Last Updated: June 13, 2016

Welcome to the Orientation Page for Parents

Parents will check-in between 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in Warner Hall followed by the Western Welcome from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. in Ives Concert Hall with President Clark.

Offices will be open all day so parents can get additional information, complete insurance waivers, etc.  Students should get their ID card, email and windows accounts, class schedule (this will be given to them during the academic program) and buy books. 

Consider coming back over the summer if you find long lines at any of these places. You can come back any time Monday - Friday during office hours.  Check individual offices for business hours and locations.      


11:00 a.m. - noon

University 101:  The Basics
Ives Concert Hall

This workshop will provide parents with information about a wide range of topics that will help them support their students. The workshop will also provide an overview of the variety of support services available to Western's students.  Offices represented include Registrar's, Parking, WestConnect, Campus Police, Counseling Center, Women’s Center, Activities, CHOICES, Academic Advisement, Study Abroad, Career Development Center, and Recreation/Intramurals/Club Sports.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.


Midtown Student Center Restaurant  

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Information Tables

Information tables will be set up in Warner Hall for parents to browse and ask any questions of several different campus departments/offices.

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Getting Connected
Ron Mason and Dennis Leszko

Students entering their first year of university face a range of challenges in making a successful transition from high school to college. The goal of this workshop is to review those challenges and to provide suggestions on how parents can assist their students in making important campus connections.

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Building Academic Success
Lisa Peck and Lisa Temkin-Carrozza

Is your student unsure about how to pick a major or questioning whether s/he has chosen a suitable major? How can your student get off to a good start at college? What should the game plan be for success? And speaking of success, how des your student find out about experiential education and career options? These questions will be addressed by representatives from Academic Advisement Center and Career Development Center. Learn some tips for academic success; find out about assessments that can assist your student in choosing a suitable major; get important tips that will boost your student's chances for success, beginning the very first semester.

5:15 - 7:30pm 
Happy Hour with the President
Downtown Danbury
President Clark

Visit three local Danbury restaurants: Gallucci's, Two Steps, Mitad del Mundo. Meet & greet with WCSU's President, Faculty & Senior Staff. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a happy hour cash bar!

Complimentary Shuttle Bus leaves WCSU at 5:15 p.m. & returns at 7:30 p.m. 

This concludes your parent program at WCSU. We hope you enjoyed your day!


Additional Links:


Office of Parent Services

Parent Information Form



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