Orientation

Welcome Week 2017

Last Updated: August 22, 2017

 Welcome Week
begins Friday, August 25th!

Welcome to Western Connecticut State University’s Welcome Week website. For new students beginning school in the Fall of 2017, we’re planning a very exciting fall orientation program.


When is Welcome Week?

The official first day of Welcome Week is Friday, August 25, 2017.

For now mark your calendars for …

Friday, Aug. 25 Move-in day – Residence Halls and Orientation
First year and transfer students MOVE-IN only
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Saturday, Aug.26 – Monday, Aug. 28 Orientation for all NEW students continues
Tuesday, Aug. 29 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Wednesday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 4 Orientation events continue

Full Schedule

LOCATION:
Welcome Week activities will be held on the Midtown campus. Please visit our directions page, and our campus tour for more information.

Meet your Orientation Leaders


What other orientation sessions are being held?

There is an early orientation session scheduled prior to Welcome Week.

AccessAbility Services Orientation

August 23, 2017 from 8:30am – 2:30 pm

Contact: Ellen Ober, 203-837-8225, obere@wcsu.edu


What do I do if I missed June Orientation and need to
register for classes?

If you missed June Orientation but were already accepted by the university, your class schedule will be sent to you in the mail. If you are just now being accepted by the university, please make an appointment with the Advisement Center at (203) 837-8397 to register, and then get your ID and computer accounts on your own schedule. Our offices are open Monday through Friday all summer long. The computer centers are even open on the weekends and some evenings. Check the individual webpages for office hours or contact the Admissions Office at 203-837-9000 with questions regarding your status.


What about my parents?

Welcome Week is geared mostly towards students to make them feel welcome and comfortable with their new surroundings. However, there will be activities for parents on Friday, August 25, such as the Alumni Legacy Photo (if one or both parents are alumni), the Entering the Gates ceremony, the Opening Ceremony, and an afternoon parent workshop. There is also a dinner for students and families that afternoon. New students will eat for free, parents will be asked to pay $10; siblings 12 and under pay $6.


Parents who want to find out how to avoid becoming a “Helicopter Parent” and find some other useful information for parents, should go to http://www.ecampustours.com/forparents/campuslife/helicopterparents.htm.

For more information, please go to our Western Parents Club webpage


For scenes from Welcome Week 2017 click on the photo below.