New Student Orientation

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.

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

“I felt that orientation was very informative. It was well organized and the speakers were knowledgeable on their topic of discussion. I learned quite a bit about the university and glad my daughter has chosen to attend JWU.”

“I was nervous at first because I was scared I wasn’t going to find people I wanted to spend my time with. But I met so many fun and interesting people, and made me even more excited for move in day. JWU for life!”

- 2021 Orientation Participants


Success Starts at Orientation

Soon, JWU will be your home — and we can’t wait to welcome you! Join us for Summer 2022 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.

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% 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
Email: orientation.pvd@jwu.edu
Mailing Address: 95 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903