• Orientation

    We are thrilled that you’re joining the Worcester State University community! We’re here to welcome you to campus and help you learn the ropes—tips that will help you do well in class and build lasting friendships. During orientation you will:

    • Learn about our academic programs, policies, and procedures
    • Find out about the academic, administrative, and social services available to you
    • Develop a familiarity with the campus and facilities
    • Connect with other new students
    • Have a blast

    Our comprehensive orientation program includes sessions for transfer students and parents.

  • First-Year Student Orientation

    This orientation will acquaint you with life at Worcester State University. Whether you’re a campus resident or a commuter, you’ll have the opportunity to meet members of the Worcester State community while participating in academic sessions and workshops that will help you get to know other members of your class year and major. We wrap up the day with evening entertainment.

    The 2020 First Year Orientation program registration will open in April. Programs are scheduled for the following dates:

    • June 18-19
    • June 22-23
    • June 25-26

    Frequently asked questions about orientation

      Transfer Orientation

      August Orientation is a half-day program designed for both transfer students and new incoming first year students who were unable to attend the First Year Student Orientation in June. August Orientation provides a comprehensive overview of academic and campus life at Worcester State University. Through this program, you will become familiar with our campus and the services we provide. 

      Registration for August Orientation programs typically opens in June each year. August Orientation dates are as follows: August 24 and August 25.

      Winter Orientation

      Attending our Winter Orientation program helps new students enrolling at WSU mid-year—both transfer students and new incoming students who have not yet attended college—to be fully prepared for the beginning of the spring semester.

      By attending this orientation session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about everything that WSU has to offer. The program will guide you through the specific requirements of WSU’s academic programs and provide information on campus services and commuter- and resident-student life.

      Winter Orientation is scheduled for January 2021.

      Parent Orientation

      Our Parent Orientation covers everything that you, as a parent, need to know to support the success of your student. This half-day orientation includes:

      • Academic overview
      • Conversation with campus representatives
      • Campus tour
      • Residential life and commuter life presentations
      • Student perspective on campus life
      • Information for parenting a first-year student

      Registration for 2020 Parent Orientation will open in May. Programs are scheduled for the following dates:

      • Friday, May 29
      • Saturday, May 30
      • Saturday, June 6
      • Saturday June 13

      Register for Parent Orientation