Parent Orientation

Welcome Parents of incoming students for Fall 2024! As your student begins their transition to college at WCSU, we know that this will be a period of transition for parents as well. During orientation you will have a chance to learn more about the WCSU community and all of the supports we have in place for your student to be successful! At WCSU, we take pride in a campus that supports students and fosters their growth as they develop academically, professionally and socially. We invite you to be part of university life here, too. And now, as a parent of a WCSU student, you will have the opportunity to do just that. Our goal is to keep parents updated and informed on events taking place at the university.


Parent Orientation Registration


Parent orientation takes place on DAY 1 of each of the orientation sessions. Please park in the White Street Garage and follows signs to check-in.

Parent Orientation Schedule

8 – 9 A.M.  Parent and Student Check-in
(Continental Breakfast Provided)
Litchfield Hall
9 – 9:55 A.M.  Finance Hour: Financial Aid, Career Services, and Bursar’s Office White Hall, Ives Concert Hall
10 – 10:30 A.M.  Welcome Ceremony  White Hall, Ives Concert Hall
10:35 – 10:55 A.M.  Campus Safety: WCSU Police Dept. White Hall, Ives Concert Hall
11 – 11:20 A.M. Snack with Sodexo Berkshire Hall
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Interested Student-Athletes and their Parents will have a Mandatory Session with the Athletics Department Administration to discuss eligibility, Sportsware, and other pertinent information regarding participating in WestConn Athletics. This session will be in the Midtown Student Center Theater.
Choose your own Information Session: Pick 3

11:25 – 11:45 A.M.
11:50 A.M. – 12:10 P.M.
12:15 – 12:35 P.M.
Academic Support Services Higgins Hall 228
AccessAbility Services Higgins Hall
Health & Wellness Higgins Hall 229
Residential & Commuter Life Higgins Hall


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Helpful Links:

Office of Parent Services

Parent Resources