Academic Registration and Creative Horizons

ARCH is mandatory for all incoming (new and transfer) students.

During ARCH, faculty, staff, and student mentors (called ARCHers) help you develop a thoughtful educational plan that combines your interests and goals.You'll learn about how courses, extra-curricular activities, and experiential learning help you develop the graduate qualities of a Wooster education. By the end of ARCH, you will have registered for your fall courses.

Before you attend ARCH, there are several tasks you need to complete.

August ARCH has changed!

The ARCH that was scheduled for August 14-15th has been moved to the week of July 27th and will be completely virtual.  We have changed the dates and the format due to health and safety issues related to COVID-19.  Moving the ARCH dates up also allows more time for new student orientation as well as earlier fall planning for students.  ARCH will consist of one required meeting during the week of July 27-31 for students.  This meeting will be hosted on Zoom.  During this meeting, students will get the opportunity to meet a Wooster faculty member and a current student.  That faculty member and student will help the student register for classes and plan for the fall.

Family sessions were held in June but are still availalbe for both students and families to watch. If you have any questions after viewing these sessions please email ARCH. 

  • Wooster's Academic Advising Model & Core Curriculum: Wooster's Academic Advising Model & Core Curriculum: Did you know that the College recently launched a new core curriculum to help students be prepared to navigate our world, regardless of their chosen field of inquiry or career? Come hear from academic deans and other academic leaders about academic advising and the core curriculum. Questions that will be covered include: "Who will be my student's advisor?" "What classes must my student take?" and "What if a student wants to change their major?" (and more!)
  • Academic Partners (part 1): Have you heard of "APEX" at Wooster? Come hear from Directors of various offices within APEX. Come learn about finding internships, exploring one's career, and other outstanding opportunities to think entrepreneurially and globally.
  • Academic Partners (part 2): This session will include professionals from various spaces on campus who partner with students in a variety of ways, including our Libraries (ranked in the top 20 in the nation!), our academic support specialists in our Learning Center, writing-specific support professionals in the Learning Center, and field-specific supports such as our Stem Success Initiative.
  • Student Affairs: Wondering how your student will live, thrive, learn, and grow when not studying or in class? This is the session for you! Come meet professionals who orchestrate lived experiences across camus, such as residence life, health & wellness, and other important co-curricular offices and student supports.
  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion: Join us for an introduction to our Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) and the support services that its four branches: International Student Services, Multicultural Student Affairs, Religious and Spiritual Life, and Sexuality & Gender Inclusion offer the Wooster community. The CDI, established in 2015, and now under the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO), serves international students and global nomads, first-generation and limited-income students, students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and students of all religious, secular, and spiritual identities, while also providing support for faculty and staff in helping the College fulfill its mission of being an institution where all students can learn and thrive.