What is Mustang Days?
Mustang Days is Stevenson University’s Summer Orientation program for new first year students. It is a one day program which allows you to meet other new students, as well as upperclassmen, faculty and staff at Stevenson! You will leave Mustang Days with new friends, your fall class schedule, your SUone ID card and all of your questions answered! Click here to view the student schedule for Mustang Days!
Why should I come to Mustang Days?
We believe that Mustang Days is a crucial step in your transition to SU. Attending Mustang Days gives you the information and knowledge you need to fully understand your new major and your new home! You can begin to form those important relationships with other SU community members as well as dealing with all the nuts and bolts, like bill paying, getting a schedule and even what kind of sheets to buy!
How do I RSVP for Mustang Days?
To RSVP for Mustang Days, use our online registration form. You will need your confirmation number, which you received with your Mustang 101 brochure in the mail. Mustang 101 brochures will be mailed on May 14, 2012 to students who have submitted their enrollment deposit. Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
How do I change my RSVP?
If, after you’ve completed your RSVP, you need to change your plans, simply log back in to the RSVP form and make the changes. You will receive another confirmation e-mail and the changes will be made automatically.
Can I bring guests? How many can I bring with me?
Absolutely! Family members are welcome to attend and we have a concurrent program for students and families. Due to space limitations though, we ask that you bring no more than 2 guests.
What is the schedule of the day?
I'm coming from out of town, where can I stay?
Please click here to find a list of local hotel accommodations.
What if I want to change my major before I come to Mustang Days?
If you decide you would like to change your major, please do so in your RSVP form. This is the easiest way to make the change. Please also note that Mustang Days are major specific and be sure that you RSVP for the Mustang Day assigned to your new major.
I'm not sure what I want to major in, is that ok?
Sure, that’s fine! We have a great program for Deciding majors- including a Deciding First Year Seminar, Academic Advisors that work exclusively with Deciding students, as well as events throughout the year to help Deciding students find the right career for them!
What is the Developmental Studies session and do I have to go to that?
Some students, based on SAT scores and/or placement testing, must complete required course(s) in Developmental Studies. You will receive information in the mail if you are required to take these courses or if you are required to test.
What should I bring to Mustang Days?
What to bring to Mustang Days:
• Comfortable clothing and shoes
• A light jacket or sweatshirt (some rooms can be chilly)
• Your completed Health Forms
• Your completed Residence Life Contract
• Your tuition bill (if you have questions)
• Your questions!!
Will I meet my Academic Advisor?
Many of our faculty advisors are present at Mustang Days and chances are you will meet your actual Academic Advisor. If your advisor cannot attend, you will be advised by another faculty member in your major.
Do I have to take placement tests?
It is highly recommended that you take placement tests if you receive information suggesting that you take them. Not all students will need to take placement tests. If you have any questions or to make an appointment to take the tests, click here.
Can I take my placements tests at Mustang Days?
Yes, you can take your placement test on the morning of your Mustang Day, with the testing beginning at 8 am. But, it is highly recommended that you take your placement test PRIOR to your Mustang Day to assist with the accurate creation of your fall schedule. Testing will also be offered throughout May and June for any major. For testing schedules and to make an appointment, click here.
What is the Outstanding Educator Award and how can I nominate someone?
This is a special way for you to recognize a teacher, counselor, principal or any other educator who may have helped you achieve academic or personal success. The winners of the Outstanding Educator Award will be selected by a panel of Stevenson University faculty and staff and will be recognized at our annual Convocation ceremony during New Student Days. In addition, each nominee will receive a letter from the President of Stevenson University, Dr. Kevin Manning, acknowledging the educator’s efforts in helping the student who nominated him or her achieve academic or personal success. I would encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity by nominating that special educator who contributed in a significant way to the person you are today. You can nominate someone by clicking here.
What is an Orientation and Welcome Leader?
An Orientation and Welcome Leader (OWL) is a student leader on campus who volunteers his/her time to assist with Mustang Days and New Student Days, as well as our New Student Convocation and Graduation ceremonies. OWLs will wave you onto campus, show you where you’re going and answer all of your questions!
How do I log-in to WebXpress?
You can access WebXpress from the Quicklinks menu on the Stevenson website. You will log-in using the user name and password you received when you applied to Stevenson. If you need help with your user name or password- please contact Sue Rubino in Admissions at 443-352-4404.
How do I access my Stevenson e-mail?
When you come to Mustang Days, you will attend a session where you will activate and log-in to your Stevenson e-mail account. This will be your first opportunity to do so.
What if I have a problem logging in?
If you have an issue, you can contact Tech Connection at 443-334-3000.
How can I check my financial aid status and bill online?
When you log in to WebXpress, click Students and you will see a section titled Financial Information. There you can see your bill, your balance and a link to pay online if you wish.
After Mustang Days, will I be able to see my class schedule online?
Sure- go to WebXpress, click Students, and click My Class Schedule in the Registration Section.
How do I sign up for SU ALERT?
Click here to sign up for SU ALERT.
Do I need to buy virus software before I come to Stevenson?
NO, you will be provided with McAfee Virus Protection Software when you set up your computer with the Stevenson Network in the fall.
Can I get a discount on software at Stevenson?
You CAN get a major discount on software in our University Bookstore with your student ID and on the SU Cloud- which you will learn more about at Mustang Days!
What if I want to change my major after Mustang Days?
To change your major after Mustang Days, please call the Office of Academic Support Services at 443-334-2332.
Can I take summer classes at Stevenson?
Sure! In fact, the Summer Month of Success (which begins July 9) is geared toward new students who want to take their required development courses over the summer. Call the Registrar’s Office at 443-334-2206 to ask about available courses.
How do I register for summer classes at Stevenson?
Call the Registrar’s Office at 443-334-2206 to ask about available courses and register.
How do I know who my academic advisor is?
Your academic advisor is listed on your Degree Audit report, which you can find in WebXpress. Also, you can find your advisors name and e-mail address in WebXpress by clicking “E-mail my Advisor”
Where can I go to read more about my major?
If you want to know more details about your major, you should explore the University Catalog, which can be found here. Click “Fields of Study” from the left hand column.
How can I find the descriptions of my classes?
If you want to know more details about specific classes, you should explore the University Catalog, which can be found here. Click “Fields of Study” from the left hand column, choose a subject and then click Course Descriptions.
My class schedule doesn’t have any building or room numbers on it, how do I find out where my classes are?
Classes are not officially assigned to classrooms until mid-August for the fall semester. Similarly, some professors are not confirmed as to what class they are teaching until closer to the start of the semester. You can check your schedule on WebXpress and once rooms and professors are assigned, it will appear on your online schedule. For questions call the Registrar’s Office (443-334-2206).
When and how can I purchase my books?
You can purchase your books online from the University Bookstore approximately 3 weeks before classes begin. Here’s how:
• Click the store link
• Scroll down to Click here to order textbooks.
• You will need your class schedule, which you can get from WebXpress.
• Choose Fall 2010 Traditional from the drop down menu
• Then start by choosing the subject (English)
• The class (151)
• And the section (01)
• The text for that class will pop up at the bottom
• Add it to your cart and move on to the next class, etc
• Click to continue to check-out when you are done and then you can purchase with a credit card
• Pick up your books at the bookstore when you come for New Student Days.
How much will my books cost?
Book costs depend on the classes you take and your major. You can estimate spending at least $500 on books each semester.
What is a book voucher? Can I use my book voucher if I order books online?
You are eligible for a book voucher if your financial aid is in excess of your tuition balance. If you have excess funds on your student account, the funds will be transferred to an account on your SUOne card approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester. To use a Book Voucher- the student takes his/her SUOne card to the bookstore. The bookstore will swipe the card and will record the students name and the quantity of the available funds. The book voucher account will remain open and books can be purchased against it for the first three weeks of the semester or until the voucher balance is zero. After the voucher period closes, about three weeks into the semester, any unused funds are transferred back to the student account. When ordering online, you must use a credit card. You may still use your book voucher, though, by coming in to the bookstore, where they will refund your credit card and use the book voucher money instead. Questions? Call 443-334-2252.
What is First Year Seminar? Is it required?
To learn more about First Year Seminar, click here.
Are there tutors available? How do I sign up for one?
Tutors are available through the Academic Link, located in Knott Hall on the Greenspring Campus and in the Caves Building on the Owings Mills campus. Simply visit the Academic Link and tell them the subject in which you would like tutoring. Be prepared to offer them two or three days and times when you would be available for tutoring and they will do their best to accommodate your preferences. When you sign up for tutoring, they will give you the option of meeting with the tutor for one time only, or for a 4 week block. It's never too late to benefit from tutoring so I encourage you to take full advantage of the wonderful group of tutors that are available to assist you.
What do I do if I am going to be out of class for a prolonged period of time?
Contact your professors by phone or through email. Additionally, contact the Office of Academic Support Services at (443) 334-2332.
I am having a personal issue that’s affecting my academic performance. What should I do?
First, be assured that all students experience some difficulty in transitioning to college. You can contact the Office of Academic Support Services to discuss your specific circumstances and also receive on-campus resources to assist you. As a student, you can also submit a concern through the SU Care Line which can be accessed through WebXpress.
I want to take another course at another college or institution. How do I receive permission in doing so?
Perhaps you want to take a course at another college or institution during your summer or winter breaks from Stevenson University. You will need to obtain approval prior to registering for this course to ensure that it is the equivalent of what is taught here. Visit the Office of Academic Support Services to obtain the appropriate form.
How do I get involved in a club or organization?
Make sure you attend the Welcome Fair during the first week of classes to see all of the different organizations on campus! If you are interested in joining, contact Student Activities at 443-352-4300 to find out the time and place of the organizations meetings.
What kinds of clubs and organizations are there on campus?
Find the list of Stevenson’s clubs and organizations here.
I am interested in intramurals, who do I talk to?
Many intramurals are offered during the semester, check the portal and keep an eye out for flyers. If you are interested in playing intramurals or have suggestions for sports you would like to see offered, please call Anna Zych at 443-334-4300.
What is New Student Days?
New Student Days (NSD) is a program, designed with the help of students and staff, to assist new students in their transition to college life in general and to SU specifically. All new full-time students are expected to participate. Events take place beginning with New Resident Move-in and our Commuter Welcome and continue all weekend until the start of classes on Monday. Visit the website here.
What are Orientation Adventures? How do I sign up?
Orientation Adventures are a series of optional social and community service activities which are designed to help you get involved over the summer, meet new incoming freshmen, and get to know SU staff and faculty. Whether you are an outdoors adventure person, one who likes to lend a helping hand, one who loves culture, or a sports fan -- there is an Orientation Adventure for you. All new SU students will have the opportunity to sign up at Mustang Days for all of the adventures and receive a FREE gift. For questions regarding Orientation Adventures, contact Hope Miller-Miles at 443-334-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do I find the Housing Contract? Health Forms?
The Housing Contract can be found here.
Health Forms can be found here.
Residence Life and Housing
How can I request a roomate?
If you are a new student and know with whom you wish to live, you should email email@example.com with the name(s) of these preferred roommate(s). You must have your desired roommates forward an email to this account and explicitly request you as well. We will only honor those requests from both students. Requests must be mutual to be considered. Though we attempt to honor all requests, the Office of Residence Life has final say in determining placements. Returning students have the opportunity to select roommates each spring through the annual room selection process.
When will I know who my roommates are?
Matching of roommates is based on information provided through the student’s personal characteristics link of the WebXpress system. It is important to complete the survey information as completely and honestly as possible to facilitate the best possible roommate pairing. Housing assignments and contact information of roommates will be mailed to each resident in early August. If you do not receive your housing assignment by August 13th, contact the Office of Residence Life.
What will my address be? How dod I get mail?
Mailboxes for students in the apartments and Wooded Way Hall are located on the first floor of the buildings. Mailboxes located in the Ratcliffe Center are for students in the suites buildings 102, 104, 106.
What's my address?
Western Run Hall
102 Campus Circle
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Where can I find information for Financial Aid?
For questions about Financial Aid click here.
Where can I find information about tuition bills and payment?
For questions about Student Accounts and Billing click here.
How do I get a work-study job?
First, you have to make sure you are eligible for work-study. This can be done by going to the Financial Aid Office (Owings Mills campus, Garrison Hall). If you determine that you are eligible for work-study, you can search for available student jobs on the Human Resources Employment site.
I want to work on campus but I'm not eligible for work-study. What are my options?
There are non work-study jobs available on campus. For a complete list of student jobs, please refer to the Human Resources Employment site and focus on the jobs that say "Student."
I am a commuter at SU and using my own car to commute back and forth to campus. Do I need a parking permit?
Yes! All personal vehicles that will be parked on the Greenspring Campus or the Owings Mills Campus must be registered by September 15 of each year or within 15 days of your arrival to either one of the Stevenson University Campuses.
Registration of the vehicle and parking hang tags may be obtained at the following locations:
Resident Students – The Residence Life reception desk in the Ratcliffe Community Center on the Owings Mills Campus.
Commuter Students – The Student Activities Desk in the Manuszak Center on the Greenspring Campus or the Student Activities Office in Rockland Center on the Owings Mills Campus.
How do I find out if the college is closed due to inclement weather or any other issues?
You can receive automatic alerts regarding campus closures via text and/or email if you register for SUAlert. You can also “Opt-in” to receive University, athletic information and student news. Information regarding registration can be found under Quicklinks on the Stevenson homepage. After you have enrolled in SU Alert and selected your OPT-IN text categories, remember you can change your SUAlert OPT-IN preferences at any time. You may also log into your account to add or change your cell phone number or an email address to receive text messages.
How do I contact security if I am in need of assistance?
Stevenson's campus security staff is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors whenever the University is open. If you wish to contact security, dial "0" on any campus phone. This will put you in contact with the receptionist, who can call security. Emergency phones are easily accessible from all campus buildings and the parking lots.