New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation
Last Updated: December 21, 2023

Orientation for New Students

Orientation for New Students (Freshmen) is designed to assist incoming students as they acclimate to college life at Western Connecticut State University. During your Orientation students and families will learn about resources that support student success, receive academic advisement information, and their class schedule. Students will learn how to get involved on campus and connect with current students and future classmates. Each fun-filled session is informative, helpful and full of WCSU spirit!

Prepare for your Orientation:

1) Be sure you have submitted your Admission/Housing deposit.

2) Make sure you setup your WCSU Account by following the steps here:  New Students:  Set-Up Your WCSU Account

3) After May 24 submit your photo for your WCSU ID – Submit your photo for your ID ahead of time and pick up your WCSU ID card at Orientation   Click here to get started!

4) Submit your WCSU Health Form.opens PDF file


Lodging Options

There are a number of hotels that are only about 10-15 minutes away from WCSU.


Click here for direction to WCSU from local airports and additional travel information.


New Student Program: Making the transition from high school to college can have its challenges. To help you with that transition WCSU has a New Program consisting of classes and resources designed to help. Learn more!


Gab & Grow:  Hear from several of our own student leaders as they talk about what you can do to make your experience great from start to end! Gab & GROW is a series of podcasts led by Maribeth Griffin of Housing & Residence Life. Listen to the Advice for New Students and check out the rest of the WCSU podcasts from last year as well.