Semester Checklist

Congratulations! We're looking forward to meeting you at Orientation! There's a lot do before class starts. Here's what to expect as you get started.

1Log onto WebSTAR

Establish your user name and password on WebSTAR by going to the Self Service Password Reset website. If you have questions, call the University Computing & Communications (UCC) Help Desk at (504) 280-HELP (4357).

Get first-time student account | Go to WebSTAR

2New Student Orientation

If you are a freshman or transfer student with less than 60 hours, you must attend a New Student Orientation session. If you are an adult student (age 25 and up) or a non-degree seeking student it is not required, but we encourage you to sign up for orientation. All new students will receive an invitation to New Student Orientation. Orientation assists new students with their transition to UNO. Students meet with an advisor and sign up for classes (adult orientation does not include advising and registration, but freshmen and transfer programs do).

Sign up for New Student Orientation

3University Email Accounts

All students are assigned an email account with an suffix. This account is yours even after you graduate from UNO and can be used by alumni. All students should use their UNO email address for all university related communications (i.e. not hotmail or yahoo email).

Access your UNO email

4Immunization Form

Submit either the compliance form or the online waiver to Student Health Services: (504) 280-6387.

Submit Immunization Form

5On-Campus Housing Requirement

A University of Louisiana System policy requires that all unmarried, full-time undergraduate students regardless of age or emancipation status, live in campus residence halls as long as space is available. This policy further states that in the event a college or university under the Board of Trustees cannot provide adequate housing for students in this category, they may be exempt according to specific priorities.

Learn about On-Campus Housing Requirement

6Your Advisor

All freshmen and transfer students (less than 30 earned hours) will work closely with a First Year Advisor until the student transitions to their major college.

First Year Advising

Students who have earned more than 30 hours will meet with their academic program advisor. See list of phone numbers for advisors from each department.

Meet with Your Advisor

7Class Registration

Access the catalog, bulletin, schedule, and calendar, at the Office of the Registrar's website.
Freshmen and transfer students, this is included in orientation.

Register for Classes

8Your Fee Bill

Be sure to check your fee bill online and make necessary payments. Credit card and E-check payments are only accepted online via WebStar.

Pay your Fee Bill

9Your UNO ID

Go to 101Q University Computing and Communications.
Freshmen and transfer students, this is included in orientation.

Get Your UNO ID

10On-Campus Parking

First, pay through WebSTAR or in person at the Bursar’s counter. then stop by the Campus Police Office (Computing and Communications Center, 2nd floor) to receive your decal. Be sure to have your car registration information, proof of insurance and receipt of payment with you.

Get Your Parking Decals

11Emergency Text Message Alerts

UNO has a web-based, emergency communications system which enables students to receive important information instantly. The notification system requires no additional software, and your contact information will not be sold to third party marketers.

Sign Up for Emergency Text Message Alerts


Check out UNO clothing, textbooks, apparel and gifts.

Learn more

Questions? Concerns?
We are here to help!

Feel free to contact the Office of New Student Orientation at (504) 280-5458 or email

International Students:
Please check with the Office of International Students and Scholars to help you with your transition to the University of New Orleans.