Wildcat Welcome Weekend!
Charlotte Campus
Last Updated: 8/1/2023

Discover all Johnson & Wales University has to offer at Wildcat Weekend Fall 2023! Wildcat Weekend events are designed to connect and engage all new and returning students to JWU Charlotte through interactive programming during the first weekend of the academic year.  

Wildcat Welcome Events  


Fall 2023 Important Information


Residential Students


Commuter Students

COVID-19 Campus Arrival Guide


Parking & Directions


Have a Question?: Contact



Important Dates

  • August 26: New Student Move-in and Speedfriending
  • August 27: Wildcat Weekend Events
  • August 28: First Day of Classes 

    *New Students, don’t forget to review the First Year Kick-Off Events to learn about all required programs.



New Student Orientation

Our summer orientation programs are designed to support first year students in making a smooth transition to our campus community through various sessions which are intended to promote academic success, individual development and connection to the university.

First-year students who have yet to register for a summer session; no worries, we have one left!!  Friday, August 25th, from 8am-5pm in Wildcat Center during Wildcat Welcome Weekend, we will have a few information sessions to ensure you begin your JWU experience with lots of knowledge.  Please let me know if you have any questions, and please click HERE to register