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StudentWelcome to The Long Blue Line! Now that you've been accepted, there are a few things to take care of before classes begin. We are here to help every step of the way! We can't wait for you to join the W family!

Log into Banner

The Banner instructions tell you how to find out what your email address at The W is. Log into Banner to view this and check it often! Email is the official communication for The W and important notices will come through your W email account. Banner is also the place to view financial aid, register for classes when the time comes, and more!

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Apply for Housing

If you are interested in living on campus, take the next step and apply for housing! The W has six residence halls, offering a variety of amenities and housing options. You can apply online at www.muw.edu/housing. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required and will be applied to your student account. For more information, visit the Office of Housing and Residence Life website or give them a call at 662.329.7127 or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Award offers from The W are contingent upon submission of the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA). You can submit FAFSA's to The W's Office of Financial Aid beginning in October. The FAFSA can be submitted online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Got questions? Our Office of Financial Aid can help! Contact them at www.muw.edu/finaid, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 662.329.7114. The W's school code is 002422.


Submit Immunization Records

The W requires that students submit an immunization form showing proof of two doses of MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella). The first MMR should have been administered at 12 months of age (an MMR given prior to the first birthday is null and void per the Mississippi State Department of Health) and the second given prior to entry to kindergarten. The Mississippi State Department of Health mandates that ALL state universities comply with this requirement. Failure to present proof of immunization can prevent you from being in good standing with The W and result in a hold being placed on your account that will prevent class registration. For more information about immunizations, contact the Health Center at 662.329.7289. If all of your courses will be offered online, please contact the Office of Admissions to get the immunization requirement waived.


Come for a Visit

We think that we have a lot to offer. If you have never been to visit us, you should! We can set up a day for you to personally tour campus, meet with a faculty member, and view our residence halls and recreation center. To set up a time to visit, contact the Office of Admissions at www.muw.edu/admissions, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 662.329.7106.


Register for Orientation

Visit the Office of Orientation's website at www.muw.edu/orientation to select a date to attend during the summer. If one of the dates listed doesn't work, contact the Office of Admissions and we will help you!