January 2011 Orientation
Welcome to Western Connecticut State University's January Orientation website.
January Orientation will be held the Wednesday before classes start, January 19, 2011. (Snow date: Thursday, January 20, 2011). Please check our website for weather alerts or tune in to your local TV or radio station for WestConn closings. You can also sign up for our Emergency Notification System.
Where is January Orientation?
Midtown Campus, Warner Hall
Please park in the 5th Avenue Commuter Parking Garage which is right next to Warner Hall (http://www.wcsu.edu/campustour/). Signs will guide you to the check-in table where students will receive name tags and information packages.
What is January Orientation?
You and your parents are invited to a special Orientation Session on January 19th at 6:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the Midtown Campus. (If you still have questions regarding your class schedule or would like to make any changes to your schedule, staff from the Registrar's office will be available to help you between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Warner Hall 318 that evening. The registration process takes about 30 minutes for each student. For those of you who arrive early and are looking to eat dinner before the program, there are several restaurants within walking distance of the campus.)
The main program will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a welcome from President Schmotter while dessert is being served. A group of current students, some of them transfers, will then provide some insight into life at WestConn. Afterwards you will get a chance to meet your fellow students, your academic dean, and some of the faculty of your school.
Your parents meanwhile will be able to attend an introductory workshop which answers questions and provides suggestions on how best to support you, the student, during your career at WestConn.
If you would like to attend January Orientation, we ask that you please call us at 203-837-9700 with your name, major and the number of people that will be attending, or you could respond online by filling out an RSVP form.
The following information must be in place before you can register for classes:
Click to view gallery
For the June 2008 Orientation Photo Gallery, click on the photo below.
Many students have questions regarding orientation and how to prepare for their first week at WestConn. Please select an appropriate FAQ below to find out more.
There are many services available at WestConn that help you be the best student and best person you can be. Check out the links below for more information.
What is there to do?
WestConn 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.