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    Shaw University New Student Orientation

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    and families to campus services, resources and the expectations of collegiate life at Shaw University. During New Student Orientation, students and families attend information sessions, participate in social activities, interact with peer orientation mentors and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your career pursuits, then register for courses. Orientation 2020 is a two-day event. Face masks are required to attend the July 17 on-campus orientation.

    Upcoming Orientations - Thursday July 16 & Friday, July 17

    • Thursday, July 16 - Virtual Orientation Sessions (day one is a required virtual session for all new and transfer students to take place from 9:00 a.m. EST – 1:30 p.m. EST 
    • Friday, July 17, 2020 - On-campus Sessions (day two is an optional on-campus session for interested students to tour the campus) Each session will be limited to 30 students/2 guests per student. Students should select only one session for day two. Face masks are required to attend.
      • Session 1: 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
      • Session 2: 12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
      • Session 3: 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      • Session 4: 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Please reach out to us at osr@shawu.edu if we can answer any questions or assist you during this time. We look forward to virtually meeting you soon, and we’re excited to welcome you to our university.

      New Student Checklist

      • Register for New Student Orientation. Please be sure to upload any outstanding documents.
      • EARLY REGISTRATION SAVINGS: The non-refundable $50 orientation fee is WAIVED, and the non-refundable $150 housing deposit is DISCOUNTED to $75 for the first 200 students to register for Orientation AND complete the online housing application.

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      Required Documents List

      • Final official high school transcript
      • SAT or ACT score
      • Background check, as requested
      • Physical examination done within the last 6 months, including a TB skin test or PPD. Physical form must bear doctor’s or PAC’s signature and office stamp.
      • Copy of your updated Immunization Record showing proof of all required vaccines listed below:
        1. At least 3 doses of Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap), with proof of last one within the last 10 years.
        2. 3 doses of Hepatitis B, (HepB) 
        3. 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)


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