• 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.

    Registration will begin in April 2018 for the following dates:

    • June 18-19
    • June 21-22
    • June 25-26
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      Frequently asked questions about orientation

        Transfer Orientation

        Our Transfer Orientation is a half-day program that gives you a comprehensive overview of academic and campus life at Worcester State University. Although you likely will have attended first-year student orientation at your previous college or university, it is important to understand that every college is different. Through our Transfer Orientation Program, you will become familiar with our campus and the services we provide.

        Registration will begin in June 2018 for the following dates:

        • August 29
        • August 30
        Winter Orientation

        Attending our January 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.

        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 will begin in March 2018 for the following dates:

        • May 5
        • May 12
        • June 1
        • June 2
        • June 9