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Orientation is an overnight experience required for all students. Take the next steps to becoming a Yellow Jacket and check out the orientation schedule.

Orientation for First-Year Students

Office of Student Life

(440) 826-2356, orientat@bw.edu

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First-year students are those incoming students who will be starting their first semester of college in the fall of 2020.

Orientation is an overnight experience required for all students. Our orientation programs are a great way to get acclimated to campus, meet with a faculty advisor in your field of study, get to know your classmates and start your college career at BW off on the right foot. It's also a perfect opportunity for family members of a new Yellow Jacket student to learn more about the campus.

Orientation Session Dates:

  • Friday, June 19 - Saturday, June 20
  • Thursday, July 9- Friday, July 10
  • Monday, July 27 - Tuesday, July 28
  • Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31

Students who have taken AP tests, are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend either the July 27-28 or the July 30-31 session. AP test scores are received from the College Board in mid-July, so attending an Orientation session AFTER we receive your scores will result in the most accurate class schedule.

Helpful Hints

Below are some tools that you will use in preparing for your orientation session as well as preparing to start at BW in the fall.

Links are provided for each of our technology tools.