Freshmen Orientation

Welcome New Blue Devils! We are very excited that you have decided to join the CCSU campus community and hope you will find the information provided, useful to you.

This website is designed to offer you the necessary tools to ease your transition to college life at CCSU and to assist you in preparing for our Freshmen Orientation Program. A staff of enthusiastic student leaders is already preparing for your arrival on campus this summer!

All first-year (freshmen) students must be confirmed to attend Freshmen Orientation. If you have not yet confirmed with CCSU, but have been accepted by our Admissions Office, please process your Admissions Confirmation Deposit as follows:

Instructions for Admissions Confirmation Deposit Payments via Web by credit card or eCheck:

  1. Go to Bursar’s website at

  2. Select the "Deposits/Payments" link from the top menu (in red).

  3. Select Deposit payments for Admissions and Housing, under Guest Payments and/or Payment of Deposits (the direct link is

  4. Enter 8-digit Student ID, Last Name, First Name, DOB (MM/DD/YYYY Format), Term of deposit payment, and Deposit Type.

If you get an error message that states you are ineligible to pay the deposit, please call the Admissions Office at 860-832-2293.

Confirmed first-year students will be receiving Welcome Packets from CCSU shortly after being confirmed by the University. Your welcome packet contains important information on getting your academic career at CCSU started, including the Student Checklist which will be very helpful to you.

You will also be receiving an email sent to your personal email account, which you provided during the application process. Please make sure to complete the First-Year Pre-Registration Survey, using the link provided in your email, for your attendance at Freshmen Orientation. You will be required to select one of these orientation dates: June 13, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and August 1. They can also be found listed in the First-Year Pre-Registration Survey. If you did not receive an email with the First-Year Pre-Registration Survey, please contact our Career Success Center at (860) 832-1615. They will be glad to assist you.

Once you are registered for Freshmen Orientation, you will be contacted by CCSU confirming your Freshmen Orientation date.

During Freshmen Orientation we've planned activities from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm that begin in the Student Center. There are also supplementary workshops and tours at the end of the day that conclude at 5:30 pm. If you are interested, you may take a tour of the residence halls and/or attend the Student Disability Services workshop.

Please use this Orientation website to find answers to your questions as you prepare to matriculate for the fall semester.

Take a look at the First Year Guide for more information.

If we can help in any way during Orientation, as well as during the academic year, please stop by, call us at 860-832-1601, or e-mail us.


Ramón Hernández, Associate Dean for Student Affairs

You can begin to get started at CCSU by reviewing the following:

Activate both your BlueNet Account and your CCSU email account

Your BlueNet Account is essential for access to class registration, payment of college costs, ability to view your grades, your unofficial transcript, and perform your DegreeWorks audit to make sure you are on track with classes. Your email will be essential to receive information from campus staff, faculty and others. To activate your BlueNet Account, you will need to enter your student ID, provided by Admissions which is also the User Banner ID and your date of birth. If you should experience any issues, our IT Department will be happy to assist you. They can be reached at 860-832-1720.

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form

If you are seeking financial aid, you will need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Instructions on completing the FAFSA can be found here. The FAFSA must be completed each year while attending, if you continue to seek financial aid. The Financial Aid Office can be reached at 860-832-2200 and is located in Davidson Hall, Room 221.

Apply for housing through Reslife

Our nine residence halls offer a comfortable, safe place to live and learn. You'll be within easy walking distance to dining halls, classrooms, and on-campus entertainment. You'll have access to free Wi-Fi, cable TV, four fitness centers, game rooms, and study lounges. Even better, you'll quickly make new friends and have the support you need to succeed in college.

Complete your Health Form

All full-time and part-time students are required to submit a completed Connecticut University Student Health Services Form prior to July 15th for the Fall semester. Please contact Student Wellness Services - Health with any questions.

Register with Student Disability Services (SDS) for Accommodations (if needed)

Learn how to register with Student Disability Services (SDS), and the accommodations and services they provide, by visiting the SDS website.

Move-in Day and Opening Day

Residential students, plan for your Freshmen Move-In Day on Sunday, August 27, 2017. All incoming first-year students, residential and commuters, are required to join us on Opening Day Monday, August 28, 2017.

Important Dates:
Sat., July 15, 2017 Health Forms Due
Sat., July 15, 2017 Tuition/Fees Due
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017 Freshman Residential Student Move-in
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 Opening Day
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 International Student Orientation
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 Returning and Transfer Students Move-in
Tues., Aug. 29, 2017 First Day of Classes
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017 Labor Day - No Classes

Residential Students

First-Year Residential Students move in on Sunday, August 27 (check your CCSU email account for specific instructions regarding move in times from Residence Life). Residential Students will stay on campus from Move-in Day on Sunday, August 27 through Opening Day on Monday, August 28. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 29.


Commuter Students

Commuter Students will come to campus on Monday, August 28 for Opening Day, with parents. Parents of Commuter Students will stay on campus on Monday, August 28, until approximately 11:30 a.m. while commuter students will continue with the Opening Day Program until late Monday night. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 29.

We look forward to seeing you!

Click here for more important dates throughout the year on the CCSU Master Calendar.