Failing classes. Wild roommates. Freshmen fifteen. These are just some of the fears that every first-year college student has to face. Trust us, we’ve been there. Read on for our tips for college freshmen and how to handle everything from a few bad grades to feeling homesick.
Heading off to college in a couple years? It may seem like you have tons of time to make a decision, but finding your first choice school - choosing the right college for you - is not a quick process. You really need to begin researching and planning for college during your junior year of high school. We created this helpful timeline to be sure that you plan ahead for what will be the best experience of your life, your college years!
Topics: Choosing the right college
Experiences that students have outside of the classroom contribute to their growth, networking and overall tranformation. Attending conference is one of the experiences that Westfield students have that is life-changing.
Topics: Academic conferences
A new year away from the comforts of home can mean big changes, and challenges, for college students. Whether you’re fighting homesickness or just fighting with your roommate, we have the tips college freshmen need to know to tackle any problem you face freshmen year and beyond.
Asking a bunch of high school seniors what they want to do for the rest of their lives can be pretty tricky. On the one hand, they are about to start a brand new chapter in their education that will hopefully set them on the right path for years to come. On the other hand, they're still trying to figure things out. How could they know what degree they will want to hold in four years or what job they will want to spend the next forty years doing? Opinions, needs, and likes are constantly changing, and so is the world. What is a highly sought after job today might not be that in-demand tomorrow. That’s where the benefits of a liberal arts degree come in.
Between a busy social life and an even busier academic schedule, it can seem like there isn’t enough time in the day to get it all done, especially during your freshmen year. Here are some of our tips for college freshmen for staying on top of your to-do list and still getting in a little “me time.”
College means change, and not just for students. Parents are in for their own challenges right after the kids graduate from high school. Being prepared is the key to an easy transition for both parents and students when the time comes to send your kid off to college.
Athletics at Westfield State go beyond what you’d find in your typical high school P.E. class. Quidditch, anyone?
At Westfield, sports teams are separated into three different categories: varsity, club and intramural. Together, all three form the Westfield State Athletic Department, which is overseen by Richard (Dick) Lenfest. Let's explore how to improve your college experience through sports.
Two Rivers Burrito Company
Locally Sourced, Locally Served
by Brian Aurelio
Since opening in May of 2013 there has been a restaurant in downtown Westfield that has been gaining more and more attention. Despite being located just a few strides from the downtown green on Elm Street, many people seem to pass by this place without a clue of its existence. One of the most underappreciated restaurants in all of Westfield can be found at 36 Elm Street. Two Rivers Burrito Company provides a unique family inspired dining experience that simply cannot be compared to anything else in Westfield. Nowhere in Westfield will you find a burrito or quesadilla with as fresh and delectable ingredients as Two Rivers. All of these ingredients, from the jalapenos to the guacamole are locally sourced whenever possible to support other local businesses. Owned and operated by family and friends from Westfield, Two Rivers looks to restore downtown and the rest of Westfield to the glory it once held.