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January Orientation 2023

Five Steps to a Successful Transition

Step 1: Register for Orientation!

The New Student Orientation program for undergraduate students will take place on Friday, January 20 and will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. Please note check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. Register here for January Orientation. Please be sure to register as soon as possible.

The Orientation Program will include sessions from various offices such as the Center for Health and Wellness, the Kevin S. and Sandra E. Delbridge Career Center, Student Success Center, Public Safety, Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development, and Residence Life to provide a snapshot of the services we offer to assist you on your transition.

You will also have the opportunity to meet with the Academic Deans of your college as well as have an appointment to go over course registration with a member of the Student Success team to ensure you are all set for classes on Monday.

On Friday, January 20 you will also have the opportunity to meet with your assigned Peer Advisor who will walk you through how to get your photo ID, an option for a campus tour, how to utilize our systems you will need to use throughout the semester for classes, and much more!

Step 2: Health Record Form

The completed form should arrive no later than January 9, 2023. Only completed forms are accepted, all oth­ers will be returned to students and considered as not submitted. Students who have not provided forms will be prohibited access to Kodiak, the online classroom module where syllabi, class assignments, and other pertinent academic information can be accessed. Those failing to submit completed health forms by the first day of class will not be able to start class. Health forms are only required by the University Center for Health and Wellness once, even if a student changes major or program of study.

Forms can be found here on the Center for Health and Wellness website.

Step 3: Register for Spring 2023 Courses

Incoming students will begin the advising and registration process in early December. A University Advisor will be in contact to discuss the registration process and schedule your advising appointment. 

You will also have the opportunity to confirm your schedule or make any schedule adjustments on Friday, January 20, in conjunction with orientation activities. Please be advised that you must submit your health forms in order to register for courses.

The first day of classes is Monday, January 23. Transfer students are advised to send a copy of all final transcripts of previous college work before the start of the semester.

Please Note: Course registration will be confirmed at January Orientation on Friday, January 20 with a University Advisor.

Step 4: Housing Application and Questionnaire

New resident students must complete the Spring 2023 Housing Application through The Housing Director (THD), our online housing system, found in your WNE Connect2U account. Once you complete the online application, you will receive an email from THD confirming that your application is complete. Students who complete Spring Housing applications will receive an email from the Office of Residence Life by the end of the first full week in January with specific information about their housing assignment and roommate information.

You can login using the same username and password that you use for your WNE email. If you have any trouble accessing THD, you can contact Residence Life at reslife@wne.edu.

This is the URL for THD self-service: https://wne.datacenter.adirondacksolutions.com/wne_thdss_prod .

Step 5: Parking Permits

The parking fee is $110 for commuting students and $200 for resident students per year (you will be charged for half a year only). Student Parking Permit Applications are available online through the student’s Connect2U page. Log in to your Connect2U account click Campus Services, then Public Safety, then Parking Permit. Fill out the secure online parking permit application and submit the form.

Your permit will be available to pick up immediately at the Department of Public Safety. Please bring your Student Identification Card and Driver’s License to obtain your permit. Please note: If your car has license plates from outside of Massachusetts, you must also file four copies of the State Non-Resident Student Information Form. Fill out this form in addition to the Student Parking Application above. 

Print four copies and bring them to the Department of Public Safety to obtain your parking permit.

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