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Becoming a Blue Devil!

CCSU offers students an exceptional opportunity to get a degree, meet new friends, develop and grow as an individual. We offer flexible class schedules to accommodate your work schedule and tuition is very reasonable compared to other colleges. Our campus, in a quiet residential area of New Britain, is in the heart of the state, easily accessible to all. We welcome you to join us as you embark on this next great adventure!

Initial Contact with CCSU

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After applying to CCSU and receiving your Student ID Number

Please make sure to activate your BlueNet Account, and your CCSU Email Account.  Additional video instructions on activating your BlueNet Account can be found here. Once your student BlueNet Account has been activated, you will be able to log in, and at any time, see if you have been accepted to CCSU and to also view your financial aid package.

After applying to CCSU and receiving your Acceptance Letter

Congratulations on your acceptance to CCSU! You will need to pay a confirmation fee of $200 to secure your spot at CCSU through the Bursar’s Office. Please also review the instructions and checklist within your Accepted Student Booklet to continue your journey to become a Blue Devil.

All incoming full-time students are required to submit a non-refundable $200 deposit by submitting a deposit to the Bursar's Office. For subsequent semesters, please refer to the Bursar’s webpage for fees and the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the payment process.

Part-time students do not need to submit a deposit in order to register for classes but should follow the same procedures as full-time students.

Non-matriculated students (students taking classes without seeking a degree) will need to submit this completed registration form to the Registrar’s Office but do not need to submit a deposit in order to register for classes. Staff in the Registrar’s Office will review the form and provide a Student ID and PIN number so that students can register for classes. For subsequent semesters, non-matriculated students would need to register for classes through WebCentral-Banner Web and would need to meet with an advisor to get a PIN number prior to registering.

For all students, both your BlueNet Account and CCSU Email Account are very important to your success at CCSU and access to campus resources. Your CCSU Email will be the primary way that professors and other campus community members will connect with you. Please check your CCSU email for further emails to help you on your way.

You will also need a Blue Chip ID card for entry to Residential Halls, Food Services, CCSU Elihu Burritt Library, Computer Labs, access to parking as well as events. Your Blue Chip ID card can be obtained through the Card Office. A parking pass is needed to park on campus.  The Card Office can help with this too. At CCSU, parking is free!  Please follow all parking regulations so that you don’t get ticketed.

If you will be living on campus, please review the Residential Life webpages and pay the housing deposit fee.

As a new or Transfer student, you will need to complete a Health Form and submit to the Student Wellness Center, Student Health Services at sws@ccsu.edu.

If you are a new First-Year, or new Transfer Undergraduate, you will need to attend Orientation.
Orientation – New Student Programs

New incoming students will be assisted by an advisor to choose a class schedule for the first semester. After the first semester, you will need to schedule a meeting with your advisor to receive advisement on your next semester class schedule, as well as a PIN number so that you are able to register when it is your registration date. Your registration date depends on the number of credits that you have. Make sure to schedule this advisor meeting well in advance of your registration date.

For those students needing accommodations, please contact the Student Disability Services (SDS) Department prior to the semester so that you will be ready to begin on the first day of classes.

VA Educational Benefits are available to veterans, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents. Please call or drop in to the Office of Veterans Affairs so that the staff can assist to provide you with the benefits that you deserve.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid for college.  This can be completed before applying to CCSU and March 1 is the priority deadline.  The sooner you apply, the quicker you will know what your financial aid package will be.

Orientation

For information on the Orientation Program, please visit our webpage Orientation Program.

All students who will be living on-campus will move into their hall prior to the start of the semester. Please make sure your health requirements are complete and that you have been vaccinated against meningitis as that is a requirement to live in the residential halls. Further details regarding your move-in will be sent to you through the office of Residence Life.

We look forward to seeing you!

Technology you will need to succeed!

The CCSU Information Technology (IT) Department is the best! They are readily available to help you.

About CCSU

“CCSU is, above all else, a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. Education at the undergraduate and graduate level balances academic challenge and personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens.”
“We also believe that higher education should promote the personal and social growth of our students, as well as their intellectual achievement and professional competence. We provide various opportunities for students to engage in activities or to join organizations and clubs where they develop leadership and other social skills. We foster a welcoming environment in which all members of our diverse community receive encouragement and acquire self-confidence.”
“CCSU graduates are accomplished in richly diverse fields-successful industrialists and corporate leaders, award-winning teachers, path-breaking inventors, medical doctors, and distinguished novelists. They enjoy lives of accomplishment, personal satisfaction, and civic participation.”

Above excerpts and more information about CCSU can be found here: https://www.ccsu.edu/about/profile.html

CCSU History
Undergraduate & Graduate Course Catalog
Student Handbook
Academic Calendar
University Calendar
Institutional Research – Institutional information, assessments and data on CCSU

Getting to & around Campus

Please review the campus map, on-campus parking policy, and the accessible map so you’ll know which building entrances are accessible to all. Your class schedule will include only “Building abbreviations,” so this map with building codes will help you get familiar with the location of your classes. Parking on campus is FREE! You just need a parking pass.

Dining on Campus

Main Offices to get you Started!

The offices of Admissions, Registrars, Bursars, Financial Aid, New Student Programs (Orientation), Residence Life and Student Wellness Services (Student Health Services) will get you moving in the right direction of your academic journey at CCSU!

Please make sure you are aware of deadlines on paying tuition, submitting health forms and decisions regarding FAFSA and loans. 

Admissions
Registrar’s Office – class schedule Registration (Courses)

  • Bursar’s Office – paying college expenses
  • Financial Aid Office – loans, scholarships & grants
  • New Student
  • Residence Life – Housing
  • Student Wellness, Health – health forms
  • Commuter Outreach
  • Not sure what you want to do or where you want to be in the future, take a look at these insights into careers and professions. Take a quick assessment to see what your interests and your personality say about you and your future.

    Connecting on Campus

    Connect with faculty, staff and students through the University directory. Meet with your advisor prior to your registration date so that you will know which classes to register for. Department Chairs who oversee Academic Departments/Majors can be reached by connecting with them. University Social Media will keep you informed about events and happenings on campus. You won’t want to miss any of the exciting programs or events that we have planned

    If you need to speak to someone in Academics in a particular major/department, you can connect with the Academic Chairs of each major. In addition, there are four schools within CCSU and you can reach out to the Dean of each school or their office staff: The Carol A. Ammon School of Liberal Arts & Sciences; School of Business; School of Education and Professional Studies (SEPS); School of Engineering, Science & Technology. CCSU has a Graduate School with Master’s and Doctoral Programs.

    Connections with Other Students

    Master Calendar/Today@CCSU

    Clubs & Organizations

    Leadership Opportunities

    Fun activities for Everyone!

    Living on Campus

    Centers on Campus

    Student Center
    The Student Center is the ‘hub’ of campus, with plenty of space to study and relax. The Devil’s Den Food Court, Breakers Gameroom, the LGBT Center, the Women’s Center, the Bookstore and CENtix Box Office are some of the services and resources available to students. Commuter information can be found here Commuter Outreach.  Breakers Game Room and E-Sports are coordinated by staff in the Student Center.

    Student mailboxes are available on campus in the Student Center.

    You will want to reserve space through Central Reservations Office (CRO), if you are planning an event on campus.

    Student Center Information Desk provides lots of resources to you!

    • Lost something?
    • Chromebook Loan Program
    • Events on Campus
    • CENtix tickets for campus events
    • Campus Map
    • Printing and faxing service
    • New Britain area retail, restaurants and cultural establishments

    Community Engagement

    • The Office of Community Engagement seeks to engage the CCSU campus community in projects and outreach that are mutually beneficial, contribute to the greater good, and build a sense of civic responsibility. The office facilitates partnerships with local business, nonprofit, and government agencies throughout New Britain and the greater Hartford area that lead to meaningful volunteer, service-learning, and other community engagement opportunities.  Please connect with staff by emailing CommunityEngagement@ccsu.edu.
    • AmeriCorps and Peace Corps are national public service programs and are a great way for Americans to make a real difference in countries abroad and communities here at home. 

    Studying and Relaxing

    Many buildings have study areas or lounges that you can use, including in the newer buildings, Ebenezer Bassett Hall and Willard DiLoreto Hall.

    Student Health, Wellness, and Safety

    Accommodations, Tutoring or other assistance

    We all need assistance at one time or another. With so many resources to be successful, why wait? Begin your academic life at CCSU by getting as much support as you need.
    Student Disability Services helps to provide accommodations to eligible students.  Students must provide documentation before the start of each semester.  For temporary disabilities, such as a broken arm or concussion, you may request accommodations with documentation from your physician.

    Tutoring – There may be additional tutoring offered through the department of your major.  Please check with that office.

    Early Alert Program

    Absences
    “Students must notify the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs if expected to be out for five or more consecutive days. For those students who are out of class for five or more consecutive days, but were not cared for at Health Services-SWS, please ask your healthcare provider to send information about your absence to the Office of Student Affairs. The verification of your absence will be relayed to the appropriate professors. Since instructors have the final word regarding absences, please make sure you understand each instructor’s absence and illness policy. Most instructors will allow a certain number of absences. Please try to save these in case of illness.” (excerpt from the CCSU Student Handbook, page 67).

    Student Employment

    Working on campus is so much easier than working off campus. No traveling back and forth to campus, great employers, and the best perk – hours that work around your class schedule.

    Career Success - Main Student Employment hub

    Career Services does more than help with student employment. While a student, they also help with resume writing, interview prepping or other guidance.

    Family Resources

    Family Resources provide assistance with healthy work-life balance.

    Student Technology Services

    More student services for you to use!