Welcome to The College of Wooster!

We are excited about the orientation program planned for you! We hope this experience will stimulate your intellect, enhance your social growth, and support you as you evolve from high school to college students, adolescence to young adulthood, local to global citizens. We encourage you to actively participate in the orientation and familiarize yourself with the people and facilities at Wooster. The schedule for orientation is packed with activities, each of which is designed to help you expand your view of the Wooster community that will be your home for the upcoming years. We encourage you to seek out a new and challenging experience every day.

FYS Advisor Office Locations

New Student Orientation Departmental Sessions

New Student Orientation Program

Sunday, August 221:00 - 5:00 pmMove In!Sign up to move in
4:00-7:00 pmDinner Available in Lowry and KittFor students only
4:00-7:00 pmFood TrucksFor families – purchase tickets online or at trucks
4:00-7:00 pmCampus ToursSelf guided campus tours – Admissions representatives available in specific buildings
6:00 pmHugs, Kisses, and GoodbyeFamilies head back to hotels or home
7:00-8:00 pmResidence Hall floor meetingsAthletes Required
8:00-10 pmPlayfair!In Res Life Teams –Athletes Required
10:00-11:00 pmPizzaIn the Halls and snacks from Dining
Monday, August 238:30-10:30 amBagels & Coffee/Tea with the DeansOak Grove (Knowlton Café space if not outside)
8:30-10:30 amCheck In & Receive NSO MaterialsLocated in Oak Grove
10:30-11:30 amPresident Bolton Welcome / Class PhotoPipers lead march through Arch (McGaw rain location) Athletes required
11:30am-12:15 pmLunchBoxed lunch for students outside and in Kauke
12:15-12:30 pmGather in session groupsWalk to first session
12:30-5:00 pmRound 1: Rotation of Orientation Programs

Welcome Activities, RAVE/Wooster Ethic/Scots Key, and Sexual Respect and AOD

Athletes Required

5:00-8:00 pmRound 2: Rotation of Orientation Programs

CDI, Wellness/Mental Health, and Dinner

Athletes required

8:00-11:30 pmActivities for allWalmart shuttle - outdoor movie –– Bingo – Fire Pit
9:00pm-12:00am The Underground (UG) Open (Located in Kittredge Basement), Games, Soda & Popcorn
Tuesday, August 2410:00am-12:00 pmInterdepartmental & Departmental Program InformationThroughout academic buildings
11:00-2:00 pm Lunch Available in Lowry
12:00 -4:00 pmResource Fair (in Williams Hall)Residence Life, Campus Safety, APEX, Stem Zone, DOS/SRR, CDI, Wellness, Business Office, Fin Aid, Athletics, IT, Student Employment, Student Activities  
1:00-3:00 pmOpen Office Hours with FYS Professors/Academic Advisers and schedule changesAthletes required to attend if FYS meets or need course changes
4:00-7:30 pm Dinner and Free Time
8:00pm  WAC Event 
Wednesday, August 25 CLASSES BEGIN!! 
Friday, September 34:30-7:00pmSCOT SPIRIT DAY!!Held in Oak Grove and Kauke