Western State Colorado University-Spring Orientation
Congratulations on your admission to Western State Colorado University!
Whether you are transferring from another institution, returning to higher education to expand your knowledge and career options, or fresh out of high school, Orientation is your gateway to a comfortable transition into college. We hope that you decide to join us and take advantage of this time to meet other new students and get a glimpse of all that life at Western State Colorado University has to offer. During this time, we will gear you up for academic success by introducing you to the many resources that Western provides, as well as show you the many opportunities you have to get involved with the unique clubs and organizations on campus and in the Gunnison Valley.
SPRING ORIENTATION--JANUARY 12, 1-4 p.m.
Spring Orientation is scheduled for Sunday, January 12 from 1 – 4 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. New Student Orientation is required for all first-time freshmen, students entering Western with 23 credits or less and/or students who have not lived on a residential campus before. Transfer students are welcome and encouraged to attend as well.
What will you do during Orientation?
BEFORE YOUR ORIENTATION
Note: Please be registered for classes before you attend Orientation. Visit Registration and Course Information.
Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by visiting Financial Aid at (970) 943-3085.. Your Financial Aid Award Letter should reach you six to eight weeks after completing your FAFSA and any other required paperwork. If you have any questions, please contact
For Colorado Residents
Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend. Visitto apply. This stipend will apply to your account each semester you register for classes and lower your tuition bill! Note: This is a one time application that will require your Social Security number, legal name, and date of birth.
The Residence Life packet is mailed to you shortly after your acceptance letter. Return the Residence Life Application, the student dining contract and student housing contract to the Office of Residence Life. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Kaffenberger in Residence Life at (970) 943-2101 or e-mail .
If you need assistance, please contact the Disability Services Office at (970) 943-7056.
If you are a transfer student, have you heard about Westerners in Transition (WIT)? WIT is Western State Colorado University's premiere program for Adult Learners and Non-Traditional students. WIT will guide you through the processes of navigating admissions, financial aid, registration, and other important steps involved in matriculating into Western. You will meet other students who share your experiences of going to college as an adult learner and can provide essential mentoring as you work toward your goal of a college degree. For more information please contact WIT homepage., (970) 943-2150 or visit the