As the Vice President and Dean of Student Life, I am excited to welcome you to Washington & Jefferson College! All of us at W&J are delighted that you are joining our community, and we look forward to learning more about all that you have to contribute to campus life. We hope, in turn, that W&J will fulfill your academic and personal expectations.
I am happy to share that, as a member of the class of 2018, you will experience an enriched and robust orientation to W&J. As the first step in your orientation, you now have access to W&J Gateway, a web portal designed to walk you through the steps of becoming a W&J student for the fall of 2014. As part of this web portal, you will provide us with your course preferences; submit information to help us match you with a roommate; have access to all the paperwork we need from you to prepare for your arrival; be provided information about opportunities for you once on campus; and learn more about campus life and the W&J student experience. In addition, you will be connected with current W&J students who will assist you with any questions you might have about preparing for the fall semester.
Your on-campus orientation will begin in late August. Freshmen and transfer students are expected to arrive at the College on Wednesday, August 27 (students involved in a fall sport will arrive as per instruction of the coach). International student arrival is scheduled for Monday, August 25. You will find more detailed information about arrival and the on-campus orientation program on W&J Gateway.
All of us in the Office of Student Life are here to help you as you prepare to join the W&J community. We serve as a resource for all freshmen and incoming transfer students and can assist with personal, academic or other issues as you navigate your first semester at W&J. I hope to get to know as many of you as I can, and encourage you to contact us over the next few weeks if you have questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance.
Vice President and Dean of Student Life