Information about enrolling, orientation + other helpful resources for new Hornets
Welcome to ESU, Hornet!
We are fired up at Emporia State University to have you on campus! This page is designed with new students in mind.
Parents + Guardians
Visit the next steps page and the supporting your student's success page for helpful information including tips for paying for college, financial aid, housing, scholarships and applying for FAFSA, the Stinger Success Program, counseling services and more.
TradPlus (Non-traditional students)
We know you may face different challenges as a TradPlus student. That is why we have TradPlus & Veteran Student Services embedded across departments of the university. We want you to know that you are not alone in your journey. Visit our TradPlus resources page for information on programs available to you and our orientation page.
Fall 2022 Academic Calendar
- August 22: Classes begin
- September 5: Labor Day, no classes
- October 13-14: Fall Break, no classes
- October 24: Enrollment for Spring 2023 begins
- November 23-25: Thanksgiving break
- December 9: Last day of classes
- December 16: Graduate commencement
- December 17: Undergraduate commencement
Enrollment, housing, financial aid, Student Advising Center + textbooks
Enroll in classes at a Hornet Connection! You’ll learn more about what your life as an ESU Hornet will look like and meet with your academic advisor to get enrolled for your first semester at ESU!
Student Advising Center
Your advisor is an excellent resource. They'll help you enroll in classes, make sure you're on track to graduate on time, and so much more. Connect with them often.
We make it easy to live on campus. You'll have everything you need steps from your classes. Visit the residential life website for more about what you need to know before coming to campus.
Sign up to reserve your space in one of the virtual e-Experience events (held during the summer before your first semester) where you'll get insider knowledge before coming to campus.
This orientation week is activity-packed! Join events, sessions and activities at the beginning of the fall semester and get to know fellow Hornets.
Get individual and personalized guidance from a peer as you navigate your first year at Emporia State University.
Health + Academic Resources
Student Wellness Center
The Student Wellness Center is your go-to place for your health! It offers health services and counseling services. Submit records for Measles, Mumps + Rubella and quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine before moving in the Res Halls. Send to ESU Student Health Center via this secure file upload or fax to 620-341-5045.