Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, Webster University wants to ensure you are thriving in your new environment. The Office of First-Year Experience and Family Programs provides resources, services and programs for first-year students and family members of undergraduate students that promote student success.
Webster University’s Office of First-Year Experience and Family Programs offers a different orientation experience for both first-year freshmen and transfer students.
Taking place in August, our mandatory orientation encompasses various programs for first-year freshmen. There are a series of activities that provide a jump-start to your campus life, allowing you to explore campus and make connections. New freshmen that join Webster in the Spring semester are urged to take our online orientation located at orientation.webster.edu (opens in new tab).
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The Learning Community (LC) program consists of co-enrolling students in purposefully paired courses in their first fall semester at Webster University. These courses are specifically selected for the learning community and based on a topical interest or an area of academic study. Through these Learning Communities, you will participate in activities inside and outside of the classroom that will enhance your learning and a greater connection to the Webster University community. Ask about Learning Communities during your Gorlok Registration and Orientation Workshop (GROW) to learn more!
- (Re)Building a Life
- Business Minded
- Communication is Key
- Creative Exploration
- The Pen & the Cape
- Transformative Educators
- Social Justice
“Four years after I was in the Learning Community, I am still good friends with the people who were in it with me.”
BA in Secondary Education, emphasis in English, '17
Webster 101 is a course offered to all freshman students registering for the fall semester, and mandatory for Learning Communities. This course helps guide freshman students through the transition into college and teaches new students how to foster independence and responsibility, as well as how to navigate their new college journey at Webster University.
Peer Mentors are a select group of upperclassmen who assist all first-year freshman, transfer, and international students with their transition to Webster University. Each student has a Peer Mentor assigned to them to help foster an engaging environment. All Learning Communities are also assigned a Peer Mentor to help create an even stronger sense of community.
Throughout your first semester, your Peer Mentor will be reaching out to offer guidance and support, don’t be shy to ask for their assistance!
Webster University aspires to include undergraduate students’ parents and families in the life of the University. Recognizing the important role families play in the success of their children's college experience, an engaged family makes for an engaged student.
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