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  • Welcome Parents and Families to New Student Orientation 

    Parents we welcome you to Shaw University! We are excited that you are here with us to support your student during this transitional time. We hope that you will enjoy your visit and learn about Shaw University and all of the great things available her to assist in the academic endeavors of your student. We know that when parents are informed, students benefit.

      View Orientation Schedule


    ShawU Bookstore

    Looking for ShawU gear, want to get a jump on ordering textbooks and supplies? Then visit the Bookstore and grab a few items for purchase.



    Check out our list of FAQs for answers about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, academic programs, enrollment and more.

    Post Orientation To Do

    • Now that your student is enrolled at Shaw University, their personal record is confidential according to the federal law called the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If your student wishes to grant you access to their records for things like assisting with bill payment they must complete and submit the FERPA form. More information can be found in the  online catalog
    • Our financial aid office, can help you stay up to date with your student  accounts billing and tuition
    • All freshmen and sophomore students are required to live on campus. Mark your calendars for August 5, 2016 for our University move-in date. Student Affairs Office of Residence Life will contact students via email to provide detailed information.  
    • Mark your calendar for important University dates. View Academic Calendar