Get Excited—You’re Blazer Bound!
Get ready for a life changing experience—full of endless opportunities, internships, and memories that will last a lifetime. Elms is truly your home away from home and we can’t wait to welcome you to campus.
After you’ve made it official and submitted your $200 enrollment deposit, follow the steps below and we’ll make sure that you’re ready to start at Elms.
Haven’t deposited yet? Visit the Accepted Students page.
1. Join us for Accepted Students Day
Grab your family and friends and join us for a BBQ as we celebrate YOU, our accepted students! Share in the excitement of the Elms College community while you explore campus a little deeper – meet faculty, staff, and current students while you discover even more about your chosen program. Enjoy food and fun on the quad as you connect with your future classmates – maybe you’ll even meet your new best friend or future roommate. It’s truly the best way to discover what life will be like as an Elms Blazer. Get ready to celebrate as you make your BIG decision to join the Blazer family!
2. Get Connected
If you haven’t already, be sure to get connected! You should have received an encrypted email with your ElmsConnect log-in credentials from the IT Department at Elms College.
Didn’t receive the email? Be sure to check your spam folder. Have questions? Need some assistance getting connected? Contact the Help Desk at 413-265-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Already connected? Great job Blazer! Check out the campus portal and explore the various resources available to you.
3. Register for Blazer Day
Blazer Day is the official beginning of your college career! This information-packed event is all about getting your checklist done so you’re ready to join the Blazer family. You’ll have the opportunity to get your questions answered—from course registration to payments plans, and everything in between. We’ll introduce and connect you with faculty and staff you need to make it happen. And don’t forget the fun – you’ll get to meet your new classmates, friends, and maybe even the college president.
Click here to register for Blazer Day on Friday, June 24.
Click here to register for Blazer Day on Saturday, June 25.
4. Class Registration and Schedule
Check your Elms email account for an email from a faculty member regarding class registration. Your faculty advisor will work with you every step of the way, from now until graduation. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment to review your class registration, navigate the Elms portal, and answer any academic questions you might have for the upcoming semester.
If you haven’t received an email from a faculty member by June 1st, please contact Nancy Davis at email@example.com.
Be sure to send us your FINAL transcript so that we can add it to your official record. We will also need official results of any AP courses you have completed. Send these documents as soon as possible to the Office of Admission, electronically at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail: 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA 01013.
5. The Money Part
For most students, financial aid is one of the key factors when making your final college decision. Knowing how much aid you will receive, understanding your financial aid offer, and knowing what your balance may be makes a huge difference.
If you haven’t already, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Elms College code is 002140.
Already submitted your FAFSA, reviewed your offer letter, and are now ready to finalize your financial aid? Great job!
To accept, reduce, or decline the offer, log in to your ElmsConnect account and click on the Financial Aid tab.
Students accepting a Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan must complete the following items at studentaid.gov:
Declining the offer? No other forms needed—just don’t forget to let us know in your ElmsConnect account.
6. Paying the Bill
The Office of Student Accounts is here to help you put “the money part” into action. They’ll help you figure out how to pay your bill by presenting you ALL the options. For information regarding payment plans, Direct Parent PLUS Loan, and alternative loan options, click here.
Students attending Elms are required to complete the Financial Responsibility Form.
This form is available on your ElmsConnect account. To locate the form, click on your name in the top right corner. In the drop down box, click ‘Required Agreements’.
7. Elms: Your Home Away from Home
Student Life at Elms will be an exciting part of your college experience. From sports and clubs to working on campus and hanging out by the fire pit, we offer a wide range of ways to get involved as both a resident or commuter student. Either way, your time as a Blazer will be unforgettable!
Planning to live on campus? As an incoming resident student, you need to complete the following form:
8. Keeping You Healthy: Submit Your Required Health Forms
Got a cold? We’ll take care of you! Pulled a muscle at practice? Stop by for an ice pack! The Health Center at Elms College is equipped to handle everything from seasonal illnesses and common health concerns to the management of injuries and significant episodic and chronic health issues.
Students attending Elms are required to complete the following medical forms and training by August 2, 2022:
- Meningitis Form
- Report of Medical History Form
- Physical Submission
- Immunization Form
- Release of Medical Information
- Completed physical examination form completed by your healthcare provider. The physical exam must be within 12 months of your entrance to Elms College.
- A health history form completed by the student.
- Two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine or laboratory confirmation of immunity.
- Two doses of live varicella vaccine or laboratory confirmation of immunity. Non-nursing majors may submit a signed statement from their healthcare provider that there is a reliable history of chickenpox disease. Non-nursing majors born in the United States before 1980 are exempt from this requirement.
- Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine or laboratory-confirmed immunity.
- A single dose of Tdap vaccine. For non-nursing majors, if it has been less than five years since the last dose of Td vaccine, a Tdap will not be required.
- A single dose of the meningitis vaccine within five years or a signed meningitis waiver.
- Documentation of COVID-19 – Completion of primary vaccination series and booster.
- Complete federally mandated sexual assault seminar (see below).
Note: Nursing students and athletes may have additional requirements. Please visit the Health Center web page for more information.
All new incoming students are required to complete the following training:
9. Registrar: The Record Keeper
The Office of the Registrar is here and ready to help with almost anything you can imagine, including: registering you for classes, the collection of grades from faculty, sending transcripts, adding you to the Dean’s List (You got this Blazer!), and most importantly, handing you a diploma at the end of your Elms career.
To ensure that information regarding your grades and other details stays private and is not shared with anyone without your consent you must complete the following form at elms.edu/FERPA:
Note, you must be signed into your Elms Gmail account when you submit this form or you will see an error message.
All new incoming students are required to submit their final official transcript prior to the start of the semester.
Official high school and college transcripts can mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
291 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
Or can be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission electronically at email@example.com
10. Life as a Blazer: Policies, Forms, and ID
We can’t wait to welcome you to campus! All new students will receive an Elms student ID. Students may submit a photo for their ID by completing this form or you may take an in-person picture at Blazer Day. Student IDs will be printed and distributed at Check-In.
Any student who is planning to bring a vehicle to campus will need an Elms College parking permit. To apply for a permit, please complete this form.
Please note, parking fees vary based on lot selection. Permits will be distributed at Move-In Day and Check-In Day.
All new incoming students must also complete the following two items:
11. Welcome to Campus: Move-In Day and Check-In
Move-In Day for resident students and Check-In Day for commuter students, are your official introductions to the community that makes Elms so special. From meeting new people (maybe even your roommate) to asking last-minute questions, to winning amazing prizes, this is YOUR time to join the Blazer traditions before classes begin.
Get excited…it will be here before you know it! #BlazerBound
Check back soon for more information, but for now, save the date!
Move-In Day for resident students: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Check-In Day for commuter students: Monday, September 5, 2022
Questions? Contact your Admission Counselor or call 413-592-3189.
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