Dear WCSU Students and Families,
Western Connecticut State University will welcome all students back to campus on August 24 with a balanced mix of online and on-campus experiences for our classes, clubs, and other student activities. We will be prepared for online-only if needed but anticipate an active on-campus environment this fall.
For students planning to live on campus, we are opening our residence halls. We will send you a separate notification about room assignments, required testing protocols, and other details. Watch your WCSU email for next steps.
In response to the Novel Coronavirus, Western Connecticut State University students, faculty and staff have come together to assist the campus and greater communities to find ways to not only cope, but thrive. The university has responded to requests for equipment and use of campus facilities as deemed necessary by the State of Connecticut. Additionally, the WCSU Foundation, Alumni Association and Student Government Association (SGA) have joined together to help provide much-needed financial support to WCSU students for unexpected emergency expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the past four years, the faculty and staff of the Western Connecticut State University Department of Art has focused their energies on earning accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design for WCSU. Catherine Vanaria, associate professor of Art and chair of the department, worked closely with her colleagues to answer questions, guide tours for the visiting accrediting team, and make suggested adjustments. In May, the department received notification that it had been approved. The program is now one of five accredited departments in the state, joining University of Connecticut, University of Bridgeport, Hartford Art School and University of New Haven. And it is the only Connecticut state university to achieve the distinction