Spring Term Orientation

Monday, March 5th


If you are planning on living on campus for the spring term you will move into your residential hall the Sunday prior to your orientation session. For more information about move-in, or your room assignments, please contact Residential Life at 980-598-1800.

2018 Summer New Student Orientation

Registration for the following dates will be available late April or early May of 2018.


NSO Session 1: Monday, July 16th- Tuesday, July 17th

NSO Session 2: Monday, July 23rd- Tuesday, July 24th

NSO Session 3: Thursday, July 26th

(Reserved for Transfer Students, Veterans, and Garnish your Degree Students only)

NSO Session 4: Tuesday, August 28th- Wednesday, August 29th

(Reserved for students who are traveling 350 miles or more to attend campus.)


March 4th

Residential Students

Students who have an on-campus housing assignment will have the opportunity to move into their assigned space on Sunday 2pm-5pm. Once you arrive please go to the Safety and Security Office located in the breezeway of Cedar Hall South. For questions about the move-in process please contact Residential Life at 980-598-1800.


Commuter Students

Students who will be commuter students for the winter and spring terms do not need to check-in for orientation until the Monday of orientation starting at 8am. 


March 5th 

Orientation Check-in

Orientation check-in is will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. at the University Events Center located at 801 W. Trade Street. Residential students can walk over from their residence halls. 

Commuters students and guests can park in Lot A for free and walk over. You may also park in the Cedar Street Garage located at 116 S. Cedar Street FOR A SMALL FEE.

Breakfast will be provided during the check-in period. 

Check Your Email


All orientation registration confirmations, important information, and updates will be sent your Johnson & Wales Wildcat Email Account.

Please check this on a daily basis to ensure you have the most up to date information about your orientation session.


All students are required to participate in ALL activities of the orientation session, and abide by the Student Code of Conduct, outlined in the Charlotte Student Handbook.

If you encounter extenuating circumstances that prevent you from attend Orientation, please contact us at 980-598-1880 to discuss your situation.

Alcohol or Drug Use

Alcohol and drugs of any kind are prohibited from Johnson & Wales University. During your stay at JWU, you are expected to abide by the university’s alcohol and drug policies which prohibit you from possessing and/or consuming alcohol or other drugs. Violations of these policies will be referred to Campus Safety & Security and/or the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. In addition, violations will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for immediate action.

Any violation of the Code of Student Conduct could result in the rescinding of your acceptance to the university.

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.