Summer 2017

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.

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What is there to do?

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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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How do I get to Western from local airports?

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New Student Orientation

Last updated: May 19, 2017


Orientation for First-Year Students

What can you expect from the overnight experience?

Resident and non-resident students alike will gather to meet and get prepared for the coming year. Orientation for First-Year Students (Freshmen) is designed to assist incoming students as they acclimate to college life at Western, learn about the number of resources that support student success and receive academic advisement and register for their courses. Students and family members will have an opportunity to meet and interact with faculty, staff and most importantly, current Western students, as well as other new students and parents. Each fun-filled session is informative, helpful and full of Western spirit!

SESSION            Dates
Session I            June 19/20 (Mon/Tue)*
Session II           June 21/22 (Wed/Thu)**
Session III          June 23/24 (Fri/Sat)

* All sessions are open to all students but VPA (Art, Music Theatre) students are strongly encouraged to attend Session I.

** All sessions are open to all students but Education and Nursing students are strongly encouraged to attend Session II.

Please note: we can't avoid conflicts with all graduations.  If you have a conflict, we recommend you speak with your principal to see if you can make arrangements.  if not, please call us at 203-837-9700.

Register Here

Please note that space for each session is limited. All programs, activities, and educational workshops are mandatory (for first-year students). Students should plan to attend an orientation session that does not conflict with high school final exams, athletic competitions, proms, work schedules, banquets or graduation. In conjunction with new Student Orientation, there will be a parent program that will run on the first day of each session. This parent program is designed to provide parents with important information about Western, its academic programs, student supportive services, financial aid and payment policies, unique challenges for new students, and many other topics.

Rescheduling Policy

Space in each session is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a session has reached capacity you will be directed to the next available session with space remaining. Should you need to reschedule your session because of extenuating circumstances or emergencies after the rescheduling period, please email and we will do our best to accommodate your request.  The overnight orientation fee is $50.00 and is non-refundable.




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