The mission of New Student Orientation is to offer collaborative programming that facilitates a seamless and successful transition for all new students to Washburn University. Designed to encourage community engagement and foster academic success, the New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and Convocation programs are committed to connecting new students and families with the appropriate resources, support services, faculty and staff to enhance the educational, cultural, and social experience.
The college experience at Washburn University begins with New Student Orientation. Attending our orientation events 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.
Should you have any questions, please call the Office of New Student Orientation at 785.670.2034We look forward to welcoming you to Washburn!
Transfer Student Orientation programs are designed for students transferring to Washburn from another institution or for adult learners starting or continuing their education. All Transfer Student Orientation programs are half-days. Snacks and coffee will be provided.
Registration will open soon!
New Student Orientation programs are designed for all first-time freshman students entering Washburn University directly from high school. The program is also suitable for students entering Washburn who have completed one semester or more of college-level coursework at a different institution or have taken some time off between high school and college. We encourage parents to attend with their student if they are able. 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!