Students APEX helping new student with ARCH


What is Summer ARCH?

Summer ARCH (Academic Registration and Creative Horizons) is designed to facilitate your transition to your first year at The College of Wooster. You can think of it as your first official activity as a Wooster student. You will complete important tasks that are part of getting ready for the first year of college including registering for classes. You can also expect to meet some of your new classmates, some current students, and a faculty adviser who will work with you to select your courses for the fall semester.  In addition, Summer ARCH offers opportunities for you to learn more about programs and resources available at the College. You may select the Summer ARCH date that best suits your schedule. Please note that the August session is for designated registrants only. Please contact us if you have any questions that are not answered on this site. 

Do I have to stay on campus?

Students are required to stay in on campus housing so that they can participate fully in the programs. There is no additional cost for students attending Summer ARCH. 

There is no parent housing on-campus. Parents may choose any one of the local lodging establishments.

What do I need to bring?

Travel light. Bring your own toiletries and whatever clothing you need for this short visit. Linens, pillow, and towel will be provided for students. Please note the student housing for ARCH does not have air conditioning, you may bring a fan if you would like.

Do sessions close out?

Yes.  As the June 1 deadline draws near, it becomes necessary to close sessions if they become full. Please check the website for updates to session closings.

What if I can’t attend the June ARCH program?

We recognize that circumstances may arise that prevent a student from attending Summer ARCH in June.  We will address these on an individual basis. Please contact us if this is the case.

Is there transportation to and from the airport?

The College of Wooster will provide transportation to and from the Cleveland International Airport and the Akron-Canton Airport at the specified time. Carry-on luggage only, please. 

The College of Wooster van/bus will leave the airport at 7:00 p.m. the evening before day one and at 10 a.m. on day one of each ARCH session. The van/bus will depart from campus on day two at 1:00 p.m. 

The trip to and from either airport is approximately one hour, therefore, book flights accordingly as we cannot accommodate outside of the scheduled time. You must contact us by June 1 to reserve a space on college transportation.

What if my flight is delayed?

Occasionally flights are delayed due to weather, etc. If you are utilizing The College of Wooster transportation and your flight arrives after the van/bus has left to return to Wooster, it is your responsibility to obtain transportation to the College. Options include renting a car or taking a cab. The student is responsible for any expenses incurred using alternate transportation services. You will receive appropriate emergency information when you reserve your space on The College of Wooster transportation by contacting us.

Are parents required to attend?

We encourage at least one parent to attend, but understand that this is not always possible. Parents are expected to participate in a full program. Most families choose not to bring younger siblings, therefore childcare is not provided for children under 16.