New Student Orientation

We invite you to come be a part of our learning and living community.

Summer orientation is a productive and informative two-day, overnight program that’s required for all incoming first-year students – and best of all, it’s fun! The days will be jam-packed with information and activities, some of which include Campus Life Orientation, Academic Advising, Peace Community Resource Fair, exploring downtown Raleigh and a movie on the lawn. 

A group of upper-class student volunteers will act as your Orientation Leaders (OLs). At orientation, OLs will help facilitate community building activities, answer most of your questions about WPU and help you figure out the best ways to become involved in the WPU community.

Orientation Dates

Go behind the scenes with Orientation Leaders (OLs) at WPU while they welcome new students to campus

Orientation Logistics


Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit to the Admissions Office, you will receive your WPU email login information; a link to orientation’s online registration will be emailed to your new WPU email address.

Safety First

We require a Vital Health Record and Emergency Contact Form to be completed and filled out before orientation. This form will be emailed to your student. Please bring it with you to your session. A University representative will be on hand to collect it.

For parents and families

We have compiled a list of area hotels, as well as a parents page, to help facilitate your planning.

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What Should I Bring to Orientation?

To ensure a comfortable and fun stay at WPU, you’ll need to bring a few items for orientation.
Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Twin bed sheets & blanket
  • Pillow & pillowcase
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable clothing (for two days)
  • Pajamas
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sandals or Flip Flops
  • WPU t-shirt
  • Awesomeness – Bring your awesomeness

Go behind the scenes with Orientation Leaders (OLs) at WPU while they welcome new students to campus.