New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation at Washburn

The college experience at Washburn University begins with New Student Orientation. Attending this event will prepare students with the information and opportunities to be successful during their first year.

During the event students will get to learn expectations of the classroom environment, meet with current students over our free lunch, register for their first semester courses, explore the MyWashburn online portal, attend break-out meetings with activities and organizations, even take their student ID photo! This day will prepare students with tips & tricks from current students, expectations, and an overview of the many services the university provides.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should you have any questions, please call the Office of New Student Orientation at 785.670.1834icon: click to call  We look forward to welcoming you to Washburn!

2016 Transfer Student Orientation Dates

All Transfer Student Orientation programs are half-days. Snacks and coffee will be provided.

  • Check back soon for our Fall 2016 TSO dates!

2016 New Student Orientation Dates

All New Student Orientation programs begin at 8am and end at 5pm. Be prepared for a full day - and don't worry, breakfast and lunch will be provided for you!

  • August 16  - CONTACT (785) 670-1834 TO REGISTER

See what the SOCs and students are up to throughout the day! Follow us on Twitter @WU_SOCs and #WUNSO16

Helpful reminders for our future Ichabods: 

  • Bring your photo identification!  You'll need it to get your iCard.
  • Take a look at the map HERE for information on building and parking lot locations.
  • This day will be full of lots of new information to many of you. Make sure you are ready to learn a thing or two. We wouldn't want you to miss out on anything important now would we?
  • Check the FAQ page on the Orientation website.  If you've got questions, it's likely that others have had 'em, too, so make sure you catch up! If the page doesn't answer your question, email us at and we'll get back to you soon!
  • HAVE FUN!  This day is for you, and we want to make sure it's a great one.