Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer students should meet with an advisor and register for classes as soon as they are accepted.  Please contact the University Advisement Center to schedule an appointment.


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This year we are happy to provide an engaging and informative Transfer Student Orientation experience on the Midtown Campus in Higgins Hall on Thursday, August 22.  We have a special schedule of events designed with you, the transfer student, in mind.


Transfer Student Orientation ScheduleClick Here to Register Today!

9:30 A.M. – 9:45 A.M. Check-in and Light Breakfast in Berkshire Patio and Lobby
10 A.M. – 10:15 A.M. Welcome
10:15 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.  Student-to-Student Session
11 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.  Making the Transition to WCSU  University Advisement and Information Technology & Innovation

Success Center Presentation

Student Affairs Information Tables

1 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.    Lunch  Berkshire Dining Hall
2:15 P.M.    Afternoon Activities (optional) Take a Campus Tour leaving from the Midtown Student Center Lobby

Get Your Student ID



Check out our Helpful Hints webpage for some fun and useful information about WCSU, Danbury, and things to do in the area.

Welcome Week

We have learned over the years that most transfer students prefer to be part of the group so we encourage you to take part in all of the orientation events we offer and in particular attend your residence hall orientation or the commuter orientation during Welcome Week.  If you need any help in academic matters, please feel free to contact the Student Affairs Office and we’ll be happy to put you in touch with an advisor.

How to get connected at WCSU

In beginning your education at WCSU, it is important to get connected with both your faculty and your peers.  To that end there are a number of activities that we suggest you consider attending.  Perhaps the best way to connect with WCSU is at Clubs Carnival.  Virtually every student organization will have a table to present their program to new students.  In addition, there will be music and amusements.  You can find a list of active student organizations here or learn how to start your own club.  If you are commuting, consider joining the Commuter Student Organization.  There is something for everyone and every age so sign up for email notifications and join one organization or many, depending on your available time.

And at the end of the day, you can relax and unwind and have a cup of Starbuck’s coffee at The Daily Grind in the Westside Campus Center which is open most afternoons and nights.

For additional activities and events please check on WCSU’s events calendar.