Whether you live on campus or commute, or you are from Connecticut or China, being an active participate in student life is how you will experience more than a great university at Western New England.
For undergraduates, it all begins at SOAR (Summer Orientation and Registration), your official introduction to life as a Western New England University student. This interactive overnight program offers fun activities to help you (and your parents) get to know our campus community. Through SOAR, you will meet new people (including your Peer Advisor), get acquainted with residence life if you will live on campus, and explore our great dining options and campus amenities.
SOAR is part of our First Year Program which offers a circle of support to make your transition to college positive and anxiety-free. We’ve developed one of the most comprehensive programs in the country for first year students. Whether living on campus or off, you will be welcomed and supported by our team of professors, administrators, and upper-class student mentors committed to helping you make your first year on campus your best year yet.
Clubs, organizations, student government, service, athletics and participation in traditions like Midnight Madness and Family and Friends Weekend present opportunities for you to become an integral part of our community.