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    What will I do at Winter Welcome and how long should I plan to be there?

    At Winter Welcome, you’ll finalize your Spring 2017 schedule, meet with a member of our Financial Aid team (if needed), get your Student ID, and meet our many campus resources that will assist you throughout your years at Capital.

    When is Winter Welcome?

    Winter Welcome will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 1-3pm. The program is specialized to each student so feel free to arrive at any point in that time frame.

    Where should I go when I get to campus for Winter Welcome?

    You will begin your Winter Welcome experience in the Harry C. Moores Student Union, located at 745 Pleasant Ridge, Columbus, Ohio 43209.

    Where should I stay when I come to orientation?

    If your trip to Capital will include an overnight stay, please check out a list of local hotels and other things to do while in town here.

    Do my parents and/or family members have to attend?

    We highly encourage students to bring their parents or family members as they are a valuable resource throughout your transition.

    What do I need to bring?

    Bring your energy and enthusiasm! You may also want to bring something to help you take notes as well as any forms that you need to turn in.

    What should I wear?

    Please dress comfortably and in layers. You will be walking around campus and buildings may be different temperatures. Check out the weather before you head to Capital to be best prepared.

    Can I bring forms with me?

    Yes! We can take any forms that you need to turn in at check-in or any time throughout the day. Just give them to our Orientation Leaders and they will make sure it gets to the appropriate office.

    Can I meet with Disability Services during my orientation?

    You may be able to meet with Dr. Speakman, the Director of Disability Services, during Winter Welcome, depending on availability. To schedule a meeting, give us a call at 614-236-6611 or email us at orientation@capital.edu. You can learn more about Disability Services at Capital here.

    When can I expect my housing assignment?

    Housing assignments will be sent to you in mid-December. If you have questions, please contact our Residential Life team at residencelife@capital.edu.

    How should I handle outside scholarships?

    If you have outside scholarships, congratulations! Please send an email to finaid@capital.edu to make sure that our Financial Aid team includes the scholarship(s) in your award package. 

    When will I receive my bill and how do I pay it?

    Bills for tuition, room and board will be sent out November 30, 2016. Payment is due December 14, 2016. You have several options for paying your bill. Choose the one best for you.