Welcome 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!

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Complete Intent to Enroll Form

Once you have been admitted to The W, you will find a new form in you Application Portal. This quick online form lets us know you plan to attend The W so we can save you a seat.

Check your email or the Application Portal and complete the Intent to Enroll Form.

Log into Banner & Set up your MUW Email

Banner is the system we use to keep track of all your information while you are a student at The W. When you log in for the first time, you’ll get your MUW Student ID number, your university email address, and a look at your account information.

Once you have spoken to an advisor, you’ll use Banner to register for you classes.

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!

Banner instructions

Apply for Housing

Live close to everything!

Choose from six residence halls, offering a variety of amenities and housing options.

Applying for housing is easy and you can complete the process online. 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

Office of Housing & Residence Life

Did you know?

Students who live in on-campus housing are more successful in their classes and report being more satisfied with their university experience than students who live off-campus.

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

Got questions? Our Office of Financial Aid can help! Contact them at, email at, or call 662.329.7114. The W’s school code is 002422.

Submit FAFSA

Submit Immunization Records

The W requires students to 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.

You can submit your immunization records through the Application Portal.

For more information about immunizations, contact the Health Center at (662) 329-7289. 

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, email at, or call (662) 329-7106.

Register for Orientation

Orientation is the first step in your time as a student on The W campus. During Orientation you’ll get a tour of campus, get to meet with an advisor, and learn more about what the university has to offer.

Register now for the one day event and select a date to attend during the summer.

If one of the dates listed doesn’t work, contact the Student Success Center ( and we will help you!

Register for Orientation