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Freshman & Transfer Orientation

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Tennessee Wesleyan University welcomes you to New Student Orientation. Click here for day-of information including parking, what you should bring, etc. 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. 



Fall 2023 Orientation


Overnight Orientations

Thursday, May 25-Friday, May 26

Thursday, June 15-Friday June 16

Thursday, July 13-Friday, July 14


Transfer Orientations

Wednesday, July 12

Wednesday, August 9


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! (Note: transfer students will be contacted by their faculty advisor to select classes, freshman students will select classes at Orientation

5. Parents - your attendance is not required, but we also have a schedule of events specifically for you.



Day 1

12:15-12:45: Check-in Wesley Commons Lobby (Please plan to eat lunch prior to check-in. Don't worry, we will have snacks for you throughout the day.) 

12:45 pm-1 pm: Welcome

1:30 pm-5:30 pm: Afternoon Concurrent Sessions:

Team Building, Bulldog Technology, Advising, Escape Room

5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Dinner and Evening Activities


Day 2

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast (students only)

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

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Life at TWU and Dismissal

Concurrent Sessions

8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Student Success, Financial Aid, and Check Out of Commons



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

9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.: Welcome

9:50 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: TWU Academics

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

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Student Life, Bulldog Technology, Advising, Financial Aid, Q&A

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

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