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First-Year Students

New Student Checklist

Now that you have chosen Baker, you probably have lots of questions! This checklist will help you get ready to start your Baker journey.


Office of Student Affairs

Macy Warburton

Executive Director of Student Affairs

Long Student Center 205

Required of All Students

1. Deposit

Submitting your enrollment deposit is your first step to establishing your new home at Baker. This is required before you can register for orientation or submit your housing application.

Submit Enrollment Agreement & Deposit


2. Register for Orientation

This is where you will get your first-semester schedule, learn the basics of campus, and more! Attendance is required for all new students. Parents and family are welcome to attend.

Spring Orientation

Spring orientation will occur on January 26, and registration will open in early October.

Fall Orientation

Fall 2024 orientation will open on February 1, 2024.

Register for Orientation


3. Housing application or RRE

All full-time Baker University students on the Baldwin City campus are required to live in university-sponsored housing. The application provides us with information to make the best housing assignment for all involved.

The housing application for fall 2024 opens February 1, 2024.

Register for Housing

Students who meet certain criteria may request to be considered for an exemption to the residency requirement.

View Residency Requirements & Exemptions


4. Submit Immunization Records

Baker University requires students to submit a copy of their updated immunization records. This can be a personal immunization record signed by a health care provider or a physician, a clinic report stating all immunization records, or a copy of school immunization records. The following are required: MMR, Tdap, and meningitis.

Submit Immunization Records

5. Submit Final Transcripts

So that we can build the best schedule possible for your first semester, have your school send us all final transcripts. This includes college transcripts for dual-credit and transfer coursework completed at a two-year or four-year institution.

Baker University
Attn: CAS Admissions
PO Box 65
615 Dearborn St.
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065

If your high school and/or college uses a third-party transcript service like Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse, please have an official digital PDF copy sent to our Office of the Registrar at Note: We do not accept digital transcripts emailed by the school itself as official.

6. Submit Photo for Student ID

Submit a clear and recent color photo taken on a plain white background to be used on your student ID card.

Submit Photo


7. Student Financial Responsibilities Agreement

The SFRA outlines the financial obligations and responsibilities associated with enrolling in classes at Baker University and the potential consequences of failing to meet those obligations. This agreement must be submitted before the first day of classes.

Submit Agreement


8. Accept/Decline Financial Aid Offer

Watch the mail for your financial aid offer. Sign and return the accept/decline financial aid document. Your acceptance is necessary to receive the loans you’re eligible for.


9. Set Up Password

Information technology staff will send you your default password upon being admitted to the university. Change your password to something unique through Access Baker.

Log on to Access Baker

Before Arriving on Campus

Get a Parking Permit

Bringing a car to campus? Register your car to receive a parking pass at move in.

Get a Parking Permit


Purchase Textbooks

Once you know your fall schedule, you can purchase textbooks through the Baker online bookstore.

Purchase Textbooks

Submit Athletic Paperwork (Student-Athletes Only)

Student-athletes in all sports must have a physical examination along with all forms requested in the Vivature portal before being able to participate in athletic activities.

Submit Athletic Paperwork