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Student Orientation and Registration

Welcome home! You are each about to embark upon an exciting and life-changing experience. I remember entering WC as a first-year student, full of excitement, yet fearful about the unknown. Who would my new friends be? What would the professors be like? Would I pass my classes? Who will I eat with in the TOP? What will my roommate be like? How will I ever survive on my own? These questions faded quickly as I dove into my freshmen orientation program. I was assigned to a group full of other students who were asking the same questions. Little did I know, but others felt the same anticipation, yet anxiety I was feeling. Orientation proved to be just what the doctor ordered. I quickly began meeting people who would become my friends for life. I had a better understanding of what to expect in the classroom and actually began to feel like a REAL WC student.

Registration & Orientation Requirements

All New Students are REQUIRED to attend our 2-step Student Orientation & Registration (SOAR) Program.

This includes: 

1) A ONE DAY Summer Registration program

2) A 3-Day Fall Orientation program

Orientation Sessions


Parent involvement plays a key role in the academic success of students during their college years. For this reason, Wilmington College conducts a Parent & Family Orientation that runs concurrently with the new student summer orientation program.



Fall Orientation is a 3-day required, yet fun-filled and informative program for all new incoming community and residential students. Students report on Thursday, August 19 and will follow a set schedule throughout the 3-day program.


Transfer Student Orientation

We want your transition from your previous institution to WC to be as smooth as possible, so plan to take advantage of the entire Orientation program from beginning to end.