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.   

Explore New Student Orientation

Admitted Student Days are optional activities for admitted students to visit CWU in July. Week of Welcome is a full week of required activities that help you orient to CWU before you start classes.

Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome is a required orientation experience designed to help you build connections at CWU. Learn more here.

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What to Expect

What to expect from your orientation and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Centers and Online Orientation

Read more information about your orientation and where you need to go for your specific education.

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Additional Resources

View Additional Resources for after your orientation such as advising and student involvement.

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Week of Welcome 

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. Learn more about Week of Welcome.

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.

Move-In Guide

We are so excited to have our Wildcats back on campus. Review the Move-In Guide to get yourself ready for the academic journey ahead.

Welcome Guide

Welcome to CWU! See our Welcome Guide to feel welcomed and comfortable on and off campus.

Start Your CWU Experience with CAT Camp

Cat Camp is a leadership-transition program designed to welcome incoming first-year and transfer students to the CWU community hosted by Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement (SLICE)! Learn more today.

Support Network Key Dates

Are you the support network for an incoming student? Review all the key dates you need to stay connected to your student, no matter how close or far you may be.

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

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