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Last Updated: July 22, 2020

Transfer Orientation

Transfer students should meet with an advisor and register for classes as soon as they are accepted.  Please contact the Academic Advisement Center via email at aac@wcsu.edu to schedule an appointment.

This year we are happy to provide an engaging and informative Virtual Transfer Student Orientation experience on Thursday, August 6
from 2 – 3:30 p.m.  By now you should have received a welcome email from Dr. Betts, Vice President of Student Affairs, inviting you to your Virtual Transfer Student Orientation session. The information session will connect you with WCSU Administrators, fellow transfer students and Orientation Leaders that will help you in easing your transfer to WCSU. Approximately 48 hours before your session you will receive an invitation email from Platform Q and a link to join the session will be sent just before the start time of 2 p.m. Orientation for Transfer Students is designed to assist students as they acclimate to college life at WCSU, learn about the number of resources that support student success, receive class schedule and academic advisement information and how to get involved on campus. This orientation session is informative, helpful and full of WCSU spirit!

Here are some of the things you will do during your Virtual Transfer Orientation session:

  • Meet and connect with students, both in your major and across the university (this is particularly helpful for commuter students)
  • Meet school administrators
  • Learn how to Navigate the Essential WCSU Resources Online
  • Q&A Session with your Orientation Leaders
  • Learn of opportunities and supports available in our Career Success Center
  • Overview of fall schedules and academic advisement process
  • Learn about Student Engagement on campus

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

LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt, Plan) 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 LEAP 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 adviser.


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.  For example, every Thursday you could attend the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center.  The evening usually starts with an hour of open mic, followed by a featured performer.  The Coffeehouse is always free and sandwiches, soda and, of course, coffee are always on the house.

On some Fridays you could attend the Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury usually scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center.  This event is also free to all students and a fun way to see WCSU’s talented students and meet new people.  Friday After Hours takes place from 10 p.m. to midnight most often in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center and usually features food and some kind of fun theme.

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 event calendar.