Welcome to the Orientation Page for Parents

Find more information prior to and during Orientation on our GUIDEBOOK App.
Download the Guidebook App in your respective app store and search for WCSU Orientation 2015.
Parents who do not use a smart phone can click on the link here for additional information.Parents should check in for Orientation on both days of Orientation. On the first day, check-in is between 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Midtown Student Center and on the second day between 8 and 9 a.m. in the Alumni & Friends Circle on the Midtown campus.  Signs will guide you to the correct location.  A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided in Warner Hall.  Both student and parent programs commence at 9:30 a.m. in Ives Concert Hall.

Parent Schedule - Day 1 (evening program)

6:30-7:30 p.m. Check-in at the Midtown Student Center
7:30 p.m. Parent Workshop/Panel Discussion/Reception

            

Parent Schedule - Day 2 (day program)

8 - 9:30 a.m. Check-in for Parents at the Alumni and Friends Circle
  Continental Breakfast and Information Tables in Warner Hall
8:30 a.m. Campus Tour leaves from the Student Center Plaza
9:30 - 10 a.m.   Welcome to Western in Ives Concert Hall (White Hall)
10 - 11:30 a.m. Parent Workshop "University 101/102: The Basics/Support Services" in Ives Concert Hall
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Midtown Student Center Cafeteria
1 p.m. Select Programs for Parents and Students
  Financial Aid
Campus Tour leaves from the Student Center Plaza
  Transfer Student Program
Commuter Student Program
  Honors Program - by invitation only
Secondary Education (Tuesday only for Secondary Ed majors)

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), parking permit (if needed - bring car registration), and buy books. 

Consider coming back over the summer
If you find long lines at any of these places, please know that you can come back any time over the summer (Monday - Friday during office hours).  Check individual offices for business hours and locations. The Parking office will be in its regular location on the Westside campus on days other than orientation.      

 

Parent Workshop Details

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

University 101/102:  The Basics/Support Services
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 Advising, Study Abroad, Career Development Center, and Recreation/Intramurals/Club Sports.

 
S
elect Programs

1 - 2 p.m.

Financial Aid
Midtown Student Center
201A

Ms. Melissa Stephens, Director of Student Financial Services

This workshop offers an introduction to the financial assistance available through the Office of Student Financial Services, such as: student grants from private, state and government organizations, low-interest loans with deferred payment schedules, scholarships and on-campus employment opportunities.  The workshop will also focus on alternatives concerning financing your student’s education through payment plans and alternative loans.

 

Additional Links:

Hotels

Office of Parent Services

Parent Information Form

 

    

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