Transfer students should meet with an advisor and register for classes as soon as they are accepted. Please contact the Office of the Registrar in the Old Main Administrative Building, 1st floor or the Academic Advisement Center, Higgins Hall 215 to find out who your advisor is or to make an appointment. Any questions can be directed to (203) 837-9206 or (203) 837-8397.
We have created a special transfer orientation for you on Thursday, August 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Midtown campus. We know from talking with transfer students who are already at Western, that they were surprised at the difference between their first college experience and their experience at Western. Many of these students have told us that they now wish they had attended their transfer orientation program here at Western. The program that we have put together for you on the 27th has been designed by our Orientation team which includes several transfer students.
The day will include:
|8:00 a.m.||Early check-in in
the Midtown Student Center and
Students who are all set may arrive closer to 9 a.m.
|8:30-9:00 a.m.||Campus Tour|
|9:00 a.m.||Welcome to Western|
|9:30 a.m.||Making the Transition to Western - an opportunity to learn about Western's resources for student success|
|10:30 a.m.||Student-to-Student Session - meet many other incoming transfer students and current student leaders|
|12:00-12:30 p.m.||Campus Tour|
|12:30 p.m.||Separate sessions for resident students and commuters - led by upper-class students to help you to maximize your residential or commuter experience|
There will also be time in the morning, at lunch, or after the wrap-up session for those of you who haven't gotten your student ID, computer accounts, or parking permit to do so. If you haven't spoken with your advisor or need to make changes to your schedule, you also can arrange to do that on the 27th. Please rsvp no later than August 19 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us at 203-837-9700 if you have any questions.
We are strongly encouraging you to attend because we sincerely believe that this orientation will be beneficial and fun for all transfer students attending Western in the fall.
Check out our Helpful Hints
webpage for some fun and useful information about Western, Danbury,
and things to do in the area.
Check out our Helpful Hints webpage for some fun and useful information about Western, Danbury, and things to do in the area.
We have learned over the years that most transfer students prefer to be just part of the group so we encourage you to take part in all of the orientation events we offer and in particular attend your residence hall orientation or the commuter orientation during Welcome Week. If you need any help in academic matters, please feel free to contact the Student Affairs office and we'll be happy to put you in touch with an adviser.
How to get connected at Western
In beginning your education at Western, it is important to get connected with both your faculty and your peers. To that end there are a number of activities that we suggest you consider attending. For example, every Thursday you could attend the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8pm in Irfan Kathwari Honors House. The evening usually starts with an hour of open mic, followed by a featured performer. The Coffeehouse is always free and sandwiches, soda and, of course, coffee are always on the house.
On some Fridays you could attend the PAC Movie Night usually scheduled for 8pm in the Student Center Theater. This event is also free to all students and a fun way to see a movie a second time or even the first if you’ve missed it in the theatres. Friday After Hours takes place from 10pm to midnight in Irfan Kathwari Honors House and usually features food and some kind of fun theme.
Perhaps the best way to connect with Western is at Clubs Carnival. Virtually every student organization will have a table to present their program to new students. In addition, there will be music and amusements. Consider joining the Older Wiser Learners (O.W.L.s) or, if you are commuting, the Commuter Student Organization. There is something for everyone and every age so sign up for email notifications and join one organization or many, depending on your available time.
And at the end of the day, you can relax and unwind and have a cup of Starbuck's coffee at The Daily Grind in the Westside Campus Center which is open most afternoons and nights.
For additional activities and events please check on Western’s event calendar.