Registration for fall classes begins on Monday, April 6thIt is very important that you review the following registration information.  You should also visit the Registration Information section of the Registrar’s Office website to view class schedules and other useful registration information.  Please note that room assignments, if made already, are subject to change.

Registration Personal Identification Numbers (PIN)

All degree-seeking undergraduate students will need to obtain a registration personal identification number (PIN) from their faculty advisor or college advising center.  A registration PIN is needed in order to register for classes.  If your advisor or advising center does not have your registration PIN, please have them contact the Registrar’s Office.


***Graduate Students do not need a registration PIN to register for classes.


Registration Start Times

Individual registration start times for all students are currently displayed in the Course Registration portlet on the Academics page in the MyRU portal.  Undergraduate student registration start times are prioritized according to student classification, e.g., seniors begin before juniors, juniors begin before sophomores, etc.  Be sure to check your registration times immediately and make your advising appointments as soon as you can, if you haven’t already done so.  For more on how undergraduate registration start times were assigned, click here.


Priority Registration for Active Duty Service Members and Veterans

To accommodate the scheduling difficulties and obligations encountered by active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, the Office of the Registrar will give priority registration to students on active duty and veterans.  Click here for details.


Temporary Major Restrictions and Registration Overloads

Temporary major restrictions on select courses will be removed on Monday, April 20th.  Also, students with approved overloads may begin registering for more than 18 credit hours on Monday, April 20th.


***Graduate Students do not have priority registration. All graduate students can begin registering at 7:00 a.m. on April 6th


Radford University Carilion Courses

Radford University Carilion (RUC) courses will be temporarily restricted to RUC students for the first two weeks of registration.  Beginning on Monday, April 20th, RU students will be permitted to register for RUC courses.  Students must be registered fulltime at the main campus before they can register for courses at RUC.  (The fulltime requirement does not apply in the summer terms.)  Students can now register for up to 6 credit hours per term at RUC.  Be aware, however, that these courses are taught at the RUC campus in Roanoke, unless otherwise indicated, and that any student registered for an RUC course will be charged RUC tuition ratesRUC courses are identified in the course schedule by campus code (RC) and attribute (RUC – Roanoke).  


Registration Resources and Holds

Also included in the Course Registration portlet is a Registration Resources link.  This link takes you to the Registration menu where you will have the ability to view your registration status, your detailed or concise class schedule, your week-at-a-glance, textbook information, and more.  We strongly recommend that you check your registration status well in advance of your registration start time; particularly to be sure that you do not have any holds that will prevent you from registering.


How to Register for Classes

When it is your time to register, click on the “REGISTER NOW” button in your Course Registration portlet.  When you click that button, you will be taken to the Registration menu, with links that will allow you to add/drop classes, look up classes, view your registration history, and more. 


Course Override Process

Only department chairs and school directors in individual departments and schools have the authority to override a prerequisite requirement, a course capacity limit, or a time conflict with another course.  Overrides are given electronically through our student information system.  Once an override has been placed on your record, you must register for the course online in the same way that you register for any other course.  You can see overrides in your Registration Status, which is found in the Registration Menu described above.  Please note, if you obtain a course capacity override, the course will still appear as closed in the registration schedule.  To add the course, simply enter the CRN directly in the registration screen. 


Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Access Undergraduate Catalogs here and Graduate Catalogs here.  If you do not know your catalog year, you can access it in your Degree Works degree audit or by contacting the Registrar’s Office—540-831-5271.


Degree Audit (Degree Works)

Students can access their degree audits (Degree Works) in the Academic Tools portlet on the Academics page of the MyRU portal.  Please report any errors or problems with your degree audit to the Registrar’s Office


Registration Help

If you are having any difficulty at all while registering for your classes you can find help by:

1.     Visiting the Registration Information page on the Registrar’s Office website.

2.     Calling the Registrar’s Office at 540-831-5271.

3.     Visiting the Registrar’s Office on the main floor of Heth Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.