Welcome to Webster!
You have made a great decision to attend Webster to begin creating your incredible future! Faculty and Staff are excited for your arrival on campus for the first day of Orientation! Orientation gives you a place to begin building relationships with classmates, faculty and staff. It is mandatory for all students new to Webster to attend Orientation. Your family members are also welcome to join. Below you will find some things to get you prepared for your arrival to Webster Thailand!
Before the Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO)
Step One: Complete any outstanding requirements for the admission process
Step Two: Book a time with the Student Affairs Office to register for a one-on-one pre-orientation meeting (Links available for booking below). At the one-on-on pre-orientation, you will be able to complete the registration for Orientation.
Step Three: Activate your Webster Emails to receive an invitation to VNSO. Webster emails will be provided at the pre-orientation registration.
Step Four: Join the Webster University New Student Orientation by following in the instructions that will be sent to your Webster email
Virtual New Student Orientation is a one-day experience required for all first-year students enrolling in the Fall Semester at Webster University Thailand's Bangkok or Cha-am Campus. The VNSO dates are aligned with students' programs to provide specific information about the academic experience. Graduate and Undergraduate orientations are thus run separately.
VNSO is an opportunity to connect with your future classmates and prepare for academic and non-academic life. These virtual sessions serve as an introduction to the University and can help you answer your questions. Most importantly, the VNSO program is required for all new students since it gives students all the necessary information to kick-start your academic journey with Webster.
What to expect at orientation?
E-Meet and Greet with new students, faculty, staff and current student leaders
Learn about Webster and its Liberal Arts system
Academic advising and class registration
Guidance from Student Affairs Staff on Visa, Housing and Insurance related matters
Chat with Career Center Manager
Q & A Session
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a cost to attend the virtual orientation?
No, the virtual orientation session comes at no cost to the student.
Can I bring others?
Due to space considerations, each student only has one link to access the virtual orientation session, but parents/family members may sit with the student during the program. Parents or guardians may request a session with our staff anytime during the semester; however, the student must sign a FERPA Release Form to allow Webster employees to speak to their parents or guardians.
If I have questions after orientation, who should I contact?
Academics - firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Affairs (Housing, Visa, Health Insurance, Student Associations) - email@example.com
Finance - firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I miss orientation?
Due to the importance of attending orientation, the program is mandatory for new students. If there are extenuating circumstances that make it impossible for you to attend orientation, please contact email@example.com immediately.