Wildcat Welcome
Charlotte Campus
Last Updated: 8/6/2020

Discover all Johnson & Wales University has to offer at Wildcat Welcome Fall 2020! Wildcat Welcome events are designed to connect and engage all new and returning students to JWU Charlotte through interactive programming during the first two weeks of the academic year.

Wildcat Welcome 

Fall Semester 2020 FAQs


Residential Students


Commuter Students

COVID-19 Campus Arrival Guide


Parking & Directions

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Important Dates

  • August 17: Student move-in (For students needing to quarantine)
  • August 21-24: (except Sunday, August 23) – New Student move-in appointments
  • August 21-30: (except Sunday, August 23) – Returning student move-in appointments
  • August 25-29: New student Wildcat Welcome events including required orientations and programs
  • August 31: Classes begin

*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 should check out our New Student Orientation website for registration, schedules, and activities regarding this summer program