Below you will find helpful descriptions and links to information pertinent to you as a first year student at Wingate University.
All Wingate students are assigned to an academic advisor. Academic advisors assist students in degree planning, scheduling of classes, career exploration and other related issues. Students can schedule appointments with their advisors throughout the year and are required to meet with their advisor at least once each semester prior to course registration.
To learn more about Academic Advising click here.
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.
The required Gateway 101 class is designed as a tool for first-time students to transition to university life (academic, personal, social, intellectual, physical and spiritual).
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.
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.
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 and fall class registration by taking placement tests. Welcome Week begins when you move to campus in August.
To learn more about Orientation click here.
A unique feature at Wingate University is the Success Coaching Program. The program is offered to First Year students by random selection and the Success Coaches serve as the primary academic advisor to the participating students throughout the academic year. Five coaches meet face to face bi-weekly with individual students in twenty to thirty minute coaching sessions, and keep in touch during the off week by phone, email, texting or social networking. Students are encouraged to bring topics for discussion at each meeting; however, the coaches always have things about which they inquire as well. Conversation topics typically focus on classes, study habits, major selection, interactions with roommates, family relationships and campus involvement. These topics and many others enable the coaches to have a clear sense of a student’s ability to persist to the sophomore year and allow the coaches to channel the students to the appropriate support resources available to help assure the student’s success.