Deposited Students

Count down to the start of your Cairn experience!

The first day of classes will be here before you know it. It is important to stay informed as you begin to prepare for your college experience. We will be sending you important information on a regular basis, so please keep an eye on your mailbox and email inbox. Additionally, we’ve provided a checklist of all the steps you need to take before your first day as an official Cairn University student.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your admissions counselor. We want to make sure you are all set for the start of the semester!

If you are a Cairn Online student, please note that all steps marked with an asterisk below are not required for you to complete.

Next Steps

Fill Out Your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and February 15 for maximum consideration. Include Cairn University (school code: 003351) on your list of schools if you plan on receiving financial aid.


Review the Getting Started with Technology Guide

The Getting Started guide will walk you through the process of activating your Cairn Mail account, setting up your password, and getting familiar with the various important online resources available to you at Cairn. Note: Your deposit must be received and processed (allow 48 hours) before your Cairn email account will be functional.

Set up your Username and Password

View and Pay Your Bill

Visit Self-Service to access your class schedule, current account balance, financial aid awards, and make your tuition payment.  Billing due dates are August 1 for students beginning in the fall semester and December 15 for students beginning in the spring semester.

Please email or call 215.702.4201 with any billing-related questions.

Log in to Self-Service

Register for Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)*

All students accepted to Cairn by the June preceding their first semester of enrollment should plan to attend a SOAR day with their families.

Register for SOAR now

Complete Your Housing Preference Form and Start Packing Your Bags!*

We do our best to accommodate room requests and match you with someone who appears to be compatible to your personality and living style. Complete the Housing Preference Form and look over our Campus Housing Packing List so you know what to (and what not to) bring.

Complete your Housing Preference Form

Complete and Submit All Required Health Forms*

The following forms must be submitted before moving into your residence hall:

Bring these forms with you upon your arrival to campus, or mail to:
University Health Center
Cairn University
200 Manor Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047

Email or call 215.702.4334 for more information.

Make Sure You Are Covered (with Health Insurance)*

All Langhorne Campus full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage. Students will receive an email from our insurance processor, First Risk Advisors, in their Cairn email account when the insurance website is open. This email will give students a link to the website and the login instructions needed to either waive or enroll in the University student health insurance.

Order your textbooks

Cairn’s Campus Store provides textbook lists and a convenient textbook ordering option. Visit to learn more, find your textbook lists, and compare textbook prices. Note: Textbook lists will be unavailable until you receive your class schedule at SOAR. If you are a returning student, please schedule an email with your academic advisor to determine which classes you should register for.


Download the Cairn App

Download the Cairn App from the App Store or Google Play Store so you can stay up to date on campus events and access all of the student info you need in a single location.

Get it on Google Play

Save the Date for Student Welcome and Orientation*

New students are strongly encouraged to participate in Student Welcome and Orientation. Settle into your residence hall, get to know fellow students, and attend invaluable information sessions to help you familiarize yourself with our campus and important policies.

*not applicable to Cairn Online students

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