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What to Bring/What Not to Bring to College

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 5, 2019 1:46:00 PM

It's almost move-in day—where you'll make new friends and begin your life-changing experience at Westfield State University. We want to help make your big move to campus simple, so we put together this list of items to bring and not to bring.

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Topics: First Year, Welcome to Westfield, Incoming College Students

Common Fears of First-Year Students

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jul 15, 2019 9:52:00 AM

Though you may outwardly deny it, you may be anxious and stressed about leaving home to attend college. Here are some common fears, as summarized by education.com that you and your parents can talk about before you leave for college:

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Topics: Things to Know When Moving In to College, Welcome to Westfield, Incoming College Students

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

4 Things to Know as a New Student

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 2, 2019 11:08:00 AM

You’ve made it! You’re officially a college student and your first week of classes is over. Now what? Well, a lot actually. But lucky for you, we’re here to break down a few key things you need to keep in mind about your first year of college.

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Topics: Welcome to Westfield, Incoming College Students

To Roommate or Not to Roommate? Reviewing Your Housing Options

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 21, 2018 11:09:00 AM



Moving off to college is a major transition. It’s an exciting time in your life. Once you’re ready to tackle the reality of starting your education, you’ll have to figure out some logistics. Housing falls under that umbrella, and you have a number of options. You can choose to live on campus or off, opt for roommates, or look for a single. First off, let’s review your options and some of the considerations at play.

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Topics: The Westfield State Experience, Things to Know When Moving In to College, Welcome to Westfield, Dorm Life, Incoming College Students

Find Your People: A Rundown of Westfield’s Extracurricular Groups

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 8, 2018 3:33:55 PM



One of the best things about college is the opportunity to meet new people through shared activities. Campus groups, clubs, and teams are a great way to do it while enriching your academic experience.

Westfield State offers over 70 different clubs and organizations for students to choose from. Here’s a quick rundown of our groups and some important links you’ll need to get started.

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Topics: Student leadership, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, STEM, Enhance Your College Experience, How to Make a Difference in College, Welcome to Westfield, Incoming College Students

Afraid of the Freshman 15? Don't Be, We're Here To Help.

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jul 2, 2018 3:56:38 PM

The dreaded freshman 15. We've all heard of it, but don't worry, it doesn't have to come for you... what and how you eat are choices you make each and every day and we're here to help you make good ones. Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of poor eating habits when you are in college! While there are many explanations for weight gain, the biggest problem is making poor dietary choices. We are here to help you avoid these pitfalls!

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Topics: tips for college freshmen, The Westfield State Experience, Enhance Your College Experience, Things to Know When Moving In to College, Incoming College Students

What You Need To Know If You Don’t Know Your Major

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 12, 2018 11:03:00 AM

It’s your first semester at Westfield State and everything is going great. You’ve made a ton of new friends, joined a few clubs and already know your way around campus. There’s just one thing: You can’t decide on a major. Don’t worry. You’re not the only student out there facing the same dilemma. But that doesn’t mean you should start panicking and just pick any random degree. You might not know what you want your major to be, but you should know that you have time and options. Let us explain.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, Choosing the right college, Choosing your major, Incoming College Students, Career Services

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