New Student Checklist

Hello College 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 included in your Financial Aid Award. If you have not received your award yet, please reach out to the Office of Admission at 402-826-8222 If you need technical assistance contact the Service Center at [email protected] or call 402-826-8411.

Review LAR Descriptions

Doane University's Liberal Arts Seminars address essential learning outcomes for incoming college 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

The New Student Housing Application opens end of February and is accessible through eRezLife. The application Priority Deadline is June 1st.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance. 

Due before June 30th

Financial Aid Paperwork

If you are borrowing Federal student loans, you must complete:

If you receive any outside scholarships list them by logging into your Self Service Portal and find the link Report Outside Scholarships

Contact the Financial Aid Office at 402.826.8260 or via email at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Student Health Forms

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

Upload a copy of your immunization records.  If you are 18 or under you must submit a consent form signed by a parent.

High School Transcripts

Submit your final high school transcripts by email to the Admissions Office at [email protected].

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. 

Spanish Placement Test

If you are interested in taking Spanish at Doane and you have had experience with it in the past, you can take this online placement test. This will help us decide which language class would be best to start with. It may even help you work on the Spanish for Educators, Spanish for Business, or Spanish for Healthcare Certificates. It can also shorten the time needed to get a minor since advanced level students can get a Spanish minor with 4 courses! To take the test, click here, provide the needed information, and complete the speaking and writing samples. Once you are done, we will see your result and we'll contact you. The test should take about 15 minutes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected].

Also, if you completed the Seal of Biliteracy or took the Spanish AP exam, there are opportunities for credit!

Spanish Placement Test

We look forward to having you in class!

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 scholarships, 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

College students that live on campus are required to have a meal plan; the cost of the meal plan is $3077.50/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 8/30/23 for Fall Semester.

  • Platinum - unlimited cafeteria meals per week & $50 Doane Dollars/semester; cost $3077.50/semester
  • Silver - 10 cafeteria meals per week & $750 Doane Dollars for the semester;  cost $3077.50/semester
  • Bronze - 7 cafeteria meals per week & $1000 Doane Dollars for the semester;  cost $3077.50/semester
  • Commuter Meal Plan - 5 cafeteria meals per week; cost $782.50/semester (not available to residential students).

Roommate Groups

Roommate Group selection is available on are resources that show you how to create roommate groups.

Roommate Groups are due by July 1st; Roommate groups assigned after July 1st may not be accepted.  You are able to change rooms after the first two weeks of classes.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance.

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 August 28

Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training (via Canvas)

This training is a requirement of the Campus Advocacy, Prevention, and Education (CAPE) Project. Your invitation to the course will be sent to you by the first day of classes. Accept the invitation in Canvas, and then complete the hour-long training modules and post-test. This training is mandatory, and 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 [email protected] to discuss accommodations.

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 Clearinghouse Registration at

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