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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.

The sessions for the 2019 Summer Program are:

Session A - Tuesday, June 11th - Wednesday, June 12th

College of Education, Health and Human Services / College of Mathematics and Sciences

Session B - Friday, June 14th - Saturday, June 15th

College of Education, Health and Human Services / College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Session C - Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences / College of Mathematics and Sciences

Session D - Thursday, June 20th - Friday, June 21st

College of Education, Health and Human Services / College of Mathematics and Sciences

Session E - Sunday, June 23rd - Monday, June 24th

College of Education, Health and Human Services / College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

To find out which college your major belongs to, please click here: Westfield State Academic Colleges.

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. We will begin with Check-In at 9am and conclude with Check-Out at 4pm. Students should make arrangements to be present for the ENTIRE two day program. 

Below is a preview of topics covered during the orientation program!

  • Group Time with members of your class
  • Welcome to Westfield State Session
  • Academic Affairs
  • Residential Engagement
  • Commuter Student Life
  • College Meeting with your Dean
  • Public Safety
  • Academic Student Support Services
  • Student Conduct
  • Meeting with your Major Faculty
  • Getting Involved on Campus
  • Student ID (Make sure to bring $10)
  • Financial Aid
  • Registration for Emergency Notification System
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Campus Tour
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

Don't miss our fun evening programs! Our team will host some fun social events after your last session of the day to give you a chance to have some fun, meet members of your class, eat FREE LATE NIGHT FOOD, and explore campus life. 

Please make sure to check your new Westfield State University email address for more specific information about your program details.

Registration Begins on Monday, April 1, 2019

  1. Log into your myWestfield account with the username and password you received in your accepted student packet (same one you use for email, etc.).
  2. Go to the quick links tab and click on myHousing.
  3. Go to the applications tab and select the First Year Student Registration.
  4. Complete the application and registration information, provide us with your session preferences.​ Please pick your preferences based on when your major will be present and when you can attend for the FULL TWO DAYS.
  5. Check your @westfield.ma.edu email from New Student Orientation confirming our receipt of your preferences (if you do not receive a confirmation email immediately this means there may be an issue with your registration. Please contact us immediately at 413.572.5619).
  6. Check your @westfield.ma.edu email again with 48 business hours to receive your session assignment, packing list, parking information and general details about the program!

Do you have a Champion attending NSO?

  1. You will not be able to see the registration forms for the CHampions program unless the student has registered. Once the student is registered....
  2. Follow Steps 1 and 2 as above.
  3. When you go to the applications tab, select the Registration that matches the plans of your Champion.
    1. Are they attending the one day Fast-Track Program? Please complete either the Fast Track Champions Program - 1 Champion Attending or Fast Track Champions Program - 2 Champions Attending
    2. Are they attending the Full Program? Please complete either the Full Champions Program - 1 Champion Attending or Full Champions Program - 2 Champions Attending
    3. Are they attending the Full Program AND need housing? Please complete either the Full Champions Program w/Housing - 1 Champion Attending or Full Champions Program w/Housing - 2 Champions Attending
  4. Check your @westfield.ma.edu email from New Student Orientation confirming our receipt of your registration. 

We can't wait to meet you!