New Student Orientation


Get ready to be part of Bishop Nation!

Join us Monday, January 6, 2020 for Bishop Business Day!

New student orientation is a required event that orients new students to campus and welcomes them into the Bishop family! Students and parents will participate in the events on January 6 and students will also have sessions to attend on January 7. During these two days students will be able to speak with representatives in our Financial Aid and Business Offices, learn more about academic and extracurricular activities, and receive answers to any remaining questions they may have. Please complete the registration to attend by clicking the REGISTER TODAY button and selecting the “Bishop Business Day” checkbox. A detailed schedule of events will be emailed to your campus email account. We look forward to seeing you on January 6.

*In order to register, you must have submitted your enrollment deposit.

For more information, contact:

Ben Lilley
First Year Experience Advisor
blilley@ncwc.edu
252.985.5123

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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.

Comfort Inn
200 Gateway Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252.937.7765
877.424.6423

Courtyard Marriott – Gateway
250 Gateway Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252.451.4800
888.236.2427

DoubleTree – Gateway
651 N. Winstead Ave.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252.937.6888
888.543.2255

Days Inn
Golden East
1340 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252.977.7766
800.325.2525

Holiday Inn
200 Enterprise Drive
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252.937.7100
888.465.4329

Residence Inn
230 Gateway Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252.451.5600
252.451.5050

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

Please visit rockymountnc.gov 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!

Q: Am I required to attend Bishop Business Day?

A:  Yes, all new students must register and attend a Bishop Business Day.

 

Q: How many people am I allowed to bring to Bishop Business Day?

A: We ask that you only bring 3-4 guests with you to Bishop Business Day.

 

Q: What should I wear to Bishop Business Day?

A: Please dress comfortably and be prepared to walk around campus.

 

Q: Do I need to register for New Student Welcome?

A: No, New Student Welcome begins with campus move-in and students do not need to register.

 

Q: Do parents and families attend New Student Welcome?

A: New Student Welcome is part two of New Student Orientation that kicks off with campus move-in. Parents and families are encouraged to attend the Refreshment Social on that Friday celebrating the beginning of college for their student. Parents and families are requested to depart immediately following the social. Please see the full schedule for details.

 

Q:  Do I need to register for classes?

A: Students are registered for classes by their academic advisor prior to the Bishop Business Day.  You will receive your course schedule at Bishop Business Day and have the opportunity to meet with your advisor about your course schedule.

 

Q:  How do I access my college email account?

A: The Office of Admissions will send you information about accessing your college email account to your personal email account.

 

Q: Do I have to take any placement exams?

A: Some students will need to take a math placement exam.  If you do, you will be contacted prior to your registered Bishop Business Day, and will have the opportunity to take the exam during Bishop Business Day.

 

Q:  When do I get my textbooks?

A:  All students will pick up their textbooks from the bookstore during New Student Welcome in August.

 

Q:  When will I find out who my roommate is?

A: Students will be notified the third week of July about roommate and housing information.

 

Q:  I am living on campus.  What should I bring for my Residence Hall room when I move-in?

A:  A complete list of what to bring can be found here.

 

Q: I am a student with a disability.  How do I get accommodations at NC Wesleyan?

A: Students needing any form of accommodations based on an academic, mental, or physical disability must register with the Office of Disability Services. Students register by completing a Self-Identification and Impact Statement and Consent for Release of Confidential Information, which can be found on the NC Wesleyan website under Health Services. Additionally each student must provide current and comprehensive documentation to the Office of CDS of a temporary or permanent disability that requires accommodation. Specific documentation guidelines categorized by disability are outlined in the Disability Services Handbook also located on the website. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504 plan, or Disability Accommodations at a previous institution are not considered sufficient documentation, but it can be submitted as supporting information in addition to a comprehensive assessment.