Orientation Recap

Issue #2: Introduction to resources on campus

In this Orientation Recap, we highlight three offices that provide resources to students. There are many more offices that you will meet with when you arrive on campus for Wildcat Welcome! I encourage you to check out the Johnson & Wales website for a complete list of different resources available on campus.

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Student Academic and Financial Services

Student Academic and Financial Services is located on the 1st floor of the Academic Center.

Financial Services

Student Financial Services offers a variety of services to students and their families when financing their higher education at JWU. To assist with the financial aid process and selection of a payment option, JWU provides each student with a financial planning representative. Financial Aid calculates each student’s eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid, and then completes the verification process and loan processing.

Finding your financial planning representative

A financial planning representative is available to answer your financial questions and will help you determine a payment plan that works best for you. In your correspondence, please be sure to include your student ID and be as detailed as possible.

Alphabet A-De Financial Planner Jay Jeanneret

303-256-9547 jay.jeanneret@jwu.edu

Alphabet Df-Go Financial Planner Jenny Winkler Richards

303-256-9374 jwinklerrichards@jwu.edu

Alphabet Gp-Ma Financial Planner Chyna Craig

303-256-9385 ccraig@jwu.edu

Alphabet Mb-San Financial Planner Colin Roybal

303-256-9397 croybal@jwu.edu

Alphabet Sao-Z Financial Planner Jennifer Nix

303-256-9394 jnix@jwu.edu

Continuing Education Jenny Winkler Richards

303-256-9374 jwinklerrichards@jwu.edu

Graduate students Jennifer Nix

303-256-9394 jnix@jwu.edu

Veteran’s Contact/Financial Literacy/Scholarship Success Jenny Winkler Richards

303-256-9374 jwinklerrichards@jwu.edu

Cashier Ariana Miller



Academic Counseling

Academic counselors are available to assist with your academic planning and help you prepare for graduation. Counselors can assist you with:

-Course scheduling and registration

-Degree progress

-Early enrollment

-Graduation requirements

-Major selection

-Program and curriculum questions

-Requests to take classes elsewhere

-Transferring to a different JWU campus

-Academic probation counseling

For further assistance or if you have any questions please contact your academic counselor:

Alphabet A-L Counselor Carolyn Warkoski

303-256-9320 cwarkoski@jwu.edu

Alphabet M-Z Counselor Cindi Stephenson

303-256-9323 cstephenson@jwu.edu

Graduate & Continuing Education Cheryl Nesbitt (Assistant Director,

Academic Counseling) 303-256-9404 cnesbitt@jwu.edu

Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS)

The Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS) Office provides services for students around internship advising, career counseling, and connecting with employers. Click here to learn about upcoming EE&CS sponsored events.

General services we offer:

-Resume critiques, interview tips, informational interview contacts with employers locally and nationally

-Advising on major career paths and providing information on graduate school and the value of a JWU degree

-Events- at least one event per month during the academic year including two large career events in October and April

-Assistance in finding part time jobs, full time jobs and preparing for the job market

-One credit career capstone course designed for juniors and seniors

We have several staff ready to help students before the fall term even starts including a weekly job list and a job and internship database used by all for campuses.

Please contact EE&CS at 303-256-9524 regarding questions or to meet with us in person or via phone.

Center for Academic Support (CAS)

We're here to help! The Center for Academic Support (CAS) works with students to become active and confident learners. CAS provides academic workshops, free peer and professional tutoring, study spaces, assistive technology, writing assistance, services for students with disabilities and a fully-equipped computer lab to enhance and support student success. Click on the link below to learn more about our services. Stop in to see us when you arrive on campus! It will be a great year!


What is WIGIS you ask?! WIGIS (pronounced wee-gees) stands for Wildcat Interest Groups for Incoming Students. It is a program designed to help you find other students with the same interests as you. Let me ask you this-Do you want to meet other students in a fun environment? Do you want to do tons of cool activities around Denver for low to no cost? Then WIGIS is for you!

Each WIGIS group is led by a student leader who is eager and excited to plan interest-based events for students. These leaders will plan at least one interest-based program for their group per month though most plan many more. We have 20 leaders and over 10 interests to choose from. Our WIGIS groups include:

-Dining Out in Denver

-Exploring the Mile High City

-Colorado Professional Sports

-Colorado Mountain Sports




-Arts and Crafts

-Comedy Corner

-Fine Arts

-Health and Wellness

-Leadership and Service

*If you attended orientation then you selected your WIGIS group when you registered. If you did not attend orientation you can select a WIGIS group here.