Welcome to the Shaw Family!
Whether you are a mover, a shaker, a creator, or history maker, Shaw University is the place to be.
Shaw University is a private university located in vibrant downtown Raleigh, dedicated to providing every student with opportunities that will lead to a brighter future. Shaw engages students through educational excellence and empowers them to make an impact on their communities and the world.
As the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the south, Shaw University is where doctors, professors, researchers, lawyers, presidents, social workers, business leaders, recording artists, and pastors have found their voices and launched their careers. If you are looking for a university that stands at the forefront of leadership, activism, and service, Shaw University is for you!
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Congratulations on your admission to Shaw University! We are proud and excited to welcome you to a community of scholars ready to challenge the world!
The links below will guide you through the remainder of the enrollment process.
The goal of New Student Orientation is to introduce students and families to campus services, resources and the expectations of collegiate life at Shaw University.
During New Student/Transfer Orientation, students and families attend information sessions, participate in social activities, interact with peer orientation mentors and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your career pursuits, then register for courses.
To keep you and our campus healthy and safe, there are several health-related requirements and recommendations for all incoming students to complete upon enrolling at Shaw University.
All Shaw University students have full access to our wide range of medical, counseling and health education and prevention services, regardless of their insurance plan.
Looking for answers to your questions? How about a checklist detailing your next steps?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions list below! We can’t answer every question, but we’ll do our best to help you out. If you can’t find the answer to your question below please contact us.
If you still have questions about Shaw University campus or need enrollment guidance, don’t hesitate to book a meeting with a recruiter or campus tour! Tours are a great way to learn more about Shaw and meet your recruiter. You can also ask your recruiter any questions you have about the school and the program you’re interested in.
With a little bit of guidance, enrollment at Shaw University couldn’t be easier.