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College Resources for Veterans

Resources listed are in alphabetical order:

ACADEMIC ADVISING (DAY DIVISION)
Parenzo Hall, Room 108
(413) 572-5563

Academic advising is an integral part in the success of a student's academic career. Academic advising is available to all undeclared students, dually enrolled Education/Liberal Studies majors and students in transition.  All other majors will be assigned a faculty advisor through their academic department.

CAMPUS CARD PROGRAM
Wilson Hall, Room 124B
(413) 572-8184


The Campus Card serves as the student's official University identification card, meal card, and optionally, as a declining balance card for making purchases using "Owl Bucks".

CAREER CENTER
Lammers Hall
(413) 572-5206

The Westfield State University Career Center provides a comprehensive array of programs and services designed to support the mission of the College by supporting students and alumni in their efforts to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals.

COUNSELING CENTER
Lammers Hall Annex
(413) 572-5790


The Counseling Center generally operates on a Solution-Focused Brief Therapy model in which the counselor actively assists the student in defining the problem, identifying specific goals, and producing change.  The focus is on identifying client strengths, resources, and competencies as a foundation for problem-solving. 

DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
ElyBuilding, Room 208
(413)572-5421

The Dean of Students Office will help you navigate the bureaucracy of the campus and resolve college-related problems. The staff can answer your questions, advocate on your behalf, or point you in the right direction to get problems solved.

DISABILITY SERVICES
Parenzo Hall
(413) 572-5676

The College offers a supportive, understanding academic setting where students with learning differences can flourish. A professional Learning Assistant is assigned to each first year program student. The Learning Assistants teach students to master their individual learning strengths and assist students in becoming fully independent learners.

FINANCIAL AID
HoraceMann Building, 333 Western Avenue
(413) 572-5218

Financial aid is available in order to supplement student and family resources that are insufficient to meet the costs of a college education.  The financial aid staff will assist you throughout the application process and provide you with the most current information available on its many financial aid programs.

HEALTH SERVICES
Scanlon Hall Infirmary
(413) 572-5415

The Department's mission is to provide or arrange for quality health care for students and health and safety services for the institution.

OMBUDSPERSON
Dr. Phil Ettman
Parenzo Hall

The Ombusperson helps to make sure that everyone on campus is treated fairly. They assist in resolving conflicts with instructors or campus offices, and they also serve as advocates, making recommendations for changes in university rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

PUBLIC SAFETY
Western Avenue
(413) 572-5262

The Westfield State University Department of Public Safety is responsible for the enforcement of the Massachusetts General Laws and for protecting life and property on the Westfield State University Campus. College police officers have the power of arrest in the Commonwealth and are Special State Police with full police powers.

READING AND WRITING CENTER
Parenzo Hall, Room 218
(413) 572-5569

The Reading and Writing Center helps students, staff, and faculty at Westfield State University further develop their understanding of reading, writing, and critical thinking.

REGISTRAR/ACADEMIC RECORDS
Parenzo Hall, Room
(413) 572-5218

The Office of the Registrar/Academic Records provides registration and information services, records management, and academic support to students and the campus community in a convenient, responsive and accurate manner.

RESIDENTIAL LIFE
Scanlon Hall
(413) 572-5402

Residential Life exists to promote the optimal experience for each Westfield State University resident, contributing to the educational mission of the college through the provision of a supportive, secure, and developmental living environment.

STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Ely Basement Level
(413) 572-5429

There are more than 70 active recreational, social, academic and/or athletic Clubs and organizations at Westfield State University helping students to participate in the life of the College outside-the-classroom. Clubs and organizations accommodate a wide variety of interests.

TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM
Parenzo Hall
(413) 572-5793

The TRiO Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is a U.S. Department of Education federally funded TRiO program providing ongoing support throughout a Westfield student’s college career. SSSP offers eligible program participants free, comprehensive academic and personal support designed to assist with persistence to graduation and preparation for graduate or professional school.  Interested students are encouraged to apply to the program and be reviewed for eligibility.

VETERANS’ SERVICES
Horace Mann Center, Garden Level, Room 10
(413) 572-8370

Veterans’ services assist incoming and currently enrolled students with the necessary paperwork to start receiving their GI Bill benefits.  The Certifying Official is responsible for forwarding all pertinent information to the VA in Buffalo, NY, which initiates the processing of the student’s claim.