Parents and Families | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Parents and Families

  • Move-in Day


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    You’ve spent the last 18 years working toward this moment. And truth be told, you’ve probably spent the last 18 months with mixed emotions about it. We get it. You’re about to send your child off to college. You have a lot of questions and maybe even a few concerns. About resources your student might need. About how to parent a college student. About the Capital community and where your child will fit in. About campus safety.

    We want to put your mind at ease by providing you with as much information as we can, and by connecting you with a network of people who have been where you are and can give you some insider tips.

    We know this is a time of transition for your family. Your child has lived under your roof for at least 17 or 18 years. That’s about to change. It’s time for your student to step out and become the person he’s meant to be. The person you’ve always known she could be. You’ve done your job well. But you’re not completely off the hook—your support will continue to be critically important.

    Use this page to find answers to your questions, to relieve your concerns and to identify ways you can be involved. But never hesitate to pick up the phone or send us an email at After all, you’ll be part of the Capital Family too. 


    Enrolling Your Student At Capital

    The first step is to apply online with the Capital Admission Application or submit the Common Application. Both ways to apply are free, do not require an essay and are easy to submit. Nearly all (99 percent) of accepted first-year students receive a scholarship to attend Capital, and our average merit award last year totaled more than $19,000 renewable. Learn more about our admission requirements. Give us 3-4 weeks after your student has submitted application materials and then we will send out a decision letter. 

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    • Move-in Day


      November 23-27
      Thanksgiving Break

      December 2
      Last day of classes.

      December 5-8
      Final Exams

      December 8 - January 8
      Holiday Break

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      No matter how prepared you are, sooner or later you’re going to have questions. Like how to solve a pesky equation, take notes or better focus in class. And, being a student can sometimes be a difficult transition. You may be far from home, but know that you’re never far from help. The attentive staff at Capital is here for you, looking out for you in ways large and small. We’ll work hard to make your life on campus easier, and your education more rewarding.

      Blackmore Library
      Academic Success provides a wide range of academic support services to assist all students in becoming more skilled and confident lifelong learners. Services include tutoring, writing consultations, Supplemental Instruction, academic coaching, and peer academic advising.

      Blackmore Library
      Blackmore Library is committed to the academic success of all Capital students. Assistance is provided in various formats, including in-class instruction, at the Reference Desk, and personalized consultations. The Library also offers many fun and engaging activities for the Capital community. The Library collection includes hundreds of research databases that are accessible both on and off campus, as well as books, e-books, e-journals, DVDs, and CDs.

      Student Union
      The Capital Bookstore is your one-stop shop for everything you will need at Capital, including textbooks, office supplies, T-shirts and other apparel, snack items, gifts and other items to show off your school spirit.

      Kerns Religious Life Center
      Campus Ministries includes the various aspects of worship and study provided by Capital, as well as the many national organizations that have groups on Capital’s campus including CRU, Young Life, Renew (CCO), an Interfaith Organization and Catholic Student Organization. Wednesday Chapel at 10:05 a.m. is for students, faculty and staff. Evening worship on Tuesdays is led by CRU (Campus Crusade) and Thursday evening Candlelight worship is led by students with a message from Pastor Gary. Campus Ministries run retreats, Bible studies, discipleship training, service opportunities and much more. All are invited!  

      Blackmore Library
      Career Development staff members assist students with the process of identifying and implementing career goals that complement their learning, development and success. Much of the work with first-year students focuses on choosing and changing majors, and exploring careers. The office works intentionally with all undeclared students.

      Kline Health Center
      The Center for Health and Wellness provides a comprehensive array of medical and mental health services that will aid in the assessment, treatment, prevention, and promotion of health and wellness on campus.

      Student Union
      Dining Services serves a wide variety of menu options tailored to the tastes of the campus community.

      Student Union
      The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides individualized services for students, faculty/staff, and other community members with disability-related needs. Our office is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are an integral part of the University community. Students with disabilities who wish to receive assistance from Disability Services are responsible for disclosing their disability to the ODS.

      Student Union
      Capital University wants to know you. Where do you come from? What are your favorite celebrations? What makes you unique? You are as unique as your fingerprint. Diversity and Inclusion provides educational and cultural leadership for university initiatives aimed at supporting and developing a diverse and inclusive community.

      Yochum Hall
      The Financial Aid Office works with students and families to coordinate all forms of financial aid. The staff can help students understand loan options and work to find solutions that make Capital affordable.

      Renner Hall, Rm 137
      The Honors Program welcomes students of all majors who meet the entry requirements for the program (ACT 28/SAT 1250 or higher for incoming students before May 1, or a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher for current students) and whose aspirations are those of academic excellence and personal growth. There are a large range of honors courses, and the group hosts cultural, intellectual, and social events.

      Blackmore Library
      Information Technology provides technical support for university faculty, staff and students. Support teams include the help desk, media center, academic technology, administrative computing, network/server administration, web development and desktop support. Together, these teams work collaboratively to support the mission and initiatives of the university.

      Student Union
      The Office of International Education provides advising and review of education abroad opportunities, information about exchange programs, and Capital - managed study abroad programs. The Office also counsels and advises international students and scholars in the areas of immigration regulations, living in the U.S., initial academic advising, health insurance, options on legal work opportunities, and assistance on connecting to university and community resources.

      Capital Center
      The Capital University intramural program provides physical, social, and educational development opportunities through participation in intramural sports, club sports, and fitness programs. It is important for students to develop a balanced, healthy lifestyle on our campus.

      Student Union
      Capital’s Mail Services serves the campus community as a full-service office of the U.S. Postal Service. In addition to distributing mail to every full-time student’s mailbox, the office delivers and picks up mail to campus offices, weighs items, sells postage and arranges deliveries with UPS, Federal Express and other delivery services.

      Public Safety
      The mission of the Department of Public Safety at Capital University is to provide a safe and secure environment for the university community and all its members, and provide a variety of services which enhance the quality of life on campus.

      Yochum Hall
      The Registrar’s Office is the center of Capital University’s educational record needs. The office handles grades, registration, graduation, transcripts, transfer evaluations, verifications, and changes to your personal information.

      Troutman Hall
      Capital’s ROTC students are known as the Task Force Crusaders. These individuals are consistently meeting the challenges faced by the changing United States Army. The program trains officers to achieve high levels of leadership skills and abilities. Being a member of this program will help enrich a college experience and prepare students for the future.

      Student Union
      The Office of Residential and Commuter Life works closely with all students to engage them in experiences that encourage their personal growth and professional development while at Capital. The staff helps motivate students to create new relationships and connections with others through social, cultural, academic, and leadership activities.

      Blackmore Library
      Capital University’s Schumacher Gallery offers a wonderfully diverse selection of more than 1,600 works for study and enjoyment. It provides the university and the community with an extensive program of special focus exhibits, lectures and art-related events. The Gallery is located on the fourth floor of Capital’s library building. It is open weekdays and Saturdays 1-5 p.m. during the academic year.

      Yochum Hall
      The Student Accounts Office provides assistance in understanding any charges billed to your accounts in the electronic eBill system, as well as any outstanding balances due. The office directs students to information on the available payment plan options. If payments and financial aid result in a credit balance, the office will review and issue refunds. The office helps students and parents understand federal regulations that may apply to their student account.

      Student Union
      Located on the first floor of the Harry C. Moores Student Union, the SCE is one of the busiest places on campus. No matter what your interests are, the team is able to help you get involved and find your niche on campus. The office supports Activity Management and Programming (AMP), Community Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership Development, Orientation Programs, Parent and Family Programs, Student Government, and 90+ Student Organizations.

      Blackmore Library
      Student Success advocates for students and families on campus, working with students who may be having a difficult time transitioning to college, and who may be struggling with personal issues that could be hindering academic progress.

      Student Union
      Capital University is committed to ensuring a safe environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual misconduct. All members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, guests, and visitors are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The University offers prevention and outreach programs to educate the University community about sexual misconduct and discrimination. Resources and reporting options are available to the University community by contacting the Title IX Coordinator.


      There are three ways to access your online billing statement:

      3. Select Epay –Touchnet Page from the student home screen.
        Follow the link provided in your billing statement email.

      Please note that students are automatically provided access to their bills, and will receive any correspondence regarding bills to their Capital University email address. You should add parents or anyone else who should have access to receive correspondence as an Authorized User.

       ADD A USER.

      FERPA regulations prevent us from sharing information with anyone without express consent of the student. To gain access to student account information, anyone else must be added as an Authorized User by the student. We cannot add Authorized Users for you.

      If you have not added an Authorized User to your account, you will be the only person that has the ability to receive ebills and make payments to your account.

      1. To add an Authorize User, select the Authorized Users tab and click on the Add an Authorized User button.
      2. Enter the email address for the Authorized User and answer the two questions listed.
      3. Click Continue.
      4. Review the Authorized User Agreement. Check the box next to "I Agree", and click Continue.
      5. The Authorized User will receive an email to the address provided with their login information