To the WCSU community:
We are happy to announce that Western Connecticut State University is planning for a Fall semester that returns us to normal in-person instruction, a full athletics schedule, performing arts in our theatres, and the chance to gather and socialize and interact in real life. We are planning for an August opening that will celebrate a full University experience.
In addition, Western Connecticut State University students are now eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination on campus.
Some 2,500 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, provided by the Community Health Center, Inc., will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Vaccination clinics will be held on April 20, 22, 26, 28 and 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the Midtown campus.
Please sign up at the Community Health Center portal at:
The clinics are open to registered WCSU students only, and there is no residency restriction. Enrolled students who live in other states or countries may also register for the vaccine.
Please be advised that the Johnson and Johnson vaccine may only be administered to individuals over the age of 18 years. Those who will not meet the age requirement by the time the clinic is available and want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to contact WCSU Director of Emergency Management Pano Koukopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
The federal Centers for Disease Control advises that people who have contracted Covid-19 should also be vaccinated. However, they should wait until fully recovered and the isolation period is completed. Those exposed to someone who had the virus should wait until the quarantine period is completed before vaccination.
Anyone attending a clinic must follow social distancing rules, wear a mask and follow directions of clinic monitors.
Students MUST bring their WCSU ID card or proof of registration along with a photo id to the vaccination clinic.
Until then, stay vigilant in your health and safety practices. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus this fall.
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.