While some student-athletes and other groups will return to campus in mid-August, Western Connecticut State University will welcome all students back for classes and activities on August 24.
Health and safety are foremost in our planning, and with guidance from the state and the organization that oversees the university system, we are preparing for a full educational experience that will include a mix of on-campus and online experiences for classes, clubs and other student activities.
Our residence halls will be open for students who wish to live on campus and we are developing protocols for testing and physical distancing that will offer the best possible environment as we begin the next stage of learning and teaching at WCSU.
Please read the information on these pages and return often for updates. We look forward to the new semester with you.
Dr. John B. Clark
We look forward to working with you in the next semester even as change and unexpected challenges may continue.
As the academic year begins, your schedule is likely to include a mix of online and in-person classes, and some courses that will be a combination.
The fall semester will undoubtedly continue to be filled with new experiences and approaches. Thank you for your commitment to helping students learn even during a time of change and, potentially, some upheaval.
The administration has spent the spring and summer in preparation for the academic year, so that everyone on campus remains healthy and safe while we teach, work and learn. All procedures follow guidelines established by the state of Connecticut and the federal Centers for Disease Control.
We have developed guidelines to help us all protect each other. You will see reminders on posters throughout the campuses with notes about safe practices, including maintaining a six-foot distance from others, and wearing a face covering inside and outside of buildings.