New Student Orientation

Welcome to JWU, Wildcats! New Student Orientation assists incoming students with their transition into the JWU community. Presentations and small-group discussions will help you arrive on campus informed and confident about embarking on the next chapter in your life. 

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“I thoroughly enjoyed my orientation experience. Even as a transfer student, staying over and seeing the school has made me confident for this fall.”

“It was a good overall experience, lots of time to learn about the college as well as time to find out things on your own. Also, the group leaders were very nice, kind, and helpful.”

“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!!”

- 2019 Orientation Participants


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

553 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: 401-598-2648
Email: orientation.pvd@jwu.edu
Mailing Address: 232 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903