New Student Next Steps

The essentials to begin your Centre experience.

We’re so happy you've chosen Centre as your home for the next four years. Below, you will find everything that you need to do before you join us in August. Some items are time-sensitive and have specific deadlines, so make sure to check back regularly to ensure all of your tasks are completed on schedule.

Summer Tasks Timeline

Below are the 2024 Summer Tasks dates. Task details can be found below the chart.

New Student TaskOpening DateCompletion Date
Centre Email Setup Acceptance noticeASAP
Navigate Account SetupMid MayASAP
Submit Health Records/InsuranceMay 1May 31
Housing Application and Meal Plan SelectionMid MayJune 15
Submit Your Student ID PhotoEarly MayJuly 8
Placement TestsMay 28June 11
Request Final TranscriptAcceptance noticeASAP
Connect with an AdvisorJune 27, 28 & July 1NA
Class RegistrationJuly 8July 11
Confirm Aid PackageAid package noticeMid June
Payment Plan Signup Late July
Pre-Arrival CoursesEarly AugustMove-in
Payment (in full) Mid August
Move-in/OrientationAugust 29September 1


To ensure a healthy campus, all first-year and transfer students are required to submit updated health records.

Learn About What To Submit 

Your roommate questionnaire and meal plan selection will be completed in our housing portal, eRezlife. To log in, you will need your email and password. The first time you log in, you will need to complete your profile by answering a few questions. Then you will apply for either the incoming first years cohort or the incoming transfer students cohort.

If you have already identified who you want as your roommate, you can create a roommate group that includes that person. We require roommate matching to be a mutual selection, so that roommate will need to accept the roommate group after you have created it. Please know that you will not be able to add your roommate to the roommate group until they have completed their application.

In the application, you will be asked questions to help us match you with your ideal roommate. It is extremely important that you complete your housing application yourself and that you are as honest as possible in order to be matched with the best roommate for you.

Meal plan choice is also listed in our housing portal, so please complete your application as soon as possible. You only need to complete the application once!

Housing Application

All students will need to submit an ID photo through the GET Mobile app. It is important that you follow the linked instructions and photo criteria below.

Student IDs will be handed out when you arrive to campus. You will use your student ID to access your residence hall, at dining locations, and to enter most campus events.

Have questions? Contact Anita Bertram

Photo Submission Instructions

An important part of preparing you to come to Centre is to help you choose courses for your Fall Term. While at Centre you will choose courses that provide both the breadth of experience (provided by the general education curriculum) and depth of study (gained through completion of a major) that is a hallmark of a Liberal Arts education.

Two components of Centre’s General Education curriculum requires:

  1. A college-level math course to develop quantitative literacy and problem-solving skills.
  2. At least one college-level course in a second language to build language and cross-cultural communication skills.

Proper placement in math and a second language helps assure students that you will not be placed in a course which is either too advanced or repetitious of previous work.

Learn More About Placement Tests

Remember to request your final transcript to be sent to Admission or the Registrar. You will not be eligible to register for courses until final transcripts are received by the college.

To speak with a faculty academic advisor about your choices for Fall courses, follow the call-in schedule below. However, you are not required to participate in advising call-in in order to register for classes—full details about that process will be sent via email (or see the link below).

Call-in Schedule

June 27 TBA
June 28TBA
July 1TBA

Note: You will meet your assigned academic advisor in August. Please pay attention to your Centre email for a mid-August communication from your academic advisor.

You will receive detailed information about the course registration process and course options via email. Information can also be found on the Registrar’s Office page.

Visit the Registrar Office page 

Visit the Financial Aid site on CentreNet to confirm your financial aid package is complete. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Financial Aid office.

Confirm Your Financial Aid Package 

  • Student bills should be mailed the first week of July.
  • Payment plans are available for sign up until July 31.
  • Payment in Full (if not on a payment plan) is due by August 14.

Need to view your account statement or sign up for Payment Plans? You can do this at any time from the STUDENT tab on CentreNet.

Additional Payment Information 

In late July you’ll receive a letter from Vector announcing the courses you will need to take.

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New Student Orientation

Paired with the move-in process, New Student Orientation is your chance to learn all of the whos, whats, whens, wheres, and whys at Centre College.

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Get Started with Navigate

Access the communication tool that will help you stay on track to achieve your goals from the first day of classes all the way through graduation.

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Compass Program

This one week, on-campus orientation features speakers, workshops, films, and interactive activities to help cultivate critical thinking, initiative, creative problem-solving and communication skills.

The Summer Health Immersion Program 2023 met at Centre College's Olin Hall to help prepare students interested in STEM for college.


Summer Health Immersion

The Summer Health Immersion Program (SHIP) is a one-week enrichment program for incoming first-year students from Kentucky who are interested in health professions.