Now is when the fun begins!  Meet your classmates and get ready to start your Wheaton experience at Summer Orientation.

Summer Orientation is a comprehensive series of programs that serve as a fun and engaging start to your Wheaton journey. You will choose the date and format that best fits your schedule. Sessions will delve into content about academics, social life and what to expect as the fall semester begins. In addition, your Orientation Leader will be available for questions, and you’ll get to know some of your new classmates.

During orientation, you will:

  • Register for classes with the help of an advisor.
  • Learn about involvement opportunities like clubs and organizations, leadership programs, social justice and community impact, athletics, honors programs, student employment#leaders and more.
  • Connect with other new students.

On this page:

New Students

New students (first-year and transfers) will have the option to select from the following options:
a one-day on-campus program OR a condensed one-day virtual program

Whether you attend virtually or on campus, you will connect with your assigned Orientation Leader and the rest of the new students in your Orientation Group.

One-day on-campus program options

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
  • Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Sunday, June 26, 2022

In person orientation will be from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. with program check-in and a continental breakfast from 8–9 a.m. in Haas fieldhouse. The Orientation Team will guide you through a day of sessions with faculty, staff and students. After the welcome, students and families will separate into two tracks. The tracks will be separate until 4:30 p.m. when everyone joins together in the Chapel for our closing session.

Locations to park include Lot 3, Lot 8 and Lot 2. All parking lots have accessible parking however, due to the location of registration and the welcome in Haas Fieldhouse, we are asking folks who need handicap parking to go to Lot 8.

One-day virtual program options

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The virtual program will mirror the on campus experience of a welcome session, time in small groups, selecting your classes and learning about resources. There will be synchronous and asynchronous content. Participants will join on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. EST and be guided through some group sessions before breaking out into academic advising sessions and asynchronous content.


Registration is required for Summer Orientation. All new students will have received an invitation to register via their Wheaton email address. The deadline to register is Monday, June 13, 2022.

Additional information for Transfer students

In addition to the opportunity to partipate in the Summer Orientation options for new students, we will be reaching out via email to connect you with the transfer cohort. We will have some specific sessions during Fall Orientation dedicated to further transfer cohort building.

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