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 and returning students are highly encouraged to participate in a New Student Orientation, but not required.

A student with his family walk to their next session during orientation.

Orientation for first-year students

First-year students, starting directly after high school are required to attend one orientation session to register for classes. All undergraduate students, transferring or returning to Washburn University in summer and fall 2024 are welcome.

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - FULL
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Friday, June 14, 2024

Parents, guardians and family welcome to attend. Free parking provided.

Registration for students starting in summer and fall 2024 is OPEN.

Register for orientation online or by email at orientation@washburn.edu or by phone at 785.670.1834.

A student smiles.

Orientation for transfer students

Transfer students are not required to attend Transfer Student Orientation but are highly encouraged to attend. All undergraduate students, transferring or returning to Washburn University in summer or fall 2024 are welcome.

  • Friday, April 26, 2024 (1:00-4:30 pm)
  • If this date doesn't work, you may register for any of the orientation dates listed for first-year students.

Parents, guardians and family welcome to attend. Free parking provided.

Registration for students starting in summer and fall 2024 is OPEN.

Register for orientation online or by email at orientation@washburn.edu or by phone at 785.670.1834.

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.

Students walk among the booths at WUFest during Welcome Week.

Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome is a series of events and activities designed to welcome new and returning students to campus and help them meet new people, get involved on campus and start their college experience on the right foot. The weeks typically takes place at the beginning of the fall semester and includes social events, informational sessions, and opportunities for students to connect with campus resources and organizations. Some common events during Weeks of Welcome include WU Fest, Rock the Rec and the Convocation ceremony.


GET IN TOUCH WITH Student Orientation & Transition Programs

Student Orientation & Transition Programs
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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