Orientation information will be mailed to incoming freshmen beginning in mid-April.
Family Weekend 2015
Saturday, September 19-Sunday, September 20
Look for the Family Weekend schedule to be posted over the summer.
Welcome Parents and Families to West Chester University! We are excited to welcome you and your student to our campus, and we value your involvement and support. Our programs are designed to ensure your student's success as they transition from high school to college or from another school to West Chester University.
All first-year (freshman) students are required to attend a two-part orientation program: a one-day program held in June, and August orientation that's held move-in weekend. Transfer students who have earned fewer than 60 credits must attend a one-day orientation in August. We encourage you to explore the First Year and the Transfer Student tabs for more information to review with your student as they prepare for orientation.
On all first-year and transfer orientation days we offer an optional parent/family orientation session for you. If you attend this optional program, you and your student will follow different schedules for the day. The parent and student programs both have valuable information for you and your student as they transition to WCU.
You will receive the day's schedule and a parent folder with information and an overview of WCU at check-in. During the day you will learn about the resources available for you and your student, network with faculty and staff, and have some of your unanswered questions resolved.
Please refer to the First-Year and Transfer tabs for more information about the orientation day, registration, and experience.