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Accepted Students Next Steps

I'm Accepted, What's Next?

Accepted students are strongly encouraged to log into your Application Status Page on a regular basis to receive important updates.

Visit Campus

There are many opportunities for you to visit campus and you are strongly encouraged to attend as many as you would like. All events, including campus tours, admitted student events, and financial aid workshops are available at visit.wne.edu. If you are unable to visit campus in person, check out our Virtual Tour to learn more about the  Western New England University community.

Understand Your Financial Aid Offer

As part of our Culture of Financial Wellness, we want to ensure that all families fully understand the financial investment of a Western New England University education. Visit our Enrollment Services Office for an overview on applying for financial aid, how to receive alternative financing and instructions on how to sign up for a payment plan. If you have questions, contact the Enrollment Services Office. Individual appointments can be made via phone or in person.

Pay Your Deposit

As an admitted student, we encourage you to make your tuition deposit before the preferred deadline, which is December 15 for students starting in the spring term and May 1 for students starting in the fall term (or within fourteen days of your offer of admission if the preferred deadline has passed). Your space in the class and in the residence halls is guaranteed providing you make your deposit on or before this date. Any deposits received after the preferred deadline will be processed only if space is available in the incoming class. Make your deposit today by logging into your Application Status Page.

Connect on Social Media

We encourage you to join the Class of 2023 Facebook Group, which offers a platform for you to begin meeting your fellow classmates, discuss upcoming events and important dates, and get a head start on becoming actively involved in the Western New England community. All new students, regardless of year, are encouraged to join this group.  If you have any questions regarding the page, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Activate Your WNE ID

Now that you have made your tuition deposit, you should have received an email from the University containing your username and default password, with details on activating your ID and accessing Connect2U.

Connect2U is different than your Application Status page. The Application Status page should be used during the admissions process in order to submit application materials, check your application status, submit your deposit, and submit final transcripts. Connect2U will give you access to class registration, our online learning management system, online billing, and other important information you will need to be successful once you begin at WNE.

In order to activate your WNE ID, you have to first change your password. To do this, click here. Your username is the first part of your email address (before the @wne.edu) and your initial password is a nine-digit number consisting of the number 9, the two-digit month, the two-digit day of your birthday, and the last four digits of your Social Security number - 9MMDDSSSS. (International students who do not have a social security number should use 0000 as the last four digits of the social security number).

You will be asked to read and agree to the University's Acceptable Use Policy for Technical Resources. Clicking on "I Agree" will bring you to the Change Password page. Decide on a password that is easy to remember. A word that appears in the dictionary is too simple and will be rejected. Passwords that contain both letters and numbers, or special characters work best. Some examples are do11ar$, @vi@tor, or Pa$$w0rd. Note your username and new password in a secure place. For security reasons, you will be prompted to change your password every seven weeks.

If you have questions, please contact our Office of Information Technology (OIT) at 413-796-2200 or access the Login Help page.

Login to Connect2U

Connect 2U is the University's student portal, which will give you access to many important services for current students, including our online learning management system, access to online billing, and other important information you will need to be successful.

After activating your WNE ID in the above step, Connect2U can be accessed at https://connect2u.wne.edu. Please note that Connect2U is different than your Application Status page and requires a different username and password.

If you have an issue accessing Connect2U, please contact our Office of Information Technology (OIT) at 413-796-2200.

Health Forms

All new students must submit health forms, which include immunization records as well as a physical exam. Athletes (intercollegiate, not intramural) will need to submit additional forms to compete at the college level.

Details on the specific forms that are required can be found on the Health Services website. Select the "Forms" option on the left navigation bar.

Students who do not submit completed health forms by the first day of classes will not be able to start class.

Health Insurance

Student health insurance is mandated by the commonwealth of Massachusetts and every student must submit an online waiver or enrollment form every year. If you do not submit a waiver, your bill will reflect a charge for health insurance and you will be responsible for this charge.

To complete the waiver form, visit www.gallagherstudent.com/wne, beginning December 1 (for students entering in the spring) and beginning June 15 (for students entering in the fall).

Important note for International Students

In order to waive the insurance, your policy must be from a U.S. based insurance company with coverage that meets or exceeds our plan. Most personal insurance plans will not meet the university's requirements.

Government sponsored students - If part of your scholarship covers health insurance, you will need to complete the waiver form at www.gallagherstudent.com/wne. If you do not submit a waiver, you will be responsible for the bill as your government will not cover it.

Exchange students - One-semester exchange students will not need to purchase the insurance. For full-year students, you will need to follow the process outlined above as you are required to have health insurance.

Placement Testing

Placement testing in both English and Mathematics is required for all first-year students in order to register for classes. These placement tests assist us in determining which courses are best suited for you. Placement tests should be completed at least 72 hours prior to coming to SOAR, as you cannot register for classes without completing both assessments.

Placement tests will be available on Connect2U beginning on November 12 for students entering in the Spring 2019 term and after May 1, 2019 for students entering in the Fall 2019 term.

Housing and Roommate Selection

At Western New England University, there is a two-step process for housing and roommate selection:

For students entering in the Spring 2019 term:

1. Complete the Spring 2019 Housing Application through The Housing Director (THD). This application will be available in your THD self-service starting on November 1.

2. Receive your housing assignment. Students who submit their housing application by January 2, 2019 will receive their housing assignment via email from THD between January 3rd and January 7th.

For students entering in the Fall 2019 term:

1. The roommate selection process, during which you complete a questionnaire in order to be paired with a roommate.

2. The housing selection process, during which you are assigned a room.

The roommate selection process will begin during the week of May 13, 2019 and the housing selection process will take place in mid-July.

Please visit the Office of Residential Life for more specific details.

First Year Foundation

Think you're heading off to college alone? Think again. At Western New England University, our First Year Program 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, in the First Year Program 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!

Check out the First Year Program page to become familiar with the many ways the First Year Program will offer you support as you transition to Western New England University.

Register for SOAR (Fall Students)

You and your parents are invited to take part in the two-day SOAR (Summer Orientation and Registration) program held on selected dates through the summer months. Nearly 95% of first year students, most with their parents, participate.

Mark your calendars! The 2019 SOAR dates are:
- Tuesday-Wednesday, June 25-26
- Monday-Tuesday, July 1-2
- Tuesday, July 9 (Transfer SOAR)
- Thursday-Friday, July 11-12
- Tuesday-Wednesday, July 16-17

Registration for SOAR will be available to deposited students on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on May 2.

Spring Orientation

New students entering for the Spring term are strongly encouraged to attend our Spring Orientation Program. Specific details about spring orientation will be emailed and mailed to new students after you submit your tuition deposit via your Application Status Page. Below are some dates to keep in mind as you plan for the Spring 2019 new student orientation program:

Thursday, January 10 – New International Student Orientation

Friday, January 11 – Register for New Student Orientation for all students – first year, transfer, domestic and international

For questions, please feel free to contact the Office of First Year Students and Students in Transition at 413-782-1312 or email first.year@wne.edu.

Final, Official Transcripts

In order to begin classes, you must have all final, official transcripts sent to the admissions office. Scanned copies from you are not considered official. Review the "Checklist" section of the Application Status page to see any materials you are missing. If you have any questions regarding transcripts, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Register for an Amazing Experience

Join faculty, fellow first year students, student leaders, and peer advisors on any one of these amazing ways to spend the Saturday and/or Sunday of Labor Day Weekend! Past experiences have included Broadway shows, trips to Boston and New York City, go-karting, whitewater rafting, paintball experiences, and much more. Registration will go live prior to the first SOAR session.

Buying a Computer

If you are thinking about buying a computer to bring to college, you may be wondering what to purchase. Our Office of Information Technology (OIT) has posted some points to consider. Check the OIT Handbook for more information.

Checklist of Important Dates - Fall 2019

Don't forget to download a copy of our Checklist of Important Dates and keep it handy throughout the next several months, so you don't miss any of the upcoming activities you'll need to complete.

Checklist of Important Dates - Spring 2019

Don't forget to download a copy of our Checklist of Important Dates and keep it handy throughout the next several months, so you don't miss any of the upcoming activities you'll need to complete.