New Student Checklist

Congratulations! We're looking forward to meeting you at Orientation! There's a lot do before class starts. Here's what to expect as you get started.

If you are an International Student, Please check with the Office of International Students and Scholars to help you with your transition to the University of New Orleans.

Log onto WebSTAR and Access Your Email

Establish your user name and password on WebSTAR by going to the Self Service Password Reset website. If you have questions, call Information Technology (IT) Help Desk at (504) 280-HELP (4357).

Get first-time student account | Go to WebSTAR

All students are assigned an email account with an suffix. All students should use their UNO email address for all university related communications (i.e. not hotmail or yahoo email).

Access your UNO email

New Student Orientation

If you are a freshman or transfer student with less than 60 hours, you must attend a New Student Orientation session. If you are an adult student (age 25 and up) or a non-degree seeking student it is not required, but we encourage you to sign up for orientation. Orientation assists new students with their transition to UNO. Students meet with an advisor and sign up for classes (adult orientation does not include advising and registration, but freshmen and transfer programs do). All new students will receive an invitation to New Student Orientation via email.

Learn more about new student orientation

Immunization Requirements

Submit either the compliance form or the online waiver to Student Health Services: (504) 280-6387.

Learn more about immunization compliance

Financial Aid and FAFSA

If you are a US citizen who will be receiving TOPS or applying for a UNO scholarship or federal financial aid, please complete the applicable FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for your desired semester of attendance.

Learn more about requirements for each student type and access a quick link to the FAFSA

15 to FinishMeet With an Advisor

All freshmen and transfer students (less than 30 earned hours) will work closely with a First Year Advisor until the student transitions to their major college.

First Year Advising

Students who have earned more than 30 hours will meet with their academic program advisor. See list of phone numbers for advisors from each department.

Meet with Your Advisor

On-Campus Housing Requirement

All unmarried, first-time, full-time undergraduate students that do not meet exemption status must live on campus as long as space is available. We offer an array of housing options for the best college experience. On-campus housing allows students to be a part of the university's academic, recreational, and social communities.

Learn about On-Campus Housing Requirement | Student Housing Options

Class Registration

Access the catalog, bulletin, schedule, and calendar, at the Office of the Registrar's website.
Freshmen and transfer students, this is included in orientation.

Register for Classes

On-Campus Parking Pass

First, pay through WebSTAR or in person at the Bursar’s counter. then stop by the Campus Police Office (Computing and Communications Center, 2nd floor) to receive your decal. Be sure to have your car registration information, proof of insurance and receipt of payment with you.

Get Your Parking Decal

Your Fee Bill

Be sure to check your fee bill online and make necessary payments. Credit card and E-check payments are only accepted online via WebStar.

Pay your Fee Bill


Go to 101Q University Computing and Communications.
Freshmen and transfer students, this is included in orientation.

Get Your UNO ID

Emergency Text Message Alerts

UNO has a web-based, emergency communications system which enables students to receive important information instantly. The notification system requires no additional software, and your contact information will not be sold to third party marketers.

Sign Up for Emergency Text Message Alerts


Check out UNO clothing, textbooks, apparel and gifts.

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