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Live Your Dream: Study Abroad Options for World Education

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 20, 2018 11:17:00 AM

One of the most exciting possibilities open to students at Westfield is the chance to study abroad. Students can spend weeks, months, or even a full year in a different country where they can earn college credit, increase their intercultural understanding, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Topics: Welcome to Westfield, Enhance Your College Experience, The Westfield State Experience, Getting the most out of your college experience, Study abroad, Choosing the right college

Do I Need to Pick a Major In My First Year?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 8, 2018 12:03:00 PM

Some freshmen are blessed with knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. They have a plan, they know which departments to enter, and they can easily find resources on how to get where they want to go.

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Topics: Enhance Your College Experience, The Westfield State Experience, Things college freshmen need to know, Getting the most out of your college experience, Choosing the right college

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

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

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

Join Us to Celebrate the Urban Education Program's 50th Anniversary

Posted by Kelly Hart on May 14, 2018 3:03:00 PM

It's time to celebrate!

Westfield State University’s Urban Education Program (UEP) is coming up on its fiftieth anniversary, and we want to get this party started by holding our 50th Golden Anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 in the Scanlon Banquet Hall. It might seem like it's a bit early to make the announcement, but this gives us a good opportunity to talk about why the UEP is so vital for our students and the impact on the community.

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Topics: Community Impact, The Westfield State Experience, Civic engagement

What To Do In and Around Westfield State

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 29, 2018 11:01:00 AM

Each year, over 6,000 students spend time at Westfield State University. Lucky for them, the campus sits on over 250 acres of pristine New England landscape. There’s also 24 academic and administrative buildings plus 9 residence halls to spend time in. But what if students are looking to spend time off campus? Well, they won’t have to go too far.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, The Westfield State Experience

Tour Westfield's Campus Right From the Comfort of Your Couch!

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 7, 2017 12:08:00 PM

It’s that time of year for many high school seniors. There’s just a few short months between you and graduation, and your first year of college. That means it’s time to start looking at potential schools and taking tours of different campuses. But what if there’s a great school on the other side of the country? That can make it a little hard to schedule a tour, right? Wrong. Westfield State now offers an online campus tour so you can check out the grounds and experience Westfield's campus without having to make the trip. Here’s how:

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Topics: The Westfield State Experience, Online Virtual Campus Tour, Choosing the right college

Change the World One Good Deed at a Time - The Peace Corps

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 6, 2017 12:48:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to see the world while helping to make a difference? Well, now you can while earning your degree with Westfield State University. The Peace Corps Prep program launches in the Fall 2017 Semester and is helping to promote peace, service and friendship throughout the world.

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Topics: The Westfield State Experience, Choosing the right college, Enhance Your College Experience, Peace Corps Prep Program, How to Make a Difference in College

Welcome To Westfield State University…Now What?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Fall is almost here and that means a whole new semester, and if you’re a first year student at Westfield State, it means an entirely new beginning. So, other than figuring out where your classes are and how to organize a dorm room, what is the “have to know” advice for incoming students? Read on to find out our top tips straight from campus.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Civic engagement, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, First Year

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