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Welcome Week 2021

Last Updated: May 6, 2021

 Welcome Week
begins Sunday, August 22nd!

Welcome to Western Connecticut State University’s Welcome Week website. For new students beginning school in the Fall of 2021, we’re planning a very exciting fall orientation program. At this time we are planning a mixture of a virtual and in-person Welcome Week, but we will continue to assess the COVID-19 situation and will provide updates with regards to our Welcome Week Program in the fall.

When is Welcome Week?

The official first day of Welcome Week is Sunday, August 22, 2021.

For now mark your calendars for …

Sunday, Aug. 22 Move-in day for First year and transfer students ONLY – Please be in contact with Housing for time schedule and updates
Sunday, Aug. 22

Monday, Aug.23 – Wednesday, Aug. 25

Welcome Week begins for all NEW students

Welcome Week for all NEW students continues

Thursday, Aug. 26 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Friday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, August 29 and Monday,

Sept. 6

Welcome Week events continue

Full Schedule

Welcome Week activities will be held on the Midtown campus. Please visit our directions page, and our campus tour for more information.

Meet your Orientation Leaders

What other orientation sessions are being held?

There are several summer orientation sessions scheduled prior to Welcome Week.

AccessAbility Services Orientation

One-on-one sessions upon request.

Contact: Ellen Ober, 203-837-8225, obere@wcsu.edu


What about my parents?

Welcome Week is geared mostly towards students to make them feel welcome and comfortable with their new surroundings. However, there will be activities for parents on Monday, August 23, such as the Alumni Legacy Photo (if one or both parents are alumni), the Entering the Gates ceremony.

Parents who want to find out how to avoid becoming a “Helicopter Parent” and find some other useful information for parents, should go to http://www.ecampustours.com/forparents/campuslife/helicopterparents.html

For more information, please go to our Western Parents Club webpage

For scenes from Welcome Week 2018 click on the photo below.

Gab & GROW: New to campus? Hear from several of our own student leaders as they talk about what you can do to make your experience great from the very start to the very 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.