Student Life

New Student Resources

Welcome to Manchester!
Gearing up for college life at Manchester? We're glad you chose MU and can't wait to welcome you on campus. We've gathered a few resources on this web page that are most helpful to students starting their first year. We hope you'll agree, and feel free to share it with parents or others that might be helping you prepare for your next, exciting life journey!

Check out these new student FAQs, too!

If you're unable to find anything you're looking for or have questions about what you see, contact your admissions counselor, email, or call 800-852-3648. Who is your counselor?

Are you on track?

Going to college requires a lot of steps. Are you doing what you're supposed to do when you're supposed to do it? Remember these important dates:

Important Dates

Print out this checklist to make sure you're on track.



Chetnet is the University's intranet. Here you'll find much of the information you need to know that's too personal or secure to put onto the University's website, such as forms and account information. Once you're a student here, you'll also use ChetNet to find important University announcements, and news and events especially for students. Most importantly, this is where you'll get your grades at semester end. See these instructions for logging into ChetNet .

You will need to access your MU ChetNet account during Summer Orientation, so please make sure you can login to ChetNet BEFORE your Summer Orientation session. If you have any problems, email


Orientation and Placement Exams

Your Manchester University experience begins in June with Summer Orientation. Learn more.

Parents or guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend this event. A parent session is planned for them while you are doing course registration.

Summer Orientation dates for 2017 are:

  • Thursday, June 1
  • Tuesday, June 6
  • Monday, June 12
  • Thursday, June 15
  • Monday, June 16

Placement Exams
It is very important that you review the Placement Exam Information. All students are required to take a mathematics exam. All placement exams are administered online, and students are required to complete the exams prior to Summer Orientation.

Academic/Class Information
  • Office of the Registrar
    Find information about class schedules, academic calendar, class registration and academic forms here.
  • University Catalog
    A comprehensive guide to major and minor requirements, course descriptions and general University information.
  • Library



Order textbooks online from the Manchester University Campus Store. A complete book list will be available on the Campus Store website two weeks prior the start of classes. Pick up books at the store before the start of classes.

Rooms/Residential Life

What should I bring to college? How big is my room? Where can I do laundry? Find answers about residential life at MU here.

Money Matters

The Office of Student Financial Services assists students in payments of tuition and other fees, and credits accounts with financial aid, loans and scholarships.

The Business Office provides services to students such as check cashing, money orders and payment for campus employment. An ATM is located on the lower level of the Jo Young Switzer Center.

Students can apply for a variety of campus employment positions to help offset college costs.


All resident students are required to be on a meal plan, with several options available. Meals are served at Haist Commons in the Jo Young Switzer Center, or students can buy a la carte items from The Oaks Snack Bar, or grab food-to-go from Outtakes.

Campus Employment

The Spartan Jobs site lists student job postings throughout the year for department assistants, paid internships and project assistants. 


Students must register all motor vehicles as part of the enrollment process.


Find answers to all your answers about computers, cable TV, telephones, email, connectivity, etc. at the website for Information Technology Services (ITS).

Health Forms

All students are required to complete a Health History form by August 1.

Click here for the Health History Form.