Orientation information for new first-year (freshman) students is mailed on a rolling basis beginning in late April.
Please see the information to the right for complete information about the summer orientation programs, including how to register.
Incoming freshmen are required to attend a two-part summer orientation program designed just for them. At orientation, you will:
We offer eight one-day orientation sessions in June so you can register for a day that works with your schedule. The link to register will appear in your myWCU account once registration opens in late April/early May.
2017 orientation sessions will be held on: June 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th.
August Orientation takes place move-in weekend, Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27, 2017. You will move in on Friday, August 25th according to the schedule you receive over the summer. Orientation programs begin Friday evening and continue Saturday and Sunday. Commuters are required to attend as well.
No registration is required for August orientation. You will follow a schedule designed specifically for your residence hall or for commuter students. The schedules are posted here in mid to late August.
Remember, both the June and August orientation programs are mandatory!
You will check in, get a schedule for the day, and be placed in a peer group which is typically related to your major. You will have an in-depth campus tour, receive information about living on campus or commuting, and meet with an academic advisor to review your schedule and have your questions answered. You will also learn about resources to help you be successful, network with other students, and find out how to get involved in your first year 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 complete you will receive an e-mail confirmation in your WCU e-mail.
June 2017 orientation sessions will be held on June 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30.
The deadline for online registrations is Friday, June 2, 2017.
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 information about academics, student life, and transitioning to college.