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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 NSO@westfield.ma.edu.

Tuesday, January 15th

Are you a first year student entering Spring 2019? We have a great one day program built for you!

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 one day program (even for those students who will be commuting to Westfield State).  Below is the list of sessions covered during the orientation program!

  • Group Time with members of your class
  • Welcome to Westfield State Session
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop
  • Residential Life Open House
  • Commuter Student Open House
  • Lunch with the College Dean
  • Academic Affairs Tour
  • Academic Advising
  • Class Schedule and Registration
  • Getting Involved on Campus
  • Taking Care of Business
    • Student ID 
    • Registration for Emergency Notification System
    • Campus Tour
    • Visiting Other Offices

Please make sure to check your new Westfield State University email adress for information about the program.

When you arrive to campus on January 15th, please park in the Commuter Lot just off of Western Avenue at the traffic light. Once on campus, your first stop will be Parenzo Hall.  Please look out for balloons and signs leading you to Parenzo Lobby, just inside the main entrance.

The First Year Student Orientation Program will take place on Tuesday, January 15th from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration Begins on Monday, December 3rd!

  • Step 1: Check your email. This email will contain all the information you need to register for the program.
  • Step 2: Please complete the FIRST YEAR STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM. The link can also be found in the welcome email. 
  • Step 3: Make sure you receive an email confirming your registration was received after you submit. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please give us a call. 
  • Step 4: Check your email again before coming to the program for any updates or information for the day's events.

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.

The sessions for the 2019 Summer Program are:

Session A

Tuesday, June 11th - Wednesday, June 12th

Session B

Friday, June 14th - Saturday, June 15th

Session C

Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th

Session D

Thursday, June 20th - Friday, June 21st

Session E

Sunday, June 23rd - Monday, June 24th

Registration for the June Program begins on Monday, April 1st, 2019.

We can't wait to meet you!