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Insider tips - Make the most out of transferring to a new school

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Transfer students, Paying for college, Choosing the right college

3 things you should keep in mind when choosing your college major

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 28, 2019 8:30:00 AM
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Topics: Choosing the right college, Choosing your major

College 101: A Parent’s Guide To Sending Kids Off To College

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 22, 2019 8:29:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Sending your kids to college

Homesickness, Roommates And More - How To Cope Your Freshmen Year

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 17, 2019 3:03:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know

Common Goods: Alleviating Food Insecurity on our Campus

Posted by Kristin Monty '19 on Feb 5, 2019 11:55:10 AM

At Westfield State University, our students, faculty, and staff are our foundation. We're more than academics, books, lecture halls, and sporting events. We're a community.

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Topics: Community Impact, Common Goods

Westfield State’s most promising student leaders receive President’s Award

Posted by Troy Watkins on Feb 2, 2019 11:18:00 AM

On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, Westfield State University recognized six exemplary students for their leadership and service to the university and the surrounding community. The President’s Awards for Excellence in Leadership were presented in a ceremony held in Scanlon Banquet Hall on Westfield State University’s campus.

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Topics: Presidents award

Top Ten Reasons to Live on Campus

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 25, 2019 1:00:00 PM

The long-lasting connections you make, the community you share, being in close proximity to everything — there are so many reasons to live on campus during your time at Westfield State University. Here are our top ten reasons!

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Topics: Dorm Life, Living on Campus

How to Make The Most out of Your Internship Experience

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

 Interning, It’s a lot more than fetching coffee and making copies. Watch these students make their passion part of their degree program at Westfield State. There are over 300 area businesses, schools and organizations that have at least one Westfield State student on the part-time staff. This means there are over 300 Westfield students learning invaluable on-the-job training every year. Read on below to find out how you can be one of them and get the most out of your college experience.

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Topics: Internships, Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience

Heading to college? Learn how to become a student leader!

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 12, 2019 11:10:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Student leadership

Dorm Sweet Dorm: How to Make the Most of Your New Home

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 10, 2019 8:26:00 AM

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Topics: Things to Know When Moving In to College, Dorm Life, Incoming College Students

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