New Student Orientation

Welcome to Kentucky Wesleyan College!

We are excited you are joining the Wesleyan family in fall 2024! Whether you are coming to Kentucky Wesleyan as a first-year student or a transfer student, New Student Orientation will ensure that your transition to Kentucky Wesleyan is smooth and enjoyable. Move-in for new students who are not fall athletes will occur on Saturday, August 17 from 9am-11am.

All new students (both first-years and transfers) are required to participate in New Student Orientation which directly follows move-in and is scheduled Saturday, August 17 through Monday, August 19. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 20. Through participating in New Student Orientation, we hope that all new students will:

  • Connect to the Kentucky Wesleyan community and build their confidence and excitement about their college choice.
  • Discover Kentucky Wesleyan College’s traditions and campus culture.
  • Understand the transitional issues (social and academic) they may encounter during their first year and how to manage them.
  • Intellectually engage with faculty, staff, administrators, and other students to strengthen their understanding of the academic expectations of the college experience.
  • Enhance their understanding of college requirements and resources designed to support them as they strive for academic success.
Move-In Dates Fall 2024
  • Football – Friday, August 9 from 9-11am
  • Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Soccer – Wednesday, August 14 from 9-11am
  • New Residential Students – Saturday, August 17 from 9-11
2024 New Student Orientation – August 17 – 19, 2024


  • Fall 2024 New Student Orientation (First Year and Transfers)

    • Schedule of Events

    • Coming Soon!

  • Fall 2024 Parent and Family Orientation

    • Schedule of Events

      Coming Soon

  • Spring 2024 New Student Orientation

    • Schedule of Events

      Monday, January 15

      1 p.m.

      Panther Path (Smith Lounge)

      Meet with campus offices in Smith Lounge to finalize any campus paperwork. Offices in attendance: Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic Advising, Registrar’s Office, Business Office, Mail Room, Residence Life, and Counseling & Health Services.

      1:35 p.m.

      Welcome & Introductions (Rogers Hall)

      Dr. Thomas Mitzel, President

      Rebecca McQueen-Ruark, VPSA & Dean of Students

      Dr. James Cousins, VPAA & Provost

      Michael McComas, Director of Student Involvement & Orientation

      1:55 p.m.

      Campus Resources Tour

      DSIO Michael McComas & Student Orientation Staffers

      2:30 p.m.

      Students – Keys to Success at Wesleyan (Rogers Hall)

      Student Panel

      3 p.m.

      Social Responsibility (Rogers Hall)

      VPSA &DOS Rebecca McQueen-Ruark

      3:15 p.m.

      Student Success and Academic Resources (Rogers Hall)

      Morgan Russelburg ’14, Director of First Year Programs & Student Success Coach

      Todd Richardson, Director of the Student Success Center

      3:30 p.m.

      Student Dismissal