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Membership in the Newman Club
is open to all currently and actively enrolled students at Western Connecticut State University regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Active membership is determined by regular attendance at and participation in Newman Club gatherings and events. Students who do not maintain active membership in the club are considered Newman Club associates.

  A Newman Club Member is:

  1. Any student who regularly participates in Newman events
  2. To have an active voice at Newman Club Business Meetings
  3. To help in the leadership of planning various events throughout the semester

A Newman Club Associate is:

  1. Any student who participates in any of our programs
  2. They will have a passive voice at Newman Club Business meetings

Newman Club Officers


If you wish to be added to the wait list, email your name and number to Michele Hossan at hossanm@wcsu.edu

Spring Break In Rome, Italy
Sponsored by Newman Club/SGA

March 18-26, 2016
cost - $1,300 per student

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets can be purchased at the WCSU Information desks at both student & campus centers


-    Airfare

-    Hotel 7 nights (2 blocks from Vatican)

-    Sightseeing

-    Day trip to Assisi

-    Vatican VIP experience

-    Service with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square

-    Breakfasts/Dinners (at some of the world’s most renown restaurants)

Deposit Required: $500 by Jan 31, 2016

Newman Club – Spring Break in Rom

March 18 – 26, 2016

 Frequently Asked Questions

 How much does the trip cost and what does it include?

The trip will cost $1,300 per student.  This includes:
Airfare from New York's JFK to Rome and return
All transfers from airports to hotels
Seven nights triple occupancy accommodations
Transportation between Danbury and JFK
Hop on Hop off Bus Tour of Rome
Day trip to Assisi
Vatican VIP Experience
Service with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square
Accident and Medical Emergency Insurance
You may purchase trip insurance for an additional cost.  This is optional.

 Will other sightseeing opportunities be added?
Yes.  Because of the nature of fluctuating airfares and foreign currency our final expense for the trip will not be known until everything is paid for.  We anticipate adding additional sites.

 What are the dates of the trip?
The trip is March 18 – 26, 2016.  We will leave the evening of the 18th and arrive in Rome in the morning of the 19th

How do I pay for the trip?
You may pay by cash, check, ConnectCash (preferred) or credit card (Amex, MasterCard, VISA or Discover) at either Box Office located at the Information Desk located in the Campus or Student Centers.

When is my payment due?
A deposit of $500 is due no later than January 31, 2016.  The second payment of $400 is due no later than
February 19, 2016.  The final payment is due no later than March 1, 2016. 

Where we staying and what are the accommodations?
We are staying at traditional Roman tourist quality plus accommodation within easy walking distance (2 blocks) of the Vatican and the Rome transit system.  All rooms are triples with private baths.

How do we get to the airport?
Transportation will be provided between WCSU to JFK.

 Will meals be included?
Continental breakfast is included in each morning. If the budget permits we will have a group dinner.  No other meals are included.

What time will we leave Danbury and when will we return?
Our flights are not confirmed.  At the mandatory traveler meeting which will be held the first week in February details will be provided.

Is the deposit or other payments refundable?
No.  The deposit is your guarantee that you will participate in the trip. 

Can we travel to other places?
This will be discussed at the meeting in February.

 Do I need a passport?
Yes.  It might take up to two months to secure your passport after you apply.  Do It NOW.

 what is the exchange rate?
Please note that the average current exchange rate for cash transactions at the time of this FAQ printing is €1.00 = $1.9 and $1.00 = £0.92.   Note that the rate fluctuates and will differ where and when you do your exchange. 

Can I use my credit card?
You may use your credit card to pay for the trip.  Most places in Rome will accept major credit cards such as American Express, VISA and MasterCard.  The exchange rate is usually better using a credit card.  Cash machines (ATMs) are available.  Check with your bank to verify it is part of an international network and associated fees.

 What if I get sick on the trip?
Accident and medical emergency insurance is covered.  You may be responsible for out of pocket expenses.  You must check with your individual health insurance provider to verify coverage.

For further information please contact the Newman Center 203-744-5846


March for Life - Due to lack of interest this event has been

- Sky-Zone
               - Monster Mini Golf
               - Bowling

Have an event or trip you would like to see happen in the future? Come to our meeting and share your ideas! Everyone is welcome and we encourage both new members and new ideas!

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