KW 1101 Orientation

Welcome to Kentucky Wesleyan College Freshman Orientation 2015

August 22-25, 2015

To get a jump on college life, Kentucky Wesleyan freshmen report to campus a few days ealier than returning students — we call this KW1101. You’ll get settled into your rooms, laugh at some entertainment, learn about Kentucky Wesleyan culture and have a ton of fun getting to know a few hundred of your closest friends.

You’ll be divided into KW1101 groups (each group will have a faculty/staff leader and two student leaders) for many of your activities. On this page, you’ll find the KW1101 schedule, info on your summer reading assignment (yeah, you’ve gotta do a little work — this is college!) and other resources.

We’re excited about meeting all of you in a few short weeks. See you on campus!

KW1101 Schedule

KW1101 Syllabus

KW1101 Checklist

2015KW1101BookCoverKW1101 Fall 2015 Summer Reading Assignment

To be completed by Monday, August 24, 2015

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Read the book, then download and type your answers to the 15 discussion questions by Monday, August 24, 2015. You’ll find the list of questions at this

Please place your answers in the drop box outside Student Life in the Winchester Center by 5 pm,Monday, August 24, 2015. All work must have your name on it and be stapled together. Be prepared to share and discuss your answers during your English class. If you have any questions, please contact your KW1101 faculty or student leaders.

Kentucky Wesleyan College Online Bookstore

Follow this link to the KWC Online Bookstore.

How to order books & other materials.


PDP – Preparation for Life at Kentucky Wesleyan College – Personal Development Plan

The Personal Development Plan is designed to help you identify your academic and career goals and includes the steps needed to achieve them. The PDP will help you to identify potential majors (if you are not sure), important skills you may need to develop in order to achieve your goals, and experiences such as internships, job shadowing, undergraduate research, practica or pre-service teaching that will prepare you to enter your life after KWC.

Download the PDP by clicking on one of the links below (both PDF and Word versions are available), type in your answers to Step 1: “Creating Your Vision,” and Step 2 “Writing a Personal Vision Statement.”  Then place completed Steps 1 and 2 in the drop box outsideStudent Life in the Winchester Center by 5 p.m., Monday, August 24, 2015.  All work must have your name on it and be stapled together. You will complete Step 3: “Writing Your Development Plan” during orientation. Please be thinking about your academic, campus life, and career/interpersonal goals over the summer.

Personal Development Plan — PDF version

Personal Development Plan — Word version


FOCUS TEST — Preparation for Life After KWC

Take the FOCUS test. FOCUS is an online career and educational planning tool. You will need to register and create an account. It will take about an hour and can be broken down into shorter intervals as it saves your work. When you have completed all parts, chooseReview and Print your Portfolio from the main menu, select all assessment areas, then print .Then place your completed portfolio in the drop box outside Student Life in the Winchester Center by 5 p.m., Monday, August 24, 2015.  All work must have your name on it and be stapled together. Points will be deducted for late work.

Directions for accessing the FOCUS system

How to use FOCUS


Panther Perspective

Panther Perspective Handouts

High School vs. College

Time Management

Mastering the College Syllabus

Class Preparation Checklist

Learning Style Preferences

How to Be Prepared for the Lecture


Parking Permits

The Permit Store

Cost: $50 per year



Have questions or comments? Contact Louise Clausen, Assistant Dean of Students.

Louise Clausen
Assistant Dean of Students

KW1101 Leaders
Randy ChapmanAgnes Church
Lisa ClarkJim Coleman/Kent Lewis
Shannon FinertyAshley Gendek
Donna HanleyMason Horrell
Kristina KrampeGary Laughery
Happy OsborneScott Payne
Rachel PritchardMatt Ruark
Ron Sharp