Frequently Asked Questions

In accordance with the state and institution’s guidelines during this time, Buff Nation: A Buff Branding and Orientation Event will be moved to a virtual format this year. Students who are not yet registered for NSO need to go ahead and register to attend the August Option. We will be communicating next steps to students registered for orientation. As a reminder, Orientation is still required for all incoming students.

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All New Student Orientations scheduled for Summer 2020 have moved to a brand new Four Step Process as follows:

Step One: Complete the Pre-Orientation when registering for NSO
Step Two: Complete the Advising online module
Step Three: Advising Appointment and Registration
Step Four: Virtual Buff Nation Event, August 21-22

All new students must complete orientation.

When is New Student Orientation (NSO)?

Summer 2020 NSO will take place in 4 steps
Step 1: Complete the Pre-Orientation Module when Registering for NSO
Step 2: Complete the Online Advising & Registration module
Step 3: Advising & Registration
Step 4: Participate in the Virtual Buff Nation Event August 21-22

Is the August 17-18 NSO cancelled?

All 2 Day NSO events over the summer are moved to the new format, including the August 17-18. This allows for consistency for all new students.

I was already registered for a summer NSO, what do I need to do now?

If you were already registered for a summer NSO, we have moved your reservation to the virtual August 21-22 session. Please be checking your email for information about next steps that should be coming out in the next few weeks.

How do I register for NSO?

You can register online at

Can I still attend WT this Fall?

Yes, all admitted students may still attend WT this Fall. We will be working with you to make sure that all of your questions get answered and you have everything ready to go for your first semester at WT.

Do I need to register now for Orientation or should I wait until later?

We encourage all students to register for Orientation as early as possible. This allows you more time to take care of all the steps to get registered for classes.

How/When do I register for my classes?

Students will register for classes remotely as part of Step 3 of the orientation. Students will be able to sign up for an advising appointment once they have completed the Online Advising & Registration module. Advising appointments will start on April 27, 2020 and will go throughout the summer.

I’m not getting any emails about next steps, what should I do?

Emails are being sent to both the email address you listed on your orientation reservation form and your student email. If you are not getting the emails, please email Amanda Lawson at to confirm that we have the correct email on file for you.

Is there an orientation fee/How much does Orientation cost?

There is an Orientation fee of $75. The NSO fee is added to the student’s bill at the beginning of the first long semester.

When can I move in?

You will be receiving information from Residential Living. You can call them at 806-651-5300.

Where can I find the schedule?

The schedule will be posted soon at

Do parents have to attend?

Parents and family will not attend NSO or Buff Nation, but are encouraged to join the WT Family Network Group on Facebook.

How do I find my Buff ID?

Your Buff ID number is located in your acceptance letter from WT; if not, then contact the Office of Admissions (806-651-2020), and they will be happy to help you.

What documents do you still need from me?

Admissions can tell you if you are missing any documents to complete your admission file. If you have additional documents like transcripts, shots, test scores, etc., you will need to contact the Office of Admissions (806-651-2020).

Testing/TSI Questions?

Any questions over the TSI Exams can be answered by Educational Services/Testing Services (806-651-2341).

Contact Information:

For any other questions, please contact the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership at 806-651-2313 or email Amanda Lawson (, Missy Macon (, or Sami Landers (


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