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University Events: May and June 2017

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MAY EVENTS

May 1 INTERVIEW PROCESS PREPARATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services and Human Resources will help students prepare for the interview process with a series of mock interviews in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The mock interviews will be scheduled first-come, first-served and are 30 minutes long. The session will provide an opportunity to talk to a real Human Resources professional for 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of follow-up and helpful critique. Only 14 slots are available. Register at www.wcsu.edu/westconnworks. For questions, send an email to manented@wcsu.edu.

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May 1 WCSU BASEBALL VS. LEHMAN COLLEGE: 

The baseball team, behind legendary head coach Johnny Susi, takes on non-conference foe Lehman College in a single game at 1 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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May 1 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Ancell School of Business will host an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-8782.

May 2 INTERVIEW PROCESS PREPARATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services and Human Resources will help students prepare for the interview process with a series of mock interviews in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The mock interviews will be scheduled first-come, first-served and are 30 minutes long. The session will provide an opportunity to talk to a real Human Resources professional for 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of follow-up and helpful critique. Only 14 slots are available. Register at www.wcsu.edu/westconnworks. For questions, send an email to manented@wcsu.edu.

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May 2 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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May 2 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. For more information, go to www.jostens.com/jewelry/college-jewelry.html.

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May 2 STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student and Campus Centers Board will provide a mashed potato bar for Student Appreciation Days at noon in the Student Center Lobby on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Lower Lobby on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. These events will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to caraluzzin@wcsu.edu.

May 2 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Visual and Performing Arts will host an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-3222.

May 2 'THE DROWSY CHAPERONE' KCACTF AWARDS CELEBRATION: 

Join the Theatre Arts Department in a celebration of the success of "The Drowsy Chaperone" at KCACTF at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The celebration will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/the-drowsy-chaperone-kcactf-awards-celebration-tickets-34000447253.

May 3 STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student and Campus Centers Board will provide a mac & cheese bar for Student Appreciation Days at noon in the Student Center Lobby on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Lower Lobby on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. These events will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to caraluzzin@wcsu.edu.

May 3 LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORY GARDEN CEREMONY: 

The WCSU Justice & Law Society will host a ceremony for the unveiling of its Adopt-A-Spot site at noon at the Alumni Clock outside of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Justice & Law Society students voted to create a law enforcement memory garden in tribute to each law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty each year. The ceremony will recognize the creation of the memory garden and the installation of an inscribed marble stone, National Law Enforcement Memorial flags and landscaping. A reception will follow in the Alumni Pavilion on the Westside campus. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to dwyert@wcsu.edu.

May 3 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Emotional Freedom Technique" with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Jennifer Salkin at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Wellness-Wednesday-Workshops-2017.asp.

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May 3 TOWN HALL MEETING (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

CSCU President Mark Ojakian will hold a Town Hall Meeting on the topic of System Planning at 1 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The meeting is open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only.

May 3 GRAD SALUTE (Graduating WCSU students only)

Graduating students are invited to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter to win free prizes. This event is open to graduating WCSU students only. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

May 3 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event during the Grad Salute from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. For more information, go to www.jostens.com/jewelry/college-jewelry.html.

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May 3 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

As part of Grad Salute, senior portraits will be taken from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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May 3 MEDIA ARTS FILM FESTIVAL: 

The BEA Student Media Club will host the Third Annual Media Arts Film Festival at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This black-tie event will feature awards presented to the best student short videos, films and photography submitted. The event is open to the public. For more information, send an email to baronej@wcsu.edu.

May 3 WCSU SYMPHONIC BAND: 

The Symphonic Band will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-symphonic-band-tickets-30295552814 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 4 - 5 STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAYS: 

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present 10-minute one-acts featuring plays directed by students, at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/and-then-there-were-10-spring-2017-directing-class-one-acts-tickets-33828206075. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 4 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "The Calm Before the End of the Semester: Helpful Stress Management Strategies" at 11 a.m. in Room 017 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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May 4 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the Western Improv Group (WIG). Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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May 5 WESTERN RESEARCH DAY: 

The 13th annual Western Research Day, "Promoting Interdisciplinary Conversations," will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The opening session at 10 a.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building will feature keynote talks by WCSU alumni Aretha Townsend and Ryan Bachman, followed by a poster exhibition in the Science Building Atrium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. of research projects conducted over the past year by WCSU students in various academic disciplines. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Western-Research-Day.asp or go to www.wcsu.edu/wrd/.

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May 5 STUDENT LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION BANQUET (Invitation-only event)

WestConn will recognize student leaders at the Student Leadership Recognition Banquet at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. This event is open to invited students and their guests only. For more information, send an email to pfitznerb@wcsu.edu.

May 6 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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May 6 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Fifty Shades Darker" at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 8 STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student and Campus Centers Board will provide assorted appetizers for Student Appreciation Days at noon in the Student Center Lobby on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Lower Lobby on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. These events will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to caraluzzin@wcsu.edu.

May 8 MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Marketplace on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Every semester, the Midnight Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

May 9 WESTCONN SOCIETY BREAKFAST FOR STUDENT SUCCESS: 

Fiorita Kornhaas & Company, PC will be honored at the WestConn Society Breakfast for Student Success at 7:30 a.m. at The Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road inĀ  Danbury. The WCSU Foundation, established in 1973, is dedicated to raising and managing donations for the university and its students. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, go to www.wcsu.edu/ia/events.asp or call (203) 837-8479.

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May 9 STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student and Campus Centers Board will provide a sundae bar for Student Appreciation Days at noon in the Student Center Lobby on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Lower Lobby on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. These events will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to caraluzzin@wcsu.edu.

May 9 SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host "Sahaja Yoga Meditation" at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, yet profound, guided meditation with easy-to-do hand movements that can be done while sitting in the comfort of a chair. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, is practiced in more than 100 countries. The purpose of this meditation is to awaken kundalini energy to create a state of thoughtless awareness. The benefits of this meditation include inner peace, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation and improved physical health. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

May 12 MIDNIGHT CRUISE (WCSU graduating seniors only)

The WCSU Student Government Association will host a Midnight Cruise in New York City for graduating seniors. The bus will depart from the Westside Campus Center shuttle stop at 9 p.m. and will leave New York to return to campus at 3 a.m. A ticket will include transportation, dinner buffet, a DJ, outside games and activities, sight-seeing and raffle prizes. Graduating seniors may purchase tickets for themselves and one guest begining at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center box offices. For more information, send an email to lin024@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 13 SENIOR PICNIC (WCSU graduating seniors only)

The WCSU Student Government Association will sponsor a picnic with activities and raffle prizes for graduating seniors from 1 to 3 p.m. on the patio of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Southern fried chicken, a taco bar, fun activities and raffle prizes will be featured. For more information, send an email to lin024@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 13 BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL FEATURING SPIN DOCTORS: 

Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Spin Doctors from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now at www.tixr.com/groups/americaontap/events/brews-and-bbq-5219. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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May 13 MOHEGAN SUN TRIP (WCSU graduating seniors only)

The WCSU Student Government Association will sponsor a bus trip to Mohegan Sun for graduating seniors as part of 2017 Senior Weekend. The bus will depart from the Westside Campus Center shuttle stop at 6 p.m. A ticket will include vouchers for food and casino play. Graduating seniors may purchase tickets for themselves and one guest begining at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center box offices. For more information, send an email to lin024@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 18 LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: 

WCSU will host the 11th Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Osteopathic Physician Dr. Thomas Moorcroft and Neurologist/Clinical Neurophysiologist Dr. Elena Frid. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.

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May 19 MHFA TRAINING (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Higgins Annex 214 on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour, evidence-based training course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to identify and help an adult who may be struggling with a mental health issue. The course details a concrete five-step action plan that guides others through the process of reaching out and offering support to those around them. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty and staff. MHFA is an excellent opportunity to enhance one's skill set and resume, while learning how to help a person who may be struggling. Registration is required; contact Elizabeth Suddreth at suddreth@health360.org with questions or to register.

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May 20 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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May 21 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its 2017 Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Students who will receive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be recognized during the ceremony. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/commencement/.

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May 27 - 29 ART AT IVES - JURIED FINE ART AND CRAFTS SHOW: 

The nonprofit Friends of the Ives will present the second annual "Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This three-day event will feature a wide variety of high-quality original works and a diverse scope of art forms representing every major category. Food and live music, along with art classes, demonstrations and children's events also will be included. The event will be rain or shine. Get tickets for Saturday, May 27, at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1466548, for Sunday, May 28, at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1466774, for
Monday, May 29, at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1466782. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Ives-Concert-Park-presents-second-annual-Juried-Fine-Art-Crafts-Show.asp or visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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JUNE EVENTS

Jun. 4 PAINT NIGHT AT THE PARK: 

Ives Concert Park will host "Paint Night at the Park," a Cork and Canvas event with the Pottery Factory in Brookfield, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $35 and will include instruction by one of The Pottery Factory's experienced creative specialists in the painting of Lullaby Moon. Get tickets at https://thepotteryfactory.com/event/paint-night-at-ives-concert-park-danbury-ct/. For more information, call (203) 837-9227 or send an email to info@ivesconcertpark.com.

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Jun. 13 SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host "Sahaja Yoga Meditation" at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, yet profound, guided meditation with easy-to-do hand movements that can be done while sitting in the comfort of a chair. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, is practiced in more than 100 countries. The purpose of this meditation is to awaken kundalini energy to create a state of thoughtless awareness. The benefits of this meditation include inner peace, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation and improved physical health. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Jun. 16 MHFA TRAINING (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Higgins Annex 214 on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour, evidence-based training course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to identify and help an adult who may be struggling with a mental health issue. The course details a concrete five-step action plan that guides others through the process of reaching out and offering support to those around them. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty and staff. MHFA is an excellent opportunity to enhance one's skill set and resume, while learning how to help a person who may be struggling. Registration is required; contact Elizabeth Suddreth at suddreth@health360.org with questions or to register.

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Jun. 25 BRIAN SETZER'S ROCKABILLY RIOT: 

Ives Concert Park will present Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot at 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are on sale at www.ticketfly.com/event/1453533. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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VISITOR PARKING ADVISORY: Western Connecticut State University offers several convenient, centrally located parking spaces for visitors to the university’s Midtown and Westside campuses in Danbury. Midtown visitor parking is in the lot next to Old Main and in designated spaces next to University Hall. Parking in the university’s White Street and Fifth Avenue garages is restricted to students, faculty and staff with hang-tags and/or parking stickers from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; visitors are welcome to park in the garages all other times. Westside visitor parking is on University Boulevard. Visitors who cannot be accommodated in these parking areas are asked to call the University Police Department to make other arrangements.

Up-to-date university parking rules and regulations, color-coded campus maps that show parking areas and shuttle bus stops, and shuttle bus schedules are available at www.wcsu.edu/parking. Call the University Police Department at (203) 837-9300 for more information about the parking rules and regulations.


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