Get Ready!

Welcome to JWU, Wildcats!

New Student Orientation assists incoming students with their transition into the JWU community. Your orientation leader and fellow community members will help you arrive on campus informed and confident about embarking on the next chapter in your life.

“My team leader did an amazing job being both helpful and caring, and took the time to know me. She genuinely helped all of my group be more open!”

“I enjoyed making new friends and having some experience for leaving home and getting an idea for what college is like.”

“Orientation was very informative and well organized. I learned quite a bit about the university and am glad my daughter has chosen to attend JWU.”

“I met so many fun and interesting people, and it made me even more excited for move-in day. JWU for life!”

-2023 Orientation Participants

Success Starts at Orientation

Soon, JWU will be your home — and we can’t wait to welcome you! Join us for Summer 2024 New Student Orientation, where you’ll learn everything you need to know about being a Wildcat. During these sessions, you’ll hear more about:

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

Orientation is an overnight on-campus experience that allows for tons of fun and friendships to be formed. There is no better way to prepare for your college experience at JWU.

98% of students appreciated the opportunity to connect with other students 

573 students have served as orientation leaders over the last 14 years

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

Contact Us

Phone: 401-598-2648
Mailing Address: 95 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903