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Next Steps for Freshmen


Complete your online account setup

Activate your Stritch account at

Your username and temporary password will be emailed to you by the Office of Information Services.

Activating your account will give you access to Wolfmail, MyStritch, Canvas and more. 

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Submit your tuition deposit

Your deposit is required to confirm your admission and housing status:

  • $100 for students who live on-campus ($50 tuition deposit and $50 room deposit)
  • $50 for students who commute

The $50 tuition deposit is refundable until May 1, and the $50 room and board deposit is refundable until July 28.

Deposit online

Log in to MyStritch > Finances > Account Balance & Payment.

Deposit by check

Mail your deposit check payable to Cardinal Stritch University.

Deposit by phone

Call (414) 410-4232 to deposit using a credit or debit card.

Step 3: Fund Your Education

Fund your education

Secure your scholarships and get federal student loan process started by returning your financial aid offer paperwork as soon as possible.

If you have questions or need assistance please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Learn about financial aid
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Submit your health history form

All full-time students are required to submit a confidential Health History Form before the first day of class.

Log into My Stritch > Stritch Resources > Medical History Portlet.

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Choose your housing option

Whether you decide to live on campus, or commute, let us know by submitting your Housing Preference Form.

If you plan to live on campus, submitting this early will give you the greatest chance of having your preferred type of room.

Your tuition deposit must be submitted before completing the Housing Preference Form.

Housing Preference Form
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Attend New Student Registration Day

After you've been admitted to Stritch, you will receive an invitation for New Student Registration Day. Register for classes, bring tuition deposits, meet new classmates, and find out about things like getting books and more - like getting your picture with Wolfy.

This is a requirement for all new freshmen.

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Attend New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a great opportunity to meet your new classmates, current students, explore campus and learn about campus resources and opportunities for involvement.

There are social opportunities and optional excursions to explore the City of Milwaukee.

NSO is mandatory and occurs the week before classes begin.

Explore New Student Resources

Prepare for your first day of class

Take a moment to visualize all of the reasons you are continuing your education. Your new journey begins on the first day of class but you are not alone. As a new freshmen, the faculty and staff at Stritch help you have a rewarding experience. Resources are available to you through the Student Success Center to help you succeed academically, personally and professionally.