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Schedule

A general schedule for the Student Orientation program and a general schedule for the Family Orientation program are displayed below. As there may be slight changes in times and locations as the schedule is confirmed, we recommend you check back occasionally for updates. After making a reservation, students will receive a confirmation email sent to their WWU email address as well as a packet of confirmation materials sent via postal mail to the student’s permanent address. These materials will contain the most up-to-date instructions and details regarding check-in and parking.

Schedule Highlights

  • Check-in will be from 6:45am – 8:45am in Red Square, with the Welcome Session beginning at 8:45am. Please note some of our sessions will have several hundred participants to check-in. Please allow ample time to park, check-in, and receive your program materials and detailed schedule.
  • Please carry all of the orientation materials with you throughout the program. Do not leave them in a vehicle, with your family members, or in your residence hall or hotel room.
  • Placement Test Notes
    • ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (ALEKS MPA) (FAQ #11)
    • Spanish Placement Test (SPT) (FAQ #12)
    • Management and Information Systems (MIS 220) Equivalency Exam
    • MIS 220 is a required class for all students entering the College of Business. If you are a considering a major in the College of Business, it is highly recommended you take the MIS 220 Equivalency Exam at Transitions. The MIS 220 Exam is offered in the morning of each Transitions session. You will need to bring photo ID and there is no fee for this exam. For more information, please consult the MIS 220 Exam website.

STUDENT ADVISING & ORIENTATION PROGRAM SCHEDULE (anticipated)

6:45am – 8:45am Check-in, Red Square (near Miller Hall)
7:15am MIS 220 Equivalency Exam – Location TBD
8:45am Welcome, Performing Arts Center
9:30am Academic Advising
11:30am Workshop & Departmental Presentations
11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch, Viking Commons – OR – Information Fair, Wilson Library
  • Group A = Lunch then Info Fair
  • Group B = Info Fair then Lunch
  • Groups assigned at Check-in
1:15pm – 3:00pm Departmental Advising
1:15pm – 2:05pm Campus Tour/ Workshops
1:15pm Spanish Placement Test
2:15pm – 3:05pm Library Tours / Workshops
3:15pm Class Registration*
5:00pm Program ends

*IMPORTANT! In order to register successfully for classes, students MUST attend both the advising and registration sessions of Transitions. Students will not be allowed to register for classes if their measles vaccinations/immunity documentation has not been received prior to their registration appointment. For more information, please contact the Student Health Center at 360.650.3400.

FAMILY ORIENTATION PROGRAM SCHEDULE (anticipated)

6:45am – 8:45am Check-in, Red Square (near Miller Hall)
8:45am Welcome, Performing Arts Center
9:45am – 11:20am Family Orientation – Tips for Families
11:30am Workshop & Departmental Presentations
11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch, Viking Commons – OR – Information Fair, Wilson Library
  • Group A = Lunch then Info Fair
  • Group B = Info Fair then Lunch
  • Groups assigned at Check-in
1:15pm – 2:05pm Campus Tour/ Workshops
2:15pm – 3:05pm Library Tours / Workshops
3:20pm Family Resources and Student Panel
5:00pm Program ends