Get ready for an action-packed introduction to the best of life at WCU. During your time with us, you’ll learn everything you need to know to launch your college career.
Here are some of the things you’ll experience at the New Student Orientation:
Bring your laptop with you to Orientation! Our IT Department will be on hand to configure your computer to our network and add WCU's anti-virus software! Make an Appointment!
Don't have a computer yet? IT will be there to discuss purchasing options.
By the time you leave orientation, you’ll have picked classes for your first term at WCU.
Learn more about campus organizations and local businesses and services through information fairs designed to help you get to know our community.
You’ll get to know counselors, academic advisers, and faculty as you meet to talk about your plans and options at WCU.
Optional Rafting Adventure (First Ascent Rafting)
Want to make a splash at orientation? We offer participants in the two-day sessions a rafting adventure on the nation’s most famous whitewater destination, the Nantahala River, for an additional cost. Unfortunately, the rafting adventure is not available to August orientation students. You may register online at the time you select your orientation date.
Optional First Ascent WILDERNESS or ADVENTURE Trips
If you’re interested in exploring the great outdoors while building lasting friendships, sign up for WCU’s First Ascent Trips. A five-day trip that takes place before the semester begins, you’ll join professional guides and a group of your peers for adventure in the rugged N.C. wilderness.
Interested first-year students can participate in this retreat geared towards assisting their transition to college life. For more information click on Cat Camp!