Now that you’ve been accepted and received your admission packet, be sure to complete your next steps to be ready for your McMurry journey. We’ll post updates and your personalized checklist to your application portal. Check your portal frequently to receive important updates and information. We can’t wait to have you join our campus community and War Hawk family!

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Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) events are held every summer to welcome our newest War Hawks to campus. These two-day events are full of opportunities to meet your new classmates and to learn all about the McMurry University community. Make sure you save a couple of days on your summer calendar, you won’t want to miss SOAR. Learn more about SOAR on our student life and engagement pages. We’ll see you there!

2023 SOAR Dates
June 23-24
July 14-15
July 28-29

Next Steps

Step 1: Deposit!

Submit your deposit in your application portal to reserve your place in the incoming new student class. Be sure to accept your offer of admission to see the link to submit your deposit.

Step 2: Complete your financial aid process

Admitted students will be packaged for financial aid once we have received your FAFSA, which opens October 1 for the following Fall semester. If you aren’t planning on filing a FAFSA, just let your Admission Counselor know. You’ll receive a financial aid award notification in the mail and be able to view your aid in your application portal. In the Spring semester, your Admission Counselor will reach out to walk through your financial aid, but you can always give us a call whenever you’re ready to talk through it!

Step 3: Sign up for an Admitted Student Day

Come visit campus on a specially designed event for admitted students like you. Engage with your fellow classmates, experience student life, and participate in faculty-led mock classes. Admitted student events for 2023 have passed, but we welcome admitted students to campus each weekday to see if McMurry is the place for you.

Step 4: Find your home

Complete your application for student housing in your application portal after submitting your deposit. Housing applications are available now and assignments are released in the summer.

Step 5: Join the Flock at SOAR

Register now for your Student Orientation and Registration Day! These events are designed for you to not only register for your Fall semester classes, but also to become a part of the War Hawk flock. Read more and register for your preferred date below.

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Admitted Student Frequently Asked Questions

You may submit your enrollment deposit at any time. We recommend that you submit your deposit by May 1st so that you have plenty of time to complete your remaining steps before SOAR.

Submit your deposit in your application portal. You first must accept your offer of admission. Once you do so, you will be prompted to pay by card in your portal!

A link to submit your housing application will be listed in your application portal once you deposit. Housing applications typically open in early Spring each year.

Housing assignments are released in the summer. You’ll receive an email in your McMurry email inbox with your assignment and roommate.

Yes! If you know you would like to live with another student, you may request to do so on your housing application. Be sure you both request each other when submitting your applications.

Check out our Residence Life FAQ page for packing do’s and don’ts and additional information about living on-campus.

Move-in for new students for the Fall 2023 semester is Wednesday, August 23. Welcome Week begins the same day! For those involved in a fall sport or extracurricular activity that might have early move-in dates, be sure to check with your team or organization for specific dates and information.