Checklist for First-Year Students


This to-do list is designed to help you plan your summer and prepare for a successful first semester at Bryn Mawr. It includes major tasks across a range of areas. International students will also have highly specialized tasks to complete through the Global Portal System. If we learn of additional tasks that should be completed this summer, we will add them here and highlight them in the Weekly Tuesday Newsletter.

Required for All

Task Description When
Set Up Bryn Mawr Email Follow instructions sent emailed by Admissions in May. This is absolutely the thing to do first! Learn More ASAP
Log in to Moodle and review additional academic guidance there Use your College username and password to access the official online learning platform. Learn More ASAP
Housing Preference Form and Application This form is for all new, guest and transfer students. Check your BMC Email for Housing Application Instructions
  • The application deadline is July 14.
  • The deadline to request specific roommates (done through eRezLife) is July 21.
Complete Entering Student Advising Questionnaire This questionnaire is available on the Class of 2027 Advising and Orientation Moodle June 30
Sign up for Group Advising Session Information on how to sign up for a group advising session is available on the Class of 2027 Advising and Orientation Moodle . June 30
Complete Medical Forms Documentation required for all new students. Learn More
July 1
Review Quantitative Readiness requirement Review and make a plan if needed! Learn More  

Confirm Personal Details in BiONiC

You must review and update preferred name, emergency contacts, and other details in BiONiC the next time you log in. Learn More June 18
Emily Balch Seminar Registration Between June 19 and July 6, select 3 choices for your required first-semester Emily Balch seminar. Learn More. July 6
Language experience and interest survey Fill out by July 1 as part of the placement process. Learn More July 1
Advising Appointment with Your Dean Appointments will be on Zoom throughout July and August. You will be able to register for your Advising Appointment after attending a Group Advising Session.  
OneCard (Student ID)

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Click here to register for your OneCard.


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July 28
Review billing information and bill, and pay college bill or set up payment plan Learn More  
Musical Interest Survey A quick survey for all students to gauge interest in participation in musical activities. Learn More Sept. 1
Preregister for Classes You'll enroll in your preferred classes through BiONiC, the Bi-College registration system. Learn More August 14-18
Online Training Tutorials  All incoming first year students must complete various online training modules before they arrive to campus. You will receive information about completing these tutorials in the Tuesday Newsletter in July.  Aug. 28
Health Insurance: waive or enroll Waiver available end of June and due Aug. 31. Learn More Aug. 31



Required for Some

Task Description When
Language Placement Exams Required for any language you have previous knowledge of and may study at Bryn Mawr  Learn More June 15 - August 1
Student Nutrition Special Needs Form Fill out this form to initiate contact and consultation with the College's registered dietician. Learn More July 14
Writing Diagnostic For Nonnative speakers of English International students will receive more information about this process and available resources. Learn More August 4 - 6
Academic and other accommodations for students with disabilities Request for housing accommodations was due by June 1. Contact Access Services ASAP to ensure necessary academic accommodations can be place at the beginning of the semester. Learn More


Prepare for your first job at Bryn Mawr with Dining Services Gather documents now to be ready for Job Fair on-campus Aug. 29 and 30. Learn More  

Optional Opportunity

Task Description When
MyStudentSupportProgram (MySSP) Download the app and register anytime to access free well-being resources and 24/7 mental health and wellbeing support. Learn More  
Religious Life Survey Submit by Aug. 1 to assist the Impact Center in planning for the new year. Learn More Aug.1
Register to vote in Pennsylvania Deadline for registering to vote in the Oct. 23, 2023 election is Nov. 7. Students eligible to vote in the U.S. may register anytime this summer. Learn More Oct. 23



Contact Us

New Student Programs

Eugenia Chase Guild Hall
Lower Level
Phone: 610-526-5375