As a parent of a new Wesleyan student, we welcome you to the Wesleyan community! You and your student will begin to hear more often from Wesleyan throughout the summer. In the meantime, should you need any assistance please contact us at

New Student Arrival Days 2023

International New Students:

  • Arrival Days, Thursday–Friday, August 24–25
  • Orientation: Saturday, August 26

Domestic Students:

More information at Get Ready for Wes.
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    New Student Orientation is a comprehensive introduction to Wesleyan University. Students will build relationships with other students, faculty and administrators and have important discussions about values, traditions, and community standards at Wesleyan. 

    For general parent questions, please contact and for questions specific to orientation, please contact the Orientation office at

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    Residential Life

    Learn all about the office, housing options and important policies and housing dates.

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    Packing List

    Read through our suggested items list.