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Freshman & Transfer Orientation

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Tennessee Wesleyan University welcomes you to New Student Orientation. During orientation, new students will meet many members of the University community, learn what it means to be a Bulldog, finalize your financial aid and meet with a faculty advisor to set up your semester schedule. 



Fall 2022 Orientation

Thursday, May 26 - Friday, May 27 (Overnight)

Thursday, June 16 - Friday, June 17 (Overnight)

Wednesday, July 13 (Transfer)

Thursday, July 14 - Friday, July 15 (Overnight)

Wednesday, August 10 (Transfer)

Thursday, August 11


We plan to hold in-person orientations for all new students. We are keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to make timely decisions based on science and local data to ensure your safety. 


What to expect at an in-person orientation. 

1. You will meet other new Bulldogs. You'll meet in small groups of 8-10 students and go through activities to learn more about each other and TWU!

2. Connect with current Bulldogs. Meet your Orientation Leaders who will also serve as Peer Mentors once you arrive in the fall. 

3. Meet with financial aid. You will meet with someone from Student Financial Services. Here, you can discuss your award letters, learn how to work on campus and set up a payment plan. 

4. Register for your first TWU classes! Meet face-to-face with your TWU advisor. You'll talk through Wesleyan Essentials and your major courses - then register for fall classes!


Sample Schedule (Freshman)

Day 1

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Check-In

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Lunch

12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. Welcome

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Group Introductions

Concurrent Sessions

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.:  Advising, TWU Team Building , TWU Escape Room, Bulldog Technology

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Dinner (students only)

6:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Fun Summer Night

10 p.m.: Closing Session


Day 2

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Day 2 Welcome

Concurrent Sessions

8:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Hall checkout, Student Success Session, Financial Aid meeting, Student Involvement Fair

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Life at TWU Convocation


Sample Schedule (Transfer)

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Check-in

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Welcome

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Group Introductions

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Student Life, Bulldog Technology, Advising, Financial Aid

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch

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