New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to FSW! We look forward to welcoming you to the Buccaneer family! Orientation is designed to connect you with the campus, culture, people, and places that you will call home for the next 2-4 years as you continue your education.

All Orientation sessions will provide the necessary information for students to be successful at FSW and begin their college journey.

All First-Time in College students are required to complete Orientation. First-Time in College includes incoming freshmen and any graduating high school senior with previous dual enrollment credit from FSW.


Orientation is completed online through Canvas. All required students receive access to online orientation upon admission to FSW and will receive instructions to the email provided on their admissions application and Bucs email address. 

Students must complete all 3 modules, quizzes, and the Enrollment Satisfaction Survey. Orientation takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Upon completion of Online Orientation, a student’s Orientation hold will be released.

Students may also attend FSW Welcome Aboard Events. RSVP and more information will be sent through email.


  • Complete online Orientation early in order to proceed through the enrollment steps.
  • Orientation is required for all first-time in college students, including those who are out-of-area/state.


    If you applied within the last year and want to start classes in a different term than the one for which you applied (e.g. you submitted an application to begin in fall but now plan to begin in spring or summer), all you need to do is log back into your  Applicant Portal and select the application you wish to update and click "Request Deferral to a Different Term" and select the term in which you would like to start.

    If your application was submitted more than 1 year ago, you will have to submit a new application, but we'll waive your application fee! Just select the "AA/AS, Readmit" application when you apply.