New Student Programs

The Office of New Student Programs coordinates orientation and outreach programs for freshman (first-year), transfer, and non-traditional students. Orientation programs include June, August, and January sessions.

West Chester’s orientation programs are designed to introduce new students to the University and acquaint them with the academic, student services, and social aspects of college life. Attendance at orientation is mandatory for all first-year students and for those students transferring with 59 credits or less.

New student outreach includes participation in Welcome Week, new student programming efforts including the New Student Success Series, and Family Weekend. New Student Programs also co-sponsors Soar, the new student leadership retreat held early in the fall semester. The New Student Programs staff are available to serve as a resource and to help incoming first-year, transfer, and non-traditional students make a successful transition to West Chester University.

The Office of New Student Programs is located in 202 Lawrence Center, 610-436-3305.