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First Year

Orienting Yourself

Welcome to Wooster! We hope your Summer ARCH and Orientation teams helped you begin to understand what a liberal education is all about, as well as assisted you in making good choices about the classes you will be taking your first semester.

In order to succeed academically and personally at Wooster, and to prepare yourself for a meaningful career after graduation, it is important that you manage your time carefully during this first year, become engaged in student organizations and activities, and begin to explore possible career paths.

It also is important for you to get in the habit of using advising and planning resources that are available to you at Wooster.