Congratulations! You’ve been accepted into Hesston College!
As the school year approaches, things will likely start to move a little bit faster. So in order to be prepared, there are a number of items you’ll need to complete. Some of these things include:
- Apply for financial aid
- Complete your checklist on myHesston
- Have your final high school and any college transcripts sent to Hesston College
- Pay your $150 deposit. Send check to Hesston College, call 800-995-2757 to pay by credit card or pay online through your myHesston account.
- Complete your housing application and health form on myHesston (after March 15)
- Register for classes (after April 15)
- Order your textbooks and supplies online through the Hesston College Bookstore
- Confirm your arrival date and time with your admissions counselor
- Pack for Opening Weekend in August!
The next steps
By now you’ve hopefully gotten all the celebrating out of your system, because now that you’re officially a Hesston student, you’ve got some work to do. Not bad work, good work… but work nonetheless.
Basically, you need to get some things done, and the best way to go about it is to know what you need to do before you arrive at Hesston, and what to do after you arrive. This will make your transition to the Hesston community as smooth as can be.
Before you arrive…
- Complete your checklist on my.Hesston
- Sending in your photo and deposit
- Once you’ve committed, you’ll need to send us your $150 deposit. The deposit is refundable upon request until May 1, and if you’re planning to live on campus, $50 of the deposit will serve as a room deposit and is refunded when you leave Hesston (assuming your room is in good condition). The rest serves as an account deposit and is applied toward expenses.
- Complete your housing application
- After you’re accepted you’ll receive information about completing your housing application. The housing application will help us determine your lifestyle preferences in order to make the best possible roommate assignment. You’ll receive your roommate assignment and other pertinent information via your myHesston account during the summer.
- Complete your health form
- The health form is in two parts – one that is submitted via your myHesston account and one to download and take to your physician for a signature. The health form must be completed before you can move into the dorms or attend classes.
- Register for classes
- After you’ve committed you’ll receive information that will outline registration procedures. Again, we send these things out en masse, so if you don’t get it immediately after your acceptance, relax, it’s coming. You will register online through your myHesston account.
- Order your textbooks and supplies (after July 1)
- Once you have registered, you can step to the front of the line and order your textbooks and supplies online. This is the way to go, especially if you want to purchase used textbooks to save a few dollars. (The bookstore fills online requests for used textbooks before the store opens in the fall.) Our bookstore staff will have your order–the right books for all your classes–boxed and ready when you arrive on campus
- Pack your things and come to Hesston!
- We’re excited to see you and we will have a group of students and staff ready to move you into the dorms. We call them Shakers and Movers because they will shake your hand when they meet you and they’ll move your things from the parking lot to your room. Unpacking and organizing are up to you and your roommate and any family members you can convince to help you. Here are a few ideas of things you might want to bring…
After you arrive
- Opening Weekend
- Opening Weekend is when the entire Hesston campus community comes together to usher in the new academic year. It takes place over a weekend in mid-August, and includes an opening celebration, campus picnic, orientation sessions, games and the ever-popular Mod Olympics.
- Moving in
- Most students move in on the Friday morning of Opening Weekend, and join the other students in their “mods” — our very cool version of residence halls. Each mod consists of five to eight rooms, with a total of nine to 15 students. You can either choose your own roommate or we’ll line one up for you.
- What to bring
- You’ll want to bring your own linens, towels, blankets, hangers, wastepaper basket, alarm clock and pillow. Other things students typically bring are computers, T.V.s, bikes, irons and anything else you’ll need to make it feel like home.
- What Not to Bring
- Sorry, but we ask that you not bring halogen lamps, guns of any sort (including bb and paintball), pets (other than fish), fireworks or explosives, alcohol or illegal drugs.
- Exploring the Bookstore
- You’ll find everything you need at our bookstore, located in Erb Hall: books, software, supplies, backpacks, Hesston apparel, art supplies, greeting cards, gifts, snacks. It’s a one-stop shop. The Bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is closed weekends, except for special occasions. Oh, and Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted for any purchase.
- The Student Handbook
- This is a pretty important little friend that you can find on the college’s website. Your student Handbook will fill you in on everything you need to know as you get settled in here at Hesston.