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Woods 101

Friday Apr 07, 2017 - Apr 08, 2017

Mark your calendars for Woods 101, Friday, April 7 – Saturday, April 8!

Are you attending William Woods University in the fall of 2017? Mark your calendars for Woods 101, Friday, April 7 – Saturday, April 8!

During Woods 101 you will get to know current students and your incoming class through fun social activities, and you can even spend the night with a student if you want! In addition to getting familiar with peers and the campus, you will meet with a faculty adviser to get pre-registered for fall semester classes, get your student ID, and finalize financial aid.

Woods 101 requires that all participants have paid their tuition deposit. Make your deposit today!


Friday, April 7

9:15 – 10 a.m.

Morning Registration

Dulany Auditorium

10 – 10:15 a.m.

Welcome to The Woods!

Dulany Auditorium

Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett
University President

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

The Journey Begins

Dulany Auditorium

Amy Dittmer, Director of Career Services and Student Transition

Get fall orientation and move-in dates, as well as other orientation details.

10:30 - 11 a.m.

Freshman Advantage

Dulany Auditorium

A session on our summer program for incoming freshman. Learn about this transitional program from past participants, the program director, and meet this summer’s student mentors!

10:30 – 11 a.m.

Transfer Student Session

Library Auditorium

Transferring from another institution? Come meet Tara Emerson and Lacy Sweeten for vital pieces to your transition to William Woods.

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Mathematics Assessment

Burton Building, rooms 104, 105, 109

This assessment is an option for students whose ACT or SAT math sub-scores place them in Introduction to Math or Basic Algebra. If you would like to take a different math course to help complete your math credit requirement, you may attempt to test into a higher math course by taking the assessment during this time.

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Session I

See Breakout Handout

All breakout sessions are optional.

11 a.m. – 3:30 pm

Advising Appointments

Refer to Appointment Card

Refer to the advising appointment card in your registration envelope for your appointment time, faculty adviser, and the location of your appointment. If you would like directions, please stop by the Admissions Office 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lunch in the Dining Hall

Tucker Dining Hall

Enjoy lunch on us! Be sure to take your meal tickets with you and drop them off with the attendant.

12:15 – 1 p.m.

Freshman Advantage at Lunch

Nielsen Room, Tucker Dining Hall

Have questions about the program that were not answered during the morning session or want to get to know the program mentors? Make sure to stop by to say hello or simply to enjoy lunch. *No formal presentation

1 – 1:30 p.m

Breakout Session II

See Breakout Handout

All breakout sessions are optional.

1:45 - 2:15 pm

Breakout Session III

See Breakout Handout

All breakout sessions are optional.

2:30 – 3 p.m.

Breakout Session IV

See Breakout Handout

All breakout sessions are optional.

3 – 4 p.m.

Residence Hall Tours

Refer to Handout

Your chance to visit and tour many of our campus residence halls, including sorority and fraternity houses. Refer to the Residence Hall section in the Woods 101 guide to see which halls are open for tour and where they are located. Tours are self-guided.

4 – 5 p.m.

Activity Fair and Philanthropy Project


Relax and have some fun! Enjoy connecting with faculty and staff, participate in a fraternity and sorority life philanthropy project, and get acquainted with many William Woods student organizations.

Have more questions for a specific faculty member or department? They will be available during Major Decisions. Faculty will be stationed on the patio by department. Each table will be labeled.

5:15 – 5:30 p.m

Meet Your Evening Host


Made a reservation to spend the night? Come and meet your evening host at this time. Bring your overnight belongings with you during check-in.

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner in the Dining Hall

Tucker Dining Hall

Enjoy dinner on us! Be sure to take your meal tickets with you and drop them off with the attendant.

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Parent’s Reception

Mildred Fox Fairchild Alumni House

Parents, unwind after a great day of fun by joining WWU faculty and staff for an evening cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception. Please, no students.

7:30 p.m.

Chris Carter, Mentalist

Cutlip Auditorium

Check out this incredibly talented and funny mentalist who will blow your mind and do things you never thought possible. He also knows what you are thinking- so think nice things about him!

9 p.m.

Social At The Dock


After a long day, come and relax by the bonfire. Hosted by Panhellenic and IFC.

Other Friday Activities:

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Student Financial Services Meetings

McNutt Campus Center

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m

Admissions Office Open

McNutt Campus Center

8:30 a.m – 5 p.m.

University Technology Services and Owlnet Training

UIT Annex Building

Be sure to stop by UIT to get assistance logging into your Owlnet account, William Woods online informational portal. You will also receive your William Woods issued email address. Representatives from our UIT team are also available to discuss campus technology services and hardware.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit the Art Gallery

Mildred Cox Gallery, Kemper Arts Center

William Woods Senior Student Show

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Get Your Student ID

Office of Student Life, McNutt Campus Center

Stop in and get your student ID!

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shop the Logo Store

McNutt Campus Center

All clothing items are 20% off Friday only!

11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Table

Student Center, McNutt Campus Center

Sign up for fall fraternity or sorority recruitment and visit with a few of our Greek students about the many aspects of fraternity and sorority life. Recruitment fee is waived if you sign up today!

12:30 – 3 p.m.

Health Services Table

Student Center, McNutt Campus Center

Drop off your immunization records with Health Services and learn more about the Office of Counseling, Health and Faith Services.

12:30 – 3 p.m.

Parent’s Association Table

Student Center, McNutt Campus Center

Parents, make sure to learn more about William Woods’ Parents’ Association and sign up while on campus today.

12:30 – 3 p.m.

E-Campus Bookstore

Student Center, McNutt Campus Center

Visit with a representative from our virtual bookstore to discuss the process of purchasing books online.

1 – 4 p.m.

Admissions Hospitality Room

Admissions Office, McNutt Campus Center

Saturday, April 8

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (Optional)

Student Center, McNutt Campus Center

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Admissions Office Open

McNutt Campus Center

9 a.m.

Woods 5K: Poker Runs

McNutt Campus Center

If you still need to register for the Woods 5K, please plan on arriving at 9 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m from the McNutt Campus Center.

9 – 11:30 a.m.

Shop the Logo Store

McNutt Campus Center

*All other campus offices are closed on Saturday.

How to Register:

Registering for the event is easy! Just follow these simple steps:

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If you have any issues with the form or have any questions, please call Darus Brondel at 573.592.4238 or Ashley Sundin at 573.592.4400. You should receive a confirmation email shortly after registering.

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