The College holds three summer orientation sessions for freshmen, one each in April, May and June. A summer orientation for transfer students is held in July. Orientation is required for all new students enrolling at Emory & Henry.
All new students arrive at Emory & Henry College four days prior to the start of classes in August for our Week of Welcome — better known as WOW — fall orientation.
Contact the Office of Orientation Programs at 276.944.6670 or the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs at 276.944.6122 for more information.
New Student Orientation
1 Day Event New Student Orientation is a one–day event where first-year and transfer students learn about the College, meet classmates and register for classes with your advisor. All incoming students are required to attend one of these sessions. Please see the Orientation Schedule listing on this page. There is a full day program planned for parents as well. Registration for spring and summer sessions opens March 5th. Confirmation of your registration will be sent to your E&H email account beginning the second week of March.
WOW—Week of Welcome
Multi-Day Event The Week of Welcome spans a week: four days prior to the commencement of classes, then a final event "Emory & Henry & Beyond" held the Saturday after classes begin. Students are immersed in various campus activities through this welcome to the College. Student Orientation starts off with new student check–in. Parents may attend information sessions in the afternoon as their student wraps up final registration tasks. Parents and families are asked to depart promptly at the end of the program, as students begin their new academic year at Emory & Henry.
Student check-in for 2014 will be Saturday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Van Dyke BOV Lounge 1 (including commuters, transfer students, and athletes or other students who came to campus early). The tenative WOW schedule for 2014 available via the link below.
Please note: This weekend occasionally coincides with the NASCAR Bristol Speedway race weekend. Area hotel reservations can be very difficult if not impossible to obtain on short notice.
The culminating event of the Week of Welcome is an innovative program called Emory & Henry & Beyond, held on Saturday, Aug. 30. You will have an opportunity to join a small group on an experiential-learning trip led by professors or staff member. Times and locations vary. Space is limited. Learn more about this exciting day of discovery.
Spring Semester Orientation
3 Day Event Spring Semester Orientation is a three-day event for new and transfer students who will begin classes in the spring semester. Families are welcome to participate in this event.
Interested in becoming an Orientation Leader? Use the links below to get started!