At Western New England University, we believe that student success is everyone's responsibility. That's why we offer a network of support for first year and transfer students; mentoring programming specifically for sophomores; academic tutoring; faculty advisors for undergraduate and graduate students; career development events; and an entire community of people dedicated to helping each student excel.
Supporting students is more than a job here. It is simply what we do, naturally. It is those personal connections, from the dining staff member who not only remembers how you like your favorite sandwich, but also comes to graduation to cheer you on, to the professor you text from the elevator when you land your dream job, that makes Western New England so much more than great University to earn a degree.
Start with a Great First Year
The First Year Program is centered around you. We give you the tools and support to excel academically and socially. The program kicks off with Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR), an interactive overnight program with fun activities to help you (and your parents) get to know our campus community.
With small class sizes and a warm and welcoming community, we are able to take a personal interest in the success of international students. Our International Admissions counselors are your first point of contact in learning more about our University. If you need to improve your English Language skills, they will connect you to our BridgePathways English proficiency program. Your counselors also work closely with our Office of International Student and Scholar Services on matters relating to immigration as well as academic, social, financial, and personal concerns relevant to daily life in the United States.
U&ME and More
Everyone feels at home at the Office of Diversity Programs and Services because its open doors make it a place where students come to share, bond, and celebrate their achievements. From great upper-class mentors to weekend trips, and fun and educational events through the U&ME mulicultural club, the Office oversees a variety of programs that help can help you transition to life as a Golden Bear.
Supporting Your Success
Our Resident Advisors Rock!
Each res hall floor has an upperclassman who serves as your Resident Advisor (RA). It is the advisor’s job to provide support, answer questions, and connect you to resources to adjust to campus life. RAs also organize fun activities to make it easy for you to connect to your floor mates.
Come to the Center for Academic Support
Are you looking to increase your grade from a B to an A? Are you seeking support for a particular class? Do you need some guidance for managing your time? The Academic Success Center can connect you to the resources you need to help you succeed.
Take Advantage of Free Tutoring
Whether you are an international student seeking guidance on how to write an essay for your American Lit class, a first year engineering student who needs extra support mastering Calculus, or just need the guidance of a Chem major to help you ace your next exam, you'll find free tutoring from expert upper-class students in our Writing, Math, and Science Centers.