Meet the Staff of Orientation

The New Student Orientation Team is one of the most engaging and energetic groups on the Westfield State University Campus. Our team is comprised of current students, professional staff members, and recent Westfield alums.  From the professional staff to the student leaders, every member of the team is dedicated to welcoming the new students to Westfield State University and ensuring that they have a fun, safe and engaging orientation experience.

Matt Dellea
Coordinator of New Student Orientation


Dan Robie
Assistant Coordinator - New Student Program


Shannon Broderick
Assistant Coordinator - Champions Program


Jorge Marinez
Assistant Coordinator - Office Operations

Our Orientation Team Leaders are student leaders that play a major role in the planning and execution of the New Student Orientation Program. They serve as role models for incoming students, but also for our Orientation Team. These students take the lead in assisting with the coordination of the two different aspects of the program. 

Samuel Tsongalis, Class of 2021
New Student Program

Alex Antuna, Class of 2022
New Student Program

Izzy Malvezzi, Class of 2021
Champions Program

Our Orientation Leaders (OLs) are role models as well as sources of support and information for the new first-year and transfer students. They play a major role in facilitating the adjustment of new students to the Westfield State University community. They share accurate information about academic, personal, and social resources and serve as a mentor for incoming students!

Student Leaders are responsible for:

  • Leading discussion groups with incoming students
  • Facilitating activities to encourage students to make connections
  • Explaining academic opportunities and procedures
  • Promoting extra curricular activities and social programs
  • Acquainting new students with campus services and building locations
  • Assisting in the preparation of Orientation activities and materials

Our Office team is the backbone of the New Student Orientation Program. They run the office email and phone lines during the program, assist students with the registration process, and coordinate the logistics the move the program along. They are often working hard behind the scenes to ensure a successful program.

Office Information


Our offices are located in the Ely Campus Center:

  • Coordinator of New Student Orientation, Matt Dellea - Ely 013
  • SAIL Center, Lower Level of Ely Campus Center


Due to recommendations to work remotely and limit the spread of COVID-19, our staff are currently working from home. Please use the following guidelines to reach our staff:


Our E-Mail is checked consistently Monday-Friday from 8am – 5pm. If you email, someone will respond in a timely manner.  

Voicemail – Returned Calls 

Please call 413-572-5619 and leave a message with your name and best way to reach you. A staff member will call back during our working hours Monday-Friday from 8am – 5pm.  

On-Campus Person 

To reach a person right away, please call 413-572-5648 during Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m..