New Student Orientation

Welcome to JWU, Wildcats! New Student Orientation is designed to help students transition to college and to have a successful start at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte. Our purpose is to answer the many questions you or your family may have, connect you with campus resources and get you engaged with your new community members. We look forward to seeing you!


Success Starts at Orientation

Soon, JWU will be your home — and we can’t wait to welcome you! Join us for Orientation 2021, a can’t-miss event where you’ll learn everything you’ll need to know about being a Wildcat, such as:

  • what it’s like to live on campus or commute.
  • how to get involved with student organizations and clubs.
  • academic expectations and keys to success.
  • how to find people, places, and resources here to help you.

You’ll complete a short, required online program and an overnight on-campus experience, all while having tons of fun and starting friendships that will last a lifetime. There’s no better way to prepare for your college experience at JWU!

College of Food Innovation & Technology
Culinary Arts Lab Shoes

Students must report to College of Food Innovation & Technology laboratory classes in full uniform and remain in full uniform at all times until leaving the premises. Students not in full uniform will not be admitted into class. All components of the uniform are expected to be clean and pressed. Students will be notified to order uniforms online once per academic year, approximately six-to-eight weeks prior to the start of the fall semester and 4-6 weeks before the spring semester.

  • Black shoes (standard university-issue or equivalent: leather, oil-resistant, non-skid, closed-toe and back, lace or loafer), cleaned and polished; standard issue distributed once upon the student's first semester of enrollment.
  • One pair of shoes will be issued to students upon their arrival to campus for the student's first semester. To order your shoes please click the link below! Or scan the QR Code!

Order your Chef Works black shoes here!

98% Students appreciated the opportunity to connect with other students at Orientation

156 Students have served as Orientation Leaders over the last 13 years

100% Families who attend orientation report feeling comfortable having their student attend JWU

Contact Us

Phone: 980-598-1880
Email: orientation.clt@jwu.edu
Mailing Address: 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte NC 28202