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General Frequently Asked Questions


Q: When is the deadline to register for Operation Hornet Nation?

Why wait? We want you to register as soon as possible! The last day to register for orientation depends on which session you choose.            

Orientation Day



   Last Day to Register  

Friday, January 5, 2018

8 a.m. - 5p.m.

Spring Orientation

Friday, December 29, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

8 a.m. - 5p.m.

Summer School

Friday, May 18, 2018

Saturday, June 1, 2018

8 a.m. - 5p.m.

Summer Bridge

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

8 a.m. - 5p.m.

General Orientation #1

Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

8 a.m. - 5p.m.

General Orientation #2

Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

8 a.m. - 5p.m.

Hornet Band Orientation

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2017

 Friday, August 3, 2018

8 a.m. - 5p.m.

8 a.m. - 5p.m.

General Orientation #3

Transfer Students

Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Q: Do I have to pay online?

Yes! The preferred method of payment for Operation Hornet Nation: New Student Orientation is online, via the registration link that has been provided.

Q: If I paid for an earlier Orientation program (i.e., Fall 2016, Spring 2017), But did not attend, do I have to pay again to attend the Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 Orientation?

No, you don’t have to remit another payment of $75 if you already Paid. We will account for your first payment, and ensure that you have the appropriate materials (if applicable) for the orientation date in January. This also includes any payments for parents and family members.

Q: What if I am a student that will be serviced by the Office of Diversity and International Affairs?

If you are an International Student, please ensure that you have been admitted into ASU. Once you receive your acceptance letter, the Office of Diversity and International Affairs will be contacted; and, begin the I-20 generation process. For specific questions, please call the Office of Diversity and International Affairs at (334) 229-4713.

Q: Why do I need to complete a Health Form?

Your Health Form is essential to your health and wellness, while you are enrolled at ASU. All new students are required to submit a completed form to the Health Center. Please note that the form is two-sided. Prior to arriving on campus, your information must demonstrate that you have had: 1) 2 Measles Immunizations; 2) a TB Test (that is not older than 12 months); and, 3) a Physical Examination (that is not older than 12 months). The Director of Health Services, Ms. Gwendolyn Mann, reserves the right to interpret the validity of all documents submitted for compliance reasons. Likewise, your documents must be legible in order to be processed and approved. Supplemental immunization records included with your Health Form must also have an authorizing signature, date and office stamp or address.

On very rare occasions, you may request a Health Form exemption, based on medical, good cause, religious, philosophical and/or moral conviction. You must complete an ASU Health Exemption Form; and, before its submission, it must be notarized by a Notary Public.

Q: Where do I send my Health Form?

Please forward your completed Health Form to the following mailing address:

Alabama State University Health Center
PO Box #271
Montgomery, AL 36101

Q: How do I receive mail on campus?

To meet your United States’ postal needs, the ASU Mailroom is open, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am until 4:30 p.m., The ASU Mailroom is located on the first floor of the John G. Hardy Student Center. Standard mailing supplies (i.e. stamps, envelopes) are available for purchasing, as well as shipping via UPS and FedEx. In order to receive mail from your loved ones, please ask them to use the following mailing address:

Your Name
Name of Your Residence Hall and Room Number
Alabama State University
P.O. Box #5615
Montgomery, AL 36103

Q: What if I lose my ASU Identification Card?

Please visit the ID Station on the second floor of the John G. Hardy Student Center (Office B.23), as soon as you discover the loss of your card. The lost card will be
deactivated at that time and you can be issued a new card with the same photo.

Q: Can I take a new ID photo?

Once we have taken your photo and printed a card, that is the photo we keep on file. Replacement cards will use the same photo.

Q:  How do I change my meal plan?

At the beginning of each term (Fall, Spring Summer), there is a designated time period that students can change or discard meal plans. Eligibility for these changes are based
on classification and housing assignments. There will be a link online during this period for changes, and students should visit the ID Station if they have problems with making
the change.

Q:  My card is not working in the Dining Hall/ Residence Hall. What do I do?

Student ID cards have a magnetic stripe that is read in the Dining/ Residence Halls- they can become damaged or de-magnetized based on how they are handled. If you
need a replacement card, please visit the ID Station in the John G. Hardy Student Center (Office B.23). ID Cards are only operable for actively enrolled students.

Q:  I have a card that worked the last term, but will not work this term...

ASU ID cards are for Faculty, Staff and Actively Enrolled Students. If you have not registered for classes for the current term, your card will be de-activated until you are registered for classes.

Q:  What is the University's policy regarding freshmen students and vehicles?

Freshman students are generally restricted from bringing cars onto campus. However, we understand that some freshmen may need to drive to campus because they commute, work off-campus or use their vehicle to travel to and from out-of-state. For that reason, we have temporarily suspended our band of freshmen having vehicles.
Freshmen will need to register their vehicle, pay all applicable registration fees, and obtain a decal from the ASU Transportation and Parking Office.
For more information, please contact Maxine Oliver, Coordinator of Parking, at 334-229-4660 /


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