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First Year Student Program

Welcome to Westfield! Congratulations on your acceptance!

The New Student Orientation program is designed to be your official welcome to life at Westfield State University.

Whether you decide to commute or live on campus, are coming to Westfield State with a few college credits in place, have decided on your major or are taking time to explore your options, our program is designed to help you learn about your new home away from home. Orientation will give you the opportunity to meet other incoming students, administrators, faculty and staff, and make sure you make a connection here at the University.

You will be led through the program by an energetic Orientation Leader, who will be with you every step of the way as you attend sessions to learn about important campus resources, and get a feel for the Westfield State University community. They will be your resource as you transition into this exciting new chapter.

Please use the sections below to find the information that you are looking for. If you can't find it, please give us a call at 413-572-5619 or email us at

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

  • Registration will be completed online. A link to the form will be included in your email.
  • The session is a 1 day program. You will not be not be staying overnight.
  • The time frame for the day is 8am - 4pm. You will receive a lunch during the events. 
  • If you have not already done so, you will be taking a photo for your student ID card. Please bring $10 with you. 

Thanks! We look forward to working with you to prepare you for the first year of your college experience. 

The sessions for the 2019 Summer Program are now closed. Please stay tuned for an announcement about our Make-Up session in August 2019.

Session A - Tuesday, June 11th - Wednesday, June 12th (NOW CLOSED)

College of Education, Health and Human Services / College of Mathematics and Sciences

Session B - Friday, June 14th - Saturday, June 15th (NOW CLOSED)

College of Education, Health and Human Services / College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Session C - Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th (NOW CLOSED)

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences / College of Mathematics and Sciences

Session D - Thursday, June 20th - Friday, June 21st (NOW CLOSED)

College of Education, Health and Human Services / College of Mathematics and Sciences

Session E - Sunday, June 23rd - Monday, June 24th* (NOW CLOSED)

College of Education, Health and Human Services / College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

To find out which college your major belongs to, please click here: Westfield State Academic Colleges.

*Students in the Learning Disabilities Program should NOT register for Session E.

**Exploratory Students may attend any of the five sessions.

Our program is designed to welcome you to Westfield State University, ensure that you get all of your questions answered, doubts resolved, connections made, and to get a feel for campus before classes begin. 

Orientation is a two day program, even for those students who will be commuting to Westfield State. We will begin with Check-In at 9am and conclude with Check-Out at 4pm. Students should make arrangements to be present for the ENTIRE two day program. 

Below is a preview of topics covered during the orientation program!

  • Group Time with members of your class
  • Welcome to Westfield State Session
  • Academic Affairs
  • Residential Engagement
  • Commuter Student Life
  • College Meeting with your Dean
  • Public Safety
  • Academic Student Support Services
  • Student Conduct
  • Meeting with your Major Faculty
  • Getting Involved on Campus
  • Student ID (Make sure to bring $10)
  • Financial Aid
  • Registration for Emergency Notification System
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Campus Tour
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

Don't miss our fun evening programs! Our team will host some fun social events after your last session of the day to give you a chance to have some fun, meet members of your class, eat FREE LATE NIGHT FOOD, and explore campus life. 

Please make sure to check your new Westfield State University email address for more specific information about your program details.

Registration is NOW CLOSED.

Information on how to register for the January 14, 2020 First Year Orientation program will be available soon. Please make sure to check your University email for the most updated information. 

We can't wait to meet you!