Last updated: June 11, 2014

Schedule of Events: June 2014 Orientation*
Times still subject to change - please check back later

DAY 1 Orientation Check-in at Newbury Hall (Midtown campus)
6:00pm Check in for the Overnight Orientation - parents return the next morning
7:30pm Interest Session 1 (Newbury Hall)
8:30pm Pizza & Interest Session 2 (Newbury Hall)
9:30pm Comedian John Cassidy and his "Balloon Freak Show" (Student Center Theater)
10:30pm Bingo in the Student Center Cafeteria with over $750 in prizes
DAY 2  
8:00am-9:00am Orientation check-in for parents and Continental Breakfast on the Quad (Midtown campus)
8:00am & 9:00am Campus Tours (Meet in the Student Center Plaza)
8:00am Placement Testing for those who still need it: Writing (Higgins Hall 202), Math (Higgins Hall 210), or Foreign Language (Higgins Hall 210)
  • Workshops for students (meet in the Student Center Theater)
  • Workshops for parents (Warner Hall 101 & 102)
10:15am - 10:45am     President’s Welcome (Ives Concert Hall in White Hall)
11:00am-12:30pm        Academic Sessions: Introducing students to Western Connecticut State University and their department (students only) - follow an OL to your assigned room or check your map
11:00am-1:00pm Parent programs: University 101 and University 102 (Whitehall 122 and Ives Concert Hall)
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch and social time with deans and faculty (Student Center Cafeteria)
1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Midtown Residence Hall Tour (Fairfield Hall)
  • Westside Residence Hall Tour (Grasso Hall) - drive yourself to Westside, exit 4
  • Financial Aid Information Session (Student Center 201A)
  • Honors Student Information Session - by invitation only (Irfan Kathwari Honors House)
  • Housing Information Session (Student Center 202 A/B)
  • Transfer Student Orientation (Student Center 209)
  • Wednesday only: Pre-Education Information Session for Secondary Ed. majors and those Elementary Ed. majors who could not attend (Student Center Theater)
1:30pm & 2:30pm Campus Tours (Meet in the Student Center Plaza)
3:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm Tuesday only: Tour of the new Visual & Performing Arts Building on the Westside campus (drive yourself to Westside, exit 4).  Students of all majors are invited, but prior RSVP is required.  Please call 203-837-8606 to reserve a spot. Please note the new time.
4:00pm Most offices remain open until 4pm or even 4:30pm for students to get their ID or make changes to their schedules;

Students may return any time over the summer to pick up their IDs, buy books, etc. (please check individual offices' websites for office hours.

* Schedule subject to change.  Please check back for additional information.

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