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New Student Checklist

Welcome to Westfield State University. Now that you are an accepted student, here are a few things you need to take care of in order to have a smooth transition to the University.

Checklist for Admitted Students

    May

          May 22 - Housing selection opens for incoming first year students - check your WSU for directions. 


June

myWestfield – Sign into the MyWestfield portal
DUE DATE:  as soon as possible -  click this link for account activation 

myWestfield is a secure site providing students with a one-stop shop for checking email, class registration, calendar, grades, housing registration and much more!

Join the Class of 2021 Facebook Page  (First Year Only)
DUE DATE:  Optional but highly recommended!

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION  REGISTRATION – Complete online on myWestfield
DUE DATE:  June 1

PROOF OF RESIDENCY FORM – REQUIRED - Complete and return to the Admissions Office
DUE DATE:  June 1

REGISTER FOR NEW STUDENT AND PARENT ORIENTATION - ONLINE at MyHousing
DUE DATE: June 1     (First Year Student ONLY)

HOUSING AGREEMENT  2017-2018 NEW ACCEPTED STUDENT – Complete through MyHousing
DUE DATE: JUNE 1 BY 11:59 PM

         ** You will receive an accepted student packet that will include information about housing and how to register. Please note that all first-year students are guaranteed housing as long as your housing materials are submitted by the June 1 deadline.
 

EVACUATION  ASSISTANCE FORM  (If applicable)
Individuals who believe that they may need assistance, even if only on a temporary basis, from emergency personnel to evacuate campus buildings may request that assistance by filling out and submitting the Evacuation Assistance Form. Complete the online form if applicable
DUE DATE: June 1 or soon thereafter

DISABILITIES NOTIFICATION FORM  (if applicable)
Complete online to find out about support services and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. 
DUE DATE: June 1 or soon thereafter.    Housing Accommodations - by May 12.

HEALTH/PHYSICAL and IMMUNIZATION FORMS – REQUIRED - Complete and return to Health Services
DUE DATE:   June 1   (IMPORTANT)

         **  Massachusetts law requires that all college students have certain immunizations before coming to school.
 

PLACEMENT TESTING – (First Year Only)

COMPLETE ONLINE WRITING ASSESSMENT, found on Plato
DUE DATE: Prior to June 3   (First Year Students ONLY)

CLASS  SCHEDULE WORKSHEET– (Instructions were mailed to your home)  Complete ONLINE   (First Year Only)
DUE DATE:  June 3

SELECT A ROOMMATE:  – Complete through MyHousing
DUE DATE:  Prior to selecting housing.  (Students who request roommates after 6/4 cannot be guaranteed housing placement together).

SELECT A ROOM:  – Complete through MyHousing
DUE DATE:  JUNE 6 to June 24

Federal Student Loan Borrowers must complete two online requirements at www.studentloans.gov - Entrance Counseling and the Loan Agreement for a Subsidized/Unsubsidized (MPN) Master Promissory Note.
DUE DATE:  June 23, 2017

       ** The federal student loan will not credit the fall semester bill until both items are complete.**
 

July

WSU360 – Complete your profile and explore your success network
DUE DATE:  July 1 or soon thereafter

FINAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT – Send to the Admissions Office  (First Year Only)
DUE DATE:   July 15

For Transfer students – Final College Transcripts are due no later than August 25, 2016

AP Scores – Send to the Admissions Office   (First Year Only)
DUE DATE:   July 15

         ** The university must receive official copies of your score report(s). You may have already requested this when you took the test. If not, please go the College Board website and request an official report be sent to Westfield State University. **

Dual Enrollment – Send transcript to the Admissions Office   (First Year Only)
DUE DATE:   July 15

HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVER OR ENROLLMENT FORM  - Must be completed online at www.universityhealthplans.com.  This site will allow the student to review our insurance brochure, enroll in our plan or waive our health insurance.
DUE DATE:  July 27

       ** Massachusetts law requires full-time college students to have primary health insurance. If you don’t already have insurance, or if the plan you have won’t meet your needs while at school, you can take advantage of the university-sponsored plan.
 

BILLING – Payment for the fall 2017 semester is due July 27
DUE DATE:  July 27, 2017

Student-Athlete Medical Requirements - Visit the Athletics page for details on Student health Form, Risk and Injury Waiver, Pre-Participation Medical History, etc.

All student-athletes must complete and submit the requirements linked and return to the athletic training room by the following deadlines:

DUE DATE: July 25– Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Volleyball
DUE DATE: September 1 – Men’s & Women’s Golf, Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming & Diving
DUE DATE: October 1 – Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Ice Hockey
DUE DATE: November 1 – Track & Field
DUE DATE: December 1 – New Additions to Spring Sports


August

REVIEW FALL COURSE SCHEDULE on MyWestfield 
DUE DATE: August 22

BankMobile –  westfieldrefund.vibeaccount.com
DUE DATE:   September

Student-Athlete Medical Requirements - Visit the Athletics page for details on Student health Form, Risk and Injury Waiver, Pre-Participation Medical History, etc.

All student-athletes must complete and submit the requirements linked and return to the athletic training room by the following deadlines:

DUE DATE: July 25– Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Volleyball
DUE DATE: September 1 – Men’s & Women’s Golf, Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming & Diving
DUE DATE: October 1 – Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Ice Hockey
DUE DATE: November 1 – Track & Field
DUE DATE: December 1 – New Additions to Spring Sports


October

ALCOHOL-EDU –  REQUIRED - Complete through MyWestfield
REQUESTED DUE DATE: September 8, 2017
REQUIRED DUE DATE: October 27, 2017

HAVEN – REQUIRED - Complete through MyWestfield
REQUESTED DUE DATE: September 8, 2017
REQUIRED COMPLETION DATE: October 31, 2017

         ** Understanding Sexual Assault is an interactive online platform designed to educate about the elements of healthy relationships, the importance of sexual consent, and the role of bystanders in creating safe and healthy communities.

Student-Athlete Medical Requirements - Visit the Athletics page for details on Student health Form, Risk and Injury Waiver, Pre-Participation Medical History, etc.

All student-athletes must complete and submit the requirements linked and return to the athletic training room by the following deadlines:

DUE DATE: July 25– Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Volleyball
DUE DATE: September 1 – Men’s & Women’s Golf, Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming & Diving
DUE DATE: October 1 – Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Ice Hockey
DUE DATE: November 1 – Track & Field
DUE DATE: December 1 – New Additions to Spring Sports