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    Wildcat Welcome is Fri, Sep 7–Sun, Sep 9.
    The weekend includes many informational sessions and activities. Review this schedule to ensure that you attend the appropriate events, and have a positive experience.

    Academic Assessment is required and must be completed BEFORE beginning Term Start Requirements.

    Friday, Sep 7 New students with last names beginning A-K

    10am-3pm Academic Assessment Academic Center 433
    11am-4pm Term Start Requirements University Events Center, Academic Center
    Start times, in order by student's last name, are:
    11am, A–B
    12pm, C–D
    1pm, E–G
    2pm, H–I
    3pm, J–K
    Doors close at 4pm.
    11am-4pm Culinary Uniform Fitting & Pickup Cyber Lounge, Gateway Village
    11am-5pm Housing Move-In Residence Halls
    3-5pm New Student Orientation Hance Auditorium, Academic Center
    For students who did NOT attend summer orientation.


    Saturday, Sep 8 New students with last names beginning L-Z

    10am-3pm Academic Assessment Academic Center 433
    10am-4pm Day in the Life of a JWU Student Hance Auditorium, Academic Center
    You will be notified over the summer if you are required to attend this program.
    11am-4pm Term Start Requirements University Events Center, Academic Center
    Start times, in order by student's last name, are:
    11am, L–M
    12pm, N–P
    1pm, Q–S
    2pm, T–V
    3pm, W–Z
    Doors close at 4pm.
    11am-4pm Culinary Uniform Fitting & Pickup Cyber Lounge, Gateway Village
    12-1pm Early Enrollment Program (EEP) Hance Auditorium, Academic Center
    For EEP students and their parents only.
    11am-5pm Housing Move-In Residence Halls
    3-5pm New Student Orientation Hance Auditorium, Academic Center
    For students who did NOT attend summer orientation.


    Sunday, Sep 9

    8-10:30am College of Culinary Arts Orientation, AM Lab Students Culinary Labs, Academic Center
    For Culinary/Baking & Pastry Arts students in AM labs. (Report to your first lab class on Monday, Sep 10 in full culinary/pastry uniform).
    9-10am College of Culinary Arts Orientation, Students in Academics Hance Auditorium, Academic Center
    For all Culinary/Baking & Pastry Arts students in academics.
    10:30am-12pm College of Business Orientation Hance Auditorium, Academic Center
    Professional dress required.
    2-4:30pm College of Culinary Arts Orientation, PM Lab Students Culinary Labs, Academic Center
    For Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts students in PM labs. (Report to first lab class on Monday, Sep 10 in full culinary/pastry uniform).
    2-4p The Hospitality College Orientation Hance Auditorium, Academic Center
    Professional dress required.
    5-7:30pm Convocation & Barbecue Student Center Gymnasium
    Join us as we gather your incoming class to officially welcome you to the Charlotte Campus. You are encouraged to wear blue or white JWU apparel. Casual clothes permitted.