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, learn how to access your schedule through BannerWeb, 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 Checklist

You may have set up your WCSU email weeks or months ago when you were accepted and viewed your financial aid package. You will need to be able to login however your password may have expired. Please be sure you have access and can log into your WCSU email. 

New account: Be sure you have activated your university computer accounts, including your university email account. Newly enrolled students have been sent an email from mim@wcsu.educreate new email to the email address they provided Admissions, with instructions on how to activate their WCSU Account. Please check your personal email account and follow the instructions. If you are experiencing an issue you are unable to resolve, please contact our service desk at RequestIT@wcsu.educreate new email or call them at 203-837-8467.

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Before you can stay overnight on campus you will need to submit a signed waiver form for our Housing Office. Please read and complete the form below. This can also be found on your housing portal called “Orientation Overnight”. You can submit this form at anytime before you arrive to campus for your Orientation. opens in a new windowwcsu.datacenter.adirondacksolutions.com/wcsu_thdss_prod

You will receive your WCSU ID card at Orientation! Please submit a photo of yourself to our WestConnect Card Office. Click the link and follow the steps.   opens in a new windowwww.wcsu.edu/westconnect/new-student/

Orientation is an overnight experience. You will be staying in Litchfield Hall opens in a new windowwww.wcsu.edu/housing/residencehalls/litchfield/ one of our Freshman Residence Halls on our Midtown Campus. 

  • Sheets (twin or twin XL long)
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Clothes for 2nd day
  • Shower items
    • Towel
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Body Wash
    • Toothbrush 
    • Toothpaste
    • Shower shoes
    • Deodorant
  • Additional Items to consider:
    • Daily medications
    • Take a look at the weather beforehand. Litchfield Hall does not have air conditioning in the bedrooms only in common areas.  If you would feel more comfortable, please bring a small fan.

In order to begin classes at WCSU all students, both commuter and resident, will need to submit their CT State University Health Form. Be sure to have the form below submitted to WCSU health services by August.

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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.