Class Of 2018 Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN TO ARRIVE
Saturday morning, August 24, check in at the Allen Athletics and Recreation Center between 9-11 AM. You will receive an information packet including the orientation schedule. Lunch will be provided in Chadwick Court. There is no charge for the student, but a cost of $5.00/person (paid at the event) for additional persons attending. President Gregory Hess will ring in the Class of 2017 in a ceremony that begins at 1:00 PM in the Pioneer Chapel.
Freshman Saturday events for parents will end at 4 PM.
Students buy their textbooks from the College bookstore. The Bookstore accepts personal checks, cash or credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover). The average cost of books and supplies for the first semester is $500.
PAYMENT OF FEES
Billing statements for the first semester will be mailed to your home, and will be available online via “Ask Wally” (https://askwally.wabash.edu) on June 1 with payment due July 15.
- Expected loans and outside scholarships are shown as “pending” until actually received.
- Your paid admission deposit is credited on your first semester statement.
- Questions related to fees should be directed to Jeanne Worthey at 765-361-6326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Credit card payments are accepted online (MasterCard,Visa, American Express and Discover).
- You cannot register until your fees are paid.
EMPLOYMENT SELF-HELP (ESH)
To better understand how ESH hours are credited toward your cost of attendance, visit the Financial Aid office webpage on ESH.
Questions about how to complete ESH forms, pay rate, etc. can be found here.
You can view your ESH credit on AskWally.
You will apply for all ESH opportunities through the WabashWorks system via Career Services. The majority of ESH positions are posted at the beginning of each semester, however, they may be posted at any time throughout the academic year. For details, and to begin the application process, go to The Career Services ESH website.
STUDENT HEALTH FORMS
Prior to taking classes at Wabash College, all students must provide the Student Health Center with current address, emergency contact, insurance, medical alert, and health history information. Everything must be filled out in its entirety and a copy of your insurance card (front and back). To expedite this process Wabash College uses an online data entry system.
To enter your information, visit www.swol123.net. The first time you visit the website you will need to enter your Wabash College email address and click Get Password.
If your financial aid package includes loans, you will need to activate your loans prior to your arrival on campus. Visit the Financial Aid Office loan activation page to activate your student loans.
To set up a payment plan for the 2013-2014 academic year, you have two options. Set up your plan online or contact the Business Office at 765-361-6326.
OTHER FINANCIAL AID QUESTIONS
If you have questions about financial aid that aren't addressed above, please contact the Financial Aid Office directly at 800-718-9746 or email them at email@example.com.
The College does not handle personal funds for students, and some local businesses may not accept out-of-city personal checks; therefore, we recommend that students open a personal checking account at a local bank. Bank representatives will be available on August 24 (Freshman Saturday) to open accounts. Students may cash personal checks for up to $50 at the Business Office located in Center Hall. Additionally, the local Chase Bank will cash student checks with a Wabash ID.
VARSITY ATHLETIC PRACTICE
Watch for letters from the Athletic Department announcing the reporting dates for football, soccer, and cross country practice. Most Fall sport athletes will report before August 24. Please call the Athletic Department for sports information at 765-361-6220.
Your housing assignment letter will be emailed to your Wabash email account on or before August 5. All freshmen and sophomore students are required to live in College Housing, unless a student receives permission from the Dean of Students to commute from home.
Fraternity rooms, and the assignment of them, vary from house to house.
All dorm rooms come with extra-long twin beds (a little longer than the standard size 80”), dressers, desks, and desk chairs, cable, and campus network jacks. The dorms are air-conditioned. Dorm room sizes vary from hall to hall. Your room will be ready to move into on Freshman Saturday, August 24, beginning no earlier than 9:00am. Single occupancy rooms are usually only available to upperclassmen.
WHEN DO I FIND OUT WHO MY ROOMMATE IS?
The Dean of Students Office only assigns roommates to students living in a residence hall. Each fraternity has their own system for assigning rooms and roommates. If you selected to live in a residence hall, then you will receive your roommate information along with your housing assignment in your Wabash email account by August 5.
WHEN CAN I MOVE IN?
Your room will be ready to move into Freshman Saturday, August 24, 2013, beginning no earlier than 9:00 a.m. For students living in a dormitory, Resident Advisors will distribute room keys on Freshman Saturday.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
See our suggested guidelines for what entering students may need at Wabash.
WHAT WILL MY MAILING ADDRESS BE?
Mail will be delivered directly to your Fraternity using the information sample below. For Residence Hall students and students in College-owned Housing, you will be assigned a mailbox located in the lower level of the Sparks Center and should be addressed using the information sample below:
Fraternity's street address
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
301 W. Wabash Ave. (or Wabash College)
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR CLASSES?
Beginning May 30 at 3:30pm, freshmen will register for their Freshman Tutorial. Freshmen will register for their remaining classes during the week of Freshman Orientation, after meeting with their academic advisor.
HOW DO I INQUIRE ABOUT AP CREDIT?
Review the credit evaluation process in the Academic Bulletin then contact the Registrar's Office at 765-361-6416.
If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact the Dean of Students' Office at 765-361-6310 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.