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.
Going off to college can mean big changes for many students. But for transfer students, adapting to the changes can seem impossible. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when you’re interested in transferring to a new school and what to remember once you get on a new campus.
Veterans, military, guard, reserve and family members can face unique challenges at school. Between applying for benefits and mapping out a semester’s worth of classes, it can seem overwhelming. Let us show you how we can help.
"I would just like to say thank you so much for the stipend from the State University Intern Incentive Program. Throughout the fall and spring semesters, I had the opportunity to intern with our Counseling Center. It was an amazing experience, one in which was challenging and provided great opportunities. Not only did I have a chance to participate in fun events such as "Recess" and my favorite "Fresh Check Day", I had the opportunity to work with the ICE program as well. I learned so much about myself and the field of social work and I couldn't be happier that I had a chance to intern for 16 hours per week at the Counseling Center. Thank you again for this amazing opportunity." Jade Seal
Whether you’re applying for scholarships or taking out a loan, there’s a lot to learn about paying for college. Let us help break it down for you.
Classes are all picked out. The dorm room is unpacked. You even mapped out the fastest way to get around campus. What’s next? You might be asking yourself this a lot as you head into your freshmen year at Westfield State University. If you’re anything like thousands of our students, the answer might be “Get Involved!” Read on to learn about how you can become a student leader.