New Student Orientation - Accepted Students Day - Checklist
Congratulations on your admission to the University of The District of Columbia, home of the Firebirds! New Student Orientation for Van Ness, 4-year degree Students, will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in Building 46 – Auditorium. Please arrive at Building 46 – Auditorium at 8:30 a.m., and be prompt. There will be Orientation staff here to assist you in locating the auditorium and in your journey on campus. Detailed instructions for navigating the campus are also included in this e-mail. All morning activities will take place in the Auditorium, Building 46. Please dress comfortably, and wear walking shoes. If you are a Community College Student and received this message, please disregard this message and send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Student ID# and put “Orientation” in the subject line. You will be contacted by one of the Student Success Specialists about when to come to campus for your Orientation session.
Here are a few additional things you need to remember:
Please review and print the attached Step by Step Guide for Advising, Registration, and Payment. Please bring the Step by Step Guide with you to Orientation.
Confirmation of Enrollment – ALL STUDENTS: If you have not submitted your Confirmation of Enrollment Form after you received your acceptance letter, please submit the completed form to the Office of Admissions, Building 32, C-level or UDCadmissions@udc.edu. The Confirmation of Enrollment form can be located in your Acceptance/Admissions packet, attached to this e-mail, or at the link:
http://www.udc.edu/docs/admissions/Undergraduate%20Confirmation%20of%20Enrollment%20Form_fillable.pdf and is also located in your Admissions packet.
Admissions, Transfers, and Transcripts:
TRANSFER STUDENTS - Remember to bring copies all unofficial transcripts and your UDC transcript evaluation report. If you have not yet received your UDC transcript evaluation report, please notify us during check-in at the Auditorium, Building 46.
Enrollment checklists for all students are available online at http://www.udc.edu/admissions/next_steps_enroll . Please direct any admissions or enrollment related questions to the Office of Admissions – Phone: (202) 274 – 6110; E-mail: UDCadmissions@udc.edu.
Proof of Immunizations: If you are age 26 and under, please fax your Record of Immunization Form before the orientation session. For your convenience, the required immunizations are listed at the bottom of this e-mail, as well as on our website (http://www.udc.edu/admission/docs/UDCAccept_Immunization.pdf ) and in your Admissions packet. Fax any outstanding immunization records to 202-274-5411. Please submit your documentation BEFORE Monday, January 7, 2013. Students who have not submitted proof of immunizations will not be able to register.
Health Insurance: The University of the District of Columbia is proud to bring you student illness and accident insurance for the 2012-2013 academic year through CHARTIS. All students who enroll at UDC must have health insurance coverage . New students are automatically enrolled in the CHARTIS insurance plan, and charged accordingly when registering for classes.
- If you already have comparable coverage and wish to waive out of the plan, you can do so at www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/DC/UDC.
Note: Students have to pay and be reimbursed on their student account, as the health insurance fee is refunded only when the student has completed the online insurance waiver process by the deadline. The insurance company must confirm the student’s comparable coverage, and then email the approved waiver. This can take up to 6 weeks from the waiver deadline. Waiver Deadline: February 1, 2013.
- Annual fees (premium): domestic students $149.00 and international students $450.00
For more information about student health insurance, please visit
For additional information concerning Student Insurance, see the website at http://www.udc.edu/hr/student health insurance.htm or contact the Student Insurance Administrator: Ms. Candice Moore at email@example.com or (202) 274-5030.
Public Transportation: We strongly encourage public transportation. The metro stop is UDC/Van Ness Station (Red Line).
Parking: Parking Rates for visitors are noted below. You will need to take your ticket upon your entry to the parking garage, and you will pay on foot at one of the parking pay stations on campus prior to exiting the garage. The construction will not impact your arrival from the parking garage to campus.
International Students: Newly arriving students into the U.S., holding F1 visas, should bring a copy of their I-94 card and submit to Admissions. For additional information, please contact your SEVIS coordinator Johanna Marriog at firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans: U.S. Military Veterans, please contact Director of Veterans Affairs, Monique Coleman at email@example.com for additional information regarding your benefits.
Immunizations Required: Proof of the immunizations noted below are required. Check the list of required immunizations, and fax your proof of immunization to the Health Center, (202) 202-274-5411. Call (202) 274-5030 with any questions the proof of immunizations.
- Two (2) doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines (MMR) or a positive blood test for MMR. The second dose must be at least 2 months after the first dose.
- A booster Td or Tdapis required 10 years after the primary series.
- Three (3) doses of Hepatitis-B Vaccines or a positive blood test for Hepatitis-B.
- Two (2) Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccines or a positive blood test (Titers) for Varicella or proof of chicken pox illness.
- One (1) Meningococcal Vaccine for athletes and others living in university housing.
Navigating the Campus: Major construction is currently underway on campus, as UDC builds a new state-of-the-art student center. If you use the Metro, you will notice detours on campus. Orientation staff will be available near the Metro station exits to assist you in finding your way. Please see the directions for navigating the campus below. A campus map is also available below and online at: https://www.udc.edu/about_udc/campus_map .
Entering Campus From the Van Ness / UDC Metro:
A: Upon exiting the Van Ness/UDC Metro Station escalator, proceed southbound on Connecticut Ave., towards the intersection of Veazey Terrace and Connecticut Ave. If you take the Van Ness/UDC Metro Station elevator, you will immediately find yourself under the covered walkway. Proceed by following the directions below.
B: You will enter a covered walkway and notice construction fencing along your right hand side.
C: After reaching the intersection of Van Ness St. and Connecticut Ave., turn right heading westward on Van Ness St. You should notice the IntelSat building (across the street) on your left hand side and construction fencing continuing on your right hand side. Follow the signage and continue along Van Ness St. to the intersection of Van Ness St. and International Drive.
Enter Here: Turn right and walk towards the new campus plaza.
D: Orientation will begin in the Auditorium, Building 46. Head across the plaza to the far North-West corner of campus, and you will see Building 46 and a flight of stairs leading you towards the entrance
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 8th!
The New Student Orientation Committee