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Checking In

  • Check-in for Orientation takes place on Gaebe Commons, located at 176 Weybosset St., Providence. This is a student drop-off location ONLY.

Students: What to Bring

Remember to bring the following items:

  • Overnight Bedding: pillow, blanket, sleeping bag and/or twin XL sheets
  • Casual clothing
  • Sneakers or walking shoes
  • Shower Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Rain gear/umbrella
  • Water bottle

Students with Reasonable Accommodation Requests

JWU is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with learning, physical, or other disabilities to succeed in their academic pursuits.

While maintaining the highest academic integrity, the university strives to balance scholarship with support services that assist students with disabilities with functioning in the university’s academic environment.

Student with disabilities who need to request a reasonable accommodation(s) during orientation should contact Accessibility Services at 401-598-1485 at least two weeks prior to the program.

Change of Major

Many of our majors have specific academic requirements. Any change of major is handled by our Admissions team.

If you are registered with a major in Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering & Design, Health & Wellness, or Hospitality Management and want to make a change, call 1-800-DIAL-JWU x2310.

If you are registered with a major in Food Innovation & Technology (which includes Culinary or Baking & Pastry Arts) and want to make a change, call 1-800-DIAL-JWU x2370.