Welcome Week 2017

Last Updated: August 22, 2017

 Welcome Week
begins Friday, August 25th!

Welcome to Western Connecticut State University's Welcome Week website. For new students beginning school in the Fall of 2017, we're planning a very exciting fall orientation program.

When is Welcome Week?

The official first day of Welcome Week is Friday, August 25, 2017.

For now mark your calendars for ...

Friday, Aug. 25 Move-in day - Residence Halls and Orientation
First year and transfer students MOVE-IN only
Saturday, Aug.26 - Monday, Aug. 28      Orientation for all NEW students continues
Wednesday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 4 Orientation events continue

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 is an early orientation session scheduled prior to Welcome Week.   

AccessAbility Services Orientation
August 23, 2017 from 8:30am - 2:30 pm
     Contact: Ellen Ober, 203-837-8225, obere@wcsu.edu

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

If you missed June 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?

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 Friday, August 25, such as the Alumni Legacy Photo (if one or both parents are alumni), the Entering the Gates ceremony, the Opening Ceremony,  and an afternoon parent workshop.  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 Welcome Week 2017 click on the photo below.


New Student Orientation FAQ

Many students have questions regarding orientation and how to prepare for their first week at Western. Please select an appropriate FAQ below to find out more.

There are many services available at Western that help you be the best student and best person you can be. Check out the links below for more information.

Parents have sometimes just as many questions as their students. Please click on the links below for more information.


What is there to do?

Western is located in Danbury, CT, a vibrant and culturally diverse city in south western Connecticut. Danbury offers a wide variety of cuisine, entertainment and business offerings. For more information on what there is to do in Danbury, please visit the following websites:

Where is there to stay?

There are a number of hotels that are only about 10-15 minutes away from our Midtown and Westside campuses.

Midtown campus:

Westside campus:

How do I get to Western from local airports?

Click here for more information on how to get to Western from New York City, Bradley International Airport, or Logan Airport in Boston.


WCSU Weather Information

Current Conditions in Danbury

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Wind: 7MPH from the S
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Pressure: 30 in.
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Emergency / Weather Alert Information

The Emergency / Weather Alert will be posted on the WCSU home page any time an emergency or bad weather causes a delay, cancellation or early closing of the university.

Weather Alert Example

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Greater Danbury 5-Day Forecast

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Slight chance for a morning shower, partly sunny and pleasant.
Partly sunny and pleasant.
Mostly cloudy, chance for some showers.
Chance for morning rain then some afternoon sunshine.
Mostly sunny and mild.
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