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New Student Orientation

The 2022 Orientation Staff

 

Summer 2022 New Student Orientation

*Last Updated: 6/30/22

All incoming undergraduate students are required to complete New Student Orientation prior to beginning coursework at Western Carolina University.  New Student Orientation consists of a Pre-Orientation course on WCU's Learning Managment System (Canvas) and an in-person session prior to the term of enrollment for incoming students.

Pre-Orientation via Canvas is currently available to all registered orientation participants.  Please check your Catamount email for your invitation to join the course in Canvas once you have signed up for your in-person sessions.  Pre-Orientation must be completed prior to in-person Orientation attendance.

Please note that all incoming undergraduate students are required to participate in both the online pre-orientation experience and one of the in-person sessions prior to the term of enrollment.

Registration for all incoming accepted and deposited students is open and can be completed through the MyWCU portal.  The only remaining dates for students enrolling for the Fall 2022 semester are Thursday, August 18th (reserved for First-Year students) and Friday, August 19th (reserved for Transfer students).

For frequently asked questions please visit New Student Orientation FAQ.


Prior to orientation each student must complete the following:

Immunizations

Submit NC required immunization records. Students will not be allowed to register for classes until all requirements are met.

  • Collect your immunization history
  • Determine your specific immunization requirements
  • Submit your immunizations through Health Services' online patient portal

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Pay Deposit

Students will not be allowed to register for classes until your $300 deposit has been received.
PAY DEPOSIT

Pay Orientation Charge

The 1-Day Orientation charge for students is $70, while each guest costs $55.  The 2-Day Orientation charge for students is $150, while each guest costs $85 (for guests staying off-campus) or $115 (for guests staying on-campus). All orientation charges must be paid prior to attending the in-person session.
PAY Orientation fee

Complete Pre-Orientation Online

Pre-Orientation via Canvas is currently available to all registered orientation participants.  Please check your Catamount email for your invitation to join the course in Canvas once you have signed up for your in-person sessions.  Pre-Orientation must be completed prior to in-person Orientation attendance. 

ACCESS CANVAS.


Summer 2022 Orientation Feedback Wanted!

Did you attend New Student Orientation this Summer as a student or guest?  We would love your feedback on how the program went!  Please share with us what went well and what we can improve below:

Student Feedback

Guest Feedback


We are looking for new Orientation Counselors!

If you have lots of school spirit, a passion for WCU, and want to share your enthusiasm for the university with incoming students we invite you to apply to be an Orientation Counselor!  Please fill out this information form to be notified of when our Spring/Summer 2023 application goes live.

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