Whether you are a first year, transfer, or international student, we are looking forward to helping you start your journey at Wesleyan College. New Student Orientation programming is designed to help all new students in their transition to campus. Please see our programs below for more information about what to expect.
Wesleyan College is committed to keeping our living and learning spaces safe by implementing physical distancing measures established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to minimize the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Measures being implemented on campus for the safety of our students.
Registration opens on May 8, 2020 at 8 AM.
Summer Orientation is a one-day program required for first year students. You will discuss your course schedule with an academic advisor, learn more about student resources available on campus, and connect with current students, faculty, and staff. While you are in your sessions, your family will be invited to attend sessions to help them get connected to our community and learn about the resources available to them.
First year students will choose to attend ONE of the following Summer Orientation sessions:
*This Orientation Sessions is exclusively virtual. If you are experiencing travel restrictions in your state, or if you or your family has experienced any COVID-19 related symptoms within fourteen days of July 20, 2020, we ask that you sign up for a virtual Orientation session.
In response to the public health emergency related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we must ask that attendance for New Student Orientation be limited to one guest per student. This is done in an effort to minimize health risks while accommodating physical distancing regulations.
Registration opens on May 8, 2020 at 8 AM. Click here to RSVP and choose your preferred date for Summer Orientation. Before you arrive for Summer Orientation, please make sure that you have completed all of the requirements listed on the Accepted Students page. If you already know that you have an extenuating circumstance that will prevent you from attending a session in person, please register for the Virtual Orientation Session on August 3, 2020. If you have extenuating circumstances limiting your ability to attend any of our Orientation sessions, please email email@example.com.
8:45am – 9am Pre Check-In | Parking Lot B (Tucker Rd. Entrance/Drive-thru)
Drive-thru COVID-19 Screening prior to parking. Don’t forget your mask!
9am – 9:30am Check-In | Pierce Chapel
Grab your Orientation folder, name tag, and a seat in the chapel!
9:30am – 9:45am Welcome to Wesleyan | Pierce ChapelJoin your fellow new students and their families for a welcome message by Wesleyan College President, Dr. Vivia Fowler.
9:45am – 10am Where Can the Liberal Arts Take You? | Pierce Chapel
At Wesleyan, we believe that college is more than what major you choose. During this session, you will learn how Wesleyan will prepare you for college life and beyond.
10am – 10:45am Student Life at Wesleyan College | Pierce Chapel
In this session, representatives from Student Affairs will review what student life is like at Wesleyan. Topics include: Health Service, Disability & Advocacy Services, Dining, the MAC, and Campus Involvement/Service.
10:45am – 11am The Business of the College | Pierce Chapel
Representatives from the Business Office and Financial Aid will talk to you about billing, financial aid services, and where to locate these resources on campus.
11am – 11:45am Lunch | Anderson Dining Hall (OSP)You’re invited to lunch in the Anderson Dining Hall! For dining accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students and parents will split for afternoon sessions. Parents can look forward to presentations lead by key staff and administrators. Topics include Residence Life, Student Support, and Career Development. Students will have the opportunity to build their schedules during Academic Advising, meet with a Financial Aid rep, obtain their student IDs and parking passes, and more!
2pm – 3pm Closing Reception & Campus Tours | Front Campus Quad
You’re invited to join us for Pinky’s Shaved Ice on the Quad! During this time, join one of our many ongoing campus tours lead by Orientation, Admissions, and Athletics staff. Don’t forget to stop by the Campus Store for new Wolf Pack gear!
Get ready to make Wesleyan your home away from home! If you plan to live on campus, make sure to submit your housing application as soon as possible to reserve your space. Residence Life will notify all new students of their housing assignment by July.
New student move-in will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 for first-year and transfer students. You will receive more information from Residence Life, including your specific move-in time, what to bring, and how to prepare for move-in, as we get closer to the fall.
If you are an international student, please visit the International Admissions page for more information about move-in dates, transportation to campus, registering for classes, and deadlines for documentation.
Are you ready to join the PACK? PACK Weekend is Wesleyan’s signature fall orientation program and will be held from Friday, August 14, 2020 to Sunday, August 16, 2020. During this weekend, your Orientation Leader (OL) will lead you in sessions to engage with your new classmates, get to know faculty and staff, and learn how to navigate campus and academic life. All new students are required to attend PACK Weekend programming; specific schedules for first year, transfer, and international students will be available on this page by July 15, 2020.
PACK Weekend will officially begin with the Matriculation Ceremony on Friday, August 14, 2020. During this ceremony, you will receive your Wesleyan pin, sign the honor code, and officially begin your academic career at Wesleyan! New students are encouraged to invite their families to attend this ceremony. More information on what to expect and how to RSVP for the ceremony will be available on this page by July 15, 2020.
Learn more about the Wesleyan community by attending Welcome Week events! Events include the fall student involvement fair, entertainment provided by the Campus Activities Board (CAB), and more. Look out for more information about Welcome Week programs when you arrive on campus!
At Wesleyan, we believe that engaging in service with our community is a vital part of the student experience, and we want to invite all new students to serve with us! Orientation Day of Service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020. More information about this event will be provided as we get closer to the fall. Visit The Lane Center page for more information about getting involved in service at Wesleyan.
If you need a special accommodation during any of the New Student Orientation programs listed above, please visit The Office of Disability Services page for more information. For questions about New Student Orientation programs or the new student experience, email email@example.com or call (478) 757-5257.
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