Welcome New Students!

We encourage any and all family members to join the newest members of the Eckerd College community for Autumn Term check in on Friday, August 7, 2015. Transfer students not participating in Autumn Term will arrive on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. There are events which will help parents and family members become better acquainted with the College.

Our New Student Guide is designed to help students and families navigate the start of their Eckerd educational experience. We've done our best to tabulate the information we believe is important for new students. Of course, we can't cover everything, so if you didn't find what you are looking for, please contact the admission office.

New Student Guide

To Do List

If you only look at one section of the New Student Guide, make sure this is it. Memorize it, make a checklist of these items, add "complete Eckerd To Do List" to your To Do List and then be an internet sensation when you're able to help a classmate when they post "where is the housing application?" to the Class of 2019 Facebook group.

International Students
Welcome Letter
Pre-Arrival Guide


Get out your gcal, appleCal, mom's day planner and get these important dates recorded so you know what's happening. Some have more immediate use, like the Autumn Term Arrival Schedule, but the academic calendar is helpful too - get those winter break flights purchased early.


Find a major, find a second major, add a minor or two, this is where you'll find out what you need to do to add to that academic program so that you leave Eckerd with the degree(s) and education you wanted.

Financial Information

Let's be real, this is for your parents. Just kidding, take some stock in your own education and understand what it costs, how to pay for it, and who is available to help you out.

General Information

If you can't find what you are looking for anywhere else it should be here. From Information Technology to Career Services, we've got you covered with enough information to get you ready for Eckerd.

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