Last Updated: June 29, 2017
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 are strongly encouraging you to attend our Transfer Student Orientation on August 24 from
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center because we sincerely believe that meeting your fellow students, faculty, and staff will be beneficial and fun.
We have created a special transfer orientation just for you! Please sign up no later than August 19.
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 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. 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 8 p.m. 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 10 p.m. to midnight most often in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center 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. You can find a list of active student organizations here, or learn how to start your own club. If you are commuting, consider joining 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.