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Dear Scot Supporter,

Welcome to The College of Wooster!

My staff and I look forward to meeting you and your student in the coming weeks. We have prepared an ambitious New Student Orientation (NSO) schedule to engage you and your student. NSO is a continuation of ARCH, which your student has recently completed in-person or virtually. At NSO, your student will be paired in a cohort of their First Year Seminar (FYS) classmates, which ensures that on their first day of classes, your student will know at least 15 or so people. Their cohort will be guided by a returning student who will serve as their New Student Orientation leader, or as we call them at Wooster, “Woo Crew” leaders.

Please encourage your student to be actively involved in this event and events beyond New Student Orientation that help them to become acclimated to college life and the resources and support services available to them at Wooster. Studies have shown that college student involvement is positively related to academic performance, cognitive development, well-being, leadership and multicultural awareness.

Scot Supporters, we didn’t forget about you! During NSO, there will be plenty of time for you to meet faculty and staff at the College, socialize with other Scot Supporters, and meet parents of current students, alumni, and returning students. Additionally, we have scheduled family entertainment for Saturday night, featuring illusionist Craig Karges!

New Student Orientation is a time where our community comes together to share everything Wooster has to offer. Before you leave NSO on Sunday, we invite all Scot Supporters to join us for brunch at the President’s house. This will be a time to further engage faculty, staff, and meet Interim President Wayne Webster.

Following brunch, we will invite you to share in some of Wooster’s time-honored traditions – the first-year class photo, followed by our march through the arch led by the Wooster Pipe Band! You don’t want to miss this (but if you do, we will be live streaming)!  We welcome parents to line the arch, take lots of photos, and applaud as your student is officially welcomed into the Wooster community. Four years later, your student will again march through the arch on graduation day.

Please check the Scot Supporter schedule for dining options and locations. Due to the large number of returning students on campus and the plethora of volunteers, meals for Scot Supporters will be available outside the Lowry Center. So that we may adequately prepare meals for your arrival, we ask that you complete the following Microsoft form by Friday, July 1, indicating the number of attendees (other than your student) planning to come to New Student Orientation.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

So, what comes next?

Housing assignments and move-in instructions will be sent out soon. Please have your student check their email regularly.

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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