Reminder: August 1 is the deadline for students to submit their proof of COVID-19 vaccination for the Fall 2021 semester. For information on the vaccine mandate and helpful FAQs for the semester, click here.


Parents’ Section

 Welcome to our Parents' 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 Housing Operations and Residential Engagement.

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 spring semester on January 23, 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 Lansdowne Place

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

[Your Student's Name]
Lansdowne Place
38 Thomas Street
Westfield, MA 01085

  • Please be aware that if you are sending a package to students at Lansdowne Place, please use the Main Campus address so we can deliver the package to the student.  Thank you.
  • 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 - Spring 2021

Event/Deadline Date
New Student Check-In Saturday, January 23, 2021
Returning Student Check-In* Saturday, January 23, 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021 (University Hall only)
First Day of Classes Monday, January 25, 2021
President's Day - No Classes Monday, February 15, 2021
Mental Health Day - No Classes Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Patriot's Day - No Classes Monday, April 19, 2021
Final Exam Period Wed-Fri/Mon, May, 5, 6, 7, 10, 2021
Residence Halls Close @ 5PM Monday, May 10, 2021

*students with education practicums/student teaching will receive separate communication regarding check-in 

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