Last updated: June 12, 2015

Schedule of Events: June 2015 Orientation*

There are three overnight orientation sessions, each one comprised of a Day 1 (evening program) and a Day 2 (day program).

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DAY 1 Evening Program
6:00 p.m. Students Check in at Newbury Hall with their luggage for the Overnight Orientation
7:00 p.m. Parents Check in at Midtown Student Center
7:30 p.m. Welcome - Ice Breakers (Newbury Hall)
  Parents Workshop/Panel Discussion/Reception (Student Center)
8:30 p.m. Pizza & Interest Session for students (Newbury Hall)
9:30 p.m. Comedian and Magician Michael Kent for students only (Student Center Theater)
10:30 p.m. Bingo for students only in the Student Center Cafeteria with chances to win prizes
DAY 2 Day Program
8-9:30 a.m. Orientation check-in for parents and students who didn't come to overnight on Alumni & Friendship Circle

8:30 a.m.
Information Tables and Continental Breakfast set up in Warner Hall for students and parents
Campus Tour of Midtown
9:30-10 a.m.      Welcome to Western (Ives Concert Hall in White Hall)
10-10:30 a.m. Monday only - Ancell  & VPA students take buses to Westside Campus; all other students and parents remain on Midtown (Buses leave every half hour)
10-11:30 a.m. Parent program: University 101/102 (Ives Concert Hall)
10:30-11:30am        Academic Sessions: Introducing students to Western Connecticut State University and their department (students only) - follow an OL to your assigned room or check your map
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch and social time with deans and faculty for students and parents (Mon: Westside Patio & Midtown Student Center Veranda; Tue/Wed: Midtown Student Center Veranda)
1-2 p.m.
  • Financial Aid Information Session (Student Center 201A)
  • Tuesday only: Pre-Education Information Session for Secondary Ed. majors ONLY (Student Center Theater) - CORRECTION: this session is not for Elem. Ed majors
  • Honors Student Session - by invitation only (Irfan Kathwari Honors House)
  • Commuter Student Program
  • Transfer Student Program (Student Center (SC) 209)
  • Campus Tour of Midtown which includes a residential room (Meet at SC Plaza)
3 p.m. Last bus from West side to Midtown (Monday only)
4 p.m. Most offices remain open until 4pm or even 4:30pm for students to get their ID or make changes to their schedules;

Students may return any time over the summer to pick up their IDs, buy books, etc. (please check individual offices' websites for office hours.

* Schedule subject to change.  Please check back for additional information.

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