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Orientation is an overnight experience required for all students. Take the next steps to becoming a Yellow Jacket and check out the orientation schedule.

Orientation for First-Year Students

Office of Student Life

(440) 826-2356, orientat@bw.edu

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Get Started at BW

First-year students are those incoming students who will be starting their first semester of college in the fall of 2021.

BW new student orientation sessions for summer 2021 will be a virtual experience due to COVID-19.

Orientation is an important first step in your BW experience! It offers helpful information about college life, as well as the opportunity to meet other first-year students, faculty and staff.

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Orientation Session Dates

  • Thursday, June 17 - Friday, June 18
  • Thursday, July 8 - Friday, July 9
  • Thursday, July 29 - Friday, July 30

Students: On the first day of your orientation, the virtual session will begin at 10 a.m. EDT and conclude by 2 p.m. The second day will also begin at 10 a.m. EDT and will conclude by noon.

Parents and Family Members: All parent and family member content will be delivered on the first day from 10 a.m. EDT until approximately 12:30 p.m. The second day is for students only.

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