Congratulations on your choice to become a student at Wilberforce University! As you prepare to join the Wilberforce family, please use the information on this page to facilitate your transition. Attending Wilberforce University will be a life-changing experience!

The First Year Experience
All incoming (freshman and transfer) students must participate in the Wilberforce University First Year Experience. This experience is a collaborative effort between academic affairs and student engagement, that begins during the summer with various communications and events. Throughout your first academic year at Wilberforce, you will have the opportunity to participate in summer registration, common courses, the First Year Seminar, living communities, and more.

Becoming a Bulldog- What is Next?
You’ve completed your application for admission, you have been accepted, you are confirmed, now it is time to begin receiving information about your transition, what to bring, when to arrive, and what to expect! Additionally, it is important that you prepare to participate in these upcoming and mandatory events.

June 23 or  July 14
Wilberforce Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (S.O.A.R.) – Students may choose one of the dates (June 23, July 14) to attend a mandatory S.O.A.R. experience -To register for the Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration event, please confirm your attendance. Attending this experience will allow you to register for classes, complete the financial aid and validation process, learn more about our dynamic academic programs, tour campus, visit a residence hall, and meet campus leadership.

July 28-August 1, 2017
New Student Orientation – All new students must attend the New Student Orientation Program from July 28-August 1, 2017. Classes begin on August 2, 2017. Full 2017 New Student Orientation Schedule coming soon.

July 15, 2017
Deadline for Priority Housing Selection – Students must complete a housing application/contract and submit their fees to ensure they are assigned housing. Students who do not complete a housing request by the deadline may be subject to a waitlist for housing. Visit for more information and to access the electronic housing contract (housing payments should be sent to the Office of Admissions or the Office of the Bursar with the notation – housing deposit).

During the orientation program we also invite parents/family/friends to participate in the special information sessions. Students will receive detailed orientation information after admission to Wilberforce University and should check back on this page for regular updates.
Day 1    
Message From the President
Summer Orientation Advising and Registration Sessions
Parent Academy Session 1 (Parents Only)
Parent Academy Session 2 (Parents Only)

E-mail for more information.

Welcome Letter from Executive Vice President and Provost Elfred Anthony Pinkard
Transition Letter from Sr. Vice President Tashia Bradley
Getting Ready for your First Year-from a First Year Experience Transition Leader

Upcoming S.O.A.R. Event: June 23, 2017

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