Learn More about Reopening WCSU


Welcome New Students!

Western Connecticut State University wishes that we could meet in person during our normally scheduled 2-day overnight orientation program in June/July; however, to keep everyone safe and healthy we have decided to have a Virtual Summer Orientation program 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 Virtual Summer Orientation program in June/July and LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt, and Plan) Week before and during our first week of classes.

Summer Orientation
At this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic our summer orientation sessions will be virtual. Students will receive an invitation email from Platform Q approximately 48 hours prior to the day for their major and right before session start time of 2 p.m. student will receive an email with the link to join session.

LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt, and Plan)  Week
LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt, Plan) 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 workshops and tour WCSU on the first day of LEAP Week only. We are hopeful of being able to provide an in person LEAP Week, but will continue to assess the situation and provide updates with regards to our LEAP 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: http://wcsu.edu/student-affairs/