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The First Year Experience at Wilberforce University is an experience that includes your transition, courses, special gatherings, academic advising, and mentorship. This page is dedicated to providing you with information until your arrival on January 2, 2020, at Wilberforce University.

Anticipating Your Arrival 
From Now until January 2, 2020, you should begin preparing for your arrival by ensuring all forms and reservations have been submitted and completed. Students who have completed all forms and are cleared will be WU FastTracked and will only have to check-in at Admission and Office of the Registrar. Students who do not complete forms or are not cleared must participate in the on-site Validation process from 9-3 p.m. on January 2, 2020. All incoming students are required to submit or complete the following before you arrive:

Preparing for your Arrival 
Completing forms and submitting reservations is a part of preparing to become a Bulldog, but there is so much more… During the next few weeks please explore this page regularly to prepare for your first year at the WU. Items will be uploaded daily to provide you with new information!

Exploring Academic and Campus Life
Academic Life is the most important experience you will have at Wilberforce University. To be successful you must transition to becoming a college student. Successful College Students adhere to deadlines, plan for success, manage their behavior, and ask for assistance to be successful. As you begin your journey to becoming a Wilberforce University College Student, check out these resources!

Click here to R.S.V.P. New Student Orientation from January 2-5, 2020.

Validation and Check-in, Location: ALUMNI MULTIPLEXStudents must be cleared by admission, financial aid, bursar, and housing before they can enroll and move into their housing assignment.  
3:00PMOfficial University WelcomeAll new students and families must attend this opening program.
4:00PMParent and Family OrientationParents/Family learn how to navigate Wilberforce University to support their student's success.
5:00PMWelcome to the Neighborhood
6:30-7:30PMResidence Life Meetings
8:30PMMovie Night
January 3, 2020
New Student Orientation
9:00AM-8:00PMNew Student Orientation EventsAll New Students Must Attend. Mandatory Experience.
January 4, 2020Career Readiness Academy and Renaissance Scholar ExperienceAll New Students must participate in Career Readiness opportunity.

Students who have been selected to serve as Renaissance Scholars must attend.
8:00PM Game NightMeet up with your Community Assistant and play games, enjoy snacks, and meet the rest of the community!
January 5, 2020Closing Ceremony
January 2-5, 2020
Mandatory New Student Orientation Begins!All new students must participate in New Student Orientation, beginning January 2, 2020.



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