WestConn Siblings Weekend 2013
March 15 - 17, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions
The Program Activities Council, Inter-Residence Hall Council and the Student Life/Student Activities Office proudly presents Western Connecticut State University's fifth annual Siblings Weekend!
What is Siblings Weekend?
Welcome to the WCSU Siblings Weekend Frequently Asked Questions. We are excited that you are coming to our campus and taking part in this amazing program.
When is Siblings Weekend?
Siblings Weekend is March 15-17, 2013. Events last all weekend starting Friday evening and conclude Sunday afternoon.
Where is Siblings Weekend located @ WCSU?
The program spans across the entire campus of Western Connecticut State University. There are events everywhere including: The Student Center, Alumni Hall, The O’Neill Center, individual halls, plus more! For a map of WCSU click here!
Where is lodging around WCSU?
We encourage siblings to stay with WCSU students. However, we have compiled a list to lodging only 10-15 minutes around the Midtown and Westside Campuses of WCSU in case parents would like to stay for the weekend.
Holiday Inn- www.holidayinn.com
Maron Hotel and Suites- www.maronhotel.com
Quality Inn- www.qualityinns.com
Residence Inn by Marriott- www.residenceinn.com
Ethan Allen- www.ethanallenhotel.com
Courtyard by Marriott- www.courtyard.com
Spring Hill Suites- www.springhillsuites.com
Best Western Berkshire Inn- www.bestwestern.com/berkshireinn
Please also visit here for additional information about our town and the many places to eat, stay and visit while you are in town.
Who is responsible for the sib/kid visiting for the weekend?
Each WCSU student is responsible for those visiting and will be held accountable for their actions and the actions of their guests. This includes their behavior on and off campus. Siblings Weekend is treated as any other day at WCSU where students are to uphold all of the requirements of the WCSU Student Handbook. Please remember that all WCSU students are responsible for the actions of their guests per the WCSU Student Handbook.
Who can come to Siblings Weekend?
Siblings Weekend is proud to have any sister/brother/niece/ nephew/cousin/friend between the ages of 10-18 that fills out a Parental Permission form and pays the registration fee attend all the events of Siblings Weekend. There is a maximum of 2 siblings/guests per WCSU student allowed at Siblings Weekend.
Where will the student’s guest sibling stay/sleep?
Guests will stay with their host student for the weekend. The host student should be able to tell their guest sib what type of necessities he/she will need to bring for the weekend (i.e. sleeping bag, pillow, clothing, toiletries…)
When can I register?
Registration will be open from now until to February 15, 2013 February 22, 2013. Registration will likely be unavailable after this date.
Where do I check in for Sibs?
Sibs Registration Check-In will be in the Center for Student Involvement located in the Student Center Room 207. Check-In will begin at 4:30pm on Friday, March 15, 2013. There will be late check-in at the Student Center information desk during the morning on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
When is Siblings Weekend over?
The last event for the weekend is brunch on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 10-4 in the Marketplace. Parents or other family members are encouraged to join and can pay for their meal the day of. The cost will be $7.75, for all you can eat, this way other family members can hear all about the great times that were had over the weekend.
Will Transportation be provided?
All events will be held on campus so that they are all easy to get to. The shuttle service will be running, incase siblings want to go to the other campus for some of the events or just to look around! If siblings choose to go off campus for anything, transportation is on their own. Please have rides arranged for drop-off or pick-up at the beginning and end of the weekend.
For events that are being held off campus (Saturday afternoon), the Siblings Weekend events team will be providing buses for transportation.
What forms have to be filled out?
There is a Registration and Permission form that needs to be filled out. No sibling will be allowed to attend, or stay in housing without filling this out with payment by February 15, 2013 February 22, 2013.
Is there a refund policy?
WCSU Siblings Weekend is proud to have you join us on our campus for this amazing event. With so many participants we have to offer a No-Refund policy with all of our registrations. If you have any questions contact the of Student Life Office.
Is there a cost for SIBS?
There is a small cost to attend Siblings Weekend. The cost for each sibling attending starts at $45. Remember WCSU students are only allowed to bring up to two siblings. This cost includes all meals for the weekend as well as a give-a-ways, t-shirt (please indicate size on the Registration and Permission Form), and admittance to all the siblings weekend events.
How can I pay for Sibs?
You can mail, fax or bring in your payment for Siblings Weekend along with your registration form. Payments that will be accepted are cash and check only. Please make checks payable to WCSU. Payment and forms are due by February 15, 2013 February 22, 2013.
How do I know I completed Registration Successfully?
When you fill out your Registration and Permission Form please fill in an e-mail address where we can send a confirmation e-mail to so that you know your forms and payment have been received.
If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us at the Student Life Office using the information below. We are here to help!
Questions? Contact Kerrin Viveiros at 203-837-3950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check this website for schedule updates. Schedule subject to change.