Summer 2018 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

  • Meet with financial aid
  • Chat with the business office
  • Learn how to navigate the student portal
  • Receive your student I.D
  • Meet your advisor and register for classes

Summer 2018 Dates:

  • Thursday, June 14 (Heritage/Trustee Scholars ONLY)
  • Tuesday, July 10
  • Thursday, July 12 (Recommended for Transfer/Early College Students)
  • Tuesday, July 17
  • Thursday, July 19
  • Thursday, July 26
  • Tuesday, August 7 (Football ONLY)**
  • Wednesday, August 15 (Fall Sport Athletes ONLY)

**Date subject to change based on NCAA determination of camp report date.

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

Friday, August 17th

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!

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 on August 17th.  Parents and families are encouraged to attend a “Send-Off” Social, celebrating the beginning of college for their student.  Parent and families are requested to depart from campus by 5:00pm.


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.