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STILLMAN
New Student Orientation
2015

The Stillman College community is excited about your plans to join us in August 2015.  This information will help you in your transition into the Stillman community.  Please share all information with your parents/spouse  and complete and return documents.  Questions can be directed to jcurrie@stillman.edu. Stillman is a tobacco free campus; students and guests must refrain from using any tobacco products while on campus or attending any Stillman College events.  

Orientation and residence hall check-in will begin in the Wynn Humanities Center on Thursday, August 13, 8:30 A.M.  You will receive additional instructions  about the check-in process  and a schedule of events via e-mail. Information will also be posted on the Stillman website.  Please go to the Stillman homepage to choose a block schedule of classes-if you have not already done so; begin at the College Just Ahead sign on the right side of the page.  New students must report to the Wynn Center prior to going to a residence hall.  Before you enter a residence hall, please plan to spend about one hour to complete the check in process (if all documents are in order).  Please bring a navy blue short-sleeved t-shirt to campus.  You will decorate the shirt as part of Orientation activities
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Students will not be assigned a residence hall room or issued a key until the check-in process is completed.  Students are strongly encouraged to complete and submit  FAFSA and other financial aid documents well in advance in order to avoid problems during  check-in.  New Stillmanites should to check-in as early as possible during these hours so that parents can attend the Campus and Behavioral Expectations session at 2:30 P.M. on August 13.

New students and their families who begin the check-in process after 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 13, should plan to complete check-in and move into a residence hall on Friday, August 14.  Check–in will begin at 8:30 A.M.  on Friday, August 14.  Students will begin the August 14 process in the Wynn Humanities Center.   Hotel information can be accessed by googling Tuscaloosa, Alabama hotels.  Please e-mail jcurrie@stillman.edu and jbunton@stillman.edu as soon as possible should your travel plans require that you check in at Stillman after     4:00 P.M. on August 13 or 14 or on Saturday, August 15, or Sunday, August 16, so that you can receive information about what you will need to do.   

The 2015 Orientation fee is $50.00; an Orientation Confirmation Form is enclosed; you will receive a tentative schedule of activities later.  Priority date for payment is August 10, 2015.  Directions for payment and form submission are on the Orientation Confirmation Form.  Information can also be submitted when you check in on August 13 or August 14.  Payment will be accepted by money order, credit/debit/card, or certified check.  Payment can be done at check-in.  Payment can also be done online and form can be mailed to New Student Orientation, Student Development Center, Stillman College, 3601 Stillman Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL  35401.  Send document and/or payment using a $.49  (first class stamp).  Do not use Express, Priority, UPS, or FEDEX to return this document.  

Where will I live?  First year female students will live in Roulhac Residence Hall; first year male students will live in Hay Residence Hall.

How will I get information about my meal plan?  An explanation of campus dining plans is a part of this document.  Please choose a meal plan and return

What do I need to know about submitting medical information?  Stillman College does not medical insurance for its students; therefore, students must be insured through parents/guardians or go to healthinsurance.gov to review their health insurance.  Students should also check with their insurance company to ensure that the insurance has providers in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama area.   Parents are strongly encouraged to review their current health insurance plans and to provide information to the carrier than will allow your student to remain insured during their matriculation at Stillman.  The Stillman College Medical Record form is enclosed.   A health care provider must perform the student’s physical examination and must sign the medical form.   College Health Services is located on the second floor of the


Johnson-Robinson Building.   A student living with a chronic illness (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, sickle cell, migraines, asthma, allergies, seizure disorders, cancer, etc.) is strongly encouraged to obtain a referral to a physician in the Tuscaloosa area.  Contact with the Tuscaloosa physician should be made prior to the student’s entry to Stillman.  If possible, a student should bring a one to two month supply of maintenance medication to Stillman   

What do I need to bring to Stillman?
  Linens for bed, school supplies, cleaning supplies, a stapler, toilet paper, paper towels and two eight gb flash drives are among the items you will need.    Things to Bring List and A Things Not to Bring List are included.

What kind of clothes do I need for orientation week and for Stillman?  There will be rituals designed to connect you with the Stillman community.  The attire for the rituals is black and white business/interview attire. Students should wear comfortable shoes at the ceremonies.  Men must wear ties, belts, black dress shoes, black slacks, and white long sleeved shirts to each ceremony.  Women must wear black dresses, black suits, skirts, or slacks, white blouses, and dress black shoes.    Tennis shoes, jeans, and flip-flops are not appropriate for the ceremonies.   Jeans, walking shorts, t-shirts, polo shirt, skirts, and khakis are appropriate orientation and Stillman campus attire.   Fall Convocation and Confirmation Ceremony is Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:45 A.M., Birthright Alumni Hall.  This ceremony marks the official induction of new students into Stillman’s community of scholars and is open to the public.

What is considered inappropriate Stillman campus attire? Extremely short//tight/revealing shorts, skirts, pants, or tops; sagging pants/shorts; do-rags,  “wife beater” shirts, tattered and revealing clothing, clothing with sexually explicit terms/symbols, profanity, or drug/alcohol related symbols are also not appropriate and should not be worn during orientation, on the Stillman campus, or at any function where a student is representing Stillman.

What is Business/Professional Attire Day?   Each Thursday is Business/ Professional Attire Day.  Students and other members of the Stillman community are expected to dress in business attire from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.   Business attire includes a jacket, slacks, dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes for men.  Women’s business attire includes a skirt suit, pants suit, dress, jacket, skirt, blouse, and dress shoes.

How do I protect my valuables?  Stillman strives to be a safe community.  Students are strongly encouraged to keep   receipts for large purchases (TVs, laptops, tablets, cell phones, etc.).    Items’ serial numbers should also be recorded.   Documentation of item ownership and cost is important should items be stolen or damaged.

How do I request accommodations for a disability?
  Stillman complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Stillman students with a documented disabilities who are seeking accommodations are requested to submit copies of their medical and/or other disability related information to Stillman College Student Development Center, ADA Information, 3601 Stillman Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL  35401; information can be scanned and e-mailed to jcurrie@stillman.edu.  Information must state the manner in which the disability impacts the student in an academic environment and in everyday activities.  Testing should have been completed within three years of the student’s entry into Stillman College.  An IEP is not acceptable documentation of a disability; however, IEP information can be helpful in providing information about services received during grades K-12.    A meeting to discuss accommodations must be scheduled by e-mailing jcurrie@stillman.edu.  No request for accommodation will be considered until all documentation is received and a meeting has been scheduled.   It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the SDC director has received documentation and that a meeting time has been scheduled.  

We know that you will be a wonderful addition to Stillman, and we are excited about your decision to join us.   Enjoy the rest of your summer.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 13, at 8:30 A.M. in the Stinson Building.

Sincerely,
Jacqueline W. Currie
Director, Student Development Center
      
STILLMAN
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION CONFIRMATION FORM-Fall 2015

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The cost of New Student Orientation is $50.00; payment can be made online using a credit/debit card; money orders or certified checks will also be accepted.    Form can be scanned and e-mailed to jcurrie@stillman.edu, faxed to 205-247-8106, or mailed to New Student Orientation, Student Development Center, Stillman College, 3601 Stillman Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL  35401.  Information from form can also be emailed to jcurrie@stillman.edu with Subject Line-Fall 2015 Orientation-Student’s Full Name.  If using U.S. mail, please return Orientation Form using a first class stamp.  DO NOT USE EXPRESS, PRIORITY MAIL, UPS, or FEDEX to return orientation form to Stillman College.   Questions about orientation should be directed to jcurrie@stillman.edu; phone messages can also be left at 205-366-8894.

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Last Name                                       First Name                             Middle Name                                DOB

__________________________________________   ______________________________    
E-mail Address                                                                Cell Phone #                                                      

_________________________________________      _____________________    ______    ___________
Address                                                                            City                                          State       Zip Code   
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All on-campus students are required to have a Stillman meal plan.  Please seen the enclosed meal plan sheet and information on the Stillman website (www.stillman.edu) under campus dining for additional information.

MEAL PLAN CHOICE    __19 meal plan      ___15 meal plan         ___10 meal plan
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Are you a transfer student? ___Yes      ___No       Do you have a Facebook page?    ___Yes      ___No

_____________________          __________________________________________________         
 Proposed College Major                                  Career Goal                        

List allergies/medical conditions and/or medications you use______________________________________

Did you volunteer during high school?  __Yes   __No      Are you interested in volunteering at Stillman?  __Yes   __No  

Do you want tutoring?  __Yes   __No       In what subject(s)?  ___English    __Math   __Reading   __Science

Do you plan to work during first year of college? __Yes  ___No     Will you bring a car to campus?  __Yes  ___No   

Were you in choir or band in high school? __Yes  ___No            Do you sight-read? __Yes  ___No     

What instrument(s) do you play?    ____________________________

List skills/certifications that you have (e.g., CDL license, CPR/first aid certified, certified lifeguard, experience in a manufacturing environment, experienced van driver, ability to design web page, knowledge, musician, experienced painter, graphic arts experience, etc.  __________________________________________________________________________

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____Paid online          ____Payment enclosed      ____Plan to pay on-site at check-in
        

CAMPUS DINING MEAL PLANS INFORMATION SHEET
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Review the meal plans listed below. Choose a meal plan; place you selection on the Fall 2015 Orientation Confirmation Form.  Information about returning the document is listed to Stillman is listed on the Confirmation Form.
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19 meals per week-Three (3) meals per day Monday-Friday; two meals per day-Saturday and
       Sunday

15 meals per week-Sunday-Saturday—usually equals two meals per day-Monday–
       Friday; two meals per day on Saturday and Sunday; one extra meal

10-meal plan per week-Sunday-Saturday—usually equals two meals per day-Monday-
       Friday; no meals on Saturday and Sunday

Two meals, brunch and dinner, are served on Saturday and Sunday.

Meal plans are designed to allow a specific number of meals per week.  Meals cannot be carried over or borrowed from one week to the next.  

Meal plans are designed to allow a specific number of meals each week. Meals cannot be carried over or borrowed from one week to the next. Your meal plan can be changed up to one week after registration. Students must see the director of the residence hall they are assigned to, then meal changes are submitted to Food Services.


Meal Cards
Selection of a Campus Dining Services Meal Plan entitles you to a Meal Card, which allows you purchasing power equivalent to the plan you have selected. Here is how it works:
•    You must have a valid meal card to enter the Hay Center Dining Hall.
•    Meal cards are not transferable. You cannot loan your meal card to a friend.

Lost Meal Cards
If an ID Card is lost, a duplicate card costs $20 and may be purchased at the Cashier’s Window in the Business Office and secured from the Office of Auxiliary Services in the Hay Center.

For additional information, please go to www.stillman.edu and click the Campus Dining link.


 

 

STILLMAN COLLEGE MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM

(Please type or print (using black ink); complete both pages of document.)

Stillman College does not provide medical insurance for any of its students; therefore, student/parent/guardian/spouse is responsible for all medical costs.    A student seeking information about enrolling in a medical insurance plan should visit www.healthcare.gov. Please complete the information sections.  A copy of the student’s immunization record must be attached to this form.  Keep a copy of all medical information submitted to Stillman.   Each student must keep a copy of his/her insurance card on his/her possession at all times.  Contact your insurance company to ensure that your insurance has providers in the Tuscaloosa area.

 

______________________________  _____________________   ___________________        _______________         ____Male       ___Female

Last Name                                             First Name                          Middle Name                        Date of Birth _____________________________________   

Home Address                                                        City                             State                 Zip Code      Country (e.g., USA, France, Nigeria, etc.)

 

Cell Phone #  _______  ________________                Are you an international student? ____Yes   ____No  

 

Are you a student athlete?    ____Yes   ____No   List sport(s) __________________________________________________________________

Are you seeking accommodations under the Students with Disabilities Act?   ____Yes   ___No  

 

When will you attend Stillman?   ___Fall   ___Spring     __Summer       20______

Have you had

Diseases

 

 

Vomiting food or blood

Yes

No

Measles

Yes

No

Gallbladder disease

Yes

No

Mumps

Yes

No

Liver trouble

Yes

No

Chickenpox

Yes

No

Painful bowel movement

Yes

No

Diabetes

Yes

No

Black or bloody stool

Yes

No

Stroke

Yes

No

Frequent diarrhea

Yes

No

Cancer

Yes

No

Cramping pain in abdomen

Yes

No

Tuberculosis

Yes

No

Heartburn or indigestion

Yes

No

Hepatitis

Yes

No

Neuro-Psychiatric

 

 

Rheumatic fever or heart disease

Yes

No

Problem with nerves

Yes

No

Respiratory

 

 

Have you ever seen or been advised to see a psychiatrist?

Yes

No

Any trouble with lungs/TB

Yes

No

Do you have or have you had fainting spells?

Yes

No

Difficulty breathing

Yes

No

Hematological

 

 

Pleurisy or pneumonia

Yes

No

Are you slow to heal after cuts?

Yes

No

Asthma, wheezing, bronchitis

Yes

No

Have you had abnormal bruising or bleeding?

Yes

No

Head, Eyes, Nose, Throat

 

 

Excessive bleeding after tooth extraction or surgery?

Yes

No

Eye disease or injury

Yes

No

Sickle cell trait or disease

Yes

No

Do you wear glasses/contacts?

Yes

No

Anemia

Yes

No

Double or blurred vision

Yes

No

Phlebitis/blood clots

Yes

No

Headaches: migraine/tension

Yes

No

Locomotor-Musculoskeletal

 

 

Sneezing or runny nose

Yes

No

Pain in calves or buttocks when walking

Yes

No

Seizures

Yes

No

Any difficulty in walking

Yes

No

Ear disease/ear infections

Yes

No

Prosthetic limb

Yes

No

Impaired hearing

Yes

No

Broken bones (Please list)

 

Yes

No

Dizziness or transient episodes of unconsciousness

Yes

No

Skin

 

 

Nose bleeds

Yes

No

Hives, eczema, rash, frequent infection, boils

Yes

No

Problem swallowing

Yes

No

Skin disease

Yes

No

Cardiovascular

 

 

Jaundice

Yes

No

Chest pain or angina pectoris

Yes

No

Allergies (including food, medication, etc.)  Please list

Yes

No

Shortness of breath when walking or lying down

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

 

Heart trouble, heart attack, or mitral valve prolapse

Yes

No

High blood pressure

Yes

No

Swelling of hands, feet, or ankles

Yes

No

Other medical conditions/surgeries  (Please list)

Yes

No

Neck stiffness

Yes

No

 

 

Gastrointestinal

 

No

Acid Reflux

Yes

No

Hernia (location)

Yes

No

Ulcer

Yes

No

Diabetes

Yes

No

 

STILLMAN COLLEGE MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM

 

____________________ _______________________  ________________   ________________________________ _______________________

Last Name                             First Name                             Middle Name             E-mail Address                                 Date of Birth

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To be completed by medical professional

 

_______    _______ MMR______________ Dates_______________ TB Skin Test _____(Chest X-ray if skin test is positive)_ __________

Weight       Height

 

Polio____________ Date of last booster shot___________ Meningitis Vaccine_____________ Tetanus & Diphtheria (TD) ______________

 

Hemoglobin/Hemocrit  __________     __________        Do you believe that the applicant’s health and physical examination findings indicate that he/she is able to undertake full college work including physical education and/or collegiate/intramural athletics?  

Yes___ No___

Remarks ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

List prescription, homeopathic, and over the counter drugs used by student___________________________________________________

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Physician/Practitioner Name___________________________________PhysicIan/Practitioner Signature______________________________

 

Address__________________________________ City_____________ State____ Zip Code_________ Phone #________________________

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PERMISSION TO TREAT– MUST BE COMPLETED BY STUDENT and PARENT/GUARDIAN/SPOUSE

 

In the event of a medical or psychological emergency, I give consent to the attending health care provider to administer necessary medical treatment and service to  ___________________________________.   I understand that Stilllman College does not provide medical

                                                          Name of Student

insurance for students and that the student/parent/guardian/spouse is responsible for all medical costs.  Permission will remain in force for the length of my tenure at Stillman College.        

 

______________________________________        _____________________________                                            _________________________

Name of Student                                                        Signature of Student                                                                   Date

 

_________________________________________________           __________________________________________________                       ___________________

Name of Parent/Guardian/Spouse (Please print)            Signature  of Parent/Guardian/Spouse                                                Date 

 

____________________________________________         _____________________________________________                       _______________________

Name of Witness                                                                     Signature of Witness                                                                             Date

 

_______________________________________                    __________________________               

Cell Number of Parent, Guardian, Spouse                        Work Number                                            

 

________________________________________                             ___________________________       

Emergency Contact Person-Adult who will be                          Cell Number                                  

contacted if parent/guardian/ spouse is unavailable

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Completed Stillman College Medical Information Form should be mailed to Stillman College Health Service, 3602 Stillman Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.  Information can also be scanned and e-mailed to jcurrie@stillman.edu or brought to campus.   E-mail jcurrie@stillman.edu or call 205-366-8894.   if you have additional questions.   Do not enclose any non-medical information in this mailing. Keep a copy of all medical information  (including immunization records) submitted to Stillman.  Please obtain refills for maintenance prescriptions prior to the student’s entry into Stillman.

 

Students with chronic medical conditions (diabetes, cancer, asthma, allergies, sickle cell disease, etc.) are strongly encouraged to ensure continuity of care by making contact with a local physician prior to enrolling at Stillman.  Your local medical care provider can provide a referral to a Tuscaloosa physician.

      

 

THINGS TO BRING


Bath Linens
Bed Linens   (Long twin linens will be used in Hay, Wynn, Williams, and King Halls.)
Binders (3 ring)
Business/Interview Attire (suits, dress slacks, skirts, jackets, ties, belts,  dress shoes, etc,)
Cable Splitter
Casual Attire for Class (khakis, polos, t-shirts, capris, jeans, etc.)
Cleaning Supplies (disinfectant, sponges, scouring powder, etc.)
College Ruled Paper and Composition Books
Comb and Brush
Computer and Chargers
Contact Strips (designed for hanging photos and posters without damage to walls)
Copier Paper (8.5 x 11 size)
Documentation of Illness or Disability * (for students seeking accommodations)
Driver's License/State ID Card
Electrical Surge Protectors/Extension Cords
Flash Drives (4GB, 8 GB, 16 GB)
Immunization Record (Do not submit original to Stillman)
Insurance Card/ Parents' Insurance Card(s) if you are insured through parents.)/Medicare/Medicaid Card
Mattress Covers- (2)  (1 plastic and 1 cloth cover)
Microwave
Over the Counter Medications (Tylenol, cough syrup, cold/flu medication, Advil, vitamins, Benadryl)
Paper Towels
Pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Pens
Phone (for residence hall room)-Local calls only
Prescription Medication (Please obtain refills prior to coming to Stillman; prescriptions must be in original containers.)
Refrigerator
Shower Rod and Curtains (Roulhac and Wynn Halls)
Shower Shoes
Snacks
Socks/Hosiery
Stapler and Staples
Television
Thermometer
Toilet Paper
Toiletries (deodorant, hair/personal care products, lotion, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.)
Umbrella and Rain Gear
Voter Registration Card


THINGS NOT TO BRING

Blenders/juicers
Candles/Incense
Coffee/tea pots
Electric can openers
Grills
Hot plates
Pets
Prescription medication that is not labeled or is not prescribed for you
Sewing machines
Skillets
Toasters/toaster ovens
Weapons


Click here to download Fall Orientation Form 2015
Click here to download the Medical Record Form
Click here pay Orientation fees