New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is recommended for all students – even those transferring from other colleges. Find out about registering for classes, financial aid, email, parking, and more, and get valuable tips from current students! 

Sessions are offered on different Wake Tech campuses and last 2.5 hours (extended session 3-3.5 hours). Optional tours are available afterwards. Sessions do not include snacks or drinks, and are not appropriate for children. 

  • Sign up for a New Student Orientation session as soon as you’ve been accepted to Wake Tech. 
    *Note which campus your session is on, and register guests who will come with you (you may bring two adults). 
  • To change a session, log back in and select the "dates" tab. 
  • To cancel a session, contact us at [email protected]

See below to decide if a seated or online session is right for you, and make your selection!

Benefits of Seated Orientation Session

  • Seated session is required for Students in the First Year Experience (FYE)
  • Face-to-face interaction with instructors and other students

NOTE: You must check in 15 minutes before the session starts, and if you’re more than 15 minutes late, you’ll have to reschedule the session. Allow 30 minutes for parking and finding your classroom.

Benefits of Online Orientation Session

  • Convenience of attending orientation anytime, anywhere
  • Working at your own pace and revisiting information as needed

NOTE: You must take the final quiz on a computer (cell phones and tablets are unacceptable). For best results, view New Student Orientation online with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox