New Student Checklist

Your Admissions deposit indicates that you are now part of Wooster's Class of 2024. Here's what comes next:

First Steps

Two to three business days after you submit your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email from Technology Services with directions for how to set up your Wooster email account. Please do this within 14 days. Need help with your email? Contact the helpdesk at 330-287-4857.

For more information view the Welcome Letter for U.S. Students, International and Global Nomad Students or Transfer Students.

Register for ARCH

Due to the current circumstances, the summer ARCH program will now occur remotely. Your one-on-one advising appointment and course registration will still occur during the two-day ARCH session for which you already registered. However, many other aspects of the programming, such as guided reflection and planning exercises as well as opportunities for family members to connect with each other and our campus community, will occur remotely throughout the month of June.

August ARCH is available for International students just before the start of the semester. Transfer students should plan to attend August ARCH as we have specific programming to meet your unique needs.

Register for ARCH

Register your family for ARCH

We have special programs for adult family members that introduce The College of Wooster’s mission, academic programs, and resources. Family members are welcome to attend, but it is not required. If your family members would like an invitation to these virtual sessions, please register them.

Register your family

All students must take placement exams prior to participating in ARCH. Please complete these within a week of your deposit.

Next Steps

This email address is now your primary connection to everything Wooster. Important information will be sent to that address regularly.

Need help with your email? Contact the helpdesk at 330-287-4357.

This 30-minute assessment will help you discover, understand, and maximize your unique strengths. You will use your personalized results during ARCH sessions. You will create a new account using your College of Wooster email address. You should complete the assessment in one sitting, as it is timed with no opportunity to start over or retake.

The Housing Application can be accessed through a portal students will use throughout their four years called Housing Self-Service. First, all students who are planning to live on campus will need to complete their Vaccination Waiver. The Vaccination Waiver can be found at the top of the Housing Self Service page under Applications. Once you complete the Vaccination Waiver, you will be able the access the Housing Application for New Students. Both forms are due within a week of your deposit. Housing placement and roommate information will be sent out to all students via their College of Wooster email address during the first week of July. If you have questions about living on campus, please visit Residence Life.

Some International Students are having difficulties accessing the Vaccination Form and New Student Housing Application. If you have having difficulty with this please try logging into The College's VPN (instructions can be found here). If you continue to have difficulty, please contact Carly Jones.

Additional Steps

Once you have completed the student health form , please email it to the Wellness Center. The form may also be mailed to Longbrake Student Wellness Center, 570 E. Wayne Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. Please include a copy of your insurance card with the Health Form.

Your submission must be a head and neck photo with a plain background. See the example to the right. A gray background may be used. Hats, sunglasses, objects and friends are not permitted in the photo. Please use a JPEG formatted picture with proper lighting and do not add a filter. Make sure that you are looking straight on with eyes open. If your photo does not meet the standards, you will receive a request to submit a replacement photo, which may cause a delay in the printing of your ID card.

Please submit your photo by June 30. If you have questions, email Rebecca Frybarger

Submit your photo

Find out what technology The College of Wooster recommends for students.

Please fill out and sign the FERPA release form and email it to the Dean of Students Office. You may mail it, fax it to 330-263-2094, or email it to the Dean of Students. The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, both financial and academic. For the student’s protection, FERPA limits release of student record information without the student’s explicit written consent; however, it also gives the student’s parent(s)/guardian the right to review those records if the parent(s)/guardian claim the student as a dependent on their federal income tax return.

The Learning Center will offer a Disability and Accommodation Information Session for those students and/or families interested in learning about disability support at the College. This meeting, while optional, will provide useful information on academic, housing and dietary accommodations and answer your questions about the application process. These meetings will be held on the 2nd day of each ARCH program from 11am-12pm in APEX:

  • Tuesday, June 23
  • Friday, June 26
  • Monday, June 29
  • Saturday, August 15

Please register here if you and/or your family would like to learn more about disability accommodations at the College of Wooster during ARCH! In addition, you can also explore our website.

Complete all relevant forms and review the policies. If you have further questions and want to make an appointment with Learning Center staff during ARCH, call 330-263-2595.

The information requested on this Office of Marketing and Communication Questionnaire will be used in the production of media releases about your activities and accomplishments during the next four years at The College of Wooster. If you prefer that no releases be sent, you may indicate that on the form.

Please follow the directions to submit contact information including your cell phone number, non-Wooster email, home phone, and alternative emergency contact, such as a parent or other family member. This information will NOT be used for general announcements, only for emergency notifications.

Conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, this survey asks your opinion on many items as well as questions about your beliefs and behaviors. Please note that all questions are standard which means that students on all participating campuses will be asked the same questions. We receive important information about the Class of 2024 from this survey. Please check your Wooster email for an email from Gina Holmes for your personalized link! Questions? Contact Gina Holmes. Thank you for your participation!