New Student Orientation

Sunday, August 18 - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Orientation picks up where ARCH leaves off – providing you with valuable tools as you transition to life in college.

All new Wooster students are required to participate.

Other activities will also take place on Wednesday, August 21 in the evening, as well as Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25.


Students should plan on arriving and moving into their residence halls between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. For travel purposes, please note that family activities will be finished by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 19.

Below are the basic schedules. The most detailed and updated schedules will be available via the Guidebook App.

Mobile App

We're excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more.


The College of Wooster will provide shuttles from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and Akron-Canton Airport at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 18. If you require shuttle service, you must notify the College by Friday, August 2. Please send the date and time of your arrival, airline, and flight number to

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, while the student schedule contains information regarding your schedule, please refer to the International Student Orientation page for additional important information.

Local Accommodations and Dining


Other Resources


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