• What Can I Expect
  • What Can I expect at Tiger Trails?

    At Tiger Trails, you can expect to

    • meet many new people: current students, new students, faculty, staff, and administration
    • experience UWA policies and procedures for registration
    • discover more about the student services and activities at UWA
    • get more information on student organizations
    • have a lot of fun.

    Our new student orientation, Tiger Trails, is designed to cater to your every need while beginning college at UWA. You will begin the process of transitioning to your new college environment. At Tiger Trails you will meet new people, learn how to get involved on campus, and register for fall classes: three essential elements which will foster a successful transition to the UWA family.

    This major life transition is also important for parents and/or guardians of the student. Therefore, we offer a special parent orientation the first day of the July 10-11 freshman orientation, and parents are allowed to sit in during transfer sessions as well.

    Freshman Session (July 10-11) begins with check-in and group assignments at 8:00 a.m.at Gilbert Hall. Orientation Leaders will lead each small group of 15-20 students, organized by a group number. Various activities take place during the first day. The first day concludes with an evening meal for students and social activities. [schedule]

    The second day of the freshman session students will work with their advisor to organize a class schedule, learn how to register online, and leave with a fall semester schedule of classes in hand.

    Transfer Session (July 8) begins with check-in at 9:00 a.m. at the Bell Conference Center. Parents may join their students for presentations on student life, campus safety, student accounts, e-campus, and financial aid. The session ends with organizing a class schedule and registration in the academic department.

    Freshman and Transfer Express Session (August 15) begins with check-in at 9:00 a.m. at the Bell Conference Center. Parents may join their students for presentations on student life, campus safety, student accounts, e-campus, and financial aid. The session ends with organizing a class schedule and registration in the academic department.