Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome Dates for Students Starting Fall 2024: Friday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 24, 2024. No registration will be required, since attendance is mandatory.

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.

*Transfer Students with 45 or more credits are exempt from this requirement. Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) is being held on September 23 & 24. We encourage all transfer students to attend any of the student engagement programming held during Week of Welcome. For more information on Transfer Student Orientation, visit the TSO page.

Week of Welcome Schedule

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome all our Wildcats back to campus as we kick off another exciting academic year filled with endless possibilities. Week of Welcome at CWU is here to ensure that you start your journey on the right foot, making new friends, reconnecting with old ones, and getting acclimated to our vibrant campus community. To get a sneak peek into the exciting events and activities we have planned for you, check out our 2023 Week of Welcome schedule. We can't wait to see you there and make this year at CWU truly unforgettable!

2024 Week of Welcome schedule to be announced soon!

2023 Week of Welcome Schedule

University 101 

In addition to many fun activities, there will be several required educational sessions, workshops, and connections. Attendance at Week of Welcome is required for your UNIV 101 course.

UNIV 101, a mandatory one-credit course, is required for all incoming first-year students. Students enrolled in this course are required to participate in the Week of Welcome. This event encompasses a range of activities, workshops, presentations, and social gatherings specifically designed to facilitate your transition into Central and equip students with the necessary tools for a successful start to the fall quarter.

Throughout the fall quarter, UNIV 101 students will further engage in various workshops focusing on important subjects such as academic planning, study skills, university graduation requirements, class registration, academic programs, student organizations, social and cultural experiences, financial wellness, scholarships, and other valuable opportunities. A diverse array of activities will be available for students to choose from, catering to their specific needs and interests. This allows students to explore different programs, activities, and services while acquiring essential skills required for a successful journey at Central.

Students who have earned 45 or more college credits before starting at CWU are exempted from this requirement.

Check out our photo album of past Week of Welcome events.

Before You Arrive Checklist and Resources

Before you get ready to head to campus, check out our Additional Resources including a checklist of offices and services to connect with before your first day of classes, student services, advising information, and more.

Questions? Contact Us.

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For questions involving move-in date and time, visit your MyHousing Portal.

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