Orientation

New students at Wesleyan must plan to attend our orientation session for new students. Orientation is a VERY important part of your start at Wesleyan.

Summer Orientation for New Students Enrolling Fall 2012:

How to Register for Summer Orientation & What to Expect When You Arrive:
It's easy to register for Summer Orientation at Wesleyan. Simply mark your calendar (and your family’s calendar) for June 21-22, 2012, and go online to register using the online RSVP form to let us know to expect you.  (International Students please see below.)

New Student Orientation -- June 21-22, 2012
RSVP online for Summer Orientation!

Once you've done that, you'll probably be wondering: What happens at Summer Orientation anyway? You’ll meet your faculty advisor, register for your classes, get to know your way around campus, and start making friends with other new students as well as our enthusiastic, knowledgeable orientation staff. Classes for the Fall 2012 semester begin on August 22, 2012. Move In & Fall Orientation is August 18-20, 2012.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
If you need additional accommodations or early arrival information, please contact Student Affairs at 478-757-5214. Read below for answers to our most frequently asked questions. 

How will I get to Wesleyan?
Groom Transportation provides a shuttle service from the Atlanta airport directly to the college campus. The cost is $31. The number is (478) 471-1616 or you can look at the website www.groometransportation.com.

What will I need at Wesleyan?

  • Bedding/Linens (twin size sheets, pillow, towels, blanket, etc.)
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Alarm clock
  • Health records and insurance information (if you have not already turned in)
  • Housing application (if you have not already turned in)
  • Camera (to capture memories of your new school and friends)
  • A sharp mind
  • A great attitude and sense of adventure!!

Will I be able to go to the store (Wal-Mart, Kroger, Target)?
During Orientation there will be a shuttle trip provided to the local stores. In addition, the college provides a shuttle service on the weekends, for a small fee, to local stores and the mall.

Can my parents come? What will they do?
Parents are not required to attend either Summer or Fall Orientation; however, we will have a Parent Orientation during Summer Orientation.

Can my parents stay with me?
We do not provide on-campus accommodations for family members. However, parents can consult the list of nearby hotels (below) or they may stay in our on-campus accommodations. To book one of our on-campus rooms, please contact Lindsay Timms, Director of Auxiliary Services at 478-757-5233. Please know that this list is not exhaustive and that many different options are located minutes from campus. *See below for a list of hotels.

What will I do during Spring Orientation & Registration?

SO MANY THINGS!! By attending Orientation and Registration, you are able to:
• Register for classes
• Choose your residence hall and roommate
• Discover academic and campus resources
• Interact with current Wesleyannes and future classmates
• Have fun!!


International Students, We’re at Your Service!

International and Exchange Students may arrive on-campus beginning Monday, August 13, 2012 and will need to be on-campus by Wednesday, August 15, 2012. A brief International Orientation will be held beginning August 15th and international/exchange students will still need to attend Fall Orientation which begins August 18, 2012. When you arrive on campus a designated orientation leader will meet you and help you check in to your room. If you plan to arrive early it is imperative that you contact the Office of Student Affairs (at 478-757-5214) and inform us of your intended arrival date. During Orientation you will attend all the same sessions as our domestic students and will also have a few special sessions specifically designed to help ease your transition into life at Wesleyan and Macon, Ga. We look forward to meeting you this summer! Please contact us if we can be of any assistance.


*Sample Listing of Hotels in Macon:

Fairfield Inn by Marriott – Macon West
110 Plantation Inn Drive
478.474.9922

Baymont Inn
150 Plantation Inn Drive
478.474.8004

Homewood Suites by Hilton
1514 Bass Road
(478) 477-9776

Hilton Garden Inn
1220 Stadium Drive
(478) 741-5527

1842 Inn (Historic Bed & Breakfast)
353 College Street
(478) 741-1842