Freshman Checklist



Before for you come to college:

  • Know the difference between High School and College.
  • Be sure to submit your FAFSA by June 30th to quality for loans, work-study, grants, and scholarships. Also take a look at the foundational scholarships offered from Tech and Fastweb.
  • Submit immunization records documenting two MMR shots to Admissions office! Send your final transcript! Make sure to submit your final transcripts, recent test scores (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, or AP/CLEP scores).
  • Consider living on campus! Stay in a Living Learning Community - to connect with the community and others who share a common interest. Find more about your housing options here.
  • Finalize your class schedule starting in Spring! Set up an appointment to register for classes with your advisor. If you have not declared a major, meet with a career advisor to find the perfect major for you.
  • Take a look at the mandatory Gold Bold Student Orientation schedule!
  • Know about parking and campus safety! Visit Public Safety page for information about parking information, sign up for ATU Alerts, and learn about how to register your bike & vehicle.
  • Let us help you! For students requiring special accommodations, please contact Disability Services. Refer to Documentation Guidelines to learn more.
  • Don’t forget about your family! Help your family register for parent/family organization about their questions/concerns. (link needs to be inserted)
  • Apply for Freshman Leadership Experience! This is a great starting point for students seeking to gain and increase their leadership skill set. Students chosen will receive a 1st semester scholarship.



  • Keep track of important dates by viewing the Academic Calendar for last days to drop, holidays, final exam schedule, etc.
  • Meet your B2E Mentor! Schedule an appointment to discuss the progress of your semester! Contact information can be found on your OneTech (Go to Academic tab, Academic Profile, and select the term.)
  • Jerry Cares! Help keep the campus safe and gain knowledge about how to report sexual misconduct, hazing, alcohol, and drug abuse incidents to the Care Team.
  • Feeling blue? Make an online appointment to visit the nurse or counselor in the Health and Wellness Center. Stay healthy! So you can be on top of your classes.
  • Visit Club Pendy! Go to the library circulation desk to check out Gen Ed textbooks. Reserve the different types of Study Rooms. Take advantage of the tutors available in the Tutoring Center (1st Floor)
  • Don’t forget your books! Search for your class books, school supplies, and many other things at the Tech Bookstore.
  • Struggling with classes? Visit the APEX Tutoring Center. They offer free one-on-one peer tutoring for you and Academic Coaching to develop better study habits, time management skills, and more.



  • Stay Connected! Follow Arkansas Tech University on Facebook, Instagram, theLink, and Twitter to know about all the latest upcoming events and news.
  • Get Licensed with On-Track! This program is designed to encourage students to network socially and experience traditional Tech events. Complete all 7 tracks and earn a chance to attend a free trip! You do not want to miss this opportunity!
  • Get Involved with the The Fun Experts! Attend Student Activities Board for exciting FREE events, such as movies, carnivals, comedians, singers, etc. for all Tech students.
  • Go Greek! Sign up by visiting ATU Recruitment.
  • Be apart of Tech Traditions! Download the Arkansas Tech Traditions app on your phone. Complete the required traditions and earn a green cord for graduation.
  • Are you or a family member a Veteran? Go to Veterans Office for benefits (Doc Bryan 104). Also get involved by joining Service Members and Veterans of America (SMVA).
  • Want to learn about other cultures? Apply for the Global Connect Program for an opportunity to serve as a mentor to international student.


Planning ahead:

  • Find your path for the future with Career Services! Need help perfecting your resume, preparing for an interview, or a major perfect for you? Make an appointment on Han0dshake (use your oneTech login information).
  • Attend career fairs, such as part-time jobs, summer jobs, and on campus jobs.



  • Contact your academic or faculty advisor for more information about items in the academic section.
  • Contact student services for more information about items in the involvement section.