Summer 2017 New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is a required two-part event that orients new students to campus and welcomes them into the Bishop family. In order to register, you must have submitted your enrollment deposit.

You only need to register for Part 1, Bishop Business Day. You do not have to register for Part 2, New Student Welcome.

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Part 1: Bishop Business Day

Bishop Business Day is a day for new students to take care of official business on campus. Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with financial aid
  • Visit the business office
  • Get their student I.D.
  • Learn to navigate their online student account
  • Meet with advisors and register for classes

**Check back in 2018 to see the Summer 2018 dates and to register.

Once students have submitted their enrollment deposit they will be eligible to register to attend a Bishop Business Day.

For questions or information about Bishop Business Day, contact

Part 2: New Student Welcome

Get ready for New Student Welcome! New Student Welcome begins with campus move-in day, August 18th, and continues through August 22nd, the day before classes begin. During New Student Welcome, students will get connected and established to the Wesleyan community and partake in activities that will prepare them to be a successful college student. Download our campus app to view the full schedule!

Friday, August 18th

10:00am – 12:00pm New Student Arrival and Move-in

Resident and commuter students will check-in to receive their official class schedule and student ID card. Resident students will move into the Residence Halls.

1:00 – 2:00pm Send-Off Social

Students and parents are invited to attend a floating send-off event to celebrate the beginning of a new journey as a member of the Bishop family!

2:00 – 3:00pm First Year Welcome

This session is for new students only. Come talk about what to expect in the first year and finally meet your First Year Mentor.

2:00 – 3:00pm Parent & Family Session (optional)

This session is for parents/families only. Take a moment to meet with other parents and hear from Celia Dickerson, Coordinator of Parent Relations and Student Information.

3:00 – 5:00pm Free Time & Family Departure

Take some time to put finishing touches on your residence hall room and hug your family tight! Parents/families must depart by 5:00pm!

For questions or information about New Student Welcome, contact

New Student Orientation Info

Visiting the Rocky Mount Area
PARENTS, the Rocky Mount community is excited about your visit! We are hoping that you will stay in one of our local hotels while your student is staying on campus.

Days Inn – Golden East 1340 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252-977-7766 800-325-2525

Comfort Inn
200 Gateway Blvd Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252-937-7765 877-424-6423

DoubleTree – Gateway
651 N. Winstead Ave Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252-937-6888 888-543-2255

Courtyard Marriott – Gateway
250 Gateway Blvd Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252-451-4800 888-236-2427

Holiday Inn
200 Enterprise Drive Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252-937-7100 888-465-4329

*There are LOTS of great things to do in Rocky Mount for an enjoyable stay!

Please visit for a full listing of Entertainment, Restaurants, and Shops!

First Year Mentors are a team of dedicated and constructive student leaders that are passionate about NC Wesleyan College and believe in every student’s success. From the beginning at New Student Welcome and throughout the fall semester, First Year Mentors help new students connect with the Wesleyan community. They serve as mentors and role models to first year students, and attend an assigned COL 195 course section to be accessible and provide insight as a mentor.


Learn more and meet our First Year Mentors HERE!