Information about January 2020 orientation coming soon!
Incoming first-year students 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 nine 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.
2019 orientation sessions will be held on the following days:
Week One: Wednesday, June 12, Thursday, June 13, Friday, June 14
Week Two: Wednesday, June 19, Thursday, June 20, Friday, June 21
Week Three: Wednesday, June 26, Thursday, June 27, Friday, June 28
Part 2 of orientation, August Orientation, takes place during move-in weekend. You will move in on Friday, August 23rd according to the schedule you will receive over the summer from Residence Life & Housing Services or University Student Housing. Orientation programs begin Friday evening and continue on Saturday and Sunday. Commuter students are required to attend Part 2 as well and will have a specific scheduled designed just for them by the Office of Off Campus and Commuter Services.
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 and you will be notified via your WCU email when they are available. You will also be able to access the schdules during the Part 2 weekend through the WCU app.
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 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 2019 Part 1 orientation sessions will be held on June 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28
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.