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We are so excited for you to join our community! Whether you are a new student or transfer, living on campus or commuting from home, doing dual-enrollment or traditional courses - welcome home.

Move in day students

Fall 2021 New Student Arrival Dates

Note: Full schedule will be available in July.

Football Monday, August 9
International StudentsSunday, August 15
Fall Athletics Only (Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, and Golf)
Note: Joins up with New Student Orientation - see your track below (Resident or Commuter).

Tuesday, August 17
Multicultural Students
Multicultural, Missionary, International, and Dual Citizenship students. RSVP Only.
Note: Joins up with New Student Orientation - see your track below (Resident or Commuter).
Wednesday, August 18
New Student Orientation - Resident Students
Friday, August 20
New Student Orientation - Commuter Students (Traditional)
Friday, August 20
New Student Orientation - Commuter Students (Dual Enrollment)
Friday, August 20


Get started. All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation on Friday, August 20 through Tuesday, August 24. We can't wait to have you on campus and experience this incredible community for real!

Get support. We want you to feel welcomed, connected, and supported through your transition into college. All programming and events are created with this in mind for you, and we want you to feel free to ask us anything! We're here for you.

Get connected. We'll be hosting many different opportunities for you to meet and connect with other students, staff, and faculty before classes officially begin, and we highly encourage you to engage with all this entails during that time! You'll also hear about ways to get involved all throughout the entire year.


Make sure you complete your New Student Checklist. Most steps can be completed through your Admitted Student Portal. If you have questions about any of these steps, let your admission counselor know!

New Student Checklist

What to Bring


UNW New Student Orientation takes place Friday, August 20 through Tuesday, August 24 before classes begin on Wednesday, August 25, so plan accordingly! Plan family vacations, camp commitments, work schedules, etc with this schedule in mind. All new on-campus students are expected to attend all of New Student Orientation.

You can save the date for your arrival now using the calendar on this page. Otherwise, you will receive more specific arrival and orientation schedule details in July and August!


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