The First Year

Below you will find helpful descriptions and links to information pertinent to you as a first year student at Wingate University.
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Academic Advising
All Wingate students are assigned to an academic advisor to assist students in degree planning, scheduling of classes, career exploration and other related issues. Students can schedule appointments with their advisor throughout the year and are required to meet at least once each semester prior to course registration.
To learn more about Academic Advising click here.

Success Coaching/First-Year Academic Advisors
Every student at Wingate University is assigned an academic advisor.   First-year Pre-Pharmacy students are assigned to a Pre-Pharmacy Academic Advisor in the School of Pharmacy.  First-year Music majors will have a faculty member within the Department of Music.  Early college and transfer students will be assigned faculty advisors within their chosen fields of study.  All other students are assigned to a success coach for the first year, who will serve as an academic advisor. At the end of students’ first year of college, students will be transitioned to a full-time faculty member within their major.
In addition to traditional advising responsibilities, such as working with students during the registration period to create appropriate course schedules, success coaches aim to empower their students in navigating their first year of college.  They support and encourage their students in their curricular and co-curricular activities as they adjust to university life.  Success coaches work closely and cooperatively with the Office of Student Success, the Academic Resource Center, Athletics, faculty, staff, and other offices on campus to encourage individual student success.  Students have the opportunity to meet with their success coach in a one-on-one setting as often as the student’s needs require.  Coaches will also communicate and work with students through group advising sessions, e-mail, and social media.  Students may also be enrolled in a one-credit learning strategies course taught by their success coach.

Success coaches purposefully work with students to reach the following student learning objectives during the first year:
  • Students will develop an understanding of the Wingate curriculum requirements and actively participate in creating their own course schedules.
  • Students will be empowered to develop and implement a plan that incorporates their personal interests, strengths, and supports their academic and professional goals.
  • Students will develop an understanding of campus resources and can demonstrate the ability to autonomously communicate their needs clearly and effectively to others.
  • Students will learn to accept responsibility for personal decisions and learn to develop problem solving skills.
Admitted Student Checklist
Please submit all necessary documents as soon as possible. Once deposited, each student will have a personalized checklist.
Freshman Checklist
Transfer Checklist
International Checklist
Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Planning offers an extensive financial aid program of merit and need-based scholarships, as well as other federal, state and institutional sources of aid.
To learn more about financial aid click here.

Gateway 101
Gateway 101 class is designed as a tool for first-time students to transition to university life (academic, personal, social, intellectual, physical and spiritual). This course is required for all first-year students.
To learn more about Gateway 101 click here.

Housing & Residence Life
The Office of Residence Life is dedicated to supporting and advancing the academic and personal growth of students by contributing to the development of a healthy and safe living environment conducive to learning.
To learn more about Housing & Residence Life click here.

Lyceum Program
Wingate University provides varied opportunities for cultural enrichment outside of the classroom. The Lyceum Series includes programs in four categories (Faith and Character Development, Fine Arts Presentations and Performances, Academic Events and Personal and Professional Growth), and students must attend at least 40 events (eight in each category) over the course of their studies as a requirement for graduation.
To learn more about the Lyceum Program click here.

Majors & Programs

Wingate offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and numerous pre-professional programs.
To learn more about Wingate's majors and programs click here.

Wingate University’s Orientation is a wonderful opportunity for you to begin your successful academic and social transition to college life. Orientation is held in the summer and assists you with meeting other students and faculty. Welcome Week begins when you move to campus in August.
To learn more about Orientation click here.

Every summer, the Wingate Reading Experience, also known as the WiRE, puts students and faculty all on the same page as they read the same fascinating book. Class discussions and a lecture by the author occur throughout the school year.
To learn more about the Wingate Reading Experience click here.