You received your acceptance letter in the mail. Now what?
Well first of all, congratulations! Take a second and pat yourself on the back. You did it…you got into college.
And not just any college — one that will go above and beyond to help you become the very best version of yourself, whoever you are. We’re happy you’re here, and we couldn’t be more excited for you to start your Viking Voyage. Welcome to Villa Maria College.
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Spring Open House
April 1, 10 AM – 12 PM
Even if you’ve already visited campus, you should take this opportunity to come back for a more personalized experience. You’ll be able to spend some time with the professors that will be teaching your classes. They’re all experts in their field and they’re all dedicated to your success so the sooner you can meet them, the better! You can also sit down with current students — who were in your shoes not too long ago. They’ll understand how you’re feeling and will be able to answer all your questions and give you advice from their perspective.
Accepted Student Day
April 15, 10 AM – 12 PM
During this event, you can get to know the other new students in your program. As you progress throughout your program, you’ll spend a lot of time together in class, but also for the fun stuff — like club meetings, student life events, and more. Accepted Student Day is all about meeting people and having a good time, so don’t miss out.
August 24, 9 AM-3 PM
Orientation is the official start of your Viking Voyage. A lot of important information will be shared, and you should walk away from the day feeling totally prepared to start classes the following week. During Orientation, you’ll get your class schedule, set up your computer log-in and email, get your student id card, parking pass, and more. Most importantly, you can pick up the textbooks and supplies you’ll need for all your classes for the semester. Textbooks and supplies are free for all Villa students, so you only need to bring your id. Orientation is mandatory for all new students.
Check in With Financial Aid
If you haven’t already received your personalized financial aid package and you know your FAFSA was sent to Villa, it should be delivered to your mailbox any day. You’ll want to open that envelope right away and take a really careful look at your award letter. This letter will list all the financial aid you’ve been offered to help you cover the cost of tuition.
Don’t forget, books and supplies are free at Villa Maria College, so you don’t have to worry about paying for those. There are also other opportunities for you to earn money that can go towards your tuition, like the College’s Work Study Program.
The Financial Aid Offices uses the information you provided on your FAFSA and some other factors to come up with your financial aid package. If you feel you have extenuating circumstances that were not represented in your FAFSA, we’ll work with you as much as possible to make sure college is affordable for you.
Financial aid can be confusing but it’s a huge part of going to college. Villa Maria’s Financial Aid and Admissions teams will walk you all the way through the process. If you have questions at any point, reach out to Aimee Murch, our director of financial aid, at [email protected].
Register for Classes
One of the coolest things about college is that you get to make your own schedule. As a new student, you’ll work with your first-year advisor from the Student Success Center to make a schedule that meets your academic requirements and works with your life schedule.
Registration for new students begins on April 3. Villa’s Admissions team will help you schedule your registration appointment. The sooner you register, the more likely you are to get the classes you want, so email [email protected] or text 716.462.5037 to get started.
Share Your Viking Pride
Your acceptance to Villa Maria College is a big deal. Maybe you worked really hard in high school and accomplished something you never thought possible. Maybe you’re the first in your family to go off to college. Maybe you found Villa and felt like you fit in instantly. Regardless, you have so many reasons to feel proud of yourself. We’re proud of you, too, and want to help you share your accomplishment with the world…or at least the people who drive by your house.
When you’re ready to officially call yourself a Villa Viking, we’ll give you a lawn sign. Snap a pic and share it on social using #FutureViking. We can’t wait to see your signs on display!