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 encouraged.


Please Note:
2021 Spring ONLY

  • Due to Covid-19 On-Campus Family Orientation have been cancelled for familes and guest.
  • Families and Guest may do the On-Line Virtual Orientation. Please log in with your student to JWU.Link.Edu for the self-guided for the Orientation.
  • Families and Guest will not be permitted on campus during any of the On-Campus Orientation Sessions
  • If you signed up prior and paid a $40.00 Guest Fee a full reimbursement will be applied prior to July 15.




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.