Next Steps • New Student Registration


By clicking the button below, you’ll be taken to the link where you’ll register for a Crimson Day or request an individual registration appointment. Here, you’ll also find helpful resources as you prepare to join us on campus. Once you’re registered, your student portal – – will become your go-to spot for all things RU.

Register Here

Your Crimson Day is the first step in becoming oriented to the RU community. Before you can submit your Crimson Day registration, you must submit a $100 non-refundable fee. After the fee has been collected, you will finish submitting your registration. The remainder of the New Student Orientation fee will be placed on your tuition bill. The fee covers Crimson Day, Warrior Week, and specific new student events throughout the year.

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During Crimson Day you will learn about your new academic environment, find out about the support services available, and take the first steps toward transitioning to the RU community. Actively participating in the new student orientation experience is an important aspect of facilitating your transition to Rochester University.

Crimson Day Dates

  • June 8th
  • June 21st
  • July 6th
  • July 25th
  • August 3rd

What to Expect

You will complete the registration process with these steps:

  • Plan your first year at RU
  • Review and make changes to your class schedule with an academic adviser.
  • Student Financial Services Review
  • Meet with Student Financial Services to review your financial aid offer and billing statement.
  • Student Life Official Business
  • Stop by the Center for Student Life to have your Warrior ID photo taken (no hats please!) and pick up your parking tag.
  • And last but not least… you’ll take a deeper dive into your new community by being introduced to the resources available across campus. They will support you during your time at RU and beyond.
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FAFSA If you intend to use financial aid (federal and state grants and/or loans) and did not already complete your FAFSA for the 2023-2024 academic year, you must complete the form at 

Award Letter Once the FAFSA form is complete, you will receive a financial aid offer in your RU email. You may accept/deny financial aid awards via your student portal under Financial Services—>“My Financial Aid Offer”

New Loans If you are a new loan borrower, you will need to complete a master promissory note and entrance counseling online at All borrowers must also complete the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement on the same website.

Transcripts If you are a first-time college student receiving federal or state financial aid awards, you must submit your official high school transcript within your first semester of attendance, or you will be ineligible for these awards. If you have not submitted your transcript at the time of fall registration, a hold will be placed on your account. Official transcripts must be submitted by Sept. 1, 2023, in order to keep you on track with your academic schedule. 

If you are a transfer student, you must submit your official college transcript(s) for all transfer work applied toward eligibility for college-level of loan amounts. If you do not provide the transcript(s) for your transfer hours, the loan amounts will be based on a freshman college level. Official transcripts must be submitted by Sept. 1, 2023, in order to keep you on track with your academic schedule.

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Placing your textbook order begins by visiting The site then takes you through the process, step-by-step, using Barnes & Noble College. BNC offers the following ordering options:

Used: Like-new condition (marked on five pages or less) printed textbook

New: Printed textbooks

Digital: A more cost effective, convenient option

Marketplace: Books from outside vendors

Save money with BNC’s Guaranteed Buyback program. Keep an eye out for books marked “Condition Verified.” These books are identified at the time of purchase and can be sold back to BNC at the end of the semester.

If you have questions, Barnes & Noble College’s customer contact center is open 24/7. 1-800-325-3252 |

View your billing statement in the student portal at under “My Billing Ledger.” If a balance is due after financial aid awards are applied, you are not required to make payment during initial registration. The payment plan due dates are outlined below.

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(of any balance due after all financial aid awards have been applied)

Parent Loan See instructions at portal under Student Financial Services—> Parent Plus Application Process

Third-Party Send documentation to Student Financial Services describing any outside scholarship(s) or loans not awarded through Rochester University.

Pay in Full | Credit Card Payment may be called in to the Business Office at 248-218-2053, or may be made online on your student portal under “My Billing Ledger.”

Pay in Full | Check/money order Make payable to Rochester University. Mail or bring to the Business Office.

Semester Payment Plan RU offers a payment plan that allows you to pay one-third of the total semester bill on the due date and the remainder in three equal monthly payments, due on the 15th or 20th of each month. There is a one-time fee, per semester, for the use of the payment plan. Late payments are subject to a fee.

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Fall 2023 | 8.21.23 // 9.20.23 // 10.20.23 // 11.20.23

Spring 2024 | 1.1.24 // 2.15.24 // 3.15.24 // 4.15.24

Summer 2024 | 4.22.24 // 5.20.24 // 6.20.24 

Contact Information

Office of the Registrar | 248.218.2091
Admissions | 248.218.2222
Advising & Vocation Services | 248.218.2146
Business Office | 248.218.2053
Center for Student Life | 248.218.2041
Student Financial Services | 248.218.2127