New Commuter Students

To begin your JWU Charlotte journey, please ensure attendance at the below required events. For more event details regarding these and other programs designed for new students, please visit the First-Year Kick-off Events.


Wednesday, Aug. 29

*New Commuter Check-in, 1:30-3:00pm in the University Events Center (UEC)

*New Commuter Welcome, 3:30–4:30pm in Hance Auditorium

All new students will check-in at the University Events Center (UEC) located in the Academic Center at 801 W. Trade Street.

Parking: Follow signs to Cedar Street Parking Garage, 116 S. Cedar Street.

Students will have the opportunity to visit information booths for dining, parking and Campus Safety & Security.

*Required for new commuter students  

Thursday, Aug. 30

Wildcats @ Play
*Required for all new students

JWU Cares
*Required for all new students

Friday, Aug. 31

*Success 101

9:30-12pm  Arts & Sciences and Culinary Arts students, Hance Auditorium

1:00-3:30pm  College of Business, College of Hospitality Management, Baking & Pastry Arts students, Hance Auditorium

*College Orientations

10:00-12:00pm College of Business, Wildcat Center

TBD College of Hospitality Management, TBD

1:30-3:00pm  College of Arts & Sciences, Gateway Center 402

*Required for new commuter students  

Sunday, Sept. 2

*College Orientations (College of Culinary Arts)

8:00-9:30am Students in academics, Hance Auditorium

8:00-11:00am Students in A.M. labs, report to 1st lab

12:00-3:00pm Student in P.M. labs, report to 1st lab

*Required for all new commuter students



Returning Commuter Students


Monday, Sept. 3 (Classes begin)



Classes begin

University offices will be open normal business hours (8:30-4:30pm) to assist any returning commuter student