Incoming freshmen are required to attend a two-part orientation program designed just for them. At orientation, you will:
Part 1 of orientation is a one-day session in June. We offer orientation sessions on eight different dates in June so you can choose a day that works for your schedule. The link to register for a June date will be in your myWCU account once registration opens in late April/early May.
2018 orientation sessions will be held on: June 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, and 29th.
Part 2 of orientation, August Orientation, takes place during move-in weekend. You will move in on Friday, August 24th according to the schedule you receive over the summer. Orientation programs begin Friday evening and continue on Saturday and Sunday. Commuters are required to attend as well.
No registration is required for August orientation. Instead, you will follow a schedule designed specifically for your residence hall or commuter students. The schedules will be posted here in mid/late August.
Remember, both the June and the August orientation programs are mandatory!
In the morning, you will park at the Sharpless Street Parking Garage then check in right across the street at the Business and Public Management Center. At check-in you'll get a schedule for the day and be placed in a peer group that's typically related to your major.
After some light refreshments and a brief welcome, your orientation leader will take you on an in-depth campus tour, and you'll receive information about living on campus or commuting. You'll also meet with an academic advisor who will review your schedule and answer your questions. Throughout the day you will learn about resources to help you be successful, network with other new students, and find out how to get involved in your first year here at WCU.
How to Register
Orientation registration opens in late April/early May and closes in early June. Once registration opens, a link will be available in your myWCU account. To register, log into myWCU, click on the Schedule an Orientation Session link in the Alerts section and complete the registration form. Once your form is submitted you will receive an e-mail confirmation in your WCU e-mail.
June 2018 orientation sessions will be held on June 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29.
August orientation takes place move-in weekend. On Friday evening we will have educational programs, a picnic with University leadership, and social activities to help you meet other first-year students. Saturday and Sunday are filled with important programs and information about academics, student life, and transitioning to college.