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New Student Checklist

Fall Orientation

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 Fall 2014 Admitted Students 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 and Washcloths
  • Blankets, pillows, and fitted sheets for extra-long twin mattresses (80''x36'')
  • Alarm Clock
  • Study/Reading Light
  • Flashlight (for power outages)
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mug, Tumbler, and Water Bottle
  • Laundry Bag/Basket with Laundry Supplies
  • Toiletries and a small basket for carrying personal bathroom supplies
  • Headphones
  • Electric Fan
  • Painting Tape or Command Strips to use for Decorating Walls


  • Bicycle with Kryptonite or similar lock
  • Sports Equipment (Frisbee, tennis racket, racquetball rackets, spike ball set, etc.)
  • Radio/Stereo System
  • Small Refrigerator (up to five cubic feet, and there is $30 fee for use)
  • Florescent torchiere floor lamp
  • Coffee Pot or Electric Kettle
  • TV/DVD/Game System
  • Sleeping Bags or Hiking Gear
  • Beach Chair
  • Acoustic Guitar/Hand Drums/Keyboard

What NOT to bring

  • Hot plate
  • Microwave (provided in Residence Hall Kitchens)
  • Toaster/toaster oven
  • Halogen torchiere floor lamp
  • Regular extension cords
  • Candles/oil lamps
  • Incense
  • Drum Set
  • Chairs, Desks, or Beds (rooms are furnished, and there is often no space to store excess furnishings)
  • Air conditioner
  • Duct tape to use for Decorations (will cause damage to walls)