Please Note:

  • Some parts of the program will be separate from your student.

  • Each student is allowed a maximum of 2 guests.

Family Orientation Cost

Parents and families attending our orientation sessions will pay a $40 fee per person.

Your fee covers:

  • Meals during the orientation session

  • Materials provided during orientation

  • Overall programming costs

All guest fees must be paid prior to attending Orientation. Parents and families may not pay for items on an individual or a la carte basis. 

Refunds will not be given for activities or events not attended.


Please note: Younger siblings or children should not attend Orientation, as there will be no programming designed for their age group.


Parents and families will NOT be housed on campus and must make their own hotel accommodations while attending Orientation. Please review the hotel information below for local options.


Please use zip code 28202 to locate nearby hotels. Mention Johnson & Wales University when reserving your room, as discounts may be available.


DoubleTree by Hilton

Information about the hotel, located on campus, is listed below:

DoubleTree by Hilton
895 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Distance from JWU: 0.6 miles

Parents & Guests with Disabilities

Parents and family members requiring reasonable accommodations while attending Orientation should indicate their requests during registration.

PLEASE NOTE: All requests must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to your arrival on campus for the orientation session you have selected. If you require additional information, please contact the Center for Academic Support at 980-598-1500.

JWU: A Tobacco-Free Campus

Johnson & Wales University Charlotte is proud to be a tobacco-free campus which fosters a healthy learning and working environment. Tobacco-related products include cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, blunts, pipes, bidis, hookahs, chewing tobacco, dip, smokeless tobacco, snuff or any other items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or prohibited products.