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Spring 2020 Deposited Students

Welcome to the Western New England University community! We are pleased that you have decided to continue your education here, and we are certain that it will exceed your expectations. Information regarding your Connect2U account and several important items are listed below. You are encouraged to address each of these as early as possible after the dates indicated.

Activate Your WNE ID

You will receive 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. 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.


New students are strongly encouraged to attend our Spring Orientation Program. To learn more about orientation visit https://www1.wne.edu/first-year/january-orientation.cfm.

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.

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.

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

Prior to course registration, every student (freshman and transfer students) 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. Students can access and complete assessments on-line through the Western New England Student Portal, Connect2U. Assessment instructions and detailed access instructions are emailed to each student beginning in December. In no way will the results impact your admission status.

Housing and Roommate Selection

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

1. Complete the Spring 2020 Housing Application through The Housing Director (THD).
2. Receive your housing assignment. Students who submit their housing application by January 3, 2020 will receive their housing assignment via email from THD by the week of January 6th.

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.

Enrollment Services
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119

Phone: 413-796-2080
Fax: 413-796-2081

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.

OIT Handbook