LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt, and Plan) Week 2020

Last Updated: December 19, 2019

 LEAP Week
begins Monday, August 24th!

Welcome to Western Connecticut State University’s LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt and Plan) Week website. For new students beginning school in the Fall of 2020, we’re planning a very exciting fall orientation program.

When is LEAP Week?

The official first day of LEAP Week is Monday, August 24, 2020.

For now mark your calendars for …

Monday, Aug. 24 Move-in day – Residence Halls and Orientation
First year and transfer students MOVE-IN only
Tuesday, Aug.25 – Wednesday, Aug. 26 Orientation for all NEW students continues
Wednesday, Aug. 26 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Thursday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, August 30 Orientation events continue

Full Schedule

LEAP 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 is an early orientation session scheduled prior to LEAP Week.

AccessAbility Services Orientation

One-on-one sessions upon request.

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

What do I do if I missed Summer Orientation and need to
register for classes?

If you missed Summer Orientation but were already accepted by the university, your class schedule will be sent to you in the mail. If you are just now being accepted by the university, please make an appointment with the Advisement Center at (203) 837-8397 to register, and then get your ID and computer accounts on your own schedule. Our offices are open Monday through Friday all summer long. The computer centers are even open on the weekends and some evenings. Check the individual webpages for office hours or contact the Admissions Office at 203-837-9000 with questions regarding your status.

What about my parents?

LEAP 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 24, such as the Alumni Legacy Photo (if one or both parents are alumni), the Entering the Gates ceremony, the Opening Ceremony followed by a Barbeque. There is also a dinner for students and families that afternoon. New students will eat for free, parents will be asked to pay $10; siblings 12 and under pay $6.

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.htm.

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

For scenes from LEAP 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.