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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. Read the Student Handbook

4. Check out the packing list

3. Major-specific information will be posted here soon!

Course Selection

Please review the COURSE SELECTION GUIDE to decide which courses to register for before completing the online registration forms.  See the Course Directory for more information.

Class Schedules

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

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

The complete orientation schedule will be posted soon!

Books & Required Reading

COMMUNITY READ: The Community Read is an opportunity for us to reflect in-depth about a text and a theme. This year's community read book is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan MealerAll 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.

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
(Student Billing)

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Magnus Online Health Forms

Both new and returning families must complete health forms prior to the start of each school year.  It is imperative that these be completed prior to arrival on campus. 

Health Information Overview

Required Health Forms
Print these forms and bring them to your physical. We will also accept a physical exam form provided by a doctor's office if it includes immunization records.

Log in to Magnus Health
Ready to complete the health information? Click here to upload your documents and provide additional information.



Laundry Service

Boarders, 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.