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January Orientation 2021

Five Steps to a Successful Transition

Step 1: Register for Orientation!

The New Student Orientation program will take place virtually on January 21 and will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. and ending at approximately 4:30 p.m. The link to the January Orientation registration form can be found here. Please be sure to register as soon as possible.

The Orientation Program will include sessions from various offices such as health services, career development center, academic success center, public safety, office of first year students, 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 academic success team to ensure you are all set for classes on Monday.

On Friday, January 22 you will 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 4, 2021. 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 Those failing to submit completed health forms by February 15 will be administratively withdrawn from the University without financial recourse. Health forms are only required by the University Health Service Office once, even if a student changes major or program of study. Please visit Health Services for more information.

Step 3: Register for Spring 2021 Courses

We are aware that your course schedule is of the utmost importance to you. New students will be contacted by a Peer Advisor who will complete an advising and registration survey. Once that survey is completed, you will be able to schedule an appointment with a University Advisor to build a spring course schedule. During this process, you will have an opportunity to have a discussion about transfer credits, graduation requirements, scheduling concerns, and more. 

We make every effort to ensure the best combination of courses for each individual, paying particular attention to your personal interests.

Please Note: Course registration will be confirmed at Part 2 of New Student Orientation on Friday, January 22 with a University Advisor.

Step 4: Housing Application and Questionnaire

New resident students must complete the Spring 2021 Housing Application through The Housing Director (THD), our online housing system. 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 between January 4 and January 8 with specific information about their housing assignment and roommate information. This is the URL for THD self-service - https://wne.datacenter.adirondacksolutions.com/wne_thdss_prod - and 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 Caitlin.Daley@wne.edu

Step 5: Parking Permits

The parking fee is $110 for commuting students and $200 for resident students per year. 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.