New Student Orientation

2019 New Student Orientation – August 24 – 26*

(*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.

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 or Visit 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.


  • New Student Orientation 2019

    • Schedule of Events

      Saturday, August 24

      10:00 a.m.-noon          Residential Student Check-in

      Students living on campus move into their residence halls during this period after completing all necessary clearances in the Winchester Center. Student leaders, faculty, and staff will be on hand to welcome students and families and assist them with moving belongings into their new homes.

      2:00 p.m.                           Commuter Student Check-in

      Commuter students check-in at Rogers Hall in the Winchester Center.

      2:00 p.m.                           Residence Hall Meeting

      All students living in residence halls must attend this meeting in their building.

      3:00 p.m.                           First Orientation Group Meeting
      (wear your new Orientation T-shirt and your group bracelet)

      Student Orientation Staff (SOSers) will meet with their orientation groups for the first time in the Quad and then move to break-out locations.

      5:00 p.m.                           President’s Welcome Dinner

      Join Interim President Dr. Gene Tice, faculty and staff at the annual Welcome Dinner on the Front Lawn.

      Participate in a campus tradition that marks the official beginning of your college career.  New students are ceremonially passed from the Admission Staff to the Student Services and Academic Affairs staff.  Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Paula Dehn, will provide a charge to the class in The Grove.

      7:00 p.m.                           Orientation groups meet at break-out areas

      7:30 p.m.                           Outdoor Vibes

      Your Orientation leader will bring you to our first social event in the Quad.

      Sunday, August 25

      10:00 a.m.                Welcome Worship Service

      Join us to celebrate the beginning of the school year with a special worship service in Rogers Hall.

      11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Brunch in the Dining Hall

      1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.   Block sessions

      Learn about the following during small group sessions:

      • Academic Support Services
      • College 101
      • Personal Wellness
      • Campus tour/College history

      5:30 p.m.                 Dinner available in the Dining Hall

      9:00 p.m.                 PLAYFAIR!         Jones Gym

      “PLAYFAIR is the most popular campus attraction in history for New Student Orientation Programs. PLAYFAIR is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced. It’s entertainment! It’s fun! It’s the perfect way to make new campus friendships!  (

      Monday, August 26

      7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.              Breakfast available in the Dining Hall

      9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.            Block Sessions

      Learn about the following during small group sessions:

      • Career Services
      • Sexual Assault prevention
      • Technology on campus
      • Library Services

      10:00 a.m.-noon          Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) presents Community Service projects

      11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.                 Lunch

      1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.                   Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) presents Community Service projects

      1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.             Block Sessions

      • Career Services
      • Sexual Assault prevention
      • Technology on campus
      • Library Services

      5:30 p.m.                           Dinner available in the Dining Hall

      7:00 p.m.                           First Generation Student meeting in Tapscott Chapel

      If you are the first person in your family to attend college, this meeting is for you!  Learn about the support services available to help you with your transition and meet other First Gen students, faculty, and staff.

      7:30 p.m.                            Orientation groups meet in break-out areas

      8:00 p.m.                           Student Involvement Fair and Ice Cream Social

      Join us in Rogers Hall for the Student Involvement Fair, sponsored by your Student Government Association (SGA).  Student organizations will host tables where you can learn about available activities and benefits of membership.  Ice cream will be provided and each organization will offer yummy toppings.

Freshman Read (TBD)


Have questions or comments? Contact Dr. Shane Armstrong, Dean of Student Success

Dr. Shane Armstrong
Dean of Student Success