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.


Thurs, Sept 5

*New Commuter Check-in, University Events Center (UEC), 3:00-3:45

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 Deck at: 116 S. Cedar Street.

*New Student Welcome, Wildcat Center Gym, 4:00

*Orientation Group Meet-up, Wildcat Center, 4:30

*Dinner (free for commuters), Dining Center, 6:00

*The JWU Way, Wildcat Center, 8:00

*Commuter Reception, Wildcat Center, 8:30

*New Student Ice Cream Social, Res Hall Quad, 9:00

*Required for new commuter students  

Fri, Sept 6

*Success 101

9:30-12:00  Culinary Arts and Arts & Sciences students Hance Auditorium

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

*College Orientations

10:00-12:00 College of Business, Academic Center

10:00-12:00 College of Hospitality Management Academic Center

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

*Required for new commuter students

*Wildcat Way Ceremony, Res Hall Quad, 3:15

Dinner, Dining Center, 6:00

Women’s Soccer Game, Pineville Fields, 7:15

Playfair, Wildcat Center Gym, 9:00

*Required for new commuter students  

Sun, Sept 8

*College Orientations

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

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

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

Carolina Panthers Tailgate, Res Hall Quad, 11:00

Carolina Panthers Viewing Party, TBD, 1:00

*Required for all new commuter students


Returning Commuter Students


Mon, Sept 9


Classes begin

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