The Office of Orientation Services is responsible for coordinating several signature programs for first year and transfer students and their parents and guardians. We offer three primary programs at this time.
S.O.A.R. (Spring/Summer Orientation and Academic Registration) is a half-day campus visit combined with an online tutorial designed for transfer students to IWU in either January or over the summer. During this visit, students have a chance to meet with an academic advisor, get registered for classes, obtain their student ID card, as well as discover valuable information and resources about their new university.
Experience IWU: Parent Orientation is a one-day program held in June for the parents/guardians of our entering students. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about how to support their student's upcoming transition to college, various departments on campus, and have a chance to meet other parents of new students.
Our primary program is Turning Titan: New Student Orientation which is an exciting week where new IWU students get a chance to meet with their First Year Advisor, sign up for classes, become acquainted with campus, meet your Titan Orientation Leader and much more!
Office of Orientation Services
In alignment with the Illinois Wesleyan University Mission Statement the Office of Orientation Services strives to support the transition process for new students, as well as their family members. We believe that orientation programs are the beginning of an ongoing process of creating active Titan community members. We recognize that our community is comprised of many unique populations, whom are supported by specific orientation services. Our parent orientation program provides family members with the resources to empower their student on campus. And our student orientation programs serve as a cornerstone on which academic success and positive social transitions are built.