New Student Checklist

Hello Students! 

Here are some to-do's for you to complete before Fall Orientation. 
Please complete these by their given due date. 

Due in June

Due before June 1st

Doane Email

In order to receive all future communications, you will need to activate your Doane Email Account. Refer to the instructions sent to your personal email from the Admissions Office. If you need technical assistance contact the Service Center at or call 402-826-8411.

Review LAR Descriptions

Doane University's Liberal Arts Seminars address essential learning outcomes for incoming students. Within each Liberal Arts Seminar students will experience a unique topic of interest, chosen by the faculty member that leads their course section. Check out the LAR Class Descriptions on the Enrollment Day main page.

Housing Applications

Housing applications are due by June 1st and are available on

The New Student Housing Application opened February 25th and is accessible through eRezLife. The application Priority Deadline is June 1st.

Due before June 30th

Financial Aid Paperwork

If you are a Federal Student Loan Borrower, you must complete:

Students must also fill out the Outside Assistance Form, this form documents any funds you are receiving from local scholarships or other sources. Students may contact the Financial Aid Office at 402.826.8260 or via email at

Student Health Forms

Using your Doane email and password, register at and complete all of your required health forms.

High School Transcripts

Submit your final high school transcripts by email to the Admissions Office at

Language Placement Test

Since many of you will be registering for your first classes at Doane soon, the Department of Modern Languages wants to reach out to you. If you are interested in taking Spanish at Doane and you have had experience with that language in the past, we invite you to take this online placement test. This will help with the decision of which language class would be best to start with. To take the test, go to the appropriate link below, create an account (no student ID number is needed) and complete the test. One of the faculty members will contact you after you have finished regarding your placement. The test should take about 15 minutes.

If you have any questions, please contact Josh Pope.

Spanish Placement Test

Due in July

View/Add Proxy Access

Add your parent/guardian as a Proxy to provide access to information in the areas of student finance, financial aid and academics.  Log in to Self Service and Select “User Options” from the left hand menu bar, then select "View/Add Proxy Access" and add proxy users.

Select your meal plan

Students that live on campus are required to have a meal plan; the cost of the meal plan is $2850/semester.   Students residing on campus are automatically set up with the Gold Meal Plan (14 cafeteria meals/week & $500 Doane dollars).  If you would like to change to one of the meal plans listed below, please use the meal plan change form.  The last day to request a change in meal plans is 9/2/22 for Fall Semester.

  • Platinum - unlimited cafeteria meals per week & $50 Doane Dollars/semester; cost $2850/semester
  • Silver - 10 cafeteria meals per week & $750 Doane Dollars for the semester;  cost $2850/semester
  • Bronze - 7 cafeteria meals per week & $1000 Doane Dollars for the semester;  cost $2850/semester
  • Commuter Meal Plan - 5 cafeteria meals per week; cost $725/semester (not available to residential students).

Roommate Groups

Roommate Group selection is available on

Roommate Groups are due by July 1st; Roommate Groups created or requested after this date will not be accepted. Housing assignments will go out July 15th; no roommate change requests will be accepted. Students are able to look into moving rooms during the Room Move Period from September 5th - 16th.

Once estimated statements are generated (approximately mid-July)

Set up your Nelnet Campus Commerce Account

Set up your Nelnet Campus Commerce Account so you can view and pay your student account.  This will only need to be done once.  Log in to Self Service and Select "Student Finance" and click any of the links under "Helpful Links".  Follow the steps as prompted.

  • Once your Nelnet Campus Commerce account is set up, you have access to:
    •   View and Pay your bill
    •  Set up a Monthly Payment Plan
    •   Add Authorized Parties - allows designated people to receive notifications each semester when your bill is generated, view your account balance, make a payment, set up a payment plan and discuss your bill.  Once they are added as an Authorized Party, they will receive an email from Nelnet to set up their account (check your spam, if you don't see the email).
    •  Set up Direct Deposit for refunds- If you are owed a refund it will be sent directly to your banking account by setting up direct deposit (this is separate from setting up direct deposit for student employment).
Due before September 10

Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training (a.k.a. Not Anymore)

The link will be shared through your Doane email account by August 9th. This training is a requirement of the Campus Advocacy, Prevention, and Education (CAPE) Project. Students who fail to complete this will have a hold placed on their account and will be unable to register for Spring Term. Students who have questions or concerns about completing a training with sensitive information regarding sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking are encouraged to reach out to

Student Athletes

At click: My forms or Pending forms

Fill out all forms and upload physical and insurance card (front and back). 

Complete the NAIA Clearninghouse Registration at

This includes submitting your final high school transcipt and registration fee.