Charlotte Campus

Your student is on their way to becoming a Wildcat! We know you may have many questions during this process. During our Orientations, we encourage family members to attend with their student. Family Orientation is not required but highly encouraged.

Summer 2023 Orientation

Students are limited to 2 guests, including younger siblings.

  • Log in to jwuLink with your student to register. (Registration opens on March 17th)
  • A $25.00 Guest Fee is required for each guest attending Orientation.
  • Please Note: Younger siblings or children will be able to attend at the fee of $25.00 and are NOT permitted to stay on campus with their sibling. 
  • Guests will NOT be permitted to spend the night on campus and will have to find off-campus accommodations for the night.


Parents and families who would like to stay for the weekend 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.

In addition, there is a DoubleTree by Hilton adjacent to campus:

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.

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, 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.