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    Shaw University New Student Orientation

    Congrats on your admission to Shaw University!

    You are officially one of the newest members of the Shaw Bear family. We are committed to transforming you into a global leader, who will make an incredible impact on the world in which we live. The goal of New Student Orientation is to introduce students 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. 

    Upcoming Orientations 


    • Tuesday, August 4 - Virtual Orientation Session (required virtual session for all new and transfer students to take place from 9:00 a.m. EST – 1:30 p.m. EST via Zoom) 

    Please register through the link below and reach out to us at 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.


    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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