Orientation & Transition Programs 
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Welcome to Your Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to the Wildcat family. CWU Orientation provides two connection opportunities to incoming students: Admitted Student Days and Week of Welcome. Admitted Student Days are optional activities for admitted students to visit CWU in July. Week of Welcome is a full week of required activites that help you orient to CWU before you start classes.

For information on Advising & Registration please visit : Academic Advising Guide Fall 2023

Admitted Student Day

Admitted Student Days are optional visit days designed to welcome admitted students to campus and assist them with finalizing plans before attending in the fall. Connect with business areas on campus, including Financial Aid, Academic Advising, Connection Card, and Housing and Dining. Afternoons are dedicated to connecting you with other incoming students, to experience life as a Wildcat through activities like the river float, a planetarium show, service learning projects, and much more. Parents and support networks will have the opportunity to connect with other parents, guests, staff, and faculty, as they navigate the journey of their student.

Available Dates for Summer 2023 (for students starting Fall 2023)*

*Limited capacity for each date, dependent on registration

  • Friday, July 7, 2023
  • Friday, July 14, 2023
  • Friday, July 21, 2023
  • Friday, July 28, 2023
Register for Admitted Student Day

Week of Welcome (Required)

Week of Welcome is a required orientation experience designed to help you build connections at CWU. You will have the opportunity to connect with other students, become familiar with CWU, gain wellness strategies, and learn about CWU procedures, expectations, and how to contribute to the community. We want to help prepare you for a successful academic experience. In addition to many fun activities, there will be several required educational sessions, workshops, and connections.

Week of Welcome Dates for Students Starting Fall 2023: Friday, September 15 - Tuesday, September 19, 2023

No registration will be required, since attendance is required.

What to Expect

Find out more about your orientation experience, including frequently asked questions and additional information.

What to Expect

Prepare to Be a Student

Visit the Next Steps page to make sure that you have completed all the necessary steps to prepare for your first day of classes.

Admissions Next Steps

Meet the Team

Meet the team that will guide you through your Orientation process.

Meet the Team