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New Student Orientation

Orientation picks up where ARCH leaves off – providing you with valuable tools as you transition to life in college. All new College of Wooster students are required to participate in New Student Orientation.

Orientation begins on Sunday, August 20, and continues through Tuesday, August 22. Other activities will take place on Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27.

Students should plan on moving into their residence halls between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20. For travel purposes, please note that family activities will be finished by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 21.



The College of Wooster will provide shuttles from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and Akron-Canton Airport at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 20. If you require shuttle service, you must notify the College by Friday, August 4. Please email the date and time of your arrival, airline, and flight number to us.

Early Arrivals

If you are arriving early to participate in band or athletics, your program director will provide you with information about your arrival process.

International students, please refer to the International Student Orientation page for more information.

Visitor Information

For those traveling in from out of town, you may find our Visit Wooster information useful. Lodging options, local restaurants, a campus mapdowntown Wooster map, and driving directions are all available. 

Other Resources

Shipping Items in Advance

Small items may be sent to the student's college mailing address. Large, bulky, or heavy packages (greater than 1 cubic foot) should be mailed to the Service Center rather than your on-campus mailbox.

The address format for mailing large packages is:

Service Center
ATTN: Student Name
580 E. Wayne Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

Community Service Projects

All first-year and transfer students will participate in a community service project on the morning of Saturday, August 26. Please complete and return the appropriate service project waiver by August 15th. Waivers can be faxed to (330)263-2094, emailed, or mailed to:

Orientation Committee
Dean of Students Office
1101 N. Bever St.
Wooster, OH 44691

Service Project Waiver (18 and older) (.pdf)
Service Project Waiver (17 and younger) (.pdf)


Please call or email the Dean of Students Office at (330) 263-2545.