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.
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.
For those traveling in from out of town, you may find our Visit Wooster information useful. Lodging options, local restaurants, a campus map, downtown Wooster map, and driving directions are all available.
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:
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:
Dean of Students Office
1101 N. Bever St.
Wooster, OH 44691
Please call or email the Dean of Students Office at (330) 263-2545.