Orientation

LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt, and Plan) Week 2018

Last Updated: May 21, 2018

 LEAP Week
begins Friday, August 24th!

Welcome to Western Connecticut State University’s LEAP (Learn, Engage, Adapt and Plan) Week website. For new students beginning school in the Fall of 2018, we’re planning a very exciting fall orientation program.


When is LEAP Week?

The official first day of LEAP Week is Friday, August 24, 2018.

For now mark your calendars for …

Friday, Aug. 24 Move-in day – Residence Halls and Orientation
First year and transfer students MOVE-IN only
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Saturday, Aug.25 – Monday, Aug. 27 Orientation for all NEW students continues
Tuesday, Aug. 28 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Wednesday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 3 Orientation events continue

Full Schedule

LOCATION:
LEAP Week activities will be held on the Midtown campus. Please visit our directions page, and our campus tour for more information.

Meet your Orientation Leaders


What other orientation sessions are being held?

There is an early orientation session scheduled prior to LEAP Week.

AccessAbility Services Orientation

August 22, 2018 from 8:30am – 2:30 pm

Contact: Ellen Ober, 203-837-8225, obere@wcsu.edu


What do I do if I missed Summer Orientation and need to
register for classes?

If you missed Summer Orientation but were already accepted by the university, your class schedule will be sent to you in the mail. If you are just now being accepted by the university, please make an appointment with the Advisement Center at (203) 837-8397 to register, and then get your ID and computer accounts on your own schedule. Our offices are open Monday through Friday all summer long. The computer centers are even open on the weekends and some evenings. Check the individual webpages for office hours or contact the Admissions Office at 203-837-9000 with questions regarding your status.


What about my parents?

LEAP Week is geared mostly towards students to make them feel welcome and comfortable with their new surroundings. However, there will be activities for parents on Friday, August 24, such as the Alumni Legacy Photo (if one or both parents are alumni), the Entering the Gates ceremony, the Opening Ceremony, and an afternoon parent workshop. There is also a dinner for students and families that afternoon. New students will eat for free, parents will be asked to pay $10; siblings 12 and under pay $6.


Parents who want to find out how to avoid becoming a “Helicopter Parent” and find some other useful information for parents, should go to http://www.ecampustours.com/forparents/campuslife/helicopterparents.htm.

For more information, please go to our Western Parents Club webpage


For scenes from LEAP Week 2017 click on the photo below.