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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

What to Bring/What Not to Bring to College

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 3, 2018 11:47:00 AM

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

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

4 Things to Know as a New Student

Posted by Kelly Hart on Oct 11, 2017 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

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

Posted by Kelly Hart on Oct 6, 2017 10:09:40 AM

For many students, college life means life away from home for the first time. And that can come with it’s own unique set of challenges like working through issues with your roommate or navigating a crowded dining hall. But with a few simple tweaks, you can turn a dorm room “don’t” into a “do!"

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

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