New Scot

White text on maroon banner with gold confetti dots raining down. Welcome, New Scot! We’ve rounded up all the resources you need to be ready for move-in day. Click through the menu below to make sure you’ve completed each item. 

Required Items

Check your Alma College Portal

Your Inside Alma portal is the hub for all of your important links as an Alma College student. Through the portal, you can find access to the housing portal, My Self Service (financial portal), course information, and “Next Steps” for you to complete before arriving in the fall. There are also campus announcements at the top of the portal with helpful updates for students.

Access Inside Alma

Can’t remember your username or email address? The information is listed at the top of your financial aid award letter or you can reach out to your admissions rep!

Complete the Housing Process

The housing process is broken into three steps:

  1. Complete Housing Agreement/Roommate Profile and Select Meal Plan
  2. Select a Roommate
  3. Select a Room

Detailed information about each of these steps (including screenshots and instructions) are sent to your Alma College email. There are also copies of these instructions in the housing portal itself.

Note: If you are interested in applying for housing accommodations, please contact or view more information at disability support services. 

Register for Classes

We’ll post more information about your next steps here soon. 

Register for Becoming a Scot Day

This day on campus is your opportunity to celebrate your commitment to Alma and connect with the community. You’ll learn about moving to campus, receive your student ID, pick up some Alma swag, and make lifelong connections!

Read available dates and registration information for Becoming a Scot Day. 

Complete the Student Profile Form

This is an important form that helps your advisor identify your career and academic interests and will be used to assist course selection.

This form will be available in April. 

Check your Alma College Email

Make sure to regularly check your Alma email at This is the primary place where you’ll receive information about academic advising, scheduling classes, housing, Tartan 101, and other incoming student updates.

Submit the Consent Form for Disclosure

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA of 1974, 20 USC & 1232g and 34 CFR & 99), Alma College must obtain written consent from a student before releasing or discussing student educational records such as: financial aid records or student accounts of that student with a parent, legal guardian or third party. This Student Consent to Disclosure form facilitates a request/authorization by the student.

Access this form now or find it in your “Next Steps” box in the Inside Alma portal. 

Submit Immunization Information

Alma College requires certain immunizations for incoming students. A form will more information will be available in June. 

To help ensure the health and safety of faculty, staff and students on campus, Alma College encourages all who are able to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To find a location where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine,

Optional Items

Parent Proxy

You can give proxy access to financial account information to a parent or guardian of of choosing. Read the FAQ and set up Parent Proxy access. 

Catch Up on Future Scot Friday Episodes

Curious what it’s like to be an Alma Scot? Future Scot Friday is a weekly admissions series where you can learn about life at Alma from current students, staff and members of the campus community right from your couch.

Check out the list of episodes!