New Student Online Orientation

This orientation provides a University overview and important information for students.

Online orientation will take approximately 30-60 minutes to complete.

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Congratulations and Welcome to Wilmington University!

Students on Campus

New Student Orientation (NSO) congratulates our newly admitted WilmU students. Welcome to Wildcat Country! Whether you are a first year or transfer student, NSO will help you get ready for your face-to-face and/or online academic experience.

The tabs to the left will guide you through the process and provide you with important information about the University. Get started now and revisit anytime for updates.

 

 

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  Message from the President

 

Welcome to Wilmington University.

It is our mission to offer quality education to all who seek it. We are committed to academic excellence both in the classroom and online, and our dedicated faculty creates and teaches relevant and affordable career-oriented programs that are conveniently scheduled. We believe strongly in treating each student respectfully and individually.

The enthusiastic involvement of our Board of Trustees sets the bar high for our administrators, faculty, staff and alumni. The Wilmington University community extends well beyond the state of Delaware. We have multiple sites in both Delaware and New Jersey, community college partnerships throughout the region, and students around the country and abroad attend our online programs.

We provide our students with the solid academic foundations, practical skills, and "real-world" opportunities they need to advance in their professions and lead their communities. We encourage them to participate actively in innovative programs that require effort, challenge critical thinking, provide solid career preparation and instill ethical values.

Wilmington University is a place where you can realize your potential as you seek intellectual challenges and personal fulfillment. It is our great hope that you will also discover a love for and commitment to lifelong learning. We are glad you are here!

Sincerely,
Dr. LaVerne T. Harmon
President

Dr. LaVerne T. Harmon

Dr. LaVerne T. Harmon
President

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  Meet Your Dean

May Ann K. Westerfield

Arts and Sciences

Mary Ann K. Westerfield

Kathy S. Kennedy Ratajack

Business

Kathy S. Kennedy Ratajack

John C. Gray

Education

John C. Gray

Denise Z. Westbrook

Health Professions

Denise Z. Wells

Edward L. Guthrie

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Edward L. Guthrie

Anthony J. Carcillo

Technology

Anthony J. Carcillo

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Know Your Sites

With six locations throughout Delaware, and nine locations in New Jersey, Wilmington University brings higher education close to home.

New Castle Campus

Wilmington University Locations

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Academic Advising

Academic Advising services are an essential element of the Wilmington University student support system. We are here to help you develop long-term academic plans and set short-term goals to achieve those plans.

Academic Advising

How do I register for classes?

myWilmU lets you register or request registration for any course in the upcoming term, 24/7, 100% online.

How do I register for classes?

DegreeWorks

Track and plan your degree program progress with DegreeWorks.

 DegreeWorks

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Online Registration

Register Online with myWilmU

myWilmU lets you register or request registration for any course in the upcoming term, 24/7, 100% online:

  1. Log in to myWilmU
  2. From the left menu, choose Register for Courses
  3. For registration requests, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.
  4. To confirm your course schedule, see Your Course Schedule below.

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Online Learning

Canvas

Canvas is WilmU's online learning platform. Connect with your instructor and classmates, access course materials, complete assignments and more. All courses at WilmU at WilmU use Canvas, not just online courses, so take some time to get familiar.

Canvas

Online Course Orientation

Before starting your first online course, take this tour to get familiar with how online courses work and how to navigate around your course in Canvas.

Complete the Online Course Orientation

Online Student Navigators

Online Student Navigators provide personalized guidance throughout your online learning experience.

Online Student Navigator


Technology Resources

myWilmU

myWilmU is Wilmington University’s online student services portal. With myWilmU, you can access your personal information and conduct your University business online.

myWilmU

Student E-mail

All Wilmington University students are issued Wilmington University email accounts. Wilmington University will use your student email account as an official means of communicating with you.

Student E-mail

Additional Resources & Support

Wilmington University provides computers for student use in designated computer classrooms and select student lounge and library areas at each of our locations.

Additional Resources & Support

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Student Support

Student Success Center

Whether you are an incoming freshman, a returning adult student, a transfer student, or a graduate student, the Student Success Center can provide you with the support and resources necessary to achieve your goals.

Student Success Center

Library Resources

Librarians are here to help you select and locate resources. Whether you need help searching the library databases or navigating the APA manual, library staff are always available in person, by phone or via e-mail.

Library Resources

Student Services

Student Services is available to answer your questions about the admission process, tuition and fees, financial aid and more.

Student Services

Campus Store

Wilmington University Campus Store is a local bookstore serving the students, faculty and staff of Wilmington University with pride.

Campus Store

Online Tutoring

Connect with a live tutor on demand or make an appointment for a future session.

Online Tutoring

Student Handbook

The student handbook will serve as a guide as you begin and continue your educational career with Wilmington University.

Student Handbook

Military Services

Wilmington University appreciates the dedication of our country's service members and strives to serve the unique educational needs of military students.

Military Services

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Financial Aid

A financial aid package may consist of a combination of grants, loans, and/or work study. The receipt of these awards is dependent upon the level of funds available, and your eligibility as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial Aid

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Billing

Student Financial Services

Find everything you need to know about paying for your WilmU education. Student Financial Services staff assist students with billing, payment information and more.

Student Financial Services

Payment Plans

The Wilmington University payment plan allows students to pay tuition in monthly installments throughout the semester.

Payment Plans

Refunds

Wilmington University partners with TouchNet to disburse all refunds to students.

Refunds

WilmU Debit Card

Choose from the following options for your refund:

  • Direct deposit of your refund into a bank account of your choice.
  • Paper check sent via U.S. Mail.
  • A Discover debit account where you can make purchases or get cash with your refund money.

WilmU Debit Card

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Student Affairs

Student Life

Wilmington University provides a variety of ways for students to get involved on and off campus.

Student Life

Title IX

Wilmington University is committed to creating and maintaining a learning environment where all persons who participate in University programs and activities can learn together in an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment, exploitation, bias, prejudice or intimidation.

Title IX

Career Services

Career Services is a free resource for students and alumni to learn more about their chosen career fields and to develop career plans.

Career Services

Disability Services

Wilmington University actively supports the rights of students with disabilities to have equal access to education.

Disability Services

Privacy Rights (FERPA)

In summary, students have four primary rights under this act: the right to inspect and review their student record, the right to seek amendments to records, the right to consent to disclosure, and the right to file a complaint.

Privacy Rights (FERPA)

University Safety

The University Safety Department provides 24/7 security coverage for the New Castle, Wilson Graduate Center, Brandywine and Dover sites and the Athletic Complex.

University Safety

Student Center

The Student Center is a gathering place for the campus community, offering social co-curricular and cultural activities that enhance individual growth and stimulate discussion.

Student Center

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Completing the Orientation

Thank you for taking the time to become familiar with Wilmington University. As a student, you will have access to this site throughout your career at WilmU.

THANK YOU