Arial of Campus

Campus Visitation Options

Come see our campus and your future as an Owl. 

In prioritizing the health of our staff and visitors, we've made some minor adjustments to our daily visits:

  • You'll still experience an informative walking tour led by a WSU student, but tour groups will be no more than 6 people per tour guide and will be entirely outdoors.
  • Masks and social distancing are required and prospective students are limited to one guest.  

What hasn't changed is the inviting spirit our team exudes as we proudly show our campus to you.

Student-Guided Tours     Register

We are so excited about your interest in Westfield State University! Fall tour registration will be available in early September!

So that we can offer the safest and most positive visit experience,

  • Registration for events is mandatory.  No walk-in visitors can be accommodated at this time. If you arrive and don’t have a scheduled appointment, you will be offered a campus map and given the opportunity for a self-guided tour.
  • We are limiting the number of visitors to no more than 6 people per student tour guide. We ask that you limit your group to one student and one guest.
  • All visitors will be required to provide their own and wear face masks for the duration of their visit and maintain social distance.
  • Tours will take place exclusively outdoors. They will not enter any buildings and they will last approximately 60 minutes.
  • The Admissions Office is operating with limited staffing, so the traditional in-person information session led by a staff member will not take place.
  • Visitors are encouraged to supplement their experience by watching a recorded information session

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Offered: Monday - Friday


Saturday Tours
  • September 12, 19
  • October 17, 24
  • November 7, 21

Group Visits

We have suspended all special group visits until further notice.

Gear Up, TRIO, Upward Bound, or other educational organizations of 5-50 students are welcome to visit Westfield State University! We love hosting special groups so in place of a face to face visit we may be able to conduct a virtual visit/information session.

Please email amercer@westfield.ma.edu with organization name, preferred first choice and second choice date, number of students, preferred time frame:

  • All special group visits are scheduled on a space-available basis.
  • We require a minimum of two weeks notice to plan your visit.
  • We are unable to accommodate special group visits on Saturdays or Sundays.
  • If you are interested in dining on campus during the academic year, please contact:
    • Sara Chisholm
      Associate Director - Dining Services
      (413) 572-4023
  • We are unable to offer meals on the weekends or during the summer months.
  • We are able to accommodate groups of up to 50 people.
  • We ask that you provide one chaperone for every 10 students in your group.
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences Open House
Discover the arts, humanities, and social sciences at Westfield State! Learn about how our 12 majors and many minors will help you develop the creativity, intellectual skills, and passion needed for success in the 21st century. Chat directly with our students about life in these academic programs and about all the opportunities available outside of the classroom, including internships, summer research, conference travel, performances, exhibitions, and student clubs. Majors in this college include Art, Communication, English, Ethnic & Gender Studies, Geography, Planning & Sustainability, History, Liberal Studies, Music, Philosophy (minor only), Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre.
Thursday, November 12 (11/12/2020)
Tuesday, December 8 (12/8/2020)

Opportunities in the Arts
An information session about art, music, and theatre programs at Westfield, both for majors and for students who want to make the arts part of their Westfield State experience.
Wednesday, November 18 (11/18/2020)


College of Education, Health, and Human Services

College of Education, Health, and Human Services Open House
This is an exciting time for Education, Health, and Human Services, both nationwide and on our campus! Changes in national and regional demographics are driving expansion in these field and in related programs at Westfield State, with increased opportunities for graduates to take on rewarding careers and contribute to our communities. Join us to learn more about Accounting, Athletic Training Business Management, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Elementary Education, Finance, Health Sciences, Marketing, Movement Science, Nursing, Secondary Education, Special Education, Social Work and why Westfield State should be your first choice!
Wednesday, October 28 (10/28/2020)
Tuesday, November 17 (11/17/2020)
Tuesday, December 15 (12/15/2020)

Business Information Session
Why choose Westfield State to major in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, or Management? To begin, we are ranked among the top 20 best affordable business programs in the country and #2 in Massachusetts. Learn more about us and what makes us stand apart from the rest!
Thursday, October 22 (10/22/2020)

Criminal Justice Information Session
Learn about Westfield State's Criminal Justice program directly from the department chairperson and find out why it is the best program in New England!
Tuesday, November 10 (11/10/2020)

Elementary Education Information Session
Are you interested in teaching? Please join us to learn more about our Elementary Education major, meet our department chair and hear from our current students!
Tuesday, November 10 (11/10/2020)

Early Childhood Education Information Session
Are you interested in teaching? Please join us to learn more about our Early Childhood Education major, meet our department chair and hear from our current students!
Thursday, November 12 (11/12/2020)

Movement Science & Athletic Training Information Session
Interested in Physical and Occupational Therapy, Physical Education, Personal Training, Strength Training, Adventure (Outdoor) Education and/or Athletic Training? If so, then the Department of Movement Science, Sport and Leisure Studies is for you! Please join Chair, Dr. Robert Rausch for an overview of the Major, followed by the directors of their respective programs. Question and answer opportunities to follow each presenter!
Thursday, October 22 (10/22/2020)
Wednesday, November 4 (11/4/2020)
Thursday, November 12 (11/12/2020)

Nursing Program Information Session
Learn about Westfield State's Nursing program from the chairperson, students, faculty and graduates. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions about the program.
Wednesday, November 18 (11/18/2020)
Wednesday, December 9 (12/9/2020)

Special Education Information Session
Are you interested in teaching? Please join us to learn more about our Special Education major, meet our department chair and hear from our current students!
Thursday, November 12 (11/12/2020)

Secondary Education Information Session
Are you interested in teaching? Please join us to learn more about our Secondary Education major, meet our department chair and hear from our current students!
Monday, November 16 (11/16/2020)

Social Work Information Session
Join us to learn more about our Social Work major at Westfield State and what makes us stand out from the rest! Hear from the BSW Program Director and other faculty members from the program.
Thursday, October 29 (10/29/2020)
Thursday, November 19 (11/19/2020)
Tuesday, December 8 (12/8/2020)


College of Mathematics and Sciences

Biology Information Session
Join the department chair for an introduction to the Biology department, Biology major and Biotechnology concentration. We will discuss what makes our major great and our students so successful. There will be plenty of time to ask questions.
Tuesday, November 10 (11/10/2020)

College of Mathematic and Sciences Open House
Find out how the College of Math & Sciences will prepare you for the vibrant STEM job market. Learn about the majors of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Mathematics, Psychology and their requirements, as well as opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills through internships, clinical experiences and practica.
Thursday, October 29 (10/29/2020)
Tuesday, November 10 (11/10/2020)

Environmental Science Information Session
Join the department chair and other faculty from the Environmental Science Department to hear about their hands-on program and the work they do both in and out of the classroom. A question and answer session will follow.
Tuesday, November 17 (11/17/2020)

STEM Open House
The College of Mathematics & Sciences invites you to join us in a special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Week session geared for high school and community college students as they explore opportunities in a STEM-related major. During this session, you will hear about undergraduate research and internship opportunities designed to enhance your education and preparation for your future STEM career.
Thursday, October 22 (10/22/2020)


Special Programs
Athletics

Athletics Information Session
Are you interested in learning about how to become a student-athlete at Westfield State? We invite you to join our Assistant Director of Athletics for Recruitment, Retention and Student-Athlete Well Being for an overview and Q&A session.
Wednesday, October 28 (10/28/2020)
Tuesday, November 10 (11/10/2020)


Banacos Academic Center

Learning Disability Program/Disability Services Information Session
The Banacos Academic Center houses both the state's most sought-after college admissions program for students with learning disabilities and ADHD, and a disabilities support services for all students. Learn about the support available at WSU.


Honors Program

Honors Program Information Session
Learn about the oppportunities available in the Honors Program from administrators and current students.
Tuesday, October 27 (10/27/2020)


Urban Education Program

Urban Education Program Information Session
Are you a first-generation college student (those whose parents do not have a four-year degree)? Are you interested in receiving on-going academic support while attending Westfield State? Do you envision yourself as a future leader? Could you use an additional $1,000 during your first year of college? If you answered YES to each question, then the Urban Education Program is just for you
Thursday, October 22 (10/22/2020)

Self-Guided Tours/Driving Tours

Take a self guided tour of campus from the comfort of your car or take a walk around our beautiful campus!  Use our APP to learn more about Westfield State through a combination of photos and videos. 

Offered: Coming Fall 2020!

LIVE Owls Chat With Prospective Students
Join our current Westfield State students for a live chat about why they love being an Owl! This is a great opportunity to hear about their academic experiences and life outside of the classroom at WSU. Our students will let you know why Westfield State is the perfect fit for you!
Monday, October 19 (10/19/2020)
Monday, October 26 (10/26/2020)
Monday, November 2 (11/2/2020)
Monday, November 9 (11/9/2020)
Monday, November 16 (11/16/2020)


Student Guided Virtual Tour

Join our tour guides Gabby, Madison and our mascot Nestor as they show you around beautiful WSU!

Offered: At your convenience!


YouVisit Virtual Tour

Visit Westfield State University from the comfort of your own home.

Offered: At your convenience!


LIVE Virtual Transfer Information Session

Join our Transfer Admission Counselor for a 30-minute virtual information session to learn more about transferring to the full-time undergraduate Day Division at Westfield State!  Please note:  transfer students interested in our RN to BSN program or our online completion programs, should contact the College of Graduate and Continuing Education at wsucgce@westfield.ma.edu to set up an appointment.


LIVE Virtual information Session

The Westfield State Office of Admissions is offering 30-minute interactive virtual information sessions featuring a member of our Admissions Office, a current students, and live Q&A.

Offered: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.


Pre Recorded Information session

Listen to one of our knowledgeable Admission staff discuss all of the great things Westfield State has to offer as well as explain the application and financial aid process.

Offered: At your convenience!


Pre Recorded Transfer Information session

Westfield State University Admission Counselor Aaliyah Mercer and Assistant Director of Transfer Admission Jillian Gabryel host a virtual info session for transfer students to go over all of the great things Westfield State has to offer as well as explain the application and financial aid process.

Offered: At your convenience!


Chat with a Transfer Counselor

Prospective transfer students for the full-time undergraduate Day Division can schedule a one on one virtual appointment with our transfer counselor at a time that will meet your needs to discuss academic majors, admission standards, credits eligible for transfer and the application process.

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