add/Drops will be processed through Student Self Service. The current class schedule is available at Registration Information.
Please review all deadlines for state, federal, and campus aid to maximize your eligibility. The FASFA form may be completed online at the FAFSA website. The Mansfield University school code is 003324. Additional information can be found on our website at Financial Aid or by contacting your personal admissions counselor at 800-577-6826.
Housing & Dining
The 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 login and password to access My.Mansfield. You can get this information by accessing your accounts):
Choose the link for MyHousing to participate in the online assignment process for both services (room and meals). Tap on Application, then select New Student (2020/FA) from the drop-down box. A $100 housing application fee is required to arrange these services. Housing and dining selection procedures are available from the residence life webpage.
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 online assignment process, along with a section to complete to request the exemption (additional documentation required in some instances). Visit the Student Living web page for more information. If you have any questions regarding housing, dining, or this online assignment process, please contact the Student Living Office at email@example.com or by calling 570-662-4934 or 570-662-4952.
You can access your invoice online. Hard copy invoices are not be mailed. Please visit the Billing Information web page for step-by-step instructions on how to access your online invoice.
Postcards are mailed to the home address on file prior to every semester with important due date information as well as other important dates for the semester. You can access this same information at Important Semester Dates.
**Please Note: If you are taking summer classes in both sessions (SU & SF) you will be billed separately for each session.
Please call (570) 662-4888 with questions regarding your invoice. The Student Accounts Office at 224 South Hall is open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. Please refer to the Tuition Rates website for tuition information.
You may pay your bill online via Student Self Service>>Student Finance>>Make A Payment, over the phone at 570-662-4888 or by mail to Mansfield University, Student Accounts Office, 224 South Hall, 71 S Academy St, Mansfield PA 16933.
All first year students are required to complete a health evaluation form which can be found on the Mansfield University Campus Clinic website. This health form must be completed and returned in order for the student to be treated at the University health clinic.
CLEARANCES: Upon acceptance into a teacher education program, all majors must apply for and possess the following required state clearances:
- Negative TB tine test
- Pennsylvania Criminal Record check (ACT 34)
- Child Abuse History clearance (ACT 151)
- PA-FBI fingerprint check (ACT 114)
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Pennsylvania Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (ACT 24)
- Proof of Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training (ACT 126)
- Handbook Clearances:
- Form 1: Statement of Understanding
- Form 2: 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, 204 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 Initial Clearance Instructions webpage. Questions can be directed to Beth McClure at 570-662-4024 or to Dr. Sherry Griggs at 570-662-4576. For best results, the eight clearances above should be on file in the Educational Field Experiences Office no later than the week prior to the start of the semester.
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, 204 Retan Center. All students must protect themselves with liability coverage. For details, please visit the Initial Clearance Instructions webpage.
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. For assistance, the ID & Login Help webpage is useful or you may Ask a Librarian. However, if it is your intention to physically sign out materials from our library, you must have a student ID card.
To get a course syllabus and find out if a textbook is required, please email the professor of the course directly. If you don't know your professor's email address, you can look it up in our Faculty Directory.
Visit the Student Life and Living web page to explore our campus life opportunities.
Mountie Den / Bookstore
The Campus Bookstore is located in the Alumni Hall Student Center, Room 224. For your convenience, you may purchase or reserve your books online at Mansfield University Bookstore. 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.
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.
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, located in the Mountie Den/Bookstore - second floor. The cost is $5.00 for a brand new card and $15.00 to replace a lost card.
Student Self Service
Student Self Service is a web-based application which serves as an academic record resource for Mansfield University students. MU students use Student Self Service to access academic information such as registration, schedules, grades, unofficial transcripts, and program evaluations (degree audit). Current MU students can access Student Self Service under Web Logins on our main university webpage or by entering the following address: Student Self Service. Your user ID will be your email username. For password information, please see Account Information.