Welcome Week 2017
Last Updated: April 11, 2017
Welcome to Western Connecticut State University's Welcome Week website. For new students beginning school in the Fall of 2017, we're planning a very exciting fall orientation program.
The official first day of Welcome Week is Friday, August 25, 2017, but a few activities are planned for the week before (Adult Learners and students interested in our AccessAbility Services orientation, please see below).
For now mark your calendars for ...
There are a few early orientation sessions scheduled prior to Welcome Week. They are:
If you missed June 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.
Welcome 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 25, such
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
http://www.ecampustours.com/forparents/campuslife/helicopterparents.htm. For more information, please go to our Western
Parents Club webpage. For scenes from Welcome Week 2017 click on the photo below.
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 Welcome Week 2017 click on the photo below.
Many students have questions regarding orientation and how to prepare for their first week at Western. Please select an appropriate FAQ below to find out more.
There are many services available at Western that help you be the best student and best person you can be. Check out the links below for more information.
Parents have sometimes just as many questions as their students. Please click on the links below for more information.
What is there to do?
Western is located in Danbury, CT, a vibrant and culturally diverse city in south western Connecticut. Danbury offers a wide variety of cuisine, entertainment and business offerings. For more information on what there is to do in Danbury, please visit the following websites:
Where is there to stay?
There are a number of hotels that are only about 10-15 minutes away from our Midtown and Westside campuses.
How do I get to Western from local airports?
Click here for more information on how to get to Western from New York City, Bradley International Airport, or Logan Airport in Boston.