New Student/Transfer Orientation

August 23 – Monday

● 7:00 am – Breakfast at Dining Hall
● 8:30 am to 5:00 pm – All offices will be opened
● Bridge students move into Residence Hall (Schedule an arrival time due to COVID-19 Protocols)
● 12:00 pm – Dining Hall opens for lunch
● 2:30 to 5:00 pm – Bridge Program Onboarding for students and parents (Room 406 WH)
● 5:00 to 6:00 pm – Dinner at Dining Hall
● 5:15 pm – First-Generation parents and students please join us on the ball field side of the Dining Hall for a special welcome to WAU (2024/2025)
● 7:00 pm – Worship and Activity

 

August 24 – Tuesday

● 7:00 am – Breakfast at Dining Hall
● Class of 2025 and transfer students moving day in Residence Hall (Appointments needed due to COVID-19 Protocols)
● All offices will be opened for last-minute services
● 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – Bridge Onboarding continues
● 12:30 pm – Lunch at Dining Hall
● 1:00 pm – Registration and Check-in
● 1:30 to 5:00 pm – NSO Programming (All new students to WAU are required to attend)
● 5:00 pm – Dining Hall opens for dinner
● 7:30 pm – Gateway Ceremony & Celebration

 

August 25 – Wednesday

● 8:00 am – Breakfast at Dining Hall (With your department chairs)
● 9:30 am to 12:00 pm – Resume NSO Programming (All students new to WAU are required to attend – for all new freshmen and transfer students)
● 12:00 pm – Dining Hall opens for lunch
● 1:00 to 5:00 pm – FYE Kick-off and programming (Required for all new freshmen on the commons)
● 1:00 to 5:00 pm- International Student Orientation (Required for all new international students in Sligo Church)
● 5:00 to 6:00 pm – Dinner
● 7:00 pm – Faculty and Staff Talent Show (Peter’s Music Center)

 

August 26 – Thursday

● 7:00 am- Dining Hall opens
● 9:00 am – Nursing student orientation
● 9:30 am – FYE leaves for Service Project in DC (Required for all new freshmen – Buses leave at 8:30 am)
● 5:00 pm- Dining hall opens
● 7:00 pm – Worship and activity

 

August 27 – Friday

● 7:00 am- Dining Hall open for breakfast
● 8:00 am – FYE students meet in Halcyon Hall parking lot to leave for Ropes Course (Required for all new freshmen, Busses leave at 8:15 am)
● 7:30 pm – Consecration at Sligo Church (For all new students and families)

 

August 28 – Saturday

● Breakfast
● 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – On Campus Sabbath School, Church & Activities 
● 5:00 to 6:00 pm – Dining Hall open
● 7:45 pm – Worship and Activity

 

Please RSVP for our orientation events.

New Student/Transfer Orientation Attendance Confirmation

  • Please let us know why you might not attend our orientation activities and how you plan to make up these important events.