Welcome New Students!
Western Connecticut State University is planning to hold a 2-day Summer Orientation Program between May and July; however, we will be virtual on day one and will have in-person activities on day two of each session to help you with the transition of becoming a WCSU student. Please click on the links on the right for dates and details regarding each of the respective orientation programs.
Students Entering in the Fall
The two orientation programs for students entering in the fall consist of our main Summer Orientation program in June/July and Welcome Week before and during our first week of classes.
At this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are planning 2-day summer orientation sessions. Day 1 of the session will be virtual and Day 2 will have some in-person activities. Students will receive an invitation email for Day 1 of their session from Platform Q approximately 48 hours prior to the day for their major. On Day 1 of their session right before session start time the student will receive an email with the link to join. Students will be asked to register for Day 2 of their Summer Orientation.
Virtual Parent Orientation
We are pleased to announce that we are adding a Virtual Parent Orientation Session for all parents of incoming freshmen on Monday, May 17 from 6 – 7 p.m. During this session we will address questions about the fall semester that parents may have followed by a Q&A session where parents can ask questions about things that were not covered. All parents will receive an invitation to join from PlatformQ approximately 48 hours prior to the session and a link to join will be sent prior to the start of session.
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. We are excited to announce that we will be able to provide an in person Welcome Week, but will continue to assess the situation and provide updates with regards to our Welcome Week program in the fall.
Students Entering in the Spring
Students entering in the Spring semester will receive initial information from the Admissions office. New students should attend the mandatory meetings for resident and commuter students usually held in the evening of move-in day. Various social activities later in the evening provide opportunities to meet other students.
To learn more about Student Affairs please visit our website: https://www.wcsu.edu/student-affairs/