New Student Checklist

We are so excited for your arrival on campus! Below are some considerations for you to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Before you Arrive

  1. Login to WebAdvisor
  2. Check Financial Aid status
  3. Read First Lecture Book
  4. Login to your Westmont email/calendar
  5. Take the online safely quiz
  6. Complete health forms
  7. Register for classes
  8. Check room assignment
  9. Pay your first bill


  1. Sign up for Inoculum
  2. Sign up for the First Year Retreat (after July 1)
  3. Complete the Academic Advising Tutorial
  4. Contact your roommate (after Aug. 10)
  5. Join the Class of 2017 Facebook page
  6. Join the Student Life Facebook page
  7. Searching for an on or off campus job
  8. Order your textbooks from the bookstore
  9. Review the Orientation schedule (after Aug. 1)

What to Bring

  • Computer
  • Multiple outlet surge protector
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Blankets, pillows, extra-long twin sheets (36"x80")
  • Alarm clock
  • Iron
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Small basket for carrying personal bathroom supplies
  • Headphones for stereo, electric guitar, computer, etc.
  • Money to deposit onto laundry card
  • OPTIONAL: Small refrigerator (Discuss with roommate)

What NOT to bring

  • Hot plate
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster/toaster oven
  • Air conditioner
  • Halogen floor lamp
  • Regular extension cords
  • Candles or oil lamps
  • Incense
  • Duct tape
  • Pets (Fish are OK)
  • Drums
  • Car
  • Chairs, desks, or beds (All rooms are furnished.)