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We are so excited for you to join our community! Whether you are a new student or transfer, living on campus or commuting from home, doing dual-enrollment or traditional courses - welcome home.

Welcome to New Student Orientation! 

New Student Orientation dates for August 2022: Friday, August 19-Tuesday, August 23. Classes begin on Wednesday, August 24.

We are busy planning and getting ready for your arrival and can't wait to welcome you to campus! Full schedule for August arrivals and New Student Orientation is typically posted here around July 1. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, you can reach out to We're happy to help!

All New Traditional & Transfer Students

Friday, August 19 – Tuesday, August 23

New Student Orientation Values

Get started. All new traditional students* are required to attend New Student Orientation on Friday, August 19 through Tuesday, August 23. We can't wait to have you on campus and experience this incredible community for real!

Get support. We want you to feel welcomed, connected, and supported through your transition into college. All programming and events are created with this in mind for you, and we want you to feel free to ask us anything! We're here for you.

Get connected. We'll be hosting many different opportunities for you to meet and connect with other students, staff, and faculty before classes officially begin, and we highly encourage you to engage with all this entails during that time! You'll also hear about ways to get involved all throughout the entire year.

*New Dual Enrollment On-Campus living in residences are also required - otherwise new Dual Enrollment On-Campus commuters only attend DE Orientation on Monday, August 15.

Before You Arrive

Make sure you complete your New Student Checklist. Most steps can be completed through your Admitted Student Portal. If you have questions about any of these steps, let your admission counselor know!

New Student Checklist

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What to Bring

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Expectations & Logistics

UNW New Student Orientation takes place Friday, August 19, through Tuesday, August 23, before classes begin on Wednesday, August 24, so plan accordingly! Plan family vacations, camp commitments, work schedules, etc. with this schedule in mind. All new on-campus students are expected to attend all of New Student Orientation.

Keep checking back for early arrival dates and information as we get closer to this summer. Otherwise, you will receive more specific arrival and orientation schedule details in July and August!



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