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Transfer Orientation

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

You will receive an email sent to your personal email account to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor and to register for classes. You will also need to activate both your Blue Net Account and your CCSU email account. If you should experience any issues activating them, our IT Department will be happy to assist you. They can be reached at 860-832-1720.

Once you’ve registered for classes, you will receive an email to your CCSU email account with a link to choose a New Student Orientation date. If you do not receive an email with the link to choose a New Student Orientation date, please call the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at (860) 832-1601.

During Orientation we've planned activities from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm that begin in the Student Center. There are also optional tours of campus and tours of the residence halls at the end of the day that conclude at 3 pm. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend Orientation with students.

Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to succeed academically and personally, and to find your place in the CCSU community.

Please use this Orientation website to find answers to your questions as you prepare to matriculate for the semester. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you in the transition to campus.

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.

Sincerely,

Ramón Hernández, Associate Dean for Student Affairs

If you are looking for information on advising or registration, please visit your School-Based Advising Center:

Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Arts and Sciences Advising Place
Carroll Hall, Room 138
(860) 832-2602

School of Business Student Services Center
Vance Academic Center, Room 216
(860) 832-3205

School of Education and Professional Studies Advising Center
Barnard Hall, Room 229
(860) 832-2370

School of Engineering, Science, and Technology Student Services Center
Copernicus Hall, Room 241
(860) 832-1863

Explore Central Office
Carroll Hall, Room 145
(860) 832-1614

Pre-Orientation Checklist

Prior to attending Orientation, please review this checklist to make sure you're prepared and ready to attend classes.

  • Activate your BlueNet Account and your CCSU email account.
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
  • Apply for housing through Reslife
  • Pay your tuition
  • Complete the Student Wellness Services, Health Form
  • Register for accommodations with Student Disability Services (if needed)
  • Review your Course Registration (CentralPipeline)
  • Obtain a Blue Chip Card
  • Obtain a parking permit (if applicable)
  • Familiarize yourself with public transportation (if needed)
  • Get ready for Move-In
  • Map out your classes
  • Purchase textbooks
  • Complete eCHUG/SVPP online programs for alcohol awareness and sexual violence prevention resources
  • Be proactive about campus safety
  • Find your fit with Collegiate Link. There are many student clubs and organizations that you can join.
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 on the CCSU Financial Aid website. 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.

Pay your tuition
  • Make sure you pay your tuition by July 15 for the fall semester or December 15 for the spring semester. Your bill can be found on CentralPipeline/WebCentral by entering your BlueNet Account username and password. Please make payment by the deadline, so you don't get dropped from your classes or receive a late fee!

  • If you will be receiving financial aid, be sure to view your Financial Aid package on your CentralPipeline Account. You will need to accept or decline the offers presented to you.

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 15 for the fall semester or prior to December 15 for the spring 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.

Review your Course Registration (CentralPipeline)

Review your schedule of registered courses on Pipeline. Information on class times and locations, as well as textbook and other requirements are provided. Check your CentralPipeline to make sure you don't have any holds on your account, should you need to reschedule a class during the add/drop period. Holds are posted to accounts when a payment is overdue or if health paperwork has not been provided to SWS.

Obtain a Blue Chip Card

The Card Office takes ID photos and produces the CCSU ID card, known as the Blue Chip Card. Visit the Card Office in the Student Center prior to the first day of classes.

Obtain a parking permit (if applicable)

All students whether full or part-time, commuter or resident, are required to obtain a parking permit from either the Card Office or the University Police Department for any vehicles that will be operated or parked on campus. Be sure you review the parking guidelines and corresponding map so that you park in student-designated lots or garages.

Familiarize yourself with public transportation BEFORE you get to campus

There are many buses that travel to and from campus, as well as the Greater Hartford area. Maps of all bus routes are available via the CTFastrack website. It's extremely helpful to learn the bus routes and map out your classes before you get to campus, so you're not lost or late on your first day.

Get ready for Move-In

If you will be living on campus, you should choose your housing preferences on your "My Housing" page. Visit Residence Life for information about on-campus housing. The website will also provide you information on the meal plans available and Move-In dates.

Map out your classes

Visit the Interactive Campus Map to find the location of your classes. This will make it easier to find your way around once classes begin! The interactive map can also be downloaded.

Purchase textbooks

The University Bookstore, can assist you with textbook purchases, or rentals.

Complete e-CHUG/SVPP
  • E-CHUG is an online education program that all incoming students must complete. Even if you previously completed e-CHUG or a similar program while enrolled in another institution, you must complete this survey. This interactive, personalized program will educate you about risk reduction in the areas of alcohol and drugs. There is also a companion module called the Sexual Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) that addresses sexual assault and healthy relationship promotion.

  • You will receive an email prior to the start of the semester with a link to the program website. You will need to log in with your BlueNet Account username and password to complete the program, which has two parts. You must complete both Parts 1 and 2 by the deadlines, in order to see your grades online for that semester.

Be proactive about campus safety
  • The CCSU Police Department is located at 1500 East Street (29D on Campus Map), near the Route 9 overpass/Exit 29 North, and is open 24 hours a day. The administrative services portion of the department is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The CCSU Police can be reached at (860) 832-2375 or 911 in an emergency.

  • Emergency telephones are strategically located throughout the campus, along with other fire and safety systems.

  • The Emergency Notification System (ENS) is used to alert the CCSU community in the event of a serious threat to campus safety. Emergency information will be distributed via telephone, text message, and voice mail. The University also broadcasts emergency notices via Whelen outdoor loudspeakers. As part of our efforts to enhance the safety and security of the campus, all currently enrolled students, faculty, staff, and other campus employees have been enrolled in the CCSU Emergency Notification System (ENS). Just as a fire alarm cannot prevent a fire, no communication system can guarantee safety. But, as with fire alarms, effective communications can help save lives.

  • To review your contact information on ENS or to add additional contacts, please login to ENS using your BlueNet Account User Name and Password.

  • The CCSU Police Department provides safety escorts to members of the campus community who may be concerned about walking alone. Safety escorts are provided by members of the Student Patrol, civilian support personnel from the police department, or by police officers, depending on staffing. Call Police Dispatch at (860) 832-2375 or from any of the Campus Safety Phones.

Find your fit with The Link (Student Clubs)

CCSU has over 100 different student organizations! Log in to TheLink account with your BlueNet account to discover an organization that is right for you, plus find out about events happening on campus.

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