Wingate Orientation

As a first-year or transfer student, you will find that Wingate Orientation plays an important role in making your transition to college life as smooth as possible.

During orientation, you will meet with an advisor, register for classes, and become familiar with campus resources and support services you will use during your time at Wingate. You will also have the opportunity to engage with other new students and current student leaders in small groups. Orientation is designed to prepare you for your first semester at Wingate and also the years to come.

You can bring up to two guests to Orientation where they will learn about University resources, processes and academic requirements plus meet faculty and staff.

Registration is required for this free, mandatory program. If any circumstances prohibit you from traveling, or if you live over three hours from campus, please complete our Special Circumstance Form so our office can contact you with more information.

The Office of Orientation looks forward to welcoming our new Bulldogs and their families to campus!

Need to stay overnight?

There are a variety of hotels in the area; overnight stays on campus are not available. Students and families can drive in for the day or use one of the listed hotels in the area below. Please make your hotel reservations after your Orientation registration is confirmed.


Hampton Inn

  • 9 miles from Wingate – approx. 20 minutes
  • 2368 Roland Drive (across from Chick-fil-A) Monroe, N.C. 28110
  • 704-220-2200 Toll Free: 800-426-7866


Holiday Inn Express

  • 8 miles from Wingate – approx. 15 minutes
  • 2505 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Monroe, N.C. 28110
  • 704-774-1770


Courtyard by Marriott

  • 18 miles from Wingate - approx. 35 minutes
  • 11425 E. Independence Blvd. (Hwy. 74 near Pizza Hut and I-485) Matthews, N.C. 28105
  • 704-846-4466


Best Western Inn & Suites

  • 8 miles from Wingate – approx. 20 minutes
  • 2316 Hanover Drive (across from Walmart) Monroe, N.C. 28110
  • 704-283-4746


Quality Inn & Suites

  • 8 miles from Wingate – approx. 20 minutes
  • 2351 W. Roosevelt Blvd. (across from Walmart) Monroe, N.C. 28110
  • 704-283-9600


Quality Inn & Suites

  • 17 miles from Wingate – approx. 35 minutes
  • 13470 E. Independence Blvd. (Hwy. 74 near Cracker Barrel) Matthews, N.C. 28105
  • 704-821-9800

2019 Session Dates

There is a 200 student cap for each session, so look for your email titled, "Orientation Registration is Now Open," and sign up now.


Friday, June 21—SESSION IS FULL with no more sign-ups available


Monday, June 24—SESSION IS FULL with no more sign-ups available


Friday, June 28—SESSION IS FULL with no more sign-ups available


Friday, July 19
(encouraged for Camp Bulldog participants)


Monday, July 22
(encouraged for Camp Bulldog participants)


Friday, July 26


The day will begin with check-in from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. in the McGee Center, our health-and-wellness facility. Please see the campus map below for parking information and the location of the McGee Center.

Our day will include coffee and breakfast pastries, lunch, and afternoon snacks and will conclude around 5:30 p.m. For more information, see our schedule of events for students and families (below). You may also email orientation@wingate.edu or call us at 704-233-8663.

Student Schedule

First page of the PDF file: WingateOrientationUniversityFoundations10

Parent Schedule

First page of the PDF file: WingateOrientationUniversityFoundations-Parents


Modern Language Placement Test

Students wishing to take the Modern Language Placement Test should arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. For more information about this optional placement test, students can read additional criteria information included in NSO100.

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