First-Year Student Orientation

Welcome New Blue Devils!

We are excited that you have decided to join the CCSU campus community. Our First Year Student Orientation has 2 options for students. We have a two-day program structure, where students will stay in one of our residence halls for the duration of the program. This high-impact program serves to provide a seamless transition for new, first year students into college life at CCSU. We also have a one-day program, that allows for a more condensed approach to sharing the same information and providing an engaging experience for students.

Orientation Outcomes

  • Create connections with Orientation Leaders and peers
  • Meet with Academic Advisors and finalize Fall 2022 academic schedule
  • Engage with campus faculty and staff, learning about various resources and programs
  • Become familiar with various offices and initiatives to promote success on all levels

The two-day portion of this program requires check in at Gallaudet Residence Hall at 9 a.m. and concludes the following day at 3 p.m. Students will be required to remain on campus overnight. The evening will be engaging and high-energy, with memorable experiences and opportunities for connection. Upon signing up for Orientation, students may request to room with a friend, in the case they are both signed up for the same date.

Family Program

During our Day 1 of the two-day Orientation program, we will host Families for a family orientation. Students and families begin the day together at 9 a.m., with a resource fair and Welcome after check-in, but then both follow separate tracks. Families will learn about various resources and programs, as well as what to expect throughout their first year at CCSU. The Family Program concludes by 4 p.m., at which point they can connect with their student before departing. (Our family program for the one-day Orientations follow the same format, aside from the drop-off and pick-up aspect of the overnight programs)

Our June (two-day) Orientation programs will occur on:

  • Wednesday, June 8 & Thursday, June 9
  • Wednesday, June 15 & Thursday, June 16
  • Monday, June 20 & Tuesday, June 21
  • Thursday, June 23 & Friday, June 24
  • Monday, June 27 & Tuesday, June 28
  • Thursday, June 30 & Friday, July 1

Our One-day Orientation programs will occur on:

  • Wednesday, July 27
  • Wednesday, August 24

Once you confirm your acceptance to CCSU, you will receive email communication with information about advising, registration and orientation. Signing up for Orientation should be done quickly since spots are limited. Please call us at 860.832.1234 or email us at with any questions.

First-Year Student Roadmap

Welcome first-year students! Use this roadmap as a guide to important information and timelines. In addition to guiding through your first year at CCSU, our First-Year Road Map contains important information for you today about SAT/ACT Scores, as well as information about Math and Writing Placement Exams. Start your journey!

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Important Phone Numbers

Office of New Student Programs


Campus Main Number

1-888-733-2278 (toll-free)

Campus Directions

Class Cancellation & Storm Phone