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My First Year Resources

Success in College and Beyond.

The first year of college is an exciting time – new friends, opportunities, responsibilities and expectations!  The more informed you are, the better prepared you will be to take advantage of all the University has to offer students.  This new First Year student website is designed help you acclimate and settle in and make the most of your college years.  Check in frequently for updates and new information.

Westfield State University sees the first year as a time of transition and growth in which new students find their place as engaged members of the diverse academic, civic and social communities at the University. Read about First Year Philosophy...

New supplies, new clothes, new start. How will you manage freshman year?
Advice for New Students From Those Who Know (Older Students) - The New York Times

Get Ready...

You've decided to enroll at Westfield State!  Having made the decision, you have quite a few question, right?   Look over our academic majors, check out the programs and resources available on campus, note important dates, policies and procedures and more.  If you have addition questions, just let us know!

Get Set...

September will be here soon enough.  Learn about myWestfield, the portal and the campus card program.  Review our Student Handbook, the academic calendar and make note of important dates. 


Once you are settled on campus, you may find yourself wondering about what to do if you are sick, how to get help writing a paper, where tutoring services are located, how to find a job on or off campus.  These helpful links will be your guide.

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