CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME ADMITTED STUDENTS: There's a lot going on as you prepare for the start of classes. Bookmark this page to stay informed and please check back often.
On-campus housing applications are currently being accepted. If living on-campus is a priority for you, we encourage you to submit your application and deposit as soon as possible. You can find out more information, including pricing, on this page. Graduate housing placements are limited. They are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. You will be placed on the list according to the date that your completed housing application and deposit are received by our Office of Residence Life. Should all places fill up, you will be placed on a waitlist in the same order. In the past, many incoming law students who were on the housing waitlist were able to secure an on-campus placement.
Please note that your seat deposit, described above, is a separate deposit from the on-campus housing deposit discussed here. In order to be fair to all applicants, you must submit your seat deposit and secure a seat in the class before you will be allowed to hold an on-campus housing assignment. If you prefer to live on-campus, you must submit both your seat deposit(s) and a housing deposit.
The Pioneer Valley also presents a wide assortment of affordable, convenient housing options for students. Rental opportunities range from apartment complexes in downtown Springfield; Victorian homes in the city’s residential neighborhoods; garden apartments in adjoining suburbs; small houses in rural areas; and apartments in Northampton, the area’s eclectic and hip college town. Rentals in the Springfield area generally range from $500 to $900 per month.
We are available to assist in finding the right housing for you. We encourage you to contact the Admissions Office at 800-782-6665, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in our WNE Law - 2017 Entering Class Facebook Group.
Orientation August 14-17
Mandatory First-Year Orientation for all entering students will take place on August 14-17, 2017. Your Orientation packet with all of the details is being finalized now and should arrive by early July.
Once accepted, to reserve your seat in the Fall 2017 class, you must submit your non-refundable seat deposit(s). All deposits are credited directly towards your tuition and fees. Deposit deadlines will vary based upon the date that you were accepted. Please refer to your admit packet for your specific deposit deadline. Pay online by electronic check or credit card (MasterCard or Discover).
Required Final Transcript
You must provide an official final transcript showing your undergraduate degree and the date it was awarded, to satisfy the American Bar Association (ABA) requirements. This final transcript should arrive prior to the start of Orientation. If the transcript that you have already provided to LSAC was a final degree-granting transcript, then no further action is required. However, if your transcript(s) were submitted to LSAC prior to the date that your degree was conferred, you must request an updated final official transcript containing the required details be submitted to LSAC. In the alternative, you may have your degree-granting institution send your final transcript directly to us here at Western New England University School of Law. Should you have any questions regarding your final transcript, please contact the Admissions office.
In order to meet your healthcare needs and comply with the requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Western New England University, you will need to complete the "Medical History, Physical Examination and Immunization Form" and the "Heath Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Form." You may access these forms online.
Join Us on Facebook
Join our group: WNE Law - 2017 Entering Class! The group will continue to be an excellent way to find out valuable information and to ask questions of administration, faculty, alumni, and current students. You may also ask questions of your fellow incoming students. Discussions in the past have included: first year experience, first year academics, housing, pre-orientation events, Orientation information, 2017 incoming class news and announcements, faculty and staff, student services, summer readings and movies, financial aid, and more. We encourage you to request an invite to join.
Greater Springfield Area
Learn more about the Greater Springfield area on this page.