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Division of Student Affairs

Housing & Residence Life


Last updated May 14, 2020


Applications are now available for Information Desk workers and Student Administrative Assistants in each of the residence halls.  If you’d like to apply, please check out the information on our employment page.


A quick video about new students:          …and about paying your deposits.

New Student Application Video              Deposit Instructions Video

Important information for new students who need their meningitis vaccine

– due to complications in getting vaccines due to the Covid-19 quarantines, first year and transfer students will receive a housing assignment without providing evidence of an up-to-date meningitis vaccine first.  Any student who has not provided evidence of having received a vaccine prior to August 1, 2020 will be removed from their assignment and will not be permitted to move in.

If you have housing questions, you may call 203-837-8533 (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm) or emailing housing@wcsu.edu.

Currently, the university remains open, but will be operating virtually.  Offices will remain in operation,  but  will be closed to the public physically.  Questions and business may still be conducted through phone and email.

WCSU will continue to update information via https://www.wcsu.edu/emergency-management/coronavirus-updates/ if you’d like the most up-to-date info from WCSU.

We know this is an unsettling time for us all.  We will do all we can to inform you of what is happening.  We also implore you to remain calm, patient, and kind as everyone finds their way through these unusual times.  Seek out clear, truthful information, ask questions, and look out for each other. We’ll get through this unusual time if we do these simple things.

Housing Deposit Date Changes

Due to the move to online courses for the remainder of the spring semester, the University has moved the deadline for housing deposits for NEW students (first years and transfers) from May 1st to June 1st


Beginning Monday, March 30, your Academic Resource Mentors will be available online to assist you in a number of ways.  If you’d like to contact them, their email addresses are listed on the Academic Success Spot/ARM website.

Some of the services you’ll have access to are:

  • Academic Coaching (individualized meetings) on subjects like evaluating your midterm grades, planning strategies to finish strong, Blackboard/WebEx/Zoom questions and concerns, transitioning to online classes, changing your study habits for home, connecting with faculty remotely, overcoming difficulties to working at home (working longer hours to help your family out, sharing computers, slow/weak wifi, helping out with younger siblings, etc.)
  • Online study sessions
  • Weekly video tips

We hope that you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to connect with help, or use one of the many other online resources now available through the TRC, Math Clinic, Writing Center, Pre-Collegiate Service, and Ancell Commons, for example!

Take a look at this video for why it’s important for you to be covered by insurance for your belongings:

Housing for 2020-21:

It’s time to start thinking about Fall Housing!  If you’re a student who will be new to campus next fall, you have until June 1st (this is a change due to the COVID19 move to online courses for the spring) to pay your deposit in order to guarantee housing.  Remember – you’ll also need to complete a housing application and submit proof that you’ve had a meningitis vaccine within the past 5 years to University Health Service.

The next issue of THE HANDOUT will be coming again in the fall.  In the meantime, check out the previous issue here: Vol. 8, #6 (April 2020).





Scan the code to the left to get to all of last year’s episodes of Gab & GROW, where you can find all kinds of topics and advice for being a successful WCSU student.

Each week, we’ll post short (about 20 minutes, mostly) podcasts about people, places and resources at WCSU that can help you be a successful student.  There are loads of things for new students, but there will also be information for upper level students as well.

All episodes are available online right now.  The QR code above will take you to SoundCloud® , but you may listen on any podcast platform, including iTunes, Stitcher, etc.


Cable TV information:

For a new list of the updated cable channels, please click on this link.

Your digital television must have a QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) to work with the school’s cable service. The QAM tuner allows your TV to receive high definition cable programming without a cable set top box. Unfortunately, some less expensive TVs come with a low quality QAM tuner that may not be able to pick up all the digital channels. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.


A NTSC (National Television System Committee) tuner is not compatible. This TV will require a digital-to-analog converter box to view television signals. (See information below to purchase a converter).


An ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner can receive digital signals but is not compatible with the school’s cable system.


Here is a link to an informal compatibility reference for newer devices. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.