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 Aug. 9, Washburn requires the use of masks while indoors regardless of vaccination status with some limited exceptions (see Mask Regulations for exceptions). Masks are not required if a person is alone in workspaces and offices. Masks are optional but strongly recommended in outdoor public spaces where social distancing is not possible. We will continue to follow Washburn University's health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19.

Orientation Dates

Available in-person orientation dates for undergraduate first-year students starting in Spring 2022
  • Friday, November 12, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Register online, by email (orientation@washburn.edu) or by phone (785.670.2034). Each student may bring up to two guests. Masks required regardless of vaccination status.

 

Available in-person orientation dates for undergraduate first-year students starting in Summer or Fall 2022*

*Registration will open in January 2022 

 

Available in-person orientation dates for undergraduate transfer students starting in Spring 2022
  • Friday, November 12, 1:00-5:00 pm

Register online, by email (orientation@washburn.edu) or by phone (785.670.2034). Each student may bring up to two guests. Masks required regardless of vaccination status.

 

Available in-person orientation dates for undergraduate transfer students starting in Summer or Fall 2022*
  • Friday, April 8, 1:00-5:00 pm
  • Friday, August 12, 1:00-5:00 pm
*Registration will open in January 2022

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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