New Graduate Student Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to Marist College! Now that you have made the decision to join the Marist community, please refer to the checklist below for helpful tips on what to do next! 

*Military students: Please see the requirements for activating your GI Benefits at Marist College.

  1. Submit your $250.00 deposit ($500 for the Museum Studies program).

    Deposits will be applied directly to your first-semester tuition bill. Visit the Graduate Enrollment Deposit page for additional information.

  2. Request Transcripts.

    If you recently completed your degree, request that your updated official transcript be sent from your previous institution as proof-of-degree.

  3. Deliver Immunization Form to Admissions.

    N.Y.S. Public Health Law - 2165 requires post-secondary students to show protection against measles, mumps, and rubella. All students must complete the immunization form. Persons born prior to January 1, 1957, are exempt from this requirement. Students enrolled solely in online degree programs are not required to be in compliance. Once registered for a course requiring attendance on campus, however, these students must meet all immunization requirements.

  4. Register for classes.

    Registration for the fall semester will begin in April and spring semester registration begins in November.  For the majority of our graduate programs, the Graduate Admission office will provide registration information, however, for the Mental Health Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Museum Studies programs, program directors will initiate contact with their students in order to provide advisement and course registration. 

  5. Find housing as needed.

    The Office of Housing and Residential Life compiles a listing of available rental properties in the local area. This list can be found on the Student Life webpage at

  6. Obtain your ID card (must be registered for classes first).

    Students who wish to attend campus events or use the library must obtain a Marist College Identification Card. The Marist ID also enables access to Marist Money services. For more information visit

    To obtain an ID visit the Marist Card Office in Donnelly Hall, Room 241 with your CWID number. IDs can be obtained Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 4:30 pm. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the Marist Card Office at (845) 575-3550 or e-mail

  7. Obtain your parking sticker (must be registered for classes first).

    In order to park on campus, you must obtain a parking permit.

    Go to to register your car online. You may check the status of your permit request on the same website. When the permit is ready, you may pick it up in the Office of Safety & Security in Donnelly Hall, Room 201.

    To receive your permit you must bring the following with you to the security office:

    • your Marist ID card
    • a copy of your driver's license
    • a copy of the vehicle registration

    If you have any questions, please contact Iris Hau in Safety & Security at (845) 471-1822.

  8. Log on to Foxmail and Online Self Service.

    All students receive a Marist email address which is used for official college communications. The Information Technology department will send correspondence regarding your password, however, you can also call the Information Technology Help Desk at (845) 575-4357 with your CWID and receive your email for life and password over the phone. You should be prepared to show proof of ID as well.

    The Online Student Services page gives you easy access to review your financial aid information, register for classes, review your personal information, request copies of your transcript, and view your schedule and grades.

    To log on to Online Self Service go to Select "Enter Student Services" and log on using your Foxmail account and password.

    If you have any questions concerning your email address or Online Self Service, please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at (845) 575-3000, ext. 4357.

  9. Review the Academic Calendar.

    Take note of important dates such as the first day of class, add/drop deadlines, and upcoming college closures at

  10. Buy textbooks.

    Textbooks can be bought online via the Marist College Bookstore at The books will be sent directly to your home. You will need to provide the Bookstore with the complete course number.

    If you wish to visit the bookstore in person, it is located on the first floor of the Student Center. For hours or other inquiries, please go to the bookstore web page or call (845) 575-3260.



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