New Student Orientation

2020 New Student Orientation – August 15 – 16*
2020 Transfer Student Orientation – August 10

(*Please note that New Student Orientation is mandatory for traditional students and full participation will account for 10% of their grade in their KW 101 class.)

New Student Orientation is an academic and social experience to assist incoming students with their transition into Kentucky Wesleyan College. Because of the importance of material presented at New Student Orientation, it is a required activity for all new, incoming students. For 2020, our New Student Orientation will consist of a hybrid mix of in-person and virtual activities. Transfer Student Orientation will be virtual and available beginning Aug. 10.

Before arriving for New Student Orientation, please complete the following:

  • Pay your deposits—Housing ($100.00) and Mailbox ($10.00)
  • Parking Pass—Go to and complete the online process.  We will have the forms waiting for you when you arrive
  • Student Portal—Log on to the portal.  Through the portal you should be able to check your schedule, financial aid, housing assignment and much more.  This is an easy way to verify your information and get in touch with your professors
  • Financial Aid—Call or visit our Financial Aid Office to ensure everything is settled regarding your account.  Phone number. 270-852-3120
  • Bill/Payment Questions—Call Kimberly Johnson in our Business Office.  Phone number = 270-852-3108
  • Renters Insurance—Check with your homeowners insurance and see if your possessions are covered when you live in a residence hall.  If not, consider Renters insurance.  Generally, this type of insurance is very inexpensive and easy way to protect your personal possessions.


  • Freshman/New Student Orientation

    • Schedule of Events

      Saturday, August 15

    • 2:00 p.m. – Commuter Student Check-inCommuter students check-in at Rogers Hall in the Winchester Center.  Enter building from Wesleyan Way Drive

      3:00 p.m. – First Orientation Group Meeting (wear your group bracelet)

      Student Orientation Staff (SOSers) will meet with their orientation groups for the first time in their break-out locations

      3:30 p.m. – Facebook Live session: (view in four large locations and several smaller ones) 

      Welcome from Dr. Mitzel
      Orientation logistics by Dr. Armstrong
      Charge to the class by Dr. Dehn

      4:00-5:00 p.m. – College history and The Wesleyan Way  (SOSers to present) 

      6:00-7:30 p.m. – Dinner in the Dining Hall and The Grill

      SOSers will have assigned mealtimes and locations to share with their group

      8:00 p.m. – Orientation Group Meeting #2
      Each SOSer will have an activity to do with their group to build community

    • Sunday, August 16
    • 10:00 a.m. – Facebook Live session: Virtual Welcome Worship Service 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Brunch in the Dining Hall and The Grill
    • SOSers will have assigned mealtimes and locations to share with their group12:30 p.m. – Orientation Group Meeting #3

      1:00-7:00 p.m. – Block sessions      

      Learn about the following during live group sessions:

      • Learning in an online format/ Technology support on campus
      • Academic Support Services
      • College 101/ Health and Counseling Services
      • Sexual Assault Prevention

      5:30-7:00 p.m. – Dinner available in the Dining Hall and The Grill

    • SOSers will have assigned mealtimes and locations to share with their group7:30 p.m. – Orientation Group Meeting #4

      8:00 p.m. – First Gen meeting
      All First Gen students are invited to this meeting to meet the First Gen Committee and learn about support services on campus.

    • Monday, August 17
      Classes begin
      Students will continue orientation during the first two weeks of classes by viewing the following online modules in Brightspace:

      Career Development
      The Wesleyan Way
      Library Services
      Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning 

      Students will begin Orientation having completed the following:

      Academic Integrity training
      Alcohol and Drug education
      Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI)

  • Freshman/New Student Family Orientation Schedule

    • Schedule of Events

      Final Schedule for 2020 to be confirmed.