Welcome to Wooster!

We want to make your transition to The College of Wooster and college life as smooth as possible. Please carefully read the information here and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Important Dates

Friday, January 14 – International and Global Nomad Students arrive
Saturday, January 15 – International Student Orientation
Saturday, January 15 – Domestic student move-in begins at 10 a.m.
Sunday, January 16 – New Transfer Student Orientation
Monday, January 17 –  All students are expected to participate in events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 18 – First day of classes

Campus COVID-19 Information

Check your non-Wooster email for an important message from ARCH@wooster.edu containing:

Required Steps:

Activate Your Wooster Email Account

Two to three business days after you submit your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email from Technology Services with directions for setting up your Wooster email account. Please do this within 7 days. Need help with your email? Contact the Help Desk at 330-287-4857.

Complete Get To Know You Survey

Complete this short survey to let us know about your academic interests as well as tell us when you are available for course registration. You must use your Wooster username and password to log into this survey.

Complete Placement Assessments

Please check your Wooster email for information regarding Placement Assessments. All students must complete the Mathematics assessment. The Chemistry assessment should be taken by every student who plans to take a Chemistry course at Wooster. The Biology assessment should be taken by every student who plans to take a Biology course at Wooster. There is no test preparation required for these assessments. You will need to log in using your Wooster username and password for each assessment.

Complete Required Housing Application

The Housing Application can be accessed through a portal students will use throughout their four years called Housing Self-Service. All students who plan to live on campus must 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. Housing placement and roommate information will be sent out to all students via their Wooster email address. If you have questions about living on campus, please visit Residence Life.

Complete the Student Health Form

Once you have completed this form, please email it to the Longbrake Student Wellness Center at student_wellness_center@wooster.edu. 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.

Submit Student ID Photo

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. If you have questions, email Rebecca Frybarger.

Sign & Submit FERPA Release Form

Please fill out the this form and 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.

Students may complete the FERPA Release Form  (.pdf) in order to give their parents access to their educational records. Parents may also complete the FERPA Release Form  (.pdf) showing a student is a dependent to gain access to their student’s records.

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Complete Emergency Notification

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.

Finalize Your Financial Aid (Domestic Students Only)

Please log into ScotWeb and finalize your financial aid. Make sure all forms have been submitted or accept any loans you may have been granted.