The Midtown Campus, WestConn's original campus, is located in downtown Danbury. Over 42 million dollars in renovations, additions and new buildings have transformed the Midtown Campus into a modern college setting while retaining WestConn's traditional character.
Major buildings are:
The 364-acre Westside campus features:
WestConn offers upper-level management and nursing courses and selected general education courses on the campus of Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury. For more information on these programs, contact the Dean of Graduate Studies and External Programs, Founder's Hall 129, 203-596-8777.
WestConn has designated parking areas for students and faculty/staff on both the midtown and Westside campuses.
Parking is also available on the Midtown campus in a three-level, 900-car garage with a covered skyway crossing White Street. Detailed parking information and maps of surface lots for both campuses are available from the Health and Public Safety Department, WESTCONNECT Card Office. If all WCSU lots are full, students may park at the downtown Danbury Patriot Garage, 7:30 to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. WCSU students must display a valid WCSU parking permit to have their parking ticket validated and fee waived. The garage will not waive any fees after 3:30 pm.
A 600-car parking garage will be built on student parking lot #1 (currently 241 spaces) during the 2004-2005 academic year. When construction on this lot begins, all residential first-year students on Midtown and Westside will be required to park their vehicles on the Westside campus (or at the Patriot Garage, see below) from Monday through Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. New ground lot(s) on the Westside will be prepared during the summer of 2004 to accommodate parking for first-year students. These students will not be permitted to park on Midtown during the stated times. Additional shuttle services will be provided between Midtown and Westside during peak hours. Please note that the Patriot Garage on Delay Street is also available for student, staff and faculty parking from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Every student, faculty and staff member must display a valid parking permit when parking on university property or, at the Patriot Garage. Parking permits are available from the Health and Public Safety Department, WESTCONNECT Card Office, (203) 837-9311. Your permit is free; however, there is a $10 charge for lost or stolen replacement permits.
Vehicles that are improperly parked are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner's expense. All parking areas are clearly identified by signs posted at the entrance to the lot. To avoid having your car towed from an unauthorized area, please read and obey the signs. All persons parking on state property are obligated to know and obey the University parking regulations which are available at the Health and Public Safety Department, WESTCONNECT Card Office, the University Police Department, or on-line at the Health and Public Safety Department's homepage. University parking regulations and Connecticut motor vehicle laws are subject to enforcement by the University Police and violations may result in a state court summons being issued, or an arrest.
WestConn is a very active community for both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Please use caution when traveling on campus. Pedestrians are asked to use the crosswalk or covered skyway when crossing White Street. Accidents should be reported to the University Police at (203) 837-9300; emergencies can be reported by dialing 911 from any on campus phone. Calls for assistance with vehicle problems may also be made to the University Police.
When classes are in session, the university offers a free shuttle bus service between the Westside and Midtown Campuses. This service links the two campuses for curricular as well as co-curricular activities.
Two day shuttle buses run during the fall and spring semesters, Monday-Friday. One shuttle bus runs evenings, weekends, intersessions, and summer sessions. An additional shuttle bus runs during peak hours between 8:15-10:15 a.m. and 1:15-4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Each shuttle from the Westside campus will also stop at the Patriot Garage on its way to Midtown, however, students must ask the shuttle bus operator to stop at the garage. Arrival and departure times are listed in the colonial shuttle schedule which is available from the Health and Public Safety Department, WESTCONNECT Card Office, and the University Police Department. The schedule is also printed in the course registration booklets and is available on-line at the Health and Public Safety Department's homepage (www.wcsu.edu/publicsafety). For more information please call 203-837-9319.
Every student must obtain an identification card (ID Card) to use university facilities and to attend university events. In addition to serving as an identification card, the ID Card allows you to gain access to the 24-hour computer labs, check books out of the library, use the Colonial Shuttle bus services and more. Information regarding these features is available from the Division of Public Safety located in the lower level of Old Main.
To obtain an ID Card, bring both a valid driver's license or other form of photo identification and your course schedule that verifies registration for the current semester to the Division of Public Safety, ID and Parking Permit Office, basement of Old Main. Normal business hours are 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday through Friday; the office offers extended hours from 8:00 am-8:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, for the first two weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters.
Your ID Card should be retained as long as you are enrolled as a student. The card will require a new validation sticker for each semester in which you have registered for classes. Validation stickers are available from the ID Office during normal business hours. There is no charge for the original card, however, there is a $15 charge for replacement cards (lost or stolen). Should a card break it will be replaced at no charge, however the damaged card/card pieces must be brought into the office. For more information please call (203) 837-9311.