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Last updated: May
Orientation for First-Year Students
What can you expect from the overnight experience?
Resident and non-resident students
alike will gather to meet and get prepared for the coming year.
Orientation for First-Year Students (Freshmen) is designed to assist
incoming students as they acclimate to college life at Western, learn
about the number of resources that support student success and receive
academic advisement and register for their courses. Students and family
members will have an opportunity to meet and interact with faculty,
staff and most importantly, current Western students, as well as other
new students and parents. Each fun-filled session is informative,
helpful and full of Western spirit!
June 19/20 (Mon/Tue)*
June 21/22 (Wed/Thu)**
Session III June
* All sessions are open to all students but VPA (Art, Music Theatre)
students are strongly encouraged to attend Session I.
** All sessions are open to all students but Education and Nursing
students are strongly encouraged to attend Session II.
Please note: we can't avoid conflicts with all
graduations. If you have a conflict, we recommend you speak with
your principal to see if you can make arrangements. if not, please
call us at 203-837-9700.
Please note that space for each session is limited. All programs,
activities, and educational workshops are mandatory (for first-year
students). Students should plan to attend an orientation session that
does not conflict with high school final exams, athletic competitions,
proms, work schedules, banquets or graduation. In conjunction with new
Student Orientation, there will be a parent program that will run on the
first day of each session. This parent program is designed to provide
parents with important information about Western, its academic programs,
student supportive services, financial aid and payment policies, unique
challenges for new students, and many other topics.
Space in each session is limited and is available on a first-come,
first-serve basis. Once a session has reached capacity you will be
directed to the next available session with space remaining. Should
you need to reschedule your session because of extenuating
circumstances or emergencies after the rescheduling period, please
and we will do our best to accommodate your request. The
overnight orientation fee is $50.00 and is non-refundable.
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