Westfield State plans to resume its traditional, on-campus schedule for fall 2020. Given the ongoing uncertainties related to COVID-19, we believe it is also prudent to develop contingency plans. Updates will be communicated as they become available.


New Student Orientation


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COVID-19 Response

Due to recommendations to work remotely and limit the spread of COVID-19, our staff are currently working from home. We will be actively checking email and voicemails and will get back to you as soon as possible. 

There have been some major changes to our traditional June Programs, including moving our traditional programs online for the summer. Please visit the follwing pages for updates and for all the details. 

First Year Students (Class of 2024)

Transfer Students 

For the quickest response, please email our team at nso@westfield.ma.edu

Welcome to Westfield State!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Westfield State University.  

On behalf of the New Student Orientation Team, it is my privilege to be one of the first people to welcome you to your new community. Our team is looking forward to getting to know you during one of our many New Student Orientation programs. It is our goal to help you prepare for your first year as a Westfield State Owl. I am confident that during our program, you will have the opportunity to get all your questions answered, make connections with new classmates, and find the tools to be comfortable in your new home away from home.

We are also excited to welcome parents, family members, and allies to campus as part of our Champions Program. We hope you are able to make connections with one another, and learn all the resources and support services available that will help your student be safe and successful at Westfield State.

Please use the links on the right side of this page to find information specific to your program.

  • Incoming first year students (Class of 2024) please visit the First Year Student Program section for more information about programs, dates, etc.
  • Incoming transfer students (entering Fall 2020) please visit the Transfer Student Program section for information about your transition to our university.
  • Parents, Family Members, and Allies please visit the Champions Program section for details about the programs we offer for those serving as a Champion for a student. 

Again, welcome to Westfield State! Go Owls!

Matt Dellea, Coordinator of New Student Orientation

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