Orientation FAQ

Orientation FAQ

Orientation FAQ

If you have any additional questions about TWU Orientation, please contact orientation@tnwesleyan.edu. We look forward seeing you soon!

Is orientation required?

Yes, students must attend orientation before classes begin. This includes all general sessions, meeting with financial aid, and for Freshman, the advising session.  

Are parents or outside guests allowed to come to orientation?

Yes! There is a specific family track while you attend your TWU sessions. 

Can parents and guests stay in the residence halls during orientation?

No. Only students stay in the residence halls overnight. For parents and family members, there are several hotels available in Athens.

I have a disability, what should I do?

The orientation team has experience working with students with disabilities and making accommodations. If you feel comfortable, please let your Admissions Counselor know prior to your orientation, otherwise just let your OLs know. You can also let them know any accommodations that will make you feel more comfortable. 

Do I need to bring anything to orientation?
Overnight Orientation Packing List

Bedding/blankets for twin extra-long sized bed or a sleeping bag
Comfortable clothes, including ones to be outside in the evening
Clothes that can get wet for evening activities
Socks for bowling
Comfortable shoes
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Towel and washcloth for shower
Shampoo and conditioner
Body wash
Contact solution
Hairbrush and hair product
Phone charger
Notebook and Pen

What happens at orientation?

During Orientation, new students will meet many members of the University community, learn what it means to be a Bulldog, finalize their financial aid, and more. Freshman students will meet with a faculty advisor to set up their semester schedule. Transfer students will be contacted by their faculty advisor to select classes.

Why is orientation important?

Orientation is important because it provides incoming TWU students with the tools and resources they need to be successful.

TWU prepares students with the transformative experience and to be well-rounded leaders who make a positive impact on the world.

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