New Student Orientation



The purpose of the New Student Orientation at Edward Waters College is to ensure that new students have a successful transition and integration into college life. The program promotes discussion among parents, new students, continuing students, faculty and staff on the expectations and perceptions of the campus community. Attending orientation will: (1) facilitate initial academic advisement, course selection, and registration; (2) familiarize students with the campus environment and physical facilities; (3) create an atmosphere that minimizes anxiety, promotes positive attitudes, and stimulates an excitement for learning; (4) provide a welcoming atmosphere for students and families to meet faculty, staff and continuing students, as well as other new students; (5) provide the families of new students with comprehensive information about the academic and student services, resources and programs; and, (6) provide leadership training, and learning opportunities.

President’s Welcome Reception for New Students


New Student Orientation Outcomes

  1. Students will participate in engagement activities.
  2. Students will be acclimated to the college’s campus environment.
  3. Students will learn to use campus related technology and online resources.
  4. Students will learn about community resources.
  5. Students will be introduced to the Building Your Personal Brand
  6. Students will build and adopt school spirit.

Rites of Passage ceremonies are held each day to signify your journey to becoming a Tiger.  The ceremonies are mandatory for ALL new students. 

Click HERE to visit the New Student Orientation Information and Activities page (NSO).  The page contains all of the information you will need and all of the activities for the orientation week.  Paper versions will be available; however, you can use the online page and view it on your smart phone or tablet. 

Click the picture below on the right to view, download and print the NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION AT A GLANCE


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Office of the Registrar

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Financial Aid Office



Disability Accommodations


2018 New Student Orientation at a Glance