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West Chester University

West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

New Student Programs

Location: 202 Lawrence Center
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 610-436-3305

The Office of New Student Programs coordinates orientation and outreach programs for first-year and transfer students. Orientation programs include summer, fall, and January sessions for incoming first-year and transfer students.

West Chester's orientation programs are designed to introduce new students to the University and acquaint them with the academic, student services, and social aspects of college life. Attendance at orientation is required for all first-year students. Orientation is required for transfer students with 59 or fewer credits, but all transfer students are encouraged to participate.

Outreach efforts include participating in Welcome Week, coordinating Family Weekend, developing the New Student Success Series, and supporting a wide variety of programs designed to introduce and engage new students in campus life. New students are encouraged to visit the office if they have concerns during their first year on campus. For more information about New Student programs and orientation, please see our website, http://www.wcupa.edu/orientation/.