The CCSU Alumni Association sponsors programs and services for students,
alumni, and current members of the University community, including an
affinity credit card, group rate insurance programs, and student
educational loan consolidation. The Association also sponsors major
events, such as Homecoming, Alumni Day, class reunions, networking
socials throughout the state, and regional events around the country.
Career and library services are provided to alumni. The Association
offers scholarship opportunities to undergraduate junior- and
senior-level students who are children or grandchildren of alumni. An
elected Board of Directors, consisting of alumni who volunteer their
time to enhance the programs of the Association and its relationship
with the University community, governs the Alumni Association. For more
information, contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (860) 832-1740 or
The University Bookstore, operated by Barnes and Noble, Inc., is located
in the Student Center. In addition to carrying course textbooks, the
University Bookstore maintains an inventory of office and school
supplies, CCSU gifts items, health and beauty aids, reference materials,
greeting cards, soda, and snacks. A photo service and video game/movie
rental service is also available. Students can arrange to have packages
sent by UPS through the Bookstore.
CANCELLATION OF CLASSES OR FINAL EXAMINATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
When classes are cancelled or delayed because of inclement weather
conditions, the most accurate cancellation and delay information for
Central Connecticut State University will be made available on the Snow
Phone: 860-832-3333 and on the web at
www.ccsu.edu/ cancellation. These services will be updated twice
daily: 6 a.m. for the day schedule and 2 p.m. for the evening schedule.
If the University is forced to close or delay during the final
examination period because of storm conditions, this information will
also be made available on the Snow Phone and the web. These services
will also carry information from the Registrar’s Office once the
affected exams are rescheduled.
The University will also notify the broadcast media of cancellations or
delays affecting regular classes or exams. WTIC-AM 1080 is the principal
radio outlet. WFSB-TV 3, WTNH-TV 8, an WVIT-TV 30 are the principal
television outlets. Since radio and television stations are geared
heavily toward broadcasting delay and closing announcements for public
elementary and secondary schools, we recommend using the Snow Phone or
web for the most accurate information about CCSU’s closings or delays.
CANCELLATION OF COURSES
The University reserves the right to cancel courses which have
insufficient registration, and to change the schedule of courses or
instruction as necessary.
CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS
Any change in name or address should be reported immediately to the
Registrar’s Office or the Enrollment Center/Office of Continuing
Education. Students may obtain copies of the form at www.ccsu.edu/Registrar.
If the University’s name and address files are not updated, there will
be delays in communication.
The Early Learning Program, Inc., a state-licensed childcare facility
for toilet-trained children from ages three to five, is available just
off Paul J. Manafort Drive at 1285 East Street, New Britain. The program
follows the CCSU academic calendar (September through May), with a
summer session available pending enrollment. Hours of operation are
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an option to stay until
6 p.m. Attendance options include nursery school and part- and full-time
care. Priority enrollment goes to the CCSU students, faculty, staff, and
alumni. If room allows, enrollment is open to the greater New Britain
community and others. For information, contact Program Director Kathy
Hucks at 827-7018.
Many cultural opportunities are available to students, both on campus
and in the New Britain and Hartford areas.
On campus, the Samuel S. T. Chen Art Center features an array of
international, national and regional artists in exhibits of fine arts,
design and scholastic arts. The Theatre Department facilities include
one of the best equipped, flexible experimental stages in the region.
Students may take advantage of concerts, theater, choral performances
and dance presentations by student groups, faculty and professional
companies from around the world.
Locally, students will find two nationally known art museums, the New
Britain Museum of American Art and the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford.
Area theatres, including Hartford Stage, the Repertory Theatre of New
Britain, the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam and The Bushnell in
Hartford, offer a variety of music, drama and dance. The New Britain
Symphony Orchestra performs four times per year in Welte Hall on the
ELIHU BURRITT LIBRARY
The extensive print and digital resources of the Elihu Burritt Library
support the scholarly information needs of the CCSU community. The
library provides digital access to an ever-expanding full-text journal
collection and specialized abstracting and indexing services. In
addition to its extensive book and journal collections, the library
houses a Curriculum Laboratory, a partial federal documents repository,
and a 16,000-volume rare book collection, as well as the renowned Polish
American Archives and Gender Equity Collections.
CONSULS (www.consuls.org) , the
shared catalog of the CSU libraries and the State Library, is the
digital gateway to over 1.4 million books, journals, audio-visual
materials, government documents and Internet resources. All members of
the CCSU community may take advantage of the many remote access
features, such as viewing library account information, renewing and
requesting library materials, digital course reserves, off-campus
database access, and reference assistance.
On-campus meals, for students on a meal plan, are served in Memorial
Hall. Meal plans are optional of graduate students, although they are
required for any student who is living in on-campus housing. Meal Plan
information is listed on page 21. Additional retail food services are
available in the Student Center’s Devil’s Den Food Court, as well as at
the Jazzman’s Café located on the second floor of the Elihu Burritt
Library. All-you-can-eat meals can also be purchased on a cash basis in
the Memorial Hall Cafeteria.
Students may retrieve their grades on the web via CentralPipeline,
following the posting of grades at the conclusion of each academic
semester and, for all summer courses, at the end of the third Summer
All full-time students, as part of the General Fee, are covered under
the accident insurance plan. Students are covered 24 hours a day on and
off campus. Full-time students will also be automatically enrolled in
the sickness plan, unless proof of comparable insurance coverage is
provided to the University. The complete text of the insurance policy is
available at www.chickering.com.
Part-time students are not required to have accident/sickness insurance
but may elect to purchase an accident/sickness insurance policy through
an independent contractor selected to service students by the
University. Additional information on this insurance can also be found
All students are required to obtain a photo identification card;
students must be registered for at least one class before a card can be
issued to them. The Blue Chip Card is required for access to the library
and Microcomputer Lab, as well as to the Welte and Vance parking garages
and Barrows Hall, James Hall, and Sheridan Hall dormitories.
In addition to serving as a student’s photo identification, The Blue
Chip Card may be used as a debit card. There is a charge for laser
printing at the Microcomputer Lab that must be paid with the Blue Chip
Card or by purchasing a Guest Card at a Card Value Center; there will be
no cash transactions. Students also use the Blue Chip Card in
conjunction with any meal plans for which they participate in at
Up-to-date information about the Card Office or the Blue Chip program
(including participating off-campus vendors) can be found online at
as well as on page 22 of this catalog.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Information Technology Services is responsible for academic,
administrative, and student computing services at CCSU. As part of its
mission, our Academic/Instructional Computing unit is responsible for
the support of student computing, including the Microcomputer Lab in
Marcus White Annex. This facility is the primary location for general
student computing use on-campus, with more than 225 PC-compatible and
Macintosh computers and numerous laser printers. All of the computers
offer a wide variety of popular software packages, as well as direct
access to the Internet. A valid CCSU ID is required for access to the
Central Connecticut State University is situated approximately two
hour’s driving time from Boston, New York City, and southern Vermont.
The campus, just 15 minutes from downtown Hartford, can be reached from
state Routes 9, 71, 72, and 175, and Interstates 84 and 91. It is
approximately 25 miles south of Bradley International Airport which
serves Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Media Center (Willard Hall) coordinates all audio-visual and
television services. The Center maintains reference files on
instructional materials, film rental sources, film producers and media
equipment. Facilities for making instructional materials are available
during scheduled times. Faculty and students, with the approval of a
faculty member, may request media equipment for class use.
MEDICAL EXCUSE POLICY
The University Health Service will forward a medical excuse to the
Office of Student Affairs only in those cases in which a student was
seen in our office and the medical recovery or contagiousness of the
student warrants an absence from classes.
A student who is out of class for more than five days, and has not been
seen as a patient in the University Health Service for the evaluation of
the illness, should submit verification of the absence from his/her
physician to the Office of Student Affairs. Notification of a student’s
absence will be relayed to the appropriate professor only if a
physician’s verification is submitted at the time of the request for
notification. A student absent from class for five consecutive days or
less should, upon return, explain the absence to the instructor. Please
call 860-832-1605 for additional information.
OnlineCSU is the virtual classroom of the Connecticut State University
System (CSU) — Central, Eastern, Southern and Western. CSU strives to
meet the academic and support needs of our learners. Responding to the
emerging trends of learning-on-demand, CSU designed OnlineCSU to ensure
that the education it has traditionally made available in the classroom
can now be offered without regard to time, distance or circumstance.
Online learning, also known as distance education, takes place using
computer technology and the Internet when the faculty and students are
separated by distance, i.e., not in the same room. Within semester
limits, OnlineCSU offers asynchronous learning, which means the
instructor and the students need not be in the same room at the same
time or on the computer at the same time. This means students may sign
on any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Except where the faculty
have set test dates, chat room sessions, etc., students do not need to
sign on at the same time as other students or at the same time as the
OnlineCSU offers both graduate and undergraduate courses, and new
courses are added every semester. Three master’s degree programs are
available via OnlineCSU, including CCSU’s Master of Data Mining. CSU
faculty, who design and teach the courses, are at the core of this
distinctive learner-centered program. CSU campuses are fully accredited,
and courses offered through OnlineCSU are approved for credit by the
university offering the course.
Full-time and part-time matriculated students (students who have
formally applied and been admitted to a CSU university) who already have
a faculty advisor should continue to consult with that advisor regarding
online courses. Non-matriculated students do not need a faculty advisor
to register for an online course; however some online courses may be
restricted to matriculated graduate students.
OnlineCSU uses WebCT’s e-Learning platform. For more information about
online courses, visit the OnlineCSU Web site at
All full- and part-time students must obtain decals for student parking
from the University Police. Students may park in any campus lot or
parking garage except those designated for administration, faculty or
staff. Vehicles without decals or improperly parked vehicles may be
ticketed or even towed at the owner’s expense. You are urged to learn
and follow the campus parking regulations. Additional information
regarding parking regulations is available on the University Police
webpage, accessible through the University website (www.ccsu.edu)
, or in the Parking Guide available at the CCSU Police Department, 170
PERMISSION FOR PHOTOS OF STUDENTS
Several offices of the University, principally those of Institutional
Advancement, provide information to news organizations about CCSU’s
students’ accomplishments and activities while they are at the
University and at the time of graduation. Additionally, CCSU supplies
photographs and other visual images of students and corollary text in
response to requests from news organizations. As a regular practice,
photographs of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus are used
in publications produced by the University for recruitment and general
information. Any student who does not wish to appear in any photos used
for these purposes must notify the Office of Institutional Advancement
immediately upon matriculation. It is, however, not possible to practice
these restraints with respect to the use of photography (where groups of
students appear) of scenes, events, or classes in session.
With the exception of animals used to aid persons with disabilities,
animals used in University laboratories and fish in residence hall
rooms, animals are prohibited in campus buildings.
PUBLIC ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS
The University designates the following
“Directory Information” as public: name, address, telephone number,
major field of study, participation in officially recognized student
activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams,
dates of attendance, and degrees and awards received. Such information
may be disclosed by the institution at its discretion. Currently
enrolled students may withhold disclosure of this directory information
(exclusive of name) in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act of 1974 and Board of Trustees Resolution SCR 75-7. To
withhold disclosure, written notification must be received in the Office
of the Registrar prior to the beginning of the respective academic
The University assumes that failure on the part of any student to
specifically request withholding of certain directory information
indicates approval of disclosure.
The University Police Department, located at 170 Manafort Drive,
provides the campus community with a full range of protective and
investigative police services around the clock. Also, the professional
police officers of the department coordinate an escort service for
students and are available to educate students in protecting themselves
and their property. Through an on-campus dispatch center, linked to
other regional emergency services, officers are able to respond rapidly
to any emergency. State-of-the-art emergency telephones, connected to
the dispatch center, are strategically located throughout the campus.
Central Connecticut State University is proud of its efforts to maintain
a safe and secure place to live, study and work. CCSU is, therefore,
pleased to make available its annual “security report” on the role and
authority of the University Police Department and institutional policies
concerning the security of the campus, as well as policies concerning
alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual
assault and other matters. This report also cites statistics for the
previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus,
in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by CCSU, and on
public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from
the campus. This report is available on the following web site:
Those without access to the Internet may obtain a copy by sending a
written request to: Central Connecticut State University, Police
Department, P.O. Box 4010, New Britain, CT 06050-4010.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Central Connecticut State University encourages a balanced program of
sports and intramurals/recreation consistent with the educational
responsibilities of the student.
Harrison J. Kaiser Hall is home to the Department of Physical Education
and Human Performance, as well as the Intercollegiate Athletics
Department which sponsors 18 varsity sports. Kaiser Hall houses the
newly-renovated, 3,200-seat William H. Detrick Gymnasium, the Jack
Suydam Natatorium and special function rooms, including a modern
Nautilus and free weight training facility.
Arute Field, with new grandstands and a synthetic turf field, is where
the football team plays its home games. The women’s lacrosse program
plays its home games on Arute Field.
Other sports facilities include Kaiser Annex, a 37,000-sq.ft.
recreational/athletic, air-supported structure which features five
tennis courts, a four-lane track, and fields for soccer, softball,
baseball, and recreation.
Central Connecticut State’s Blue Devils have gained national recognition
on the playing fields. The University is a member of the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Eastern College Athletic
Conference (ECAC) and the Northeast Conference (NEC) and conducts its
athletic programs under the rules of these organizations.
Students may also take advantage of indoor and outdoor facilities for
intramural programs and recreational use.
A Title IX Coordinator works with the Athletics Department to ensure
Title IX compliance. Title IX is a federal civil rights statute that
prohibits gender discrimination in education programs, including
athletic programs that receive or benefit from federal funding. The
major athletic categories that are analyzed for compliance are: sports
offerings, scholarships, and other program areas, including equipment
and supplies, coaching, availability, competitive facilities, and
The Student Center is the meeting place of the campus community and
provides services that support student life. The 84,000 square feet of
new and renovated space provides the University community with quality
meeting and programming space. The Student Center is also the home of
Student Activities/Leadership Development and the Women’s Center, as
well as several offices of student clubs and organizations.
To make it convenient for students to access support services, the
Student Center offers a food court, an expanded bookstore, and a new
full-service bank, as well as the CCSU Card Office. There is a student
mailbox area where all resident and many commuter students have their
own mailboxes. Students can study or meet with friends in the lounges.
For relaxation, the Breakers Game Room offers eight tournament billiard
tables, foosball, electronic amusements, board games, and sports
Visit the website at
http://stdctr.ccsu.edu for updated information on services and
hours of operation or call the Student Center Information Desk at
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
Central Connecticut State University can place students to study for
CCSU credit almost anywhere in the world through a variety of study
abroad programs. International experiences range from two weeks to one
year in duration. CCSU offers two distinct types of programs — semester
or academic year study abroad programs and courses abroad taught by our
Study abroad immersion programs allow CCSU students to enroll at one of
our international partner universities, often on an exchange basis.
Exchange programs are arranged so students pre-pay normal tuition, and
in some cases housing costs, to CCSU while exchanging places with an
international student. Full semester and academic year study abroad
programs are currently available in the United Kingdom, Spain, France,
Germany, Poland, Sweden, Hungary, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Barbados,
Japan, China, Korea, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Financial aid applies to all CCSU programs, and scholarships are also
offered on a competitive basis. With proper planning, all course work
earned overseas will apply toward graduation and degree requirements.
o plan a study abroad program, contact the International Education
Coordinator in the George R. Muirhead Center for International Education
(CIE), Barnard Hall, Room 146, (832-2043). April 1 is the program
application and scholarship deadline for all programs taking place in
the upcoming academic year. Specific program information and the dates
of regularly scheduled information sessions can also be found on the CIE
website at http://www.ccsu.edu/cie.
Students may also take individual courses taught abroad by CCSU
professors during a Winter or Summer Session. Students choose from some
dozen courses offered each year by faculty in a variety of disciplines
and countries. Foreign language proficiency is generally not required.
Registration for courses taught abroad in Summer or Winter Session takes
place at the Enrollment Center/Office of Continuing Education, Willard
Hall. Students must also declare their participation with the George R.
Muirhead Center for International Education.
A University transcript is a complete, unabridged academic record,
without deletions or omissions, which includes the signature of an
authorized official and bears the legal seal of the University. Central
Connecticut State issues only official transcripts.
Transcripts may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office, Davidson 115.
The cost, which is subject to change, is $5. All requests for
transcripts must be in writing and include payment in advance. A copy of
the form may be obtained at
See “Transcript Policy” on page 16 for information on official sealing
Regardless of which town in Connecticut a student has as a place of
residence, voter registration can be done on campus. Students can
register to vote at either the Student Center Information Desk or at the
checkout counter in the Burritt Library. All students are urged to take
advantage of this convenient service, if they are not currently
registered to vote, and to then exercise their rights and duties as
citizens by becoming voters.