2018 Winter & Spring New Student Orientation

Registration for the following dates will be available September 3, 2018 for winter term and November 26, 2018 for spring term.


NSO Winter Term: Sunday, November 25th*

NSO Spring Term: Sunday, March 3rd*


*Attending either winter or spring term NSO session and living on campus for the term you will move into your residential hall the Sunday morning prior to your orientation session. For more information about move-in, or your room assignments, please contact Residential Life at 980-598-1800.



Orientation Check-in

Orientation check-in is will be from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at the Wildcat Center located at 235 S Cedar St. Charlotte, NC.  

Students and guests can park in Lot A for free, overflow parking will be in Lot B. You may also park in the Cedar Street Garage located at 116 S. Cedar Street FOR A SMALL FEE.




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.