Adult Student Profile

Jen Simone

Jennifer Simone
Math Education

New Adult Undergraduate 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. Request Transcripts

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

2. Submit your $100.00 deposit
Deposits will be applied directly to your first semester tuition bill. Visit the Adult Undergraduate Enrollment Deposit page for additional information.

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, with the exclusion of those studying 100% online, must complete the immunization form. Persons born prior to January 1, 1957, are exempt from this requirement.

Please note that you will not be able to register for courses if there is not an immunization form on record.

4. Schedule an appointment to register for classes

As classes fill up quickly, we recommend students call to make an appointment with their advisor as soon as they are accepted!

To be connected with your advisor, use the following phone numbers:

Fishkill Center Programs: (845) 897-9648
Organizational Leadership & Communication (OLC) Program - Diane Landau-Flayter
Paralegal Certificate - Donna Tompkins
BA Psychology - Erik Moody, PhD.

Poughkeepsie Campus Programs: (845) 575-3800
Social Work - Daria Hannsen (845) 575-2970
Athletic Training - Michael E. Powers, PhD, ATC, CSCS, EMT
Fashion - Radley Kramer (845) 575-2124
Science Majors - (845) 575-3228
Medical Technology - Catherine Newkirk (845) 575-2496

5. Find housing as needed

The Office of Housing and Residential Life compiles a listing of available rental properties in the local area.

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.

To obtain an ID visit the Office of Safety & Security in Donnelly Hall, Room 201 with your CWID number. IDs can be obtained Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.

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

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

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

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

Your acceptance letter contained information regarding your Marist email for life address. This email address will be used for official college communications and, if you have not already done so, you need to login to the Foxmail system at The Information Technology department will send correspondence regarding your password.

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 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.

10.Buy textbooks

Textbooks can be bought online. 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 inquires, please go to the bookstore webpage or call (845) 575-3260.

11. Attend New Student Orientation

Orientation is provided for all new adult undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about Marist's online and campus services. On campus students are expected to attend.  Those pursuing their degrees online or at Marist's extension sites are encouraged to attend.