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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,

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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.

New Student Checklist

Topic Presentations

Zoom presentations are held throughout the summer to provide new students with information on various services and opportunities available at BW. Recordings of these presentations are listed below for you watch again or watch for the first time if you missed the original presentation.