On behalf of William Jessup University, the Orientation department champions the student experience by welcoming new students into our community and introducing them to our unique campus culture.

Your introduction to Jessup will be done through two programs – Online Orientation and “Destination: Jessup”.

Once students confirm their enrollment at Jessup, they will be sent a link and directions on how to complete Online Orientation. This program provides an overview of campus policies and processes, graduation requirements, academic and student support services, and much more! It will include everything you will need to know in order to thrive here – socially, academically, and spiritually!

“Destination: Jessup” is a weekend intentionally designed to welcome all new students and their families into our community. Through a variety of activities and events, students will be introduced to our campus culture while meeting other new students, faculty and staff. “Destination: Jessup” occurs the weekend before the start of classes. It is an interactive and exciting program you won’t want to miss!

New Student Orientation aids new students and their families in their transition into William Jessup University by providing them with opportunities for involvement and education to the mission, purpose, requirements, and resources of the University.

“The Destination:Jessup program was the one thing that made the move-in and transition from moving away from home easier. It made this next stage of our lives more like a homecoming! Everybody is so welcoming and helpful. You can’t help but feel like you’re
right where you belong.”

“Destination:Jessup was a ton of fun! I’m really happy that I got to go, even as a transfer/commuter student. I thought it was just going to be a bunch of stuff for freshmen, but it was a lot of fun and actually helpful for a variety of reasons.”

“Destination:Jessup vanquished my doubts I had about William Jessup. After the program, I couldn’t wait to meet more people, create memories, and dive into the Jessup community head first!”

“Destination:Jessup was a wonderful opportunity to get a head start on the fall semester through jam-packed activities! I was able to make some amazing new friends and by the end of the weekend, I already felt like I belonged in the WJU community.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Destination:Jessup is required for all new students registered for six or more units. The events during this time provide vital information about campus requirements for chapel, graduation, student conduct, and how you can get involved in the
life of the campus. Attending all Destination:Jessup events is also a great way to get to know other students as well as faculty and staff before classes begin.

Yes! You will still greatly benefit from this program. Even though you are coming to WJU with past college experience, we want you to feel welcomed on our campus, give you an opportunity to get to know your peers, and make sure you
understand what is required of you at WJU.

Yes! Please fill out the online registration form through EventBrite to RSVP for Destination:Jessup events. By registering for Destination:Jessup, we will be able to get a better estimate on attendance. We will provide each student with a new Jessup t-shirt and
a welcome packet, so we need to know how many people to prepare for.


All new students are billed a $75 Orientation Fee. This fee covers the cost for Online Orientation and supplements the meals during “Destination: Jessup”. Other than that, there are no additional fees or charges during the weekend.

No, orientation will be covering all of your meals during Destination:Jessup. Be sure to pick up food vouchers at the Destination:Jessup check-in table and give one to the cashier in the cafeteria for each meal. If you lose or forget your meal voucher, then you
will have to pay for the meal on your own.

Each coach has specific plans for pre-season workouts, so they will let you know when they start and what date and time you will be allowed to move in. You can also contact housing [at] jessup [dot] edu to learn more about your specific time
and move-in requirements.


  • Phone – 916-577-2321
  • Email – nso [at] jessup [dot] edu

Student Life

  • Phone – 916-577-2321
  • Email – studentlife [at] jessup [dot] edu

Residence Life/Housing

  • Phone – 916-577-2321
  • Email – housing [at] jessup [dot] edu

Financial Aid

  • Phone – 916-577-2233
  • Email – finaid [at] jessup [dot] edu


  • Phone – 916-577-2244
  • Email – registrar [at] jessup [dot] edu