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Kansas Wesleyan University

Orientation

New Student Check-In
Wednesday, August 10 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Here’s what you need to do to complete check-in!
Sign up for a check-in time!

Returning Student Check-In
Friday, August 12 from 8:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Here’s what you need to do to complete check-in!
Sign up for a check-in time!

Fall orientation schedule
Move-in packing list

Parents/Guardians

Make sure to take part in our special parent/guardian information section in Muir Gym! While your student handles important information in Mabee Arena, you can learn more about the inner workings of KWU right next door in Muir. Numerous groups from across campus will be there, many of which parents and guardians can get involved in.

While every situation is different, parts of orientation are better designed for the student alone. This is why there is a designated “saying goodbye” time on Wednesday, August 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Your involvement in your student’s life at KWU is important to us. Visit our Parents page to view resources, send your students a care package, check out events and campus news.

Contact Information

Christian Mitchell, Assistant Director of Student Development, Resident Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (785) 833-4330
Office: Student Development

Colton Spresser, Student Conduct and Residential Education Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (785) 833-4327
Office: Pioneer Hall 125

Annetta Flax, Business Office
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (785) 833-4335
Office: Pioneer Hall 185

Claire Houk, Director of Recruitment and Parent Engagement
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (785) 829-8461
Office: Pioneer Hall 261

Check out these resources that can help make your visit easier.

Local Hotels Offering KWU Discounts

Mention KWU when making your reservation to receive any discounts.

Candlewood Suites
$77 plus tax/night
One bed & pull-out couch
2650 Planet Ave
Salina, KS 67401
785-823-6939

Comfort Suites
15% discount
715 W Schilling Rd
Salina, KS 67401
785-404-6944

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
$85 plus tax/night
Free Breakfast
2760 S 9th Street
Salina, KS 67401
785-827-1271

Courtyard by Marriott
$107 plus tax/night
3020 Riffel Dr.
Salina, KS 67401
785-309-1300

Holiday Inn
$99.99 plus tax/night
3145 S 9th St
Salina, KS 67401
785-404-6767

Homewood Suites
20% discount and free breakfast
115 E. Mulberry St.
Salina, KS, 67401
785-515-2600

La Quinta Inn & Suites
$79.95 plus tax/night
Free Breakfast
201 E. Diamond Drive
Salina, KS 67401
785-827-9000

Hampton Inn
$104 plus tax/night
Free Breakfast
401 W Schilling Rd.
Salina, KS 67401
785-823-9800

Nearest Airport

There are non-stop flights daily from the Salina Airport, a long-time friend of KWU, to Denver and Chicago.

Exploring Salina

Kansas Wesleyan’s home is Salina, KS, a thriving city of 50,000 located at the crossroads of I-70 and I-135. Whether it’s community support like Purple Friday, proximity to metro areas such as Kansas City (three hours), Wichita (one hour) or Denver (six hours), or local restaurants and hot spots, Salina has it! Read on to learn more about our great home.

Coming to Town?
The local Chamber of Commerce maintains a listing of all the hotels in Salina.

Looking for somewhere to eat? Here’s a listing of all the great restaurants in town!

Salina Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Steifel Theater for the Performing Arts

Salina Symphony

Visit Salina

Rolling Hills Zoo