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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

How To Turn Your Passion Into A Profession With Help From The Westfield State Career Center

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 21, 2019 8:22:00 AM

College is a time to explore; make new friends, try new experiences, and figure out what you want to do with your life, which can be a lot easier said than done for some students. And if you’re one of the students struggling to pick a major or decide on a career path, you might feel unsure where to start. But that’s where the team at the Westfield State Career Center can help.

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Topics: Choosing your major, Welcome to Westfield, Career Services

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

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

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

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