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Welcome to Your Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to the Wildcat family. CWU Orientation is a great introduction to academic programs, campus resources, clubs and organizations, and much more. Orientation is available for first-year students, transfer students, and families and support networks.

Orientation by Student Type

  • If you are a first-year student, you are required to attend Orientation. Starting March 2023, students enrolling fall quarter will be able to register for orientation through their CWU Applicant Portal. Continue to check your email for additional orientation information.
  • If you are a transfer student, you are encouraged to attend Orientation, but you are not required to attend. Valuable resources are available to you, and this is a time for you to begin making connections with current and future students, faculty, and staff. Select your Orientation date through your Applicant Portal (available March 2023 for fall students).

Your Orientation Experience

Please visit the What to Expect page for more information about your Orientation experience, including a tentative schedule, as well as frequently asked questions.

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

Welcome Events

We can't wait to welcome you to CWU. Find out more about Welcome programming.

Welcome Week

Meet the Team

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

Meet the Team