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

Last Updated: June 2, 2020

 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. At this time we are planning an in-person LEAP Week, but we will continue to assess the COVID-19 situation and will provide updates with regards to our LEAP Program in the fall.


When is LEAP Week?

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

For now mark your calendars for …

Several different dates Move-in day has been changed to several days and is by appointment – Please be in contact with Housing to keep updated on the move-in schedule for First year and transfer students MOVE-IN only
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS
Monday, Aug. 24

Tuesday, Aug.25 – Wednesday, Aug. 26

LEAP Week begins for all NEW students

LEAP Week for all NEW students continues

Wednesday, Aug. 26 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Thursday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, August 30 LEAP Week events continue

Full Schedule

LOCATION:
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 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.