Alumni

Sip & Sketch: Friday, March 22

The Alumni Association with the WCSU Department of Art will host “Sip & Sketch” on Friday, Mar. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) on the second floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying wine and assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-52498716073. Use code WCSUALUM2019 to get $5 off a fun evening.

For more details, call the WCSU Department of Art at (203) 837-8403.


Jazz Combos: Friday, March 22

Four of the WCSU Jazz Combos will perform on Friday, Mar. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Four of Western’s jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-48124825649 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to receive your free ticket(s).


Alumni Association Executive Committee Meeting: Tuesday, March 26

The Alumni Association Executive Committee will meet in SC 228, Conf. Room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 26.


MFA Thesis Exhibition and Art Alumni Night: Thursday, March 28

Celebrate the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition & Art Alumni Night on Thursday, March 28 from 6 – 8 p.m., sponsored by the WCSU Alumni Association.

The exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Monday, April 8, in the Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

The opening reception is free and alumni are invited to connect or reconnect with fellow alumni and artists. please RSVP to (203) 837-8298 or online at wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com. 

Works on display are created by the 2019 MFA graduating class,

Deanna Barba,

Dianna Colabella,

Brett Colon,

Brian Ferreira,

Greg Mursko,

Mildred Paulino,

Rima Rahal and

Andrea Rios.

 

 


Alumni & Student Meet & Greet: Tuesday, April 2

Alumni Join us for an Alumni & Student Meet & Greet at the Westside Campus Center Ballroom on Tuesday, April 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. RSVP here: http://www.wcsu.edu/student-affairs/rsvp/

Let our students know about the many opportunities open to them after WCSU!

 


Piano Recital: Tuesday, April 2

Students in the WCSU music program will present a piano studio recital featuring music for two and four hands on Tuesday, Apr. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/piano-studio-recital-tickets-48124846712 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get your free ticket(s).


Alumni Association Meeting: Wednesday, April 3

Wednesday, Apr. 3: 6 – 8:30 p.m. Student Center- Midtown campus room 202 (Conference/Meeting Room)

RSVP to (203) 837-8298 if you plan on attending the Alumni Association Board meeting.


Opera Scenes: Saturday, April 6

Opera Scenes for the whole family!

Including scenes from La Traviata, Little Red Riding Hood, The Consul, and much more!

featuring alumni from the Music Department on stage with the current students in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Please note the time for this event is 7 p.m. Look for an alumni discount and highlights of Opera Scenes.

 

Stop by The Daily Grind before “Opera Scenes” for a cocktail and something light to eat.

 

Tickets for the 6 p.m. reception before “Opera Scenes” are $30 per person and can be purchased online at alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events.


Cocktail Reception and tickets to “Crazy For You”: Saturday, April 6

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present “Crazy For You” on the Main Stage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Join the us for a pre-theatre reception at The Daily Grind at 6:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. performance.

Tickets for both the reception and the performance will be $30 per person and order online at alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events.


The Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury: Friday, April 12

WCSU will present the “Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury” on Friday, Apr. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. Complimentary snack food will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information. Alumni will receive a FREE drink!


Chamber Singers & Choir: Tuesday, April 23

The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the University Choir, conducted by Cory Ganschow, will perform on Tuesday, Apr. 23,  at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-chamber-singers-and-university-choir-tickets-48124922940 or call (203) 837-8732.


WCSU Orchestra: Sunday, April 28

The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at Sunday, Apr. 28, 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-orchestra-tickets-48124957042 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get free ticket(s).


Sip & Sketch: Friday, May 3

The WCSU Department of Art and the WCSU Alumni Association will host “Sip & Sketch” on Friday, May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) on the second floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying wine and assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-52499258696. Use code WCSUALUM2019 to get $5 off.


Cocktail Reception and tickets to “Much Ado About Nothing”: Saturday, May 4

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on the Main Stage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Join the Alumni Association Board for a pre-theatre reception at The Daily Grind at 6:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. performance.

Tickets for both the reception and the performance will be $30 per person. Order online at alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events.

Benedick and Beatrice don’t love each other but then they do. Claudio and Hero love each other but then they don’t but then they do again. Everyone gets married.


Percussion Ensemble: Sunday, May 5

The WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-percussion-ensemble-tickets-48125085426 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get your free ticket(s).


Chamber Ensembles & Chorale: Tuesday, May 7

The WCSU Chamber Ensembles and Concert Chorale will perform on Tuesday, May 7, at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/chamber-music-and-concert-chorale-tickets-48125103480or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get your free ticket(s).


Grad Salute: Wednesday, May 8

Alumni, If you would like to help out at Grad Salute, call the office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298.

Tasks available:

  • Check in the candidates
  • Confirm Identification
  • Sell Stoles of Gratitude
  • Assist students one-on-one
  • Distribute regalia

Time Needed: The Grad Salute runs from 3 – 7 p.m. Set up begins at 2 p.m. Regalia distribution begins at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, and we appreciate your time and hours, as available. This is a great time to interact with our students as they prepare to become our newest alumni.


Winds & Symphonic Band: Wednesday, May 8

The WCSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, and the Symphonic Band, conducted by Matthew Doiron, will perform on Wednesday, May 8, at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wind-ensemble-symphonic-band-tickets-48124800574 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get your free tickets.


Commencement 2019: Sunday, May 19

Western Connecticut State University will hold combined Commencement exercises for graduate and undergraduate students on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St., Bridgeport. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m. We invite all alumni to join us in celebrating this year’s new alumni.

Legacy alumni are invited to participate in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony by leading the procession of gradates and welcoming the class of 2019 into the Alumni Association. Festivities include:

  • 9 a.m.  –  Academic Dress,  Webster Bank Arena (academic regalia will be provided for you if you do not have your own)
  • 10 a.m.   –  Academic Procession, Webster Bank Arena

The ceremony will immediately follow. Special seating will be provided for all alumni participating in the procession. During the past several years, alumni from those celebrating their 50th class reunion to our more recent graduates have participated in Commencement by leading the procession. This tradition is a wonderful way to honor all of our graduates, along with your student, and welcome them into the WCSU Alumni Association. I hope you will join us as we celebrate the Class of 2018.

Please RSVP by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298 or email alumni@wcsu.edu.

Click here to learn more about Commencement 2019.


Alumni Association Executive Committee Meeting: Tuesday, May 28

The Alumni Association Executive Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 28 in the OM 304 Conf. Room from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


WCSU Alumni Association Annual Meeting: Wednesday, June 5

The Alumni Association Annual meeting is Wednesday, June 5 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.  in the Campus Center Conference Room on the Westside campus,  Room 212 / 214 (Conference/Meeting Room)

RSVP to (203) 837-8298 if you plan on attending the Alumni Association Annual Board meeting.


Bus Trip to 911 Museum: Saturday, June 22

Immerse yourself in the human stories behind the tragedy of September 11. The $48 per person charge includes bus, tip and entrance fee to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

 

The bus will leave from University Hall on White Street in Danbury at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 with a scheduled arrival at the Museum for 9:45 a.m. The Museum opens at 10 a.m. (note: there is a snack bar in the Museum). We will leave the Museum at 2:30 p.m. and stop at Chelsea Market for shopping and food. We will leave NYC at 4:30 p.m. (note: departure time may be subject to change, since NYC is hard to predict with traffic…even on a Saturday).

Ticket sales and refund possibilities end on Friday, June 7.


Bus trip – Providence Italian Style: Saturday, July 13

A day in Providence, RI for only $60 per person.

Leaving from University Hall at &:30 a.m., the group will arrive at the visitor center at 10 a.m. We will be provided a Step-on tour guide for a comprehensive overview tour of Providence for 75 minutes.

We will stop in the Italian neighborhood on Federal Hill for lunch on your own,  and some shopping. We will have two hours of free time. Bring a cooler, if you want to purchase some Italian goodies.

we will then ride to the river and for a special gondola ride. Gondola rides will be provided for all. While waiting your turn, you will be entertained by an accordion player and sing along. We will leave for Danbury no later than 5 p.m. and arrive home about 8 p.m.


Lake Compounce: Saturday, Aug. 3

 

ALUMNI, FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY at Lake Compounce
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019

Cost is $43 per person (children ages 3 & under are admitted and eat for free).
Price includes:
• Admission & Parking
• All-you-can-eat lunch buffet in the lakeside catering pavilion
from 12 to 2:30 p.m.
• Unlimited use of rides, shows and attractions (Skycoaster costs extra)
• $15 Return Voucher for each ticket.
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WCSU goes to THE BIG E: Saturday, Sept. 14

The Big E has hundreds of food locations on the grounds, from sit-down dining at Storrowton Tavern to grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and deep-fried “everything,” you’re sure to find something to please your palate.  Join the Alumni Association Board Members for a memorable trip to this yearly event.

 The $34 fee per person includes round trip by bus, tip and entrance fee. The cut off date for a seat and refund is Friday, Aug. 30.

We will leave University Hall at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 and arrive at about 10 a.m. You can enjoy the day on your own, meeting to board the bus at 3:45 p.m. and we will leave the fairgrounds at 4 p.m. arriving  back in Danbury approximately 6 p.m.


Golf Tournament: Monday, Sept. 30

Save the Date for the WCSU Alumni Association’s 34th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 14. at Richter Park, Danbury.
in memory of Neil Wagner ’52

8 to 10 a.m.                        Continental Breakfast at Café on the Green
8:30 to 9:45 a.m.              Registration
10 a.m.                                Shotgun Start – Scramble Format -no minimum tee shots per person
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.                Lunch – Cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, wraps, , chips, soda and water. Lettuce, tomato, onion and all condiments available. Stop to pose for your “foursome shot.”
3:30 p.m.                            Player Awards Reception – Awards reception to be held at Café on the Green immediately following the tournament.

Mulligans will be sold for $5 each at Registration – one per player
Raffle Tickets may be purchased – 9 tickets for $25; 24 tickets for $50
The WCSU Women’s Softball Team will be selling raffle tickets. Please support them.

Silent Auction bidding sheets will be available throughout the day.


Homecoming 2019: Saturday, Oct. 12

Join us for the 2019 festivities, reunions, music, fun. Western Idol returns! Celebrate with friends, bring your family.

Full schedule to be posted here.


Bus Trip to New York City: Saturday, Dec. 7

The Alumni Association annual bus trip to the City is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 The price for a round-trip ticket per person is $25. You can spend the day in the City to see a show, check out the windows or do your Christmas shopping. There is so much to do and to see in the City, so join us for a day of excitement.