WOU New Student Orientation - New Student & Family Programs

Connecting you to our pack!

WOU New Student Orientation and More!

All things WOU New Student Orientation — The department of New Student & Family Programs aims to provide new students and their families with the information and resources they need to succeed as they begin a new chapter of their lives. We strive to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all students to feel at home in the Western Oregon University community. We invite you to join us for our upcoming orientation activities!

PACK Welcome (Prepare, Advise, Connect, Know)

Are you ready to register for classes, learn about campus resources, and hear from current students about their experiences at WOU? Join us for virtual and on-campus PACK Welcome events this spring and summer!

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PACK Welcome Week

Before you dive into your first term of classes, we have a jam-packed week of exciting activities to help you become acclimated to campus life. From speakers, to socials, to signing your name on the sidewalk, join your fellow new wolves to begin making your mark at WOU!

Destination Western

Strong mathematics and writing skills are essential to a successful college career. Join us for our third annual Destination Western summer bridge program this September to boost your academic preparedness, meet new friends, and kickstart your WOU experience – all at no cost to you!

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Winter & Spring Welcomes

Joining WOU’s pack during Winter or Spring Term? We invite you to connect with us, learn about the plethora of resources we have on campus, and get any and all of your questions answered at our Winter and Spring Welcomes! See you soon!

Contact the department of New Student & Family Programs

orientation@wou.edu | (503) 838-9482 | M-F, 9am-5pm | Virtually & On Campus (WUC 210)