New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is for new first-year students who are coming directly from high school or took time in between high school and college with no college credit. New Student Orientation is required for all new first-time, full-time students. Transfer students are highly encouraged to participate in a New Student Orientation, but not required.

Orientation Checklist (Pre- and Post-Orientation)

*As of May 15th, masks and physical distancing will not be required on the Washburn campus. The Washburn Orientation Team will continue to follow Washburn University's health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19 with any changes this summer.

The Washburn Orientation Team will support your choice as faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors to wear a mask or no mask during New Student Orientation.

Available in-person orientation dates for first-year students for Fall 2021

  • Wednesday, August 18, 8:45 am-5:00 pm

Register online, by email (orientation@washburn.edu) or by phone (785.670.2034).

The Washburn Orientation Team will support your choice as faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors to wear a mask or no mask during New Student Orientation. Each student may bring up to two guests.

Sample Schedule for Students

Sample Schedule for Guests

Available in-person orientation dates for first-year students for Fall 2021

  • Wednesday, August 18, 8:45 am-5:00 pm

Register online, by email (orientation@washburn.edu) or by phone (785.670.2034).

The Washburn Orientation Team will support your choice as faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors to wear a mask or no mask during New Student Orientation. Each student may bring up to two guests.

Sample Schedule for Students

Sample Schedule for Guests

Orientation Videos

Washburn Instructor

Bienvenidos a Washburn

Washburn Staff in Business Office

Business Office

person in Counseling Services office

Counseling Services

Kerry Wynn profile photo

Honors Program

Ichabod Service Center sign

Ichabod Service Center

leadership students

Leadership Institute

learning community sign

Learning Community

Mabee Library entrance exterior

Mabee Immersive Classrooms

student in library with book

Mabee Library

Student getting health treatment

Student Health Services

Student One Stop desk Staff member in office

Student One Stop

student climing 'rock' wall

The Rec (SRWC)

Lincoln Hall exterior entrance

Tour of Lincoln & LLC

WU Police Officer

Washburn Police

Resources & Tutorials

These resources and tutorials will help you learn about the technology you'll use for learning at Washburn University.

Activate your Washburn account (Single sign-on)

To use all of Washburn's online tools and technology, you must first activate your Washburn student account. Washburn uses one login and password for our online tools and technology.

Need further support? Contact our ITS Department at 785.670.3000 or at support@washburn.edu.

Desire2Learn (D2L)

Desire2Learn or D2L is our online platform for learning and teaching. You will interact with each of your instructors for classes through D2L, for both in-person and online courses. For each class, you can find your syllabus, upload assignments, view class progress and grades, and find lectures, rubrics, discussion boards or quizzes.

Zoom Video Conferencing

MyWashburn

MyWashburn is our student portal where you can search and enroll for classes, complete a housing application, pay your student bill, review your financial aid award, apply for student jobs and search for textbooks.

Navigate

Navigate is a tool that Washburn University uses for academic planning, scheduling appointments with advisors, finding study buddies and tutoring help and enroll for classes*.

*NOTE: Enrollment for summer or fall 2021 classes should be done in MyWashburn.

Download Navigate Student app

Washburn Email

Washburn University is a Microsoft Office 365 school. Office 365 programs are free for faculty, staff, and students and can be installed on up to five devices. Washburn email accounts are used in Microsoft Outlook.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Student Transition & Family Engagement

Student Transition & Family Engagement
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone & Email
785.670.2034
orientation@washburn.edu

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