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New Student Orientation


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New Student Orientation

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-3305
Fax: 610-430-5945


The Office of New Student Programs will hold orientation sessions on the following days for new students entering in the Fall 2019:


August 15, 16, 19

*August First-Year Orientation

A first-year student track will be held on all transfer orientation days for first-year students who did not attend a June orientation.  Register in myWCU.


August 16, 4:30-7:00 PM


August 23, 24 & 25

Please see the tabs above for more information about each of these programs.  If you have additional questions, New Student Programs office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Voicemail and email received after regular office hours will be answered the following business day.


Sample Orientation Schedules

Sample schedules are for informational purposes only and are subject to change.

August 15, 16, 19 Sample Schedule--Transfer Students & Guests

August 15, 16, 19 Sample Schedule-First-Year Students & Guests


First-Year Orientation Part 2 Schedules

The following are draft schedules for the First-Year Part 2 Orientation weekend, Friday, August 23-Sunday, August 25. Programs and locations are subject to change, and students will receive an email notifying them when finalized schedules are posted.

Allegheny Hall Schedule

Brandywine Hall Schedule

Commonwealth Hall Schedule

Commuter Student Schedule

Goshen Hall Schedule

Killinger Hall Schedule

Schmidt Hall Schedule

South Campus Schedule

Tyson Hall Schedule



Welcome to The Office of New Student Programs at West Chester University!  New Student Programs offers orientation programming for new first-year, transfer and adult learner students as well as programs throughout the year to help new students with their transition to WCU.  We also offer programs designed specifically for new students' family members and guests so they can learn more about WCU and how to support their student throughout their academic career.  Choose from the tabs above for more information about our office and the different orientation programs we offer. 


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