Fall Orientation: August 25 - 27, 2019
BFA - New & Transfer Students
MFA & Post-Bacc Students
Parent and Family Orientation - August 25 only
Before You Arrive
MAY & JUNE
|May 1||National Deposit Deadline|
|June 1||Begin submitting requests for disability accommodations|
|June 25||Health Insurance enrollment/waiver period begins|
|June 30*||Complete "Let Us Get to Know You" Questionnaire for Stiles Hall|
|July 1*||Submit I-20 applications (International Students only)|
|July 6*||Deadline to complete Digital Literacy Survey|
|July 9*||Activate PAFA email address (Logins available 6/15/18)|
|July 12||Preview New Student Orientation Schedule|
|July 16||Stiles Hall roommates announced (tentative)|
|July 16||View Fall bill in Student Portal|
|July 30||Fall Course Schedules Released - View in Student Portal|
|August 1*||Deadline to submit final transcripts and test scores to Admissions Office|
|August 1*||Deadline to pay tuition bill or enroll in payment plan|
|August 1*||Deadline to submit Immunization Form for Stiles Hall|
|August 1*||Deadline to submit ID photo for PAFA ID card and Stiles Hall ID card|
|August 15||Health Insurance coverage beings for 2018-19|
|August 18||International Student Move-In Begins at Stiles Hall|
Deadline to complete Incoming Student survey
|August 20||Login to Canvas Course Management System|
|August 22||International Student Pre-Orientation session|
|August 24||Stiles Hall Move-In Day|
|August 25-27||New Student Orientation|
|August 25||Parent and Family Orientation|
|August 28||Fall Classes Begin (Monday schedule)|
|September 6||Health Insurance waiver/enrollment period ends|
Loan Refund Checks available for pick up
FAFSA application open for 2019-20
*As soon as possible or by this deadline
**Not all items are applicable for every student
All enrolled PAFA students will be assigned an email address. Information about setting up your new email address will be sent to the email address that was on your application to PAFA. Be sure to set up your account before arriving at PAFA. Using this account you will have access to Google apps including Hangouts, Drive and Calendar to connect with people in the PAFA community.
Your pobox.pafa.edu email address is the only email address that we will use to communicate with you about official PAFA information/business, so make sure you are able to log on, know how it works, and check it daily.
For those who want to simplify, you can easily forward your PAFA email to any other personal email account you may have by following the steps through Google/Gmail Help.
If you have any questions about your PAFA Email, contact Kevin Martin at email@example.com.
All PAFA students are required to have health insurance. Students who already have comparable insurance coverage may be eligible to waive enrollment in the PAFA Student Health Insurance Plan by completing the waiver form.
PAFA’s university-sponsored Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan is administered by First Risk Advisors and is underwritten by the UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. Health insurance allows students to take the greatest advantage of health and counseling services through PAFA's partner providers at Jefferson Family Medicine Associates and Penn Behavioral Health.
Look for an email in your pobox.pafa.edu account for your student ID number and more details about the enrollment and waiver site.
To enroll, submit a waiver, or get more information about the coverage including costs, benefits, exclusions, reductions, and limitations, and terms, visit www.firststudent.com.
PAFA is committed to assuring equal educational opportunity and full participation for all students. Disclosure of a disability is voluntary, and a student’s responsibility. A student with a documented disability may be eligible to receive assistance through the Office of Student Services. Eligibility for reasonable accommodations is determined on a case-by-case basis after comprehensive documentation is reviewed.
Documentation must be current (within the last 3 years) and directly submitted by a qualified practitioner who is not related to the student. It must consist of a comprehensive assessment and include evidence of substantial impairment of a major life activity. Treatments and services currently utilized to minimize the impact of the condition should be described, as well as recommendations for accommodations in a post-secondary setting.
To submit documentation and request accommodations, visit the Office of Student Services on the third floor of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.