All teams practice and play exclusively on the Westside campus. Outdoor facilities include soccer and lacrosse practice fields, baseball and softball fields and six tennis courts.
Centennial Hall & Parking Garage
This 430-bed residence hall and 425-car parking garage opened in the fall of 2004. The facility, named Centennial Hall by WestConn students, complements the existing apartment-style residence halls at Westside.
Named in honor of the former governor of Connecticut, Ella Grasso Hall is one of three apartment-style residence halls on the Westside campus. Completed in 1983, this 75,000-square-foot building accommodates 369 upper-class students.
Hear the best in outdoor entertainment all summer at Ives Concert Park on the WestConn campus. Managed by The Charles Ives Center for the Arts, this 40-acre site is used for outdoor events such as concerts and art shows. At the heart of this facility are a pond and a 2,500-square-foot gazebo used as a stage for performances.
Completed in 1995, the 80,000-square-foot William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center acts as a multi-purpose athletic facility for the Westside campus and houses many of WestConn's athletic and recreational offices.
Departments in O'Neill Center
Athletics & Recreation
Named in honor of former CSU Board of Trustee Member A. Searle Pinney, this building was completed in 1999. This 425-bed, 182,000-square-foot apartment-style residence hall is typically reserved for upper-class students and accommodates five students per suite.
This main road to the Westside Classroom building and residential halls extends from Lake Avenue Extension and continues to the new Magnet School. Donors have dedicated many of the trees that line the road's median at the beginning of University Boulevard.
Westside Athletic Stadium
Go Colonials! Completed in 2004, the Westside Athletic Stadium includes a 24,000-square-foot SprintTurf field where the Colonials play their home football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse and field hockey games. The stadium also houses an outdoor facility that seats approximately 2,500 spectators and is equipped with a press box, concession stand (operated by Sodexho Dining Services), and restrooms.
Westside Campus Center
This 49,000-sq.-ft. student center provides a full service dining facility, a game room, cardio-fitness center, ballroom, meeting and conference rooms, student activity space, lounge areas and related campus-life and student-life facilities.
Completed in 1981, the 89,000-square-foot Westside Classroom Building is WestConn's most uniquely designed facility. With its "spiral" hallway concept, its four floors are accessible without using elevators or stairs.
Departments in Westside Classroom Building
Justice & Law Admin.
Library - Young
Information Technology & Innovation
Westside Computer Center
The Westside Nature Preserve (WNP) is a 33-acre tract of land used as an educational and recreational resource for the university and the Greater Danbury region. With its diverse flora and fauna, the WNP serves as a laboratory for WestConn students. Trails are maintained year-round.
Interested in a closer look at the stars? Visit the Westside Observatory. Seated atop a hill on the Westside campus, the recently expanded WCSU Westside Observatory is home to a 20-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope, among the largest at any institution of higher education in Connecticut.
This facility houses a 20-foot planetarium dome, a classroom and display case. The physics, astronomy and meteorology department hosts popular public observatory nights and open houses that allow people from WestConn and the local community to view the planets, comets, stars and other celestial phenomena through the telescopes.