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Storm Surge will be a virtual event

Notice to Fall 2020 New Students: 
Storm Surge registration now Open!


Storm Surge is a priority enrollment event held in April, May, June and July for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend for specialized sessions addressing financial aid and payment plans, residential life, advising information, ministry opportunities, and more.  

2020 Dates:
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - Virtual Event
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Virtual Event
Friday, June 12, 2020

At Storm Surge, you will:

  • SELECT fall-semester classes with an academic advisor
  • RECEIVE your student ID
  • COMPLETE a residential-housing contract (if applicable)
  • MEET with Financial Aid & Business Office representatives for information about monthly payment plans 
  • DISCOVER important information about New Student Institute (NSI)


Please note: Your Storm Surge registration will not be finalized until the following items have been completed:  

Storm Surge registration will close two weeks before the event, or when maximum capacity is reached.


All Storm Surge events begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Registration will be confirmed after you have been accepted to SNU and have paid your $150 deposit.

What is Storm Surge?

Storm Surge is a priority enrollment event. Traditional undergraduate students (freshmen and transfers) will meet with academic advisors to select fall semester classes, receive student IDs, complete residential housing contracts, gain access to monthly payment plans, and receive information about New Student Institute (NSI).

How long will it last?

Storm Surge runs from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m., including lunch. You must attend the entire session in order to be enrolled in classes and receive your student ID. Optional student/parent activities after lunch include:

▪ Residence hall tours

▪ Individual appointments with Financial Aid counselors

▪ Individual appointments with Business Office personnel

▪ Shopping at the University Store

Schedule at-a-glance (PDF)

How do I sign up for Storm Surge?

Registration is open online at If you have trouble signing up online, please call the Admissions Office at 405-491-6324, and we will sign you up over the phone.

What will I leave with at the end of the day?

▪ Your course schedule

▪ Your SNU student ID card

▪ Your completed residential housing contract (if applicable)

▪ Your dorm room schematic

▪ Information about New Student Institute (NSI)

▪ New friendships

▪ Excitement about your future

▪ Affirmation that you made the right choice by selecting SNU

Can my family attend?

Family members are highly encouraged to participate in their student’s transition to the university. Parents will attend their own session, which occurs at the same time as the student session. Parents will learn about the academic advising process, residence life and housing details, payment plan options, spiritual development, student health services, meal plans, and other important services and activities. Parents will also have the opportunity to sign up for individual appointments with either a financial aid counselor or business officer.

Where should I stay if I need overnight accommodations?

While Storm Surge is not an overnight event, we realize many people have to travel long distances, and may require overnight lodging. Please click here for nearby hotel information.

Is there a cost to attend Storm Surge?

No. This event is FREE.

Who is eligible to attend Storm Surge?

All new traditional undergraduate students for fall who have been officially accepted to SNU, paid their $150 registration deposit, and either filed their FAFSA or signed a waiver declaring they would not file. Transfer students must have submitted their official transcripts and/or current unofficial transcripts, and have either filed their FAFSA or signed a waiver refusing to file.

What items should I bring to Storm Surge?

▪ Proof of health insurance

▪ Immunization records

▪ Signed financial aid award letter, if you've not already signed it electronically

▪ Copies of college transcripts may be helpful to your academic advisor, as he or she helps you build your class schedule

▪ Big Guide forms, if you have not yet returned them to Admissions

What specific immunizations do I need?

Oklahoma State Law and SNU require four:

(1) Tetanus -- within the last 10 years

(2) MMR (2 doses)

(3) Hepatitis B (3 doses)

(4) Meningitis (required if you'll be living in the residence halls).

For your convenience, these immunizations will be available on campus when you arrive in August.

Tetanus: $40

MMR: $60 per dose

Hepatitis B: $60 per dose

Meningitis: $125

Who are SNU Faculty Advisors?

SNU's Vice President for Academic Affairs, Deans and Academic Department Chairs assign incoming students to an official faculty advisor based on academic area of interest. This information comes from the online Storm Surge registration form completed by the student.

SNU Faculty Advisors include, as a rule, many of the University’s most distinguished professors. All of them are extremely familiar with the University as a whole, and not just their specific departments.

When can I register for classes if I cannot attend Storm Surge?

If you absolutely, positively cannot attend Storm Surge on any date, please contact your Admissions Counselor.

Not sure who that is? Contact the Admissions Office at 405-491-6324.

What if I have a question not answered here?

Contact your Admissions Counselor at 405-491-6324.


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