Last updated 02/24/14
Shuttle Bus Notice:
The WCSU Shuttle no longer stops at Brookview Commons on its route.
A number of students at Fordham University in New York are being treated for mumps, a disease that is usually mild but that sometimes has serious consequences.
No mumps have been reported at Western
Connecticut State University, but it spreads easily and quickly
among college populations.
You can get sick with mumps even if you have been immunized.
Mumps often feels like the flu with fever
and fatigue but it can also cause swollen glands or lumps along the
If you think you might have mumps, go to your doctor and stay home with family. If you must stay in a residence hall, remain in your room, ask a friend or resident assistant to bring you your meals and cover your cough with a tissue. Use hand sanitizers and good hand hygiene.
For more information about mumps for you and your friends and family, click on this link:
No, it's not too soon to be thinking about housing for the 2014-15 year! If you are a returning student, you may already begin the process by paying your housing deposit for next year. Deposits may be paid online via EZPay, and are due for Returning Students by March 31st. If you don't pay your deposit by March 31st, you will not be permitted to participate in room selection for the fall.
Are you going to be an incoming first year or transfer student wanting to live in the residence halls? You have a bit longer to pay your deposit for the 2014-15 year. Deposits for New and Transfer students are due by May 1st in order to guarantee a spot in on-campus housing for next year. Again, you can pay via the EZPay webpage. Don't forget, if you've never lived on campus before, you will need to fill out a housing application, pay your deposit, and provide the University Health Service office with evidence that you have had a meningitis vaccine before we can place you in a room. Read more about it here.