Orientation Attendance is Required.

2024 Summer Orientation will be an overnight experience.


Your Wolves Journey Starts Here!

Congratulations on earning your acceptance to WCSU and committing to the next step to prepare for your first year in college!

New Student Orientation is a required overnight experience for all incoming first year students. We want you to be as ready as possible for the start of your college experience, so we have planned an exciting and fun orientation program where you will meet new Wolves, learn about student support services, meet faculty and staff, spend the night living in a residence hall, and learn about the college experience through the eyes of our very own students who will be your Orientation Leaders.

During orientation, you will be able to pick up your student ID card, register for your classes, learn about student clubs and leadership opportunities, shop for your Wolves swag in the WCSU Bookstore, and much more!

We are looking forward to having you on campus and helping you get started on the right track!

The Orientation Program at Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University hosts our New Student Orientation Program for students entering in the fall semester in two parts.


First, our main Summer Orientation program in June/July.


Second, Welcome Week begins the first week of classes. Dates Coming Soon.

Together these programs help you with the transition of becoming a successful WCSU student.


Welcome Week consists of a variety of programs scheduled before, during, and after the first week of classes ranging from workshops and lectures to barbecues, clubs carnival, movies, and concerts. Parents are encouraged to attend the Entering the Gates Ceremony and tour WCSU on the first day of Welcome Week only. 

Updated schedule coming soon.
For an example of Welcome Weeks schedule, click the link below to view last year’s Welcome Week.

Contact Information

For questions or concerns regarding Orientation, please contact Virginia Diaz
Virginia Diaz

Office of Student Affairs
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Students who have joined us for Orientation have had a great experience! Here's what they have been saying.