What is Welcome Week?

Welcome Week serves as Warner Pacific University’s official welcome to new students. Whether your journey into higher education begins or continues at WPU, Welcome Week seeks to facilitate the exploration of University resources available, demonstrate our commitment to a safe and inclusive environment, and inspire engagement as a Knight to your new community.

During Welcome Week, students will have the opportunity to interact with each other, while familiarizing themselves with campus to help develop a routine of campus life. The Division of Student Success and Engagement oversees Welcome Week Activities. There are a number of events scheduled across campus to assist with acclimation. Thus, Welcome Week serves as an opportunity for growing our community to authentically encounter and embrace all students, with all of your gifts, knowledge, and distinctiveness.

Pre-Arrival Tasks and Resources

Knights’ PledgeTo help create a safe environment, all faculty, staff, and students are expected to follow a set of shared practices that consists of practicing good hygiene, self-monitoring, and self-reporting.

Log into MyWP.warnerpacific.edu – IT will be happy to assist you with your Warner Pacific University Technology-related issues and accounts. Please visit the IT HelpDesk website to create a ticket or call 503-517-1399.

Omnilert – In the event of an emergency, Warner Pacific University will initiate and provide, without delay, immediate notifications to the appropriate segment(s) of the University community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, employees and visitors.

Parking Permit Registration – All vehicles parked on campus by students or employees must be registered with the Campus Safety department and display a valid permit. Vehicles that are unregistered or do not display a permit are not permitted to park on campus. Visitors may obtain a guest permit free of charge from the Campus Safety office. Parking Permits are $65 per semester and can be charged to your student account.

Faith and Service Commitment form – All students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours are required to participate in the Faith and Service Commitment Program. Students in the Adult Degree Program, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education Students, students in their student teaching semester, and master’s level candidates are exempt from these requirements.

Application Checklist – Don’t forget to finish your application check list!

Enrollment Assistance

Meet with departments that can set you up for success as you transition to Warner Pacific!

Professional Advising – Your Advisor can talk through your academic goals and ensure your class schedule is ready to go!

Financial Aid, Military Affairs, and Student Accounts – For information regarding your student account, payments or payment plans, and Financial Check-In (FCI), please contact the Student Accounts. For information regarding financial aid, including FAFSA, loans, grants, and scholarships, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 503-517-1091

Registrar– It is important for a student to track progress toward graduation each semester and to make sure all appropriate paperwork is filed with the Records Office in a timely manner. 

Additional Information

Faith and Service Commitment

Serving others is woven into the entire fabric of the WP experience including classes, athletics, residence life and more. You’ll find a number of co-curricular activities specifically devoted to helping you use your unique talents and gifts to make the world better for others, preparing you for a lifetime of meaningful servant-leadership.

What is Service?

Service at Warner Pacific University is work done to meet the tangible needs of our neighbors in the city of Portland and beyond. Our students are encouraged to engage in the University’s Christ-centered identity through utilizing their skills, passions, and education to work toward social justice through consistent direct service in the community.

How to get connected at WPU! 

COVID-19 reporting and notifications

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is asked to report this to WPU’s COVID-19 Response Team. The person reporting will be asked when they were last on campus and additional questions in order to facilitate contact tracing. If contact tracing results in information that another person has had close contact (generally fifteen minutes or more within 6 feet or less) with the individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, that person will be contacted by the team. Warner Pacific University will keep the community updated on active cases through our COVID-19 dashboard.

Institutional Liability

The University will not be responsible for damage to or loss of personal belongings which are a result of fire, wind, water, insects, rodents, vandalism or theft. However, when damage or loss is reported, the university will take reasonable steps to attempt to resolve the problem. Students are encouraged to make sure personal belongings are covered by their parent’s homeowner’s policy or a renter’s insurance policy.

Athletics

Welcome to Warner Pacific University, home of the Knights! Here at WPU, we value the opportunity for each and every student to be involved with our athletics as much as possible, and welcome students from all backgrounds to enjoy engaging and experiencing the sponsored sports we offer. Please check out our upcoming preseason fall athletic events during Welcome Week, and/or visit wpuknights.com for more information on the full season schedules for the 2021-22 school year.

FAQ

When can I pick up my books?

Textbooks packages will be available in the Student Life Center from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Friday, January 7th, 2022. Starting Tuesday, January 18th, students can pick up their books from the Campus Mailroom from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

What if I registered late or added a class late?

Slingshot will send your books separate from the initial shipment, and it should arrive about a week after you add the class. Any late textbook packages will be available in the Student Life Center until the end of the day on Friday, January 14th, then textbooks will be available in the Campus Mailroom.

What if I’m not on campus?

Please email the Mailroom.

What to expect?

New Student Orientation consists of presentations from several divisions (IT, Campus Safety, Student Financial Services, and Student Success and Engagement), a student panel, receiving your textbooks, ID, and an informational packet. Optional campus tours, specific to your class schedule, will be available at the end of the orientation.

How do I contact Accessibility Services?

Any student who has a documented disability that may require accommodation(s) to fully participate in university courses should contact the Division of Student Success and Engagement (sse@warnerpacific.edu) as soon as possible, preferably more than 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester in which you are seeking accommodations.

When can I move into my on-campus unit?

Move in date for NEW students is January 6th, 2022 from 12:00 – 4:30PM. Check your WP email for details regarding housing. Have questions? Email residencelife@warnerpacific.edu

Can I remove my meal plan?

Meal plans are required for most students. The Platinum Meal Plan is required for all residential students living in Smith and Warman Halls. The Gold Meal Plan is required for all residential students living in the apartments and houses. The Bronze Meal Plan is required for all Freshmen commuter students and the Commuter Meal Plan is required for all Sophomore and Junior commuter students. Any student required to purchase a meal plan may choose to upgrade to a higher meal plan. Please contact residencelife@warnerpacific.edu for more information.