Fall 2018 Accepted Students
I'm Accepted, What's Next?
Accepted students are strongly encouraged to log into your Admissions Status Page on a regular basis to receive important updates.
Come Visit Campus
There are many opportunities for you to visit campus during the week and on the weekends. Campus tours, special events, and financial aid workshops are available at visit.wne.edu.
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. Please visit our Office of Financial Aid for an overview on applying for financial aid, how to receive alternative financing and instructions on how to sign up for a payment plan. For more questions, you can contact the Office of Financial Aid at 413-796-2080. Individual appointments can be made via phone or in person.
Make Your Deposit
May 1 has passed and we have limited availability in the incoming class. We encourage all admitted students to make their tuition deposit as soon as possible or for those accepted after May 1, within fourteen days of your offer of admission. Make your deposit today.
Class of 2022 Facebook Group
This group offers a platform for you to discuss important dates to remember, SOAR information, class registration, housing, Amazing Experiences, and much more! To join the group, simply log in to your Facebook account and search “Western New England University Class of 2022” or click here to begin meeting your fellow classmates. If you have any questions regarding the page, please contact the Admissions Office at 413-782-1321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding our healthcare services is available on the Health Services website. All new students must submit health forms, which include immunization records as well as a physical exam. Athletes (intercollegiate not intramural) should note the additional forms required to compete at the college level. Select the "Forms" option for the required forms, and the "Insurance" link for information on student insurance and a waiver form. We encourage you to share this information with your parents and to schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
Final, Official Transcripts
In order to begin classes, you must have all final, official transcripts sent to the admissions office. First year students must submit a high school transcript that includes a date of graduation and a raised seal. This document must be sent directly from your high school. All official college transcripts must be sent directly from your college registrar’s office. If you have any questions regarding transcripts, please contact the Admissions Office at 413-782-1321 or email email@example.com.
First Year Foundation— Register for SOAR
To assist in meeting the challenge of academic and social transition, students and parents can look forward to a comprehensive orientation process known as SOAR, Summer Orientation and Registration. Students and parents choose one of four two-day programs or a one-day program for transfer students, during which the foundation for a successful transition is laid. At SOAR, students and parents are not only introduced to resources that assist in making a successful transition, every effort is made to present a full and candid picture of the reality of college life at Western New England University. Typically, 97% of students and parents attend a SOAR program. Each session is capped and sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Get ready to SOAR! Register now:
- Wednesday-Thursday, June 20-21
- Tuesday-Wednesday, June 26-27
- Monday-Tuesday, July 2-3
- Tuesday, July 10 (Transfer SOAR)
- Thursday-Friday, July 12-13
Your education at Western New England University begins with the introduction of a summer reading assignment. Recent summer readings have included national best sellers such as Life’s Golden Ticket, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. Your summer reading assignment is introduced at SOAR.
Check out our website for more information on our First Year Program.
Activate Your WNE UserID
You can acccess your Western New England University email through your Connect2U portal or directly at owa.wne.edu the week of May 21 when you receive your username and password. In order to activate your account, 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 don't have a social security number should use 0000 as the last four digits of the social security number. Before you can change your password, 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.
After you have changed your password, you can access Connect2U by going to https://connect2u.wne.edu. When you open Connect2U for the first time, you should review the Help section. Links for Help are located at the top and bottom of the Connect2U page. If you have problems with your Connect2U account, call our Help Desk at 413-796-2200.
For additional assistance, click here.
Login to Connect2U
Connect2U 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. The wek of May 21, you will receive a notification to create your Connect2U username and password, and create your official Western New England University email address. You will then have access to information about taking your placement exams and beginning the housing selection process.
At SOAR, students actually their complete course registration. To make this process happen, every student (first year and transfer) must complete assessments in Math and English. Assessment results are used to help select courses in which the student is most likely to be successful and find appropriately challenging. In no way will the results impact your admission status, however you must take your placement exams prior to attending SOAR.
You will be given access to take your placement exams in Connect2u the week of May 21 when you receive your username and password.
Housing and Roommate Selection
All new students who choose to live on campus will be granted access to our online housing system via Connect2u the week of May 21. At this time, you may begin the roommate selection process. Actual housing selection will take place on July 18, 2018, once all new students have had the chance to attend SOAR. We find that many students are able to meet a potential roommate at SOAR. Please visit the Office of Residence Life for more specific details.
Please note that your decision about whether or not to live on campus will have an impact on your financial aid package. If at any time prior to the first day of classes you would like an alternative financial aid package to show you your costs to live on or off campus, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 413-796-2080.
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 NYC, go-karting, whitewater rafting, paintball experiences, and much more. Registration will go live prior to the first SOAR session on June 26th.
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.