New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is for new first-year students who are coming directly from high school or took time in between high school and college with no college credit. New Student Orientation is required for all new first-time, full-time students. Transfer students are highly encouraged to participate in a New Student Orientation, but not required.

Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation dates for first-year students starting in Summer or Fall 2022

  • Tuesday, May 24 - FULL
  • Thursday, May 26 - FULL
  • Wednesday, June 1 - FULL
  • Friday, June 3 - FULL
  • Thursday, June 9
  • Saturday, June 11
  • Wednesday, August 17
Register online, by email or by calling 785.670.2034, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
 Orientation for first-year students is typically from 8:30 am-5 pm, lunch is provided, free parking. Each student may bring up to two guests to orientation.

NSO Student Schedule SAMPLE

NSO Guest Schedule SAMPLE

Transfer Student Orientation date for transfer students starting in Summer or Fall 2022

  • Friday, August 12, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

If this date doesn't work, you are welcome to attend a New Student Orientation (dates listed under First-Year students).

Register online, email or by phone 785.670.2034, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
 Orientation for transfer students is typically a half-day event in the afternoon, refreshments provided, free parking. Each student may bring up to two guests to orientation.

TSO Student Schedule SAMPLE

Resources & Tutorials

These resources and tutorials will help you learn about the technology you'll use for learning at Washburn University.

Activate your Washburn account (Single sign-on)

To use all of Washburn's online tools and technology, you must first activate your Washburn student account. Washburn uses one login and password for our online tools and technology.

Need further support? Contact our ITS Department at 785.670.3000 or at

Desire2Learn (D2L)

Desire2Learn or D2L is our online platform for learning and teaching. You will interact with each of your instructors for classes through D2L, for both in-person and online courses. For each class, you can find your syllabus, upload assignments, view class progress and grades, and find lectures, rubrics, discussion boards or quizzes.

Zoom Video Conferencing


MyWashburn is our student portal where you can search and enroll for classes, complete a housing application, pay your student bill, review your financial aid award, apply for student jobs and search for textbooks.


Navigate is a tool that Washburn University uses for academic planning, scheduling appointments with advisors, finding study buddies and tutoring help and enroll for classes*.

*NOTE: Enrollment for summer or fall 2021 classes should be done in MyWashburn.

Download Navigate Student app

Washburn Email

Washburn University is a Microsoft Office 365 school. Office 365 programs are free for faculty, staff, and students and can be installed on up to five devices. Washburn email accounts are used in Microsoft Outlook.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Student Transition & Family Engagement

Student Transition & Family Engagement
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone & Email

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