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2014 New Student Orientation: August 19-August 24
New Student Orientation is required for all first-time freshman* and transfer students with 23 credits or less. Students are signed up automatically when you register for classes. *This applies to any student entering Western who has not lived on a residential campus before.
Western also offers a one-day Transfer & Non-Traditional Student Orientation designed to meet these students' specific needs. This program is encouraged, though not required, for new students entering Western with 24 credits or more. This program will be offered on August 22.
Summer Wilderness Based Orientation: August 15-19, 2014
This optional program, taken in addition to New Student Orientation, gives you the ultimate unique experience! Join other new students on courses varying in time and difficulty that venture into the Colorado backcountry. Each course is led by some of our finest student leaders who give you instruction on adventure activities and beginning college. Learn More »
Week of Welcome: August 25-August 30, 2014
Western State Colorado University's Week of Welcome (WOW) is a time to welcome all new Western students after the start of classes on Monday, August 25. Through Western's WOW, you will be provided experiences to gain a better understanding of the University and its many involvement opportunities.