Mustang Days is Stevenson University's academic orientation and course registration program designed to help all new incoming (freshman and transfer) students make a smooth transition into college. Students will have the opportunity to connect with other new students, meet with faculty and staff within their major and their Student Success Coach, register for the upcoming semester, and become familiar with important resources available on campus.
For Summer 2020, Mustang Days will occur online through Stevenson’s Learning Management System, BlackBoard.
Completion of your Virtual Mustang Day is required for all new students at Stevenson University. The online modules are especially designed to help in your transition and to begin your orientation process that will continue through your first year.
Completing your Virtual Mustang Day will allow you to:
In order to complete your Virtual Mustang Days you must first activate your Stevenson University Single Sign On (SSO). Your Single Sign On is your username and password to access all of Stevenson's technology resources. After submitting your enrollment deposit to the Admissions Office, you should receive an email from TechConnection@stevenson.edu with instructions on activating your SSO.
Account activation emails will begin to be sent throughout the week of May 4. Please note that it takes up to one week from the time you submit your enrollment deposit to activate your account and get access to your Virtual Mustang Day.
Once you’ve activated your SSO, follow the below steps to begin your Virtual Mustang Days:
There are multiple modules that need to be complete in your Mustang Day before you will be able to register for courses. You need to complete each “Knowledge Check” with a score of 70% or higher for the next module to be available.
A few days after you’ve completed your Mustang Day, check your SU email for a certification of completion with follow up instructions regarding course registration, advising, and additional opportunities to connect with SU!If you have any issues activating your Stevenson Single Sign On, please call TechConnection at 443-334-3000.
As the parent of an incoming student, we know you may have questions and want to support your student the best you can, as we move through the summer. We’ve compiled a few resources below to help you navigate the enrollment and course registration process with your student.
If you have any questions about Mustang Days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Parents’ Guide to Virtual Mustang Days for an overview of your student’s Virtual Mustang Day, including instructions to access and complete the Mustang Day, and copy of content.
What is FERPA and how does it impact you and your student?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”
What does this mean – now that your student is enrolled at a school beyond the high school level (Stevenson), you do not have immediate access to your student’s record (including their grades and their bill) regardless of whose paying the bill or the age of your child – faculty, staff and administrators may not be able to speak with you regarding your student’s record, bill, grades, etc.
Students can choose to allow other people access to certain areas of their education record. The phrase used to indicate this is “granting proxy access”; the person getting access is referred to as the “proxy.” Students usually grant this access to parents, guardians, or spouses. A student is also able to designate multiple proxies and to specify the type of access each proxy may have.
Once Proxy Access is assigned by the student, the person receiving the access can see the specified information, and the University is authorized to speak regarding this information to the proxy. Please remember, the proxy access is determined by the student. If the student gives proxy access only to Student Finance, then the proxy will not be able to view Grades.
Students will need to follow the steps below to grant Parent Proxy access:
*Note: Students will need to grant proxy access in order for parents/guardians to access Student Finance and make payment arrangements online.