These hotels are close to the Johnson & Wales University. Ask for the JWU visitor rate when booking (rates are based on availability).

Dear Wildcat Family: 

Congratulations on completing all the necessary steps for your student to attend JWU! 

We recognize that these tasks seemed insurmountable at times and quite daunting. The good news is you’ve made it! I am pleased to welcome you into the JWU family. 

As your student embarks on this journey, you will surely feel uncertainty and excitement about their next 4 years

I want to assure you that we have been working hard to ensure that your student has the smoothest transition to JWU as possible. We’re committed to supporting both of you on this exciting journey.


Getting Here

When you bring your student to campus, please make yourself comfortable as you settle them into their new home. 


Leaving JWU

Be prepared to say goodbye after you move them into housing and begin phasing into your new role as advisor, cheerleader and supporter. The change in your roles is not an easy one, but it is very important. 

Studies show that the more students connect with peers and faculty out of class, the more they are apt to succeed. Many programs and activities have been planned to ensure your student connects with peers, administrators and faculty. 

So, while you may want to do as much as possible with your student before you leave, remember to save some time for them to attend their socials. 


Ask Us Questions

Our staff will be around to answer your questions about the college experience at JWU. 

This is an exciting time for both you and your child so enjoy it! We look forward to helping you support and guide your child’s success.  Be sure to check out our Student & Family Resources Guide for helpful information.

The Office of New Student Orientation & Campus Events



Parent Ambassadors Working for Students

Our parents association helps you stay connected to your student and our campus community. 

Save the Date

Family Weekend: Oct 19 - 21

JWU’s North Miami Campus

Register by email now! Special savings for those who register before September 1st.