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New Student Orientation 2020

New Student Orientation is designed to help integrate students into their life as a Yellow Jacket and to familiarize them with their new Waynesburg family. During New Student Orientation, students will have opportunities to connect with new and current students, faculty, and staff while learning about the resources and services that Waynesburg University has to offer on campus. At the same time, students will meet their Fiat Lux class, academic advisor, and create memories and friends that will last a lifetime.



All first-year, resident, commuter, or transfer undergraduate students will take part in our annual Matriculation Ceremony in the Roberts Chapel. The Matriculation Ceremony will occur on Friday, August 21, 2020. 

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When Should I Arrive?

Students that are arriving on campus involved with sports or other campus activities will move-in prior to New Student Orientation. See below for more information.

If you are a student involved with a sport or organization that requires you to move-in early, please pay close attention to these new student arrival dates:

Move-In Day & Unpacking Your Car

The day is finally here. You are moving into college. In preparation for your arrival on campus, we encourage you to pay careful attention to the suggested packing list. Also, please be sure to look at the campus map before arriving on campus. Once you arrive, please drive to your perspective residence hall. Student volunteers will direct you to the closest entrance of your residence hall, help you unload your belongings, and carry any items to your living arrangements. After your belongings are unloaded from your vehicle, we ask that you move your car to the closest parking lot (we will direct you) to make room for other students.

Once your car is unloaded, you will need to visit Student Services (Third floor of the Stover Campus Center) before organizing your room. At Student Services you will have your photo ID taken, receive your WU student ID keycards, pick up your orientation packets, turn-in any necessary medical forms, athletic medical forms (for athletes only), sign housing contracts, and have the opportunity to meet the Student Services family.

After “taking care of business” with Student Services, feel free to finalize any housekeeping matters with the Business Office, Financial Aid Office, or Registrar’s Office. All offices on campus are open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After visiting these offices, feel free to go to your residence hall to unpack and relax.

Additional Questions?

Contact Pat Bristor, Interim Dean of Students at 724.852.3315 or