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Important Dates for Fall 2024
  • National College Decision Day: May 1
  • Move-In Weekend: August 19 - 22
  • "Haven Days" Orientation: August 23 - 25
  • Classes Start: August 26

 

New Student Move-in
Housing & Dining Information

The 2024-25 Housing & Dining application will become available in early April 2024 for incoming students. 

Note: All students need to complete this application whether they are living on campus or commuting.

Residence Hall Move-In Days for Fall 2024:

Lock Haven University Move-In Days are structured around assigned move-in appointments. All students, both new and returning, will be scheduled to arrive on campus on a specific day at a specific time. Move-In Appointment information will be sent to your university email address in early August 2024. 



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New Student Orientation

Summer Orientation is for students & families to begin to make the transition to CU- Lock Haven!  Plan for a half day event with information for both students and their families. 

Save the Date for Summer 2024! 
May 20th 
May 21st 
June 7th 
June 18th*
July 10th** (Transfer Students)

* indicates a virtual session

Registration will open in March via your application portal. 

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Submit your Health Forms

Prior to your arrival to campus, please access your personal, secure medical chart called The Web Portal using the direct link or QR code below. Once your student campus email is activated, you will enter your Web Portal using your university log-in and password. Please complete the 6 forms prior to coming to campus in the Fall.

The Web Portal is used for completing and updating medical forms, viewing immunizations and privately messaging the Health Services staff. 

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Student Accounts & Technology

New student accounts will be created by the IT department within a few days of submitting your enrollment deposit. All communication and event registration will remain in your application portal. 

Once created, you will use your university account to access your student email, BrightSpace, MyCU (course registration) and more. 

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Math Placement Exam

Specific majors are required to complete a math placement exam to determine your abilities and place you into the corresponding math course. If you are required to complete this exam, see your application portal. 

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Affordable Quality Education

With a total student body of just over 2,900, a low student to professor ratio, DI and DII sport teams, a thriving Greek system, and a club for every interest, Lock Haven offers the best of private school education at the pubic school price.

 

 New Student Frequently Asked Questions 

When will I get my financial aid package?

The first step is to file your FAFSA! This unlocks potential grants, scholarships, and awards through the state and federal government. 

  • To file a FAFSA online, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
  • CU - Lock Haven’s school code is 003323
  • Students and parents are strongly urged to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing
  • Based on the 2022 federal income  tax year
  • The Pennsylvania State Grant deadline is May 1, 2024

The Office of Financial Aid is open and available to assist students:

In person: Ulmer Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 am-4 pm (Service window located at Ulmer 224)
By phone: 570-484-2424
By email: finaid@commonwealthu.edu 

When is Orientation?

We require that students attend orientation...yes, it is mandatory.  It is mandatory because national research shows that participation in orientation is one of the best ways to support college success.  Every decision we make as an institution is driven by just that.  What is best for our students.

Save the Date for Summer 2024! 
May 20th 
May 21st 
June 7th 
June 18th*
July 10th** (Transfer Students)

How do I meet my future classmates?

ZeeMee is the place to be! Think of it as a group chat with new classmates. This is a great place to connect with other incoming students and forming connections before you even step onto campus!

How do I register for classes?

All new students will schedule Fall courses with their faculty members during New Student Orientation

Academic Advising:
All new students are assigned a faculty member as their Academic Advisor.  Departments will begin assigning advisor assignments in June; however, if you do not have an advisor assigned and have questions on your classes or major, you can contact your department chair for assistance. 

How do I sign up for housing?

You’ll create a housing profile, sign your housing contract, choose a roommate or suitemate (unless you prefer a single), and select a room through Housing & Dining Self-Service

In the meantime, explore our housing options online by watching our virtual housing tours! 

When is move-in? 

New Student Move-in will be held the weekend before classes begin. Please refer to your email for specific instructions on dates/times for your hall over the summer.

What type of medical information do you need?

Incoming students are required to submit a medical history form to Glennon Health Services before courses begin. 

It is strongly recommended for students to be covered by insurance while enrolled at LHU. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of their insurance coverage should it become necessary for laboratory testing or x-rays to be done. Contact insurance provider prior to enrollment at LHU especially if the student has "out of network" insurance.

Please refer to Glennon's FAQ page for a complete listing of available services. 

When I can I join clubs/organizations on campus?

From fashion, poetry, pre-med, and fitness to competitive sports, the outdoors, gender and women’s issues, government and policy,  community outreach, and spiritual and faith-based groups, (phew!) the options are endless at The Haven! In fact, LHU has over 100 clubs and organizations with members just waiting for you to get involved.

Each semester LHU hosts a club fair where you can peruse the many options available for connecting with like-minded people and enjoying your favorite pastime or, you can stop by the Student Activities Office any time of the year to find out how to get involved.

How do I submit my AP or Dual Enrollment scores?

Congratulations on starting your collegiate career early! 

AP Scores: Students will need to request to have their score report be sent to Lock Haven University through their College Board account. If the score is a 3 or higher, the Registrar's Office will apply credit to your record. 

Dual Enrollment/Early College: Students who have enrolled in college courses while still enrolled in high school will need to request a transcript be sent from the college or university in which the course was taken through. 

Do you need an updated transcript?

Yes! We will need a final official transcript from your high school or previous university. 

First-Year Students will need to request a copy of their transcript (that shows date of graduation) from their high school counselor before and have it sent to the Office of Admissions before their class schedule will be created. 

Transfer students will need to request an official copy of their transcript from each university attended be sent directly to the Office of Admissions before any transfer credits are applied and a class schedule is created.

Note: In order for it to be considered an official transcript, it must come directly from the school/university in which you attended or in a sealed envelope mailed to our office. 

We accept electronic submissions as well as physical copies. 

Mailing Address: 
Commonwealth U - Lock Haven
Office of Admissions
10 Susquehanna Ave.
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Electronic Submission: 
admissions@commonwealthu.edu 

How do I sign up for a meal plan?

We offer 12 different meal plan options that include dining locations all across campus with a range of menus and offerings. You'll get guaranteed value, whether you eat on campus three times a week or three times a day. 

You will select your meal plan choice while completing your Housing/Dining application starting in April. 

What if I decide I want to change my major?

More than 40% of students enter college unsure if their intended major is the right choice. 

To request a major change, contact your admissions counselor via email. 

Can I bring my car?

Absolutely! Parking passes can be purchased through the LHU Public Safety Department

Student Parking Fee Structure:

Commuter Students Living Outside Perimeter - $40
Clearfield Students - $40
Resident Students with 30 or More Credits - $40
Resident Students with 29 or Less Credits - $80
Commuter Students Living Inside the Perimeter - $80

Parking permits will go on sale in August.

 Contact Us!

Admissions Office

 
10 Susquehanna Avenue, Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 484-2027

Office Hours

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday

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