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 new students on Sunday, August 31, 2020. 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 - Fall 2020

Event/Deadline Date
New Student Check-In Sunday, August 30, 2020
Returning Student Check-In Sunday, August 30, 2020
First Day of Classes Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Labor Day - No Classes Monday, September 7, 2020
Columbus Day - No Classes Monday, October 12, 2020
Veteran's Day - No Classes Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Recess - Halls Close at 2 pm Wendesday November 25, 2020
Residence Halls Re-open from Thanksgiving Recess @ Noon Sunday, November 29, 2020
Final Exam Period Thu-Fri/Mon-Tue, December 17, 18, 21, 22, 2020
Residence Halls Close @ 5PM Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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Want to know what's the latest news in housing at Westfield State University?  Follow us on Facebook for the most recent updates on upcoming events, timelines, and deadlines.  For questions feel free to e-mail Housing Operations at