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Bulldog Beginnings

Bulldog Beginnings is your beginning at Wingate! This mandatory program is designed to help you acclimate to campus life and adjust to being a college student. Bulldog Beginnings starts on move-in day and lasts until the first day of class. You’ll meet your orientation group, be led through the week by a Bulldog Guide, learn about campus resources, and connect with your peers! Bulldog Beginnings is required for all incoming students.

See the Bulldog Beginnings schedule below!

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Are you an F-1 international student?

If so, be sure to attend one of the First-Year Orientations listed below IN ADDITION TO the International Orientation Session on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the LaVerne Banquet Hall. If you are unable to attend one of the First-Year Orientations in person, please fill out this form to register for the Virtual Orientation Session on Saturday, July 29. A schedule for the Virtual Orientation will be published soon.

First page of the PDF file: 2023BulldogBeginningsSchedule

Route 1896 & Move-in Day

Bulldog Beginnings will start with Route 1896 and Move-In Day on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023.

Route 1896 is your Bulldog Beginnings Kick-Off, where you will check-in with the office of New Student Orientation and Bulldog Central. All students will receive their Student ID, complete any items left on their new student checklist, and residential students will receive their room key to move-in. For residential students, the office of Residence Life will send information over the summer regarding your time to move-in and go through Route 1896.

Parents & Families

Bulldog Beginnings has a place for you too! On move in day, you'll be able to hear from our Campus Community about what's in store for your student! A schedule of Bulldog Beginnings for Parents and Families will be published soon!


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