First Year Student Check In Instructions

ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS (including residential and commuters) are required to follow these steps for spring check in. You are a first year student if you’re a residential or commuter student who has completed ONLY ONE semester at Montreat College. 

First Year Check-in | Monday, January 10th | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • Who: Any FIRST YEAR (both residential and commuter) student.
      • If the Fall 2021 semester was your first semester at Montreat College, you are expected to report to campus on Monday, January 10th, no later than 2 p.m.. 
      • All students are required to attend Welcome Week 2.0.
      • Fines will be assessed for non-attendance or late arrival.
    • Where: Anderson Auditorium//L. Nelson Bell Library
      • All students must report to the Anderson Auditorium parking lot upon arrival to campus. Residential students will not be permitted to move into their residence hall until they check in at Anderson Auditorium.  
      • Students who have not been cleared to check in (due to financial clearance) will be directed to the Library to complete missing steps.  
    • When: Students must report to campus at the designated times below based on the first letter of their last name.
      • A-G: 8-10 a.m.
      • H-Q: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
      • R-Z: 12-2 p.m.
  • Check in will close promptly at 2 p.m. Please arrive on time. As a reminder, fines will be assessed for non-attendance or late arrival. 

Please watch this helpful video to better understand the process and expectations for check-in. 


  1. I’m a commuter, do I have to check-in? Yes, all students must check-in at one of the designated times based on their student status and last name. 
  2. Do I need a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination? Yes, all students will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test result at the time of their check-in. 
  3. Can I go to my residence hall before checking in? No, all students must report to the Anderson Auditorium parking lot for drive-through check in before moving back into their residence hall. If cleared to move in, students will be given permission to report to their residence hall. If not cleared to move in, students will be directed to the Library. Fines will be assessed for those students who bypass this portion of the check in process. 
  4. When do classes begin? The Spring 2022 semester officially begins on Wednesday, January 12. All First Year Students must check in during their designated time on Monday, January 10th. 
  5. How do I know if I’m cleared to check in? Students need to make sure they’ve completed all financial steps and paid their student bill. Students will not be permitted to check in if they have an outstanding student balance. For financial related questions, contact Student Financial Services at or by calling 800.545.4656.