New Student Guide

Things To Know


We have designed a specific check-in process for commuters to help aid in their transition to Wingate. To avoid any parking fines, please make sure you complete the Vehicle Registration form once it is released before arriving on campus. Campus Safety will be glad to provide you with a map showing the parking lots designated for commuters. In addition, commuters can buy meal plans from the Business Office. Information on rates and purchasing options can be obtained through the Student Accounts Office. Check-in on August 16 for Route 1896 event and the events of the weekend are mandatory for all commuters prior to starting class.


You can get a lot of your questions answered by going to our Residence Life page. There you can learn more about meal plans, housing options and the housing process.

Financial Services

Business Office - Located on the second floor of Stegall. Email:


How-To Videos

You can find a playlist of how-to YouTube videos beginning with how to log onto your student account.

Immunization Requirements

Students are required to submit medical and health information to the Health Center as part of enrollment. All materials are due by June 15 for fall admission. All required forms MUST be completed in their entirety and uploaded before students will be allowed to attend class. All required health forms and medical-record forms can be found on your student checklist or by logging into your WUHealth portal. To learn more about the services our health center provides and read about the mandatory health insurance policy, click here.


MyGate serves as the go-to place for current students to access quick links helpful resources and student services. It is found at the top of almost every page of the website.

New Student Checklist

To view completed or outstanding checklist items, log onto the NSO 100. Completing each step will expedite your arrival at Route 1986 on Friday, August 16. 

Wingate Lingo

  • AC: Professional staff members who live and work in residence halls; directly oversees Helms and Cannon/CM Black and supervises the RDs.
  • ARC: The Academic Resource Center; located on the 2nd floor of EKS where students can access the Writing Center, Peer Tutoring, Student Success offices and Disability Support Services.
  • BARC: A student committee in charge of activities.
  • Beam Quad: Where students call the grassy area outside of Beam, Byrum and Welborn apartments.
  • Caf: Refers to W.T. Harris Dining Hall
  • DPC: Dickson-Palmer Center; where Starbucks and Helms Forum are located.
  • EKS: Ethel K. Smith Library 
  • Lyceums: Part of the core curriculum that provides students with cultural enrichment. Attending 24 lyceums of various topics is a graduation requirement. 
  • NSO: New Student Orientation
  • RA: Resident Assistants live on each floor to oversee a building and address housing or roommate concerns.
  • RD: Residence Director; graduate level paraprofessional staff who live and work in certain residence halls.
  • The Quad: The Academic quadrangle where almost all classroom buildings are located.
  • WUSync: An online tool to keep up with clubs, organizations, lyceums and campus involvement.

Wingate Student Handbook

The student handbook outlines the university's policies and expectations for members of the campus community including alcohol misuse, illegal substances and Title XI. 

Important Links

Important Dates


July 19-21
Camp Bulldog

August 15

Medical Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Due

Assumption of Risk Due

Sexual Assault Prevention Due

AlcoholEDU Due

Wingate Photo ID Submission Due

August 16

New Student Move-In

August 16-24

Welcome Week

August 18


August 19

First day of classes

Full calendar