New Student Orientation


A Message From the Coordinator...

New Student Orientation would like to congratulate you on your acceptance to Westfield State University!  This is a very exciting chapter in your lives and we are very happy that you have chosen to become a part of the WSU family.  We are here to help you, answer questions, ease your concerns, and make your transition to Westfield State as easy as possible.  We will connect you to the campus, introduce you to resources, and help you navigate your path.  You are destined to do great things and we are glad that Westfield State University will be able to help you along your way!

In order to give you an idea of what to expect while at New Student Orientation and how to prepare for your time on campus this June please feel free to visit links on our site to learn about the program.  You will find information on registration, parking for Orientation, a packing list and a look at what you'll be doing while on campus this summer!

If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the New Student and Parent Orientation program at nso@westfield.ma.edu or call us at 413-572-5619.  Our staff will be available to answer your questions, calm your fears, and assist you with your needs.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Valerie Tremblay,  Assistant Director for Residence Education and First Year Programs

Matt Dellea, Assistant Coordinator

Registration Steps:

  • Log into your myWestfield account with the username and password you received in your packet (same one you use for email, etc.).
  • Go to the quick links tab and click on myHousing.
  • Go to the applications tab and select the appropriate application (Note: there is only a fee if your are bringing parent/family guests to orientation! The fee covers meals and materials for the 1.5 days on campus)rovide us with your session preferences (please don't pick the same one 3 times!)
    • Orientation Registration - No Parent/Guest
    • Orientation Registration - 1 Parent/Guest ($50)
    • Orientation Registration - 2 Parents/Guests ($100)
  • Complete the application and registration information, provide us with your session preferences (please don't pick the same one 3 times!)
  • Check your @westfield.ma.edu email from New Student Orientation confirming our receipt of your preferences (if you do not receive a confirmation email immediately this means there may be an issue with your registration. Please contact us immediately at 413.572.5619), and then check your email again within 48 business hours to receive your session assignment, packing list, parking information, and details about the program.

Helpful Information:

-Please give us more than one session preference in your application. Selecting the same session for all 3 preferences will not guarantee you get your choice.
-Sessions fill on a first come first serve basis.
-Parents/Guardians are not required to attend orientation, but we encourage them to come!
-Parents/Guardians have the option to stay on campus during the program and will be housed in University Hall while the students will stay in Scanlon Hall. (there is no fee for parent/family member housing on campus)
-The student and parent/family programs run separately from one another with a little overlap here and there.
-Check-in will begin on day 1 at 8am if you need to complete any testing requirements or are a member of the Learning Disabilities Program, and at 8:30am for all other students. You will receive a message with information about what time you need to check in for your program!  Day 2 will wrap up around noon and give you plenty of time to take care of business on campus or around town!

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