First-Year Student Orientation
Welcome New Blue Devils!
At First-Year Student Orientation, the CCSU community comes together for a high-impact program featuring our welcoming campus community and engaging Orientation Leaders. Programs occur in January for new Spring admits, and through the summer for Fall admits.
- Welcome new students to campus and valuable campus resources, such as our Blanket of Support,
- Connect new students to each other, to Orientation Leaders, and to their peers
- Provide an initial exposure to the Undergraduate advising team, faculty and staff, so that new students may learn about academic advising and partake in course registration.
- Learn about CCSU technology, obtain a Student-ID & parking pass, and take home an academic course schedule.
Our First Year Student Orientation has 2 options for students.
- A two-day program structure, where students will stay in one of our residence halls for the duration of the program and be fully immersed in campus life. (This format is highly recommended)
- A one-day program that allows for a more condensed approach to sharing important information and providing an engaging experience for students as best possible.
New Students will receive emails from CCSU New Student Programs (Orientation@ccsu.edu) with links to sign up for Orientation, as well as important next steps once they confirm their acceptance to CCSU.
Please visit our First-Year Road Map for help with understanding next steps. It is critical to note that completing Math & English Placement Exams, as well as submitting SAT/ACT scores is an important requirement before attending Orientation. Advisors will be unable to support schedule creation if these are not completed.
Orientation Dates 2023
New Student Orientation for Summer 2023
First Year Student One-Day Programs
Tuesday, June 13
First Year Student Two-Day Programs
Thursday, June 15 - Friday, June 16
Wednesday, June 21- Thursday, June 22
Monday, June 26 – Tuesday, June 27
Thursday, June 29 – Friday, June 30
Monday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 11
Convocation and Kick-off!
Monday, August 28, 2023
Convocation and Kick-off!:
Monday, August 28, 2023
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 Orientation@ccsu.edu 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!
New Student Programs
Mid Campus Residence Hall, Room 109
Tuesday, June 9 to Wednesday, June 10
Monday, June 15 to Tuesday, June 16
Thursday, June 18 to Friday, June 19
Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23
Thursday, June 25 to Friday, June 26
Tuesday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 8
Important Phone Numbers
Office of New Student Programs
Campus Main Number
Class Cancellation & Storm Phone