Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Welcome Students


Welcome from the Student Life Office! Here you will find all the information you need as you plan for your arrival at Walnut Hill. Please contact us if you have any questions!

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

We recommend arriving as early as possible to allow plenty of time to complete registration and move into your dorm.

Pre-Arrival Checklist


1. Log in to the Parent Portal.

2. Complete the Magnus Online Health Forms (must be logged in as a parent to access the link to the right).

3. Complete the online registration forms (sent via email).


1. Take Math and Language placement tests
(International students and students who are just starting a language do not need to take the language placement test.)

2. Check out the packing list

3. Review the information specific to your major:
  • Dance
  • Music (updated 8/22)
  • Theater
  • WFMA
  • Visual arts does not have a specific supply list. All art supplies are provided. If students want to shop for additional supplies during the school year, the Student Life Office offers weekend shopping shuttles to local stores.

Course Selection

Please review the COURSE SELECTION GUIDE to decide which courses to register for before completing the online registration forms.

Class Schedules

Schedules will be finalized and distributed at the end of orientation. See below for information on ordering books.

Books & Required Reading

COMMUNITY READ: This year's community read book is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. All students should read this book over the summer.

SUMMER READING: All English classes have required summer reading. Please click HERE for the summer reading list.

FALL CLASSES: Required book lists will be posted here. Students should wait until they arrive on campus and their schedule is finalized to purchase their books. Most students order their books online; the curriculum allows time for ordering/shipping at the beginning of the semester.

Housing Assignments

Dorm and roommate assignments are done over the summer. New students will find out at registration which dorm they are in and who their roommate is. Because there are often many moving pieces, we cannot tell you ahead of time where you will be living.

Orientation Schedule

Click HERE for the complete orientation schedule.

Contact Us

Have questions? Please contact us!

Melissa Cassel, Dean of Students

Amanda D'Angelo, Residential Life and Student Activities Coordinator

Lauren Johanson, International Program Coordinator

Health Center

Lauren Gaspar, Business Office

Seen on the Hill


Health Forms

Health Information Overview

Physical Exam Forms
Print these forms and bring them to your exam. After the exam, upload them to the Magnus Online Health System on the Parent Portal.

Laundry Service

Interested in laundry service during the school year? Walnut Hill partners with E&R - The Campus Laundry to provide optional laundry service to all interested students. Read their brochure for more information and to sign up.

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