Parent Section

Our goal with this area of our website is to provide parents of residential students with the information we are sending out to students each month.  We will be positing information about our upcoming deadlines, events on campus, and general information in this section.  Please feel free to refer back to this area of our website on a regular basis so you can see the latest updates from our department.

Interested in meeting our staff?  Feel free to see the Meet Our Staff page and see who works in the Departments of Residential Life.

If you'd like to get in touch with us about any questions you may have, please feel free to see our Contact Us page to speak with us via phone or e-mail.


  • The residence halls will open for the fall semester on August 26, 2021 for our first year students. Returning Students will move in on August 29, 2021. We look forward to welcoming both new and returning students back to campus.
  • Looking to send something to your student?  Please address your mail the following way:
Main Campus

[Your Student's Name]
[Your Student's Residence Hall]
Westfield State University
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086

  • Note for parents looking to mail keys: Keys must be mailed in a sturdy, paperboard or plastic envelope. Keys will tear paper envelopes. 

Upcoming Events and Deadlines - Fall 2021

Event/Deadline Date
New Student Check-In Thursday, Augsut 26, 2021
Returning Student Check-In* Sunday, August 29, 2021
Opening Day Wednesday, September 1, 2021
First Day of Classes Thursday, September 2, 2021
Labor Day - No Classes Monday, September 6, 2021
Columbus Day- No Classes Monday, October 11, 2021
Veteran's Day- No Classes Thursday, November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Recess Halls Close @ Noon Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Halls Reopen @ Noon Sunday, November 29, 2021
Final Exam Period Fri/Mon-Wed, December, 17, 20, 21, 22, 2021
Residence Halls Close @ 5PM Wednesday, December 22, 2021

*Residents approved to move in early will receive separate communication regarding check-in 
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