Orientation Workshops - Handouts and Links

If you attended one or more of the various workshops during orientation, you have been told about the handouts available on our website.  This is the place to be.  If you just want to read over the information one more time or print a copy for you to peruse at leisure, you will find these handouts useful.  And if you find that you still have a question, please feel free to call the individual offices or contact Ginny Diaz at 203-837-9700.


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Check out the activities planned in downtown Danbury, often just a few minutes walk away from the Midtown campus.  Sign up for their weekly newsletter and stay fully informed year round.

International Student Exchange Program
Western is a member institution of ISEP which means our students can study abroad at other ISEP member universities almost anywhere in the world, paying only Western's tuition, room & board plus travel expenses, international insurance, and the ISEP Fee.  Students can go for one semester or an entire year, but need to remember to apply about 6 months in advance of their travel to be considered within the priority pool of applicants.  Credits transfer as free elective credits only, unless otherwise arranged with department chairs.

Midtown Coffeehouse
The Midtown Coffeehouse was established in the fall of 2005 and has run continuously throughout the fall and spring semesters ever since.  Thus, it has become an event students can count on for their Thursday night entertainment - an hour of open mic followed by a featured performer or a themed evening of entertainment.  Lately a number of table games have been added to the line-up of free food, sodas, and coffee so that students have a chance to socialize while listening to the performances.

This site provides information and fact sheets for college parents, students and  college administrators. There are links for helpful tips for parents who are sending their child off to campus.  What should I be telling my child? Do they already know about alcohol?  What is the best information I can give my student?  What really goes on at college?  Parents expectations can influence a students’ behavior at school.    

This has the entire Surgeon General’s “Call to Action” To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.  Go to “Reports and Publications”, then to “Calls to Action” and open up 2007/2009” Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking”   

The National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information provides  general information about underage drinking, its effects on adolescents, families and communities, and what you can do to help curb underage drinking.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has several informational links for parents.


Academic Advisement Center                                        203-837-8397

AccessAbility Services                                                    203-837-8225

Admissions Office                                                           203-837-9000

Bookstore                                                                      855-696-3326

Campus & Student Centers                                           203-837-8415

Campus Ministries                                                          203-744-5846

Career Development Center                                          203-837-8263

Cashier's Office                                                              203-837-8381

Counseling Center                                                         203-837-8690

Dining Services (Sodexo)                                               203-837-8764

Financial Aid and Student Employment                           203-837-8580

Health Service                                                                203-837-8594

Housing & Residence Life                                               203-837-8531

International Student Services                                       203-837-9700

Judicial Affairs                                                                 203-837-8770

Libraries - Haas (MT) & Young (WS)                                203-837-9110

Parking Office                                                                  203-837-3289

Police                                                                              203-837-9300

Registrar's Office                                                             203-837-9200

Sodexo Dining Services                                                    203-837-3959

Student Affairs                                                                 203-837-9700

Student Life/Student Activities                                         203-837-8214

Substance Abuse Prevention Program (CHOICES)           203-837-8898

Tutoring Resource Center                                                203-837-9245

WestConnect Office                                                         203-837-9311

WCSU Weather Information

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Greater Danbury 5-Day Forecast

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