Professor and student meeting in Old Main Cafe

Students Starting January 2018

Welcome to Wooster!

We want to make your transition to The College of Wooster and college life as smooth as possible.  An orientation for January admitted students will take place on Sunday, January 14 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. All new students are required to attend. You will receive additional information by email and U.S. mail.

Please use the checklist below to find and complete the required forms.

Important First Steps

  1. Activate your Wooster Email Account (.pdf)
    To activate your Wooster email account, you will need your email address and initial password. This information can be found in the letter you receive from Dean Carolyn Buxton. Please click on the Change Your Password link on the top left side of the page. If you have misplaced your email address and initial password, please contact the Help Desk at 330-287-4357 for help resetting your password.
  2. Complete Student Health Form
    Once you have completed this form, please fax it to the Longbrake Student Wellness Center at 330-263-2369. Please include a copy of your insurance card with the Health Form.
  3. Sign and Submit FERPA Release Form (.pdf)
    Please fill out the this form and send it to the Dean of Students Office. You may mail it, fax it to 330-263-2094, or email it to the Dean of Students. The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, both financial and academic. For the student’s protection, FERPA limits release of student record information without the student’s explicit written consent; however, it also gives the student’s parent(s)/guardian the right to review those records if the parent(s)/guardian claim the student as a dependent on their federal income tax return.
  4. Complete Emergency Notification
    Please follow the directions to submit Emergency Notification information. You need to submit contact information including your cell phone number, non-Wooster e-mail, home phone, and alternative emergency contact, such as a parent or other family member.  This information will NOT be used for general announcements, only for emergency notifications.