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New Student Orientation | Washburn

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is designed to prepare you with the opportunities and information you need to be successful during your first year.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Get your Washburn Student ID 
  • Learn tips and tricks from current WU students
  • Navigate MyWashburn online portal
  • Familiarize yourself with student life at WU
  • Meet with an advisor and get your class schedule
  • Explore our university services

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2019 New Student Orientation Dates

All programs begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., and include breakfast and lunch. Parents and guests are encouraged to attend. There is currently no fee to attend orientation.

Fall 2019:

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019*

*Orientation on August 14, 2019 is designated for students who live far out-of-state, and international students. If you are a Kansas resident, it is suggested to attend orientation in May or June.

Registration for New Student Orientation will open in early January 2019. In order to register for an orientation session, you will need to use your email address and password that you used for your Washburn admissions application - not your Washburn email address.

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2019 Transfer Student Orientation Dates

All Transfer Student Orientation programs are half-days and include refreshments. Parents and guests are encouraged to attend. There is currently no fee to attend orientation. Transfer students are not required to attend orientation, but highly encouraged.

Fall 2019:

  • Monday, April 8, 2019, 12:30-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 8, 2019, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration for New Student Orientation will open in early January 2019. In order to register for an orientation session, you will need to use your email address and password that you used for your Washburn admissions application - not your Washburn email address.

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What to bring to orientation

  • Bring photo identification to get your Washburn Student ID.
  • Your MyWashburn login information to enroll into classes.
  • Comfy shoes and clothes. Consider that your iCard photo will be a head-and-shoulders photo.
  • Questions! We hope to provide you with answers to "take care of business" before you start classes at Washburn.
  • Review our campus map for building and parking lot locations.
  • Check out our FAQ page or email us at orientation@washburn.edu if you have questions.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Admissions

Washburn University Admissions
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
785.670.1030
admissions@washburn.edu

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Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director/Title IX Coordinator, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785.670.1509, eodirector@washburn.edu.

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