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!

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