JD Orientation

We're excited to welcome you to the Washington College of Law! Please see the menu below for your program's Orientation schedule, as well as the complete Orientation schedules (PDF) for Full-Time and Evening Students.

Mandatory Programming

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm (Full-Time and Evening)
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:45 pm (Full-Time) and Dinner at 5:00 pm, Mandatory Programming from 6:00 to 8:30 pm (Evening)
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm (Full-Time) and 6:00 to 9:30 pm (Evening; dinner included)
  • Friday, August 16, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm after the first class (Full-Time)
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12 pm (Evening)

Community Activities

We invite all entering students to join us for the following community activities:

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm: First-Year Diversity Panel and Reception
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm: WCL Welcome Reception and BBQ
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 3:45 to 5:00 pm: Ice Cream on the Quad
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 4:15 to 5:30 pm: Popsicles and Lawn Games

Parents, partners, and friends are welcome to join us for a special session about supporting your 1L student on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Ceremonial Classroom NT01.

Resource Opportunities

Students will have multiple time slots to choose from for first year resources such as the UPass and the Pence Law Library. All students must turn in their disclosure acknowledgement and agreement form during one of the times listed below. If students are unable to fulfill this requirement by Wednesday night, forms can be turned in to Admissions directly in Capital 201 during their office hours.

UPass pick-up

Available to full-time students at AUWCL, the UPass allows for unlimited rides on Metrorail and Metrobus throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.

Tuesday, August 13,

2:30-6:30 pm, The Commons

Disclosure Acknowledgement and Agreement Form Collection

Complete and return your required disclosure form. (These forms will be in your Orientation packets. You won't receive them before arriving on campus!)

Tuesday, August 13, 8:00-8:45 pm, The Commons

Wednesday, August 14, 11:30-2:00 pm, The Commons

Wednesday, August 14, 4:30-6:00 pm, Outside Y400

Library Open Houses

The Pence Law Library welcomes students to drop by during Orientation. Visit the first floor of Warren for treats and swag and to meet the law library faculty and staff.

Tuesday, August 13, 2:00-6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 14, 1:30-6:00 pm

Thursday, August 15, 2:00-6:00 pm

Friday, August 16, 12:00-4:00 pm