Last updated: July 6, 2018
For easiest access to check-in, please park in the White Street Garage
Schedule for Students and Parents
Parent information is in green
|11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
||Placement Testing in White Hall 302 on 6/18, 6/20, 6/26 & 7/19 (Please report to placement testing first and then check-in to orientation after testing)
|1 – 2 p.m.
Students in Litchfield Hall
Parents check-in at the Student Center Lobby
|1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
||Campus Tour for students and parents leaving from Student Center Plaza
Get the Scoop on Athletics (for parents of student athletes) in White Hall 127
|2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
||Western Welcome in Ives Concert Hall (White Hall) for students and parents
|2:30 – 6:45 p.m.
||Student begin small group activities. Students will meet with their Orientation Leaders and have several small group activities to complete. Orientation Leaders have specific timetables. Science Building Lawn or Bill Williams Gym in case of rain.
|2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
||Parent program continues with several informational sessions:
Introduction to Parent Program in Ives Concert Hall from 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Parent Information Session in Ives Concert Hall from 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Financial Aid Presentation in White Hall 127 or FREE TIME from 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Information Tables and light refreshments in Haas Library from 4 – 5:30 p.m. (This concludes the Parent Orientation Program)
||Bus to Westside Campus from Student Center Shuttle Stop for all students
|7 – 8:30 p.m.
||Dinner followed by BINGO in the Westside Marketplace in the Campus Center
|8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
||Eric Mina – hypnotist on the Westside Campus in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall
||Bus back to Midtown Campus from the Campus Center Shuttle Stop
|10 – Midnight
||“Late Night” events and snacks students meet in Litchfield Hall (Day Only Session Students may leave at this time and return in the morning)
|Day 2 (Day Only Session students should report to breakfast upon arrival)
8 – 9 a.m.
8:30 – 9 a.m.
Breakfast for all Honors students in the Kathwari Honors House
Breakfast for all other students in Midtown Student Center Restaurant
|9 – 10 a.m.
||Continuation of small group activities
|10 – 11 a.m..
||Overview of fall schedules and academic advisement process in Science Building 125
|11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
||Break-out sessions for VPA except 6/19), Education & Nursing Majors (except 6/21)
All other majors enjoy music, snacks and survey on Science Building Lawn
|12 – 12:15 p.m..
||Closing Celebration and picture on the Science Building Lawn
|12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
||All students must check out of Litchfield Hall and remove their belongings
|Please reference information below for end times of orientation sessions 1 and 2 for students in those majors: 6/19 VPA majors end time 5 p.m. on Westside Campus.
Nursing and Education majors 6/21 end time 3:30 p.m. on Midtown Campus
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 or 5 p.m. Visual & Performing Arts students (Music, Theatre, & Art) attending Session 1: June 18 -19 attend a special afternoon program on Session 1 Tuesday, June19 and must move their belongings into their cars and drive over to the Westside campus; VPA students who were dropped off take their belongings on the bus to the Visual & Performing Arts Building and store them in the VPA Building until the end of the program. Nursing and Education students attending Session 2: June 20 – 21 attend a special afternoon program on Thursday, June 21 and must move their belongings to their car or, if they were dropped off, store them in the Midtown Student Center 202.
Special Instructions for Visual & Performing Arts (Music, Theatre, & Art) students ONLY*
Tuesday, June 19 – VPA students go to the Westside for a special program for their majors. Students who drove to WCSU on Day 1 should drive to the Westside campus; students who were dropped off on Day 1 will be bused to the Westside and will need to be picked up there at the end of Day 2. Estimated finish time is 5 p.m.
12:30 p.m. Bus to Westside from Midtown Shuttle stop
1 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Westside Marketplace in the Campus Center
1:30 – 5 p.m. Meet in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall for a special program.
Special Instructions for Nursing and Education students ONLY**
Thursday, June 21 – Nursing** and Education*** students will have a special program for their majors
1 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Midtown Student Center Restaurant
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Nursing students meet in White Hall 135
Elementary and Secondary Education students meet in White Hall 209 for a special program.
*VPA students who attend Session 2 (June 20-21), Session 3 (June 26-27), or Session 4 (July 19-20) attend a special program during the 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. time frame on Day 2 in Science Building Room 268
**Nursing students who attend Session 1 (June 18-19), Session 3 (June 26-27) or Session 4 (July 19-20) attend a special program during the 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. time frame on Day 2 in Science Building Room 122
*** Education students who attend Session 1 (June 18-19), Session 3 (June 26-27) or Session 4 (July 19-20) attend a special program during the 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. time frame on Day 2 in Science Building Room 164
Students will be able to get their student ID, computer accounts, and buy books anytime during the day or may return any time over the summer (please check individual offices’ websites for office hours).
* Schedule subject to change. Please check back for additional information.