Checklist and Deadlines
Please review our New-Student Checklist below and complete tasks as soon as you can.
All students must take the College Writing Preparedness Survey. This survey helps us to identify whether you are interested in or would benefit from additional writing instruction and support while you take your First-Year Seminar. In this survey, you will provide information about your writing and reading habits; you will also have an opportunity to indicate your interest in our Writing Practicum course, which students can take alongside their First-Year Seminar.
If you have taken German, French, Italian or Spanish in high school, you must take a Language Placement Exam in each of the languages you studied—even if you plan to study a different language at Stonehill. You may continue with a language you have previously studied, at the appropriate level, as determined by our placement formula. HOWEVER, you are not required to continue with the same language. You may also choose to satisfy the General Education Language requirement by taking the elementary level of a different language, including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish.
If you are intending to major in Astronomy, Computer Science, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Photonics, or Physics, you must take the Calculus Readiness Assessment. This helps us assess whether we should provide you with additional resources to ensure your success in Calculus in the fall semester.
If you are majoring in one of the other sciences, you are NOT required to take the Calculus Readiness Assessment because the recommendation is to take Pre-Calculus prior to taking Calculus. You should only take the Calculus Readiness Assessment if you have a strong background in Calculus and would like to be considered for being able to bypass Pre-Calculus and go directly into Calculus.
At the end of your senior year, please have your final transcript sent to the Admission Office by your high school.
The Hill Card, your student ID, is used to access residence halls and other campus resources. All new students must provide a photo for use on their Hill Card by July 24, 2020.
Fall semester bills are due August 1, 2020. Students can access the billing portal by logging into myHill and going to myBill.
AlcoholEdu for College is a personalized, non-judgmental, research-based, online alcohol abuse prevention course for young adults.
A link to your AlcoholEdu for College assignment will be sent to your Stonehill email account on July 13. The assignment must be completed prior to your arrival to campus and the start of fall classes.
Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates is an online learning program that addresses the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, which impact countless college students each year.
A link to your Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates assignment will be sent to your Stonehill email account in early to mid-August. The assignment must be completed prior to your arrival to campus and the start of fall classes.
Required Health Forms*
*Please remember to contact your pediatrician office as soon as possible to request your immunization record and a print-out of your most recent well-check/physical exam with a clinician signature from an appointment within the past year.
An immunization record signed by your healthcare provider must be mailed to Health Services by June 28. Mandatory, up-to-date immunizations are required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Complete and mail the Tuberculosis Risk Questionnaire to Health Services by June 28, 2020.
One dose of the Meningitis vaccine (Men ACWY or MCV4) is required for all full-time students. The vaccine must have been received on or after the student’s 16th birthday. The Meningitis Waiver should be filled out only if the student declines receiving the vaccine and after reviewing the waiver information.
Massachusetts requires all college students have health insurance. Students can enroll in the Stonehill College Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or waive it by providing proof of comparable health insurance coverage.
Optional Tasks - Billing
As a supplement to our refund policy, Stonehill offers optional tuition refund insurance for those who withdraw for medical reasons. The deadline to enroll in this insurance is the the day before classes start for the semester. Further details regarding this plan will be available after July 1, 2020.
Optional Tasks - Accommodations
Stonehill College recognizes that some students and employees may prefer to use first names other than their legal name. Students wishing to use a chosen first name must initiate this request with the Office of Intercultural Affairs.
Optional Tasks - Career Planning
First-year students are encouraged to take the Strong Interest Inventory early so that they can receive their unique career profile reports. After classes have started, you will be able to make an appointment through the Career Development Center to have it interpreted.
Optional Tasks – Family Information
The Family Information Form requests information the College needs to best serve the parent community and your student. Thank you for taking time to complete this form.
Technology Recommendations and Requirements
The Stonehill IT webpages contain valuable information about technology, including a Get Started page. This page contains references to many helpful resources for new students, including information on your Stonehill account, managing your password, myHill and laptop recommendations, among others.
There is also informative documentation and training materials in a section called the Knowledge Base.
Buying a new laptop for college? Consider taking a look at our laptop recommendations for ideas on minimum specifications, as well as consulting with the head of your major to see if their curriculum comes with any specific requirements.
The Stonehill College Meehan School of Business has specific recommendations for student laptops for some majors. All students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Management Information Systems, International Business, or Undeclared Business must have a Windows laptop. Learn more about Meehan School laptop requirements. You can also check out the GovConnection online store to view recommended models and detailed information, and to receive a discount should you choose to purchase there.
Athletics – Varsity Athletes
Varsity athletes need to create an online ATS account and submit all required athletic medical documentation by Saturday, August 1. You can find additional information in an email sent to you.
Submit/upload all medical documents to ATS by Saturday, August 1. These forms include a current physical, a copy of the front and back of your primary insurance card, and all eight online medical forms/questionnaires. You can find additional information in an email from Pete Krysko sent to student athletes in the second week of June.
Tryouts and Auditions
Tryouts for the Dance Team will be conducted virtually in June and will consist of two rounds. Round 1 submissions are due June 1, and finalists' Round 2 submission will be due June 22.
Please email Michele Montinieri, head coach, at email@example.com to receive your audition instructions.
To tryout for the Cheerleading Team, please email a video submission to Ariana Gulbis, head coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Video submissions will be accepted until June 21.
All submissions should include the following:
- A cheer and dance of your choice
- Any past videos of you stunting
- Any videos of tumbling or any additional abilities you would like to showcase