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Frequently Asked Questions

Sample Schedules


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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Wildcat Day – Is registration required?
Registration is optional for Wildcat Day. Please feel free to show up! Check in starts at 8AM at the Student Union and Recreation Center located on E 11th Ave. Your parents and guests are welcome to join. If by chance you have any future Wildcats in the family considering CWU we have an Admission session for them as well.

CWU Orientation – Do I have to attend all sessions?
Sessions build upon one another. It is important that you attend all sessions. Students will register for classes after meeting with an academic counselor. Please arrange your travel plans to participate until 1 p.m. on Day Two for first year students and until 4 p.m. for transfer students.

CWU Orientation - I am not available during the offered times of CWU Orientation. What should I do?
It is in your best interest to attend one of the six CWU Orientations. If you are unable to attend any of the six orientations, please select the unable to attend option included on the orientation registration landing page at the end of Central 101. If you do not attend you may not receive priority registration. 

CWU Orientation – How does CWU define a first year and transfer student?
CWU defines all students graduating with a high school diploma or students with fewer than 40 college credits as first year students. Students with Running Start credits are included in this definition. If you are a Running Start student or have less than 40 credits, we are excited to host you as a participant in the First Year Orientation sessions and encourage you to attend one of the first two sessions. All new undergraduate students not included above are transfer students.

CWU Orientation – Can I change my registration after it is submitted?
Registration is editable via the registration page until two business days prior to your scheduled session.

CWU Orientation - I'm staying on campus the night before my scheduled CWU Orientation session. What time is check in for my room?
Please check in between 3:00 and 10:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled CWU Orientation. First-year students and guests will check in at the SURC as indicated on your driving directions and parking pass.

CWU Orientation- I am a newly admitted student, is CWU Orientation mandatory?
First Year Students: All incoming first year students are required to attend CWU Orientation.
Transfer Students: Attendance at CWU Orientation is required for most majors/departments. If you are unable to attend, please select the unable to attend option included on the orientation registration landing page at the end of Central 101. If you do not attend you may not receive priority registration.

Wildcat Welcome – When can I move into my residence hall?
New students can move in on Friday, September 20, 2019. Early September you will receive a letter with detailed instructions on when to move in for your specific residence hall. Transfer students are encouraged to move in on Friday and participate in the Wildcat Welcome Weekend activities, otherwise transfer students will move in on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Wildcat Welcome – Do I have to attend Wildcat Welcome sessions?
All students enrolled in UNIV 101 are required to attend Wildcat Welcome. All other first year and transfer students are encouraged to maximize their CWU experience by taking full advantage of the sessions and activities provided. – see sample schedule at the top of this page

Wildcat Welcome – I am a first year with a housing exemption, do I have to participate in Wildcat Welcome?
All students enrolled in UNIV 101 must attend Wildcat Welcome. Early September you will receive detailed information via your CWU email indicating which events you are expected to attend. – see sample schedule at the top of this page.

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