First Year Orientation

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

First Year Orientation is an exciting, productive and meaningful one-and-a-half day overnight experience specifically for our incoming first-year Pacers. This program is mandatory for those beginning in fall 2019.

The program is jam-packed with information and activities, including registering for classes, learning about financial aid and scholarships, skits and presentations about student involvement and important campus services, and so much more.

In the evening, you will experience your first Pacers After Dark. Pacers After Dark is a signature program from the Campus Activities Board hosted throughout the year complete with free food, games, entertainment and more.

During First Year Orientation, you will meet our Orientation Leaders! Our Orientation Leaders are hand-selected to help you be successful at WPU. They are upper-class student leaders who can help you navigate your time at WPU for the entire four years and can answer pretty much any question you ask.

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.