Orientation

  • Student Orientation Registration

    Welcome First-Year Students!

    We are thrilled that you’re joining the Worcester State University community! One of the first steps in preparing for life as a college student at Worcester State is participating in your summer Orientation program. Our comprehensive three-part Orientation program is a great way to meet new people and get all of your questions answered before classes begin in the fall.

    First Year Orientation

    The first part of your Orientation experience is attending a one-day on-campus program. First Year Student Orientation will provide you the opportunity to meet other students, spend time getting familiar with campus, and engage with staff from various student services and campus resources.

    The program is scheduled to begin with check-in at 8:30am in the Sullivan Auditorium on your chosen date, and will conclude by 6pm. You are required to pre-register for Orientation; no walk-up registrations will be allowed. The deadline to register is Friday, June 11. If a change needs to be made to your registration, please email orientation@worcester.edu.

  • Important COVID-19 Safety Information for Orientation

    The Orientation program will abide by all University health and safety policies to protect students from the spread of COVID-19; this includes social distancing, mask usage, and contact tracing. A limited number of students are able to register for each session.

    Please continue to monitor your Worcester State email for updates regarding COVID safety for your Orientation program. Questions specific to testing should be directed to Paul Vernucci at pvernucci@worcester.edu or 508-929-8908.

  • Program Registration

    Select a date to attend First-Year Orientation:


    Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to attend Orientation?

    It is mandatory that you attend a first-year orientation program. Not only is this a chance for you to make new friends and become familiar with campus, but you will also be spending a lot of time learning about your academic program and other facets of campus life.

    Do I have to participate in all portions of Orientation?

    Each portion of your Orientation program includes vital information about your time at Worcester State, and are equally important. We encourage you to take time now to plan your schedule so that you can get the most out of your one-day program. The online module portion is self-guided and can be completed according to your schedule.

    Is there a cost to attend Orientation?

    The cost of Orientation is included in the fees that you pay as an incoming first-year student.

    Can I just show up to the in person program or do I have to register?

    Registration for the in person program is mandatory this year. Unfortunately, due to gathering limits, we will be unable to accommodate any students that do not pre-register or walk up to check in.

    What Covid protocols will be taken at the in person program to ensure the safety of the students attending?

    The First Year Student Orientation Program will be following all mandatory COVID-19 procedures outlined on the Safe Return website. Masks and social distancing will be required for all participants. We have limited the number of students per session to accommodate gathering limits within classrooms as well.

    Where do I park for Orientation?

    Parking is available in the South Lot on campus, located next to the Sullivan Auditorium. Signage and Orientation Leaders will be available to help direct you to the correct lot. You can also view a campus map here.

    Will meals be provided during the in person program?

    Yes. Morning and afternoon snacks and drinks will be provided as well as lunch in the Sheehan Hall POD.
  • Orientation Online

    Beginning in July, you will receive access to the Orientation Online module. This self-guided online program will compliment the in-person program from June, and will include crucial information necessary for the upcoming school year. More details will be sent to your Worcester State email and shared at the June program.

    New Lancer Connect

    Throughout the summer, weekly videos featuring your Orientation Leaders will highlight a variety of topics including campus involvement, leadership experiences, and resident and commuter life. Feel free to watch the videos that interest you most; our Orientation Leaders will share their experiences and give you valuable tips for being successful while at Worcester State. The New Lancer Connect collection can be viewed on our YouTube channel, or via the playlist below.