Dear New Student,

Welcome to The College of Wooster!

My staff and I look forward to meeting you in the coming weeks. Move-in Day is August 20 unless you are arriving early for a college sponsored event or organization.

Whether you are arriving early or arriving on August 20, we are prepared to welcome you officially to The College of Wooster during New Student Orientation (NSO).

What is New Student Orientation? New Student Orientation is a continuation of ARCH, which you have recently completed in-person or virtually. At NSO, you will be paired in a cohort of your First Year Seminar (FYS) classmates. So, on the first day of classes, you will know at least 15 or so people. Your cohort will be guided by a returning student who will serve as your New Student Orientation leader, or as we call them at Wooster, “Woo Crew” leaders. I almost forgot one thing… we plan to have fun!

And don’t worry, we will continue to help you to adjust to college life beyond NSO by providing informational and educational sessions throughout your first year. I urge you to be actively involved in NSO and also those events held beyond NSO. Studies have shown that college student involvement is positively related to academic performance, cognitive development, well-being, leadership and multicultural awareness.

So, what comes next? 

Housing assignments and move-in instructions will be sent out soon. Please check your email regularly. In the meantime, here are a few checklist items!


If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call the Dean of Students office at 330-263-2545 or via email at dos@wooster.edu.

Best Wishes and Safe Travels!

Go Scots!

Cliff Bobbitt
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
The College of Wooster

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