new student orientation

Whether you are a first year, transfer, or international student, we are looking forward to helping you start your journey at Wesleyan College. New Student Orientation programming is designed to help all new students in their transition to campus. Please see our programs below for more information about what to expect.  

Students move into their room on move-in day.

Wesleyan College is committed to keeping our living and learning spaces safe by implementing physical distancing measures established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to minimize the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Measures being implemented on campus for the safety of our students.

Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation is required for all new Wesleyan students. You will discuss your course schedule with an academic advisor, learn more about student resources available on campus, and connect with current students, faculty, and staff. Though this session is in-person, we will be adhering to CDC recommendation and campus safety measures. Register today, or contact New Student Orientation staff with any additional questions at

First-year students will choose to attend ONE of the following Summer Orientation sessions (Registration opens April 1, 2021). Transfer students are encouraged to join First-years on June 23rd or July 12th. All Summer Orientation sessions will be held from 8am-4pm.

  • June 21, 2021
  • June 22, 2021
  • June 23, 2021 (Transfers can attend on this date)
  • July 12, 2021 (Transfers can attend on this date)

Before you arrive for Summer Orientation, please make sure that you have completed all of the requirements listed on the Accepted Students page

If you already know that you have an extenuating circumstance that will prevent you from attending a session in person (ex. you are a first-year international student or are traveling from another state), please email  

New Student Move-In

Get ready to make Wesleyan your home away from home! If you plan to live on campus, make sure to submit your housing application as soon as possible to reserve your space. Residence Life will notify all new students of their housing assignment by mid-July for incoming fall students and mid-December for incoming spring students. 

New student move-in will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 for first-year and transfer students. You will receive more information from Residence Life, including your specific move-in time, what to bring, and how to prepare for move-in, as we get closer to the Fall. 

If you are an international student, please visit the International Admissions page for more information about move-in dates, transportation to campus, registering for classes, and deadlines for documentation. 

PACK Weekend

Are you ready to join the PACK? PACK Weekend is Wesleyan’s signature fall orientation program and will be held August 13-15, 2021. During this weekend, your Orientation Leader (OL) will lead you in sessions to engage with your new classmates, get to know faculty and staff, and learn how to navigate campus and academic life. All new students are required to attend PACK Weekend programming; specific schedules for first year, transfer, and international students will be available on this page by July 15, 2021.

PACK Weekend will officially begin with the Matriculation Ceremony on Friday, August 13, 2021. During this ceremony, you will receive your Wesleyan pin, sign the honor code, and officially begin your academic career at Wesleyan!

Welcome Week

Learn more about the Wesleyan community by attending Welcome Week events! Welcome Week activities are hosted by the Campus Activity Board (CAB) and are open to all students. Look out for more information about Welcome Week programs when you arrive on campus!

First day of classes will begin August 16!

Accomodations and Questions

If you need a special accommodation during any of the New Student Orientation programs listed above, please visit The Office of Disability Services page for more information. For questions about New Student Orientation programs or the new student experience, email or call (478) 757-5257. 

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