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Congratulations! You’re accepted! Here’s a step-by-step guide to everything that comes next from getting your official Westminster online account to your first day of classes.


The Orientation experience occurs the weekend before the Fall Semester begins. This year, the dates are August 23-25. We want you to have the best possible start to your collegiate career, which is why Orientation is required of all first year students. Transfer students should consider participating as well. A detailed orientation schedule will be posted here on August 1, but here’s an overview of how it works.

  New Student Orientation Schedule

  Transfer Student Orientation Schedule

  Move-in Day

  Early Arrivals (Fall Athletes & Musicians)

  The First Weekend

  Your New Address

When classes begin on Monday, August 26, you'll have learned a lot about the campus, met some of the staff, and forged many new friendships. Now it's time to really concentrate on understanding Westminster's academic year and making sure you are positioning yourself for success.

Academic Year at a Glance

  Midterm and Holiday Breaks

  Midterm Grades

  Academic Advising and Registration for the Next Semester

  Final Exams

  Academic Calendar

  Tips for a Successful First Year

Campus Resources

  Professional Development Center

  Counseling Services

  Disability Services

  Diversity & Inclusion

  Faith & Spirituality

  Wellness Center

  Academic Success Center

  Library & Information Services (LIS)

  Safety & Security Services

The Parent Association provides resources for parents and family members while their Titan is making their home away from home at Westminster College. Our goal is to answer questions, provide helpful resources, and keep parents and families up to date about campus happenings.

Family Events

Parents and families are encouraged to remain connected to campus life by attending sporting events; music, theater, and Celebrity Series performances; Family Day activities; all-campus academic lectures; and special events planned by our alumni/parent relations office. The doors of Wiley Alumni House are always open to families who return to campus—so please stop by!

For information about upcoming events, please visit our Office of Alumni and Parent Relations Events page.

Family Resources

Parent Association Facebook Group

Westminster College Photo Gallery

Campus News

Upcoming Alumni Association Events (open to parents and families, too!)

Campus Contacts

For a complete description of the different divisions that make up the College and a contact list, please visit our Parent Resources page.