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Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration - Online


Welcome to Online Student Orientation and Registration!

We are so thrilled that you will be a part of the Coyote family this fall. This session will help you familiarize yourself with the resources and services that will provide support as you transition to campus and throughout your KWU experience. While we realize that the online version of SOAR does not provide you with the ability to engage personally with our staff, know that you may call our admissions team throughout your session (or any time) at (785) 833-4305.

What you’ll experience today:

  • View your courses through the MyKWU student portal.
  • Complete and submit your Payment Selection Form.
  • Have access to links with information about what you’ll need to have completed prior to move-in from athletics & financial aid.
  • Complete emergency medical information on VIVATURE.
  • Learn about the Wesleyan Experience course designed to help you transition from high school to college.
  • Learn more about all the co-curricular activities you can be involved with at KWU.
  • Hear valuable advice from current KWU students and faculty

A few important items to note:

  1. Your academic advisor has pre-enrolled you for the Fall 2019 semester. You will be able to review your class schedule in the MyKWU student portal. See below for further instructions.
  2. Please call the Office of Student Financial Planning today, (785)-833-4319, to discuss how you will pay tuition. It is important that your parents/guardians be on this call with you if they are involved in the payment process. You must have selected which option you will be using for your payment by the end of the SOAR session. The K-Dub Hub can help you with all the paperwork you are required to have submitted so that you can move in this August.
  3. You may not move in until ALL paperwork is complete. This includes your payment selection form, housing, and emergency contact forms. The VIVATURE video, presented by Dan O’Connell, will walk you through the steps you will need to complete this required online form.  
  4. We have provided links to a variety of web pages that may help answer some of your questions; however, please email today with any pressing questions, or call our admission team at (785) 833-4305.
  5. You will receive your student ID and parking permit at move-in. Move-in for fall athletes and music students is Saturday, August 10. All remaining students will move in on August 17.
  6. Please log into your MYKWU to find your financial aid award and other important documents. MYKWU is one of the top tabs on the front page of the website. If you need assistance, please call the K-DUB HUB (785) 833-4319. 

You are now ready to virtually experience Student Orientation and Registration. Please watch these videos in the order in which they appear. Welcome to KWU!


1. Welcome - Dr. Matt Thompson, President, & Admissions Staff

2. Financial Aid – Michelle Jensen, Associate Director of Student Financial Planning

You have received a packet in the mail that includes options for paying tuition. You must select a payment option and submit the PAYMENT SELECTION FORM as soon as possible to the Office of Student Financial Planning. This form has to be submitted prior to move-in so you can obtain your room key and start classes. Please contact Michelle Jensen or Deb Bruhl for further information at (785) 833-4319.   
Contact Michelle Jensen, Assistant Director of Student Financial Planning

Contact Deb Bruhl, Financial Services Representative


Completed forms should be sent to:
KWU Student Financial Planning
100 E. Claflin, Box 19, Salina, KS 67401
Fax: (785) 404-1485 Phone: (785) 833-4319

If you still have questions about Financial Aid, please reach out to us at (785) 833-4319 today for a quick phone call to discuss your financial aid package and to ask any questions you may still have concerning payment options.

3. Housing – Christian Mitchell, Assistant Director of Student Development & Hailey Vandevanter, Resident Assistant


Wilson Hall Layout           Pfeiffer Hall Layout          Wesley Hall Layout

Contact Christian Mitchell, Assistant Director of Student Development

4. ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE the Emergency Information Process (VIVATURE) 
Dan O'Connell - Head Athletic Training

It is critical for all students, whether participating in a sport or not, to complete these emergency contact information forms. If you do not complete the entire process today, you can go back to this form later; however, it must be completed before move-in. You can download the instructions from the link below to save for a later time. This online SOAR page will not be accessible after today. If you need further assistance, please contact Dan O’Connell.


5. The Power of AND at KWU – John Greening, Student Activities Coordinator, Mike Hermann, Vice President and Director of Athletics & Barbara Marshall Nickell, Chair of the Division of Fine Arts




Contact Athletic Staff

Contact Barbara Marshall

6. Wesleyan Experience – Prepare for success!

In your first semester at KWU, you will be enrolled in the Wesleyan Experience, a two-credit-hour, eight-week course designed to introduce you to campus and to prepare you for success at the university level. This class will be an integral part of your journey at Wesleyan. It is designed not only to help make the transition from high school to college but also develop critical thinking and writing abilities, cultivate effective communication skills, and understand the responsibilities of being a part of the Kansas Wesleyan Community.

A key component of this course will be our common read, Make Your Home Among Strangers. You will be receiving the book in the mail with the expectations that you will read it prior to arriving on campus. We have prepared some discussion questions for you to consider about this novel, and we ask that you think about these as you read. We will use this novel to connect small-group discussion with larger campus activities.

7. Advising and Course Selection

Your academic advisor has pre-enrolled you for the Fall 2019 semester. You will be able to review your class schedule in the MyKWU student portal. Find this information by following these steps: Locate the link to MyKWU at the top of the homepage >>> Login into the MyKWU student portal (your username and password were provided on your acceptance letter, but if you no longer have that information, the Admissions Office can provide it) >>> Click the “Students” tab >>> Click “Enrollment & Academic Information” >>> View “My Course Schedule.”

If you have any questions or concerns about your schedule or would like to make any adjustments, please reach out to your advisor. Their contact information can be found in the upper right corner of the “Enrollment & Academic Information” page.

8. Advice for New Coyotes -- Current KWU Students and Faculty

9. A Message for Parents - Dr. Matt Thompson, President

A Few More Helpful Resources Before You Go--

Parent Flier
Technology Packet with info on how to access your MYKWU account, CANVAS and other important technology answers 
Student Success Center information

That's a wrap! If you have additional questions, please call our Admissions Office at (785) 833-4305. We look forward to seeing you on move-in day, August 10 or August 17.

Welcome to the Coyote family!