Welcome New WCU Students!Information about January 2020 orientation coming soon!
Welcome to West Chester University and the Office of New Student Programs! Transfer students are an important part of our undergraduate community, and we want you to be successful at WCU, therefore all transfer students are required to complete an orientation based on the number of credits they have earned.*
Transfer Students with Fewer than 60 Credits: If you earned fewer than 60 credits before entering WCU, you must attend on-campus orientation.
Transfer Students with 60 Credits or More: If you have earned 60 credits or more before entering WCU, you may attend on-campus orientation OR you can complete the online orientation program offered through D2L.
*Your credit status is based on the number of credits you earned at your previous institution(s) regardless of whether they have transferred to WCU.
At check-in you will receive a name tag and the day's schedule, and you will be placed into a peer group that is typically related to your major. You will tour campus, receive information about living on campus or commuting, and learn about the resources available to help you be successful at WCU, and meet faculty and staff from across campus. Most importantly, you will network with other new transfer students and learn how to get involved here at WCU.
Academic scheduling is not part of orientation. To schedule, you must call your academic department to arrange a meeting with an advisor who will help you schedule your classes. This meeting should be arranged as soon as possible as classes may fill up quickly. You will not have time to meet with an academic advisor during your orientation day, so please do not schedule an academic advising meeting for your orientation day unless you are able to schedule it after 2:30 PM.
2019 transfer orientations will be held on Thursday, August 15, Friday, August 16, and Monday, August 19. Orientation registration opens the first week of May. The deadline to register is Friday, August 9, 2019.
Once registration opens you should log in to your MyWCU account. Select the Schedule your Orientation Session link located in the Alerts section and complete the registration form. If you do not see your desired orientation date listed, that session is full and is no longer available. After you submit the form, you will receive an e-mail confirming your orientation date in your WCU e-mail.
To change your orientation date, simply return to the Schedule Your Orientation Session link in MyWCU and choose another date from the available options.
Students with more than 60 credits who choose to complete the online orientation course will receive an email from New Student Programs telling them when it is available in D2L.