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, confirm laptop selections, gain access to monthly payment plans, and receive information about New Student Institute (NSI).
How long will it last?
Storm Surge runs from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 1:45 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 http://snu.edu/surge. 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)
▪ Confirmation and selection of your FREE laptop (or option to pay for a laptop upgrade)
▪ 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.
MMR: $60 per dose
Hepatitis B: $60 per dose
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 or the Storm Surge Director, Lisa Jones at 405.491-6324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.