Charlotte Campus
Registration for Spring orientation will open November 23rd.


Johnson & Wale University-Charlotte
Orienation is a mandatory, two-day program, for all students including commuters and transfer studetns. Spring Orienation is for studetns beginning coursework in Spring Semester 2021.

Part 1-Students & Families
Johnson & Wales University is offering a Virtual Orientation for students and familes prior to coming to on-campus orientation January 14th. Students, families and guest will be able to do the Virtual Orientation after November 23rd, 2020. 

Part 2-Students ONLY
Due to Covid-19 Spring On-Campus Orientation is limited to to STUDENTS only. Families and guest will not be permitted to attend the On-Campus Orientation. However guest and families may participate the On-line Orientation. This NSO is January 14th, 5:00pm until January 15th early evening. This is for new incoming on-campus and off-campus students.


How to Register

How to register for your orientation session:

  1. Log-on to jwuLink

  2. Visit the “New Student Checklist”

  3. Find the Orientation Section

  4. Select “Sign Up for a Session”

  5. Click "Virtual New Student Orientation"
  6. Complete Virtual New Student Orienation prior to Jan 10th


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 new students who have paid the $300 admissions reservation fee can register for orientation. 

If you are unsure if you have paid this fee, please contact the Admissions Office at 980-598-1100.

Students, your orientation costs are covered in the fees you will pay with your tuition.



Please note that families and guest will only have an online option due to Covid-19. Families with students attending on the ground New Student Orientation can still participate in the Virtual New Student Orientation. There is NO FEE for the Virtual New Student Orientation.

Families & Guests