Register for Orientation?
New Student Orientation introduces you to campus. You will learn about WVU’s academic programs, meet faculty members, register for classes after discussing your options with your academic advisor, learn about our student support services, and make new friends with other incoming students. There are two types of Orientation: a program for freshmen and a program for transfer and nontraditional students.
Do I have to attend?
Orientation is strongly encouraged for all freshmen. If you do not attend, you will not be able to register for classes until August (by then, certain classes may be full). Knowledge is power, and knowing where to go, what help is available, and meeting your advisor can help you become a successful student.
Orientation is also encouraged for all transfer students. Although you have already attended college, it is still beneficial to attend WVU’s Orientation and learn about the opportunities awaiting you.
When is Orientation?
Orientation is held in June. You will choose your first and second choice dates and will be assigned to one of those sessions.
Where can I Stay?
Students and guests have the option of staying in an on-campus residence hall or in local hotels. If you choose to stay on campus, parents and students will be housed in separate areas of the residence halls, and students will be assigned a roommate upon arrival. Parents and guests will be assigned to the same room unless they request otherwise. If only one parent or guest is attending, he or she will be assigned to a room with another parent or guest of the same gender. There are many hotels, motels, and bed-and-breakfasts nearby.
Additional information will be sent in March. First-time freshmen and transfer students will not be mailed Orientation information unless they pay the academic deposit.