January 2015 Orientation
Welcome to Western Connecticut State University's January Orientation
January Orientation is scheduled for Sunday, January 11, 2015. Students and parents should gather in the Westside Daily Grind.
The snow date is Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6pm in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom.
Where is January Orientation?
What is January Orientation?
You and your parents are invited to a special Orientation Session on January 11, 2015 in the Daily Grind on the Westside Campus. Coffee and dessert will be provided at the beginning of the event.
The program will begin in the Daily Grind with a coffee, hot cocoa, and dessert social at 1pm, followed by a welcome from President Schmotter, the Provost, and Vice President for Student Affairs in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom at 1:20 p.m.
If you would like to attend January Orientation, we ask that you please call us at 203-837-9700 with your name, major and the number of people that will be attending, or you could respond online by filling out an RSVP form.
On the Westside campus, The Daily Grind in the Campus Center will open at 10 a.m. for students and parents who wish to purchase light refreshments before orientation begins at 1pm. On Midtown, several small establishments are within walking distance of the campus.
Dinner will be available in both the Midtown and the WS Campus Center Cafeteria from 2:00 - 6:30 p.m. Resident students will begin using their meal plans. Commuter students staying for the program will receive free meal tickets. Change: Cost for parents is dependent on choice of dinner, pay-as-you-go.
Please note: on January 11, 2015 the following offices will be open:
**Times and availability may change.
(for ID cards and PIN numbers)
The following information must be in place before you can register for classes:
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For the June 2008 Orientation Photo Gallery, click on the photo below.
Many students have questions regarding orientation and how to prepare for their first week at Western. Please select an appropriate FAQ below to find out more.
There are many services available at Western that help you be the best student and best person you can be. Check out the links below for more information.
What is there to do?
Western is located in Danbury, CT, a vibrant and culturally diverse city in south western Connecticut. Danbury offers a wide variety of cuisine, entertainment and business offerings. For more information on what there is to do in Danbury, please visit the following websites:
Where is there to stay?
There are a number of hotels that are only about 10-15 minutes away from our Midtown and Westside campuses.