June 2014 New Student Orientation
Last updated: July 15, 2014
June Orientation - Update
If you missed June Orientation and still need your schedule,
Come to campus any Monday – Friday to pick up your
schedule at the Registrar’s Office.
If you need advisement, you could call the
Academic Advisement Center and make
an appointment to get your schedule and advice there. Once you have
your schedule, you can get your ID at the
WestConnect Office, go to one
of the computer
centers to get your email and WestConnduit username and password, and
then head over to the Parking Office
on the Westside campus to get your parking decal (if you need one). It
is recommended that you check office hours for each office before you come
in and to call the parking office to make sure someone is there since it is
a one person office.
Then keep checking the
Welcome Week page for
detailed information regarding all planned activities for Welcome Week.
Whether you live on campus or are a commuter, you should schedule Monday,
August 25 – Wednesday, August 27 all day for Orientation activities.
Especially if you missed Orientation, you should plan to attend as many of
the events and activities as you can to get you a involved and engaged and
ready for the semester. It should be fun!
Thank you to those who
attended our June
Orientation for new students June 22-26.
Information regarding Orientation for Summer 2015 will be added as it becomes available. Below is the information from 2014.
Orientation for Fall
2014 for all new and transfer students has been scheduled for
June 22 - June 26, 2014.
Overnight Orientation for all students
Meet your Orientation Leaders
If you are not sure which academic school you belong to,
Prior to attending orientation, you must do the following:
Parents are strongly encouraged to attend Orientation on the second day with their son/daughter.
Lunch with the dean and faculty is free for all
incoming Western students as well as two guests (parents, guardians, spouses,
etc.) Each additional guest will be asked to contribute $10.
At June Orientation Western offers a number of programs specifically designed for students only, and parents only, while others are designed to be attended together.
Welcome Week in August is geared mostly towards students to make them feel welcome and comfortable with their new surroundings. However, parents are welcome to attend the "Entering of the Gates" ceremony as well as the Opening ceremony on Monday, August 25, 2014 and may attend the dinner that evening (there will be a cost for family members). Please check the Welcome Week schedule for more information.
If you want to find out how to avoid becoming a "Helicopter Parent" and find some other useful information for parents, please go to http://www.ecampustours.com/forparents/campuslife/helicopterparents.htm.
For more information please go to our Western Parents Club webpage.
We keep our orientation web pages up year round so depending on the time you visit the Welcome Week web page you'll see either last year's information or this year's information. As we transition from June orientation to Welcome Week, the information will be updated. You should also check your email regularly and look for information.
Many students have questions regarding orientation and how to prepare for their first week at Western. Please select an appropriate FAQ below to find out more.
There are many services available at Western that help you be the best student and best person you can be. Check out the links below for more information.
Parents have sometimes just as many questions as their students. Please click on the links below for more information.
What is there to do?
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