June 2014 New Student Orientation

Last updated:  July 15, 2014








2014 June Orientation - Update

If you missed June Orientation 2014 and still need your schedule, here is what you should do:

Come to campus any Monday – Friday to pick up your schedule at the Registrar’s Office.  If you need advisement, you could call the Academic Advisement Center and make an appointment to get your schedule and advice there.  Once you have your schedule, you can get your ID at the WestConnect Office, go to one of the computer centers to get your email and WestConnduit username and password, and then head over to the Parking Office on the Westside campus to get your parking decal (if you need one).  It is recommended that you check office hours for each office before you come in and to call the parking office to make sure someone is there since it is a one person office.  

Then keep checking the Welcome Week page for detailed information regarding all planned activities for Welcome Week.  Whether you live on campus or are a commuter, you should schedule Monday, August 25 – Wednesday, August 27 all day for Orientation activities.  Especially if you missed Orientation, you should plan to attend as many of the events and activities as you can to get you a involved and engaged and ready for the semester.  It should be fun! 

Thank you to those who attended our June Orientation for new students June 22-26.  We hope you had fun.  Please provide us with feedback about your orientation experience so we know what we did well and also where we need to consider improvements for next year. 

Student Evaluation              Parent Evaluation


Information regarding Orientation for Summer 2015 will be added as it becomes available.  Below is the information from 2014.


Click here to register for orientation.  You should do this even if you have already sent in your overnight registration form.  This is where we track how many
parents are attending.

Find the registration form for the overnight orientation as well as information on what to bring and
what to expect.  Don't miss out on an evening of great fun while learning
how to get connected and
succeed at Western.

Click here to look at an overview of all that is important including location,
time, parking information,
parent information, etc.

Click here to see a full schedule
of both days.

Do you have specific questions about orientation?  Check our list of frequently asked questions to see if yours has already been answered.

Questions about placement testing?  Click to find out whether or not you need to take the test, when the next test is scheduled, and to see some sample questions.

Are you a commuter student? Click here to read more about how you can become just as involved as the students living on campus.

Transfer students should click here to get more information about how to register for classes and why it is important to attend orientation.

This is the orientation page for parents. Sign up with our Office of Parent Services and get all the orientation materials you need.

If you are dropping off your child for the evening orientation and need a place to stay, please check out one of the many hotels in Danbury.  Make sure to mention Western when checking in.

Click here for a link to our Flickr page to see photos from last year's orientation activities.  Look around for photos from one of the many other events regularly hosted at Western.

Click here to find out more about Welcome Week.  When do you arrive, what activities are planned, what to expect?


Please remember to check out some of the valuable information on the right side of this screen.  And if you have any questions, please feel free to call
(203) 837-9700 or email lanzettaj@wcsu.edu.


New Student Orientation FAQ

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.

Parents have sometimes just as many questions as their students. Please click on 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.

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Westside campus:

How do I get to Western from local airports?

Click here for more information on how to get to Western from New York City, Bradley International Airport, or Logan Airport in Boston.



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