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As you acclimate to college life here at CCSU, you can transition more easily by becoming knowledgeable about the various resources available on campus. Find ways to get involved in clubs/organizations, look into the types of services offered on campus, and check out the events of the day, and much more!

Initial Resources needed as a student at CCSU!

Admissions

Undergraduate admissions at CCSU is offered for the Spring and Fall semesters. Students can apply as a first time or transfer student using either the common application or our own CCSU application. Students should apply online as full-time or part-time students to CCSU through the Admissions page. Full-time students will need to pay a confirmation fee of $200 to secure a spot at CCSU through the Bursar’s Office, while part-time students are not required to pay a confirmation fee.  Please follow the links below to learn more about our admissions deadlines and requirements.

Undergraduate Admissions

First Year Student requirements for Admission to CCSU
Transfer Student requirements for Admission to CCSU
International Student requirements for Admission to CCSU
Graduate Studies and Admissions
Graduate Student requirements for Admission to CCSU
Veterans Affairs student educational benefits

Academic Affairs

There are four academic schools within CCSU: the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Education & Professional Studies and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, plus Graduate Studies for your Master’s Degree.
Faculty and staff information can be found on the Faculty/Staff Directory.
If you need to contact the Chair of a Department, please view Academic Chairs of Departments.

You can find the Deans’ office staff and other information from this page, Academic Deans, once you click on your choice of schools.

To look for available classes/courses, please use the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. Once you’ve been accepted, and need to register for classes, you will need to go to Central Pipeline and access Web-Central Banner Web Services by logging in with your Username and Password. For your first semester at CCSU, our advisors will choose your schedule for you, based on your responses to the Academic Profile that you submit.  Please read information on the Orientation pages. After being accepted, you will be contacted by one of the deans’ offices, depending on your choice of major, and by Orientation staff so that they can assist you with the processes.

Bursar’s Office

The Bursar’s Office assists students and families with making payment of tuition and other expenses.  Please view payment options and Frequently Asked Questions.

Registrar's Office

Registrar’s Office will help you with any changes that you need, whether to your classes or for other administrative purposes!  For your first semester at CCSU, your advisor will provide you with your schedule.  After the first semester, you will need to connect with your advisor to get a PIN number and discuss schedule options. There will be times when you can add or drop a class through Central Pipeline, however, sometimes during the semester, you may not be able to do so through Central Pipeline, and will need to complete a form on the Registrar’s webpage.  Remember that the Registrar’s Office is the place to make changes to classes, add or drop a class, go from part time to full time status, get an official transcript, provide a change of address or phone number, apply for graduation and more.

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.

Financial Aid

CCSU can help you with many types of Financial Aid. Complete a FAFSA to see what type of financial aid you will receive.

Scholarships

Residence Life

Living on campus, having a roommate who may become your best friend for life, meeting new people in the evenings and weekends at CCSU…and getting to class is super easy when your commute is five minutes!  Apply for housing!

While living on campus, you can apply to be a Resident Assistant (RA) or join the Inter-Residence Council.  Join one of the Living Learning Communities (LLC) on campus to connect with people who have the same interests as you. For information on any of the opportunities, please connect with Residence Life.

Student Wellness Center, Student Health Services

Requirements for all incoming students:
(Including transfer and exchange students, and those changing from part-time to full-time status)

Transfer Students
Your health information is NOT automatically transferred with your academic records from your prior university. You must submit a completed form with all required information as if you were a first time college student.

Residential Students
Proof of Meningococcal vaccination (Menactra) is required for all residential students prior to room assignment. No student may move into campus housing without proof of this vaccine.

All students are required to submit a completed Connecticut State University Health Services form

New Student Programs

Orientation for First-Year or Transfer students gets students on the right footing for a successful education!
First Year Orientation
Transfer Orientation
To be ready for the first day of classes, please follow the New & Transfer Student Checklist.  If you have any questions about Orientation or New Student Programs, please connect with Orientation@ccsu.edu or call them at 860-832-1234.

Card Office/Parking Pass

Please connect with the Card Office for your Blue Chip Card and parking.  Information on Blue Chip card and its’ uses as well as how to get a parking pass is listed here. Information on your Blue Chip card

Important phone numbers

Campus Main Number: 860-832-3200
Toll Free Number: 1-888-733-2278
CCSU Campus Visits and Tours
Class Cancellation & Storm Phone: 860-832-3333

Important Deadlines

As you complete paperwork to become a student at CCSU, please review all deadlines by accessing the websites listed below.  Failure to meet these requirements may affect your ability to register for classes, change your schedule and/or may adversely affect your status as a student at CCSU.

Please review requirements of the following departments by clicking on the links below:
Bursar 
Financial Aid 
Residence Life
Student Wellness Center (SWC), Student Health Services
Click here to download the required SWC, Health form. 
(860) 832-1925

Starting your education at CCSU with important information

Student Handbook and Catalog

The Student Handbook has lots of information that you will need.  The Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog has all of the academic courses offered at CCSU.  CCSU also offers certificate and Doctoral programs which can be found on this page CCSU Catalog.

Academic Calendar and Master Calendar (Today@CCSU)

Academic Calendar provides information on academic deadlines and policies.
Master Calendar provides information on interesting and exciting events being held on campus.

Information Technology (IT)

For technology issues at CCSU, please contact Information Technology (IT) at 860-832-1720. They can help you with issues of your email login, Blackboard, and anything to do with Central Pipeline.

Central Pipeline
Central Pipeline is the main student hub which has many of the tools for your success.

Deciding on your major and your career? Use Focus 2 Assessment in the CCSU Career Success Center.

You may want to take the FOCUS 2 Assessment for self-assessment, career and major exploration. This assessment will help you to decide on a major and career option.
Go to Self-Assessment Tools on this page.
You can also check out “What can I do with a Major in…” and see what you might be doing in four years.

Class information and getting around campus

Utilize the interactive Campus Map and the Accessible Entrances map to easily navigate CCSU.

Building Codes/Abbreviations will help you when you view your class schedule.

LD Lawrence Davidson Hall NC Nicolaus Copernicus
MW Marcus White Hall FA James J. Maloney Hall
HB Henry Barnard Hall NH Newman House
HW Herbert Welte Hall HK Harrison Kaiser
WD Willard-DiLoreto Hall ANX Kaiser Annex
MS Maria Sanford Hall AR Arute Field
SC Student Center BSF Balf-Savin Fields
EDB Ebenezer D Bassett Hall EB Elihu Burritt Library
VAC Robert C. Vance Acad. Ctr.

Getting Advice from your advisor is important!

Advising Centers
Each of the four academic schools at CCSU has an Advising Center to assist students with their schedules. 

Each student is assigned an Advisor who will provide a PIN number and help him/her choose classes so that he/she can register for those classes. On Central Pipeline, when you log in, you can find the name of your advisor.
Curriculum Sheets and/or Academic Maps will indicate which classes are needed for your course of study.  Both can be found on the webpage for your major/through the department.

You should “run” a Degree Evaluation, at least each semester, to see what courses you have left to take so that you can register appropriately.  “Reading” and understanding your Degree Evaluation is just as important.

To view an Unofficial Transcript, go to Central Pipeline and click on “Web Central Banner Web,” log in with your BlueNet login, click on “Student,” then “Unofficial Transcript” and finally “Submit” to review your Unofficial Transcript.

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 (SDS)  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

Early Alert Program
Staff and faculty help students by intervening, and Identifying students who are struggling in their courses during the semester. Students are then connected to resources and provided assistance. 

Absences:

If you will be absent from classes for an extended period of time, we can help to support you.  You will need to connect with your professors to coordinate the completion of your assignments.
“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 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 OutreachBreakers Game Room and E-Sports are coordinated by staff 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

Student Technology Center (Computer Lab)

The CCSU Student Technology Center (Computer Lab) in Marcus White, Room 100 is available to students and provides computers, printers, scanners, wireless network and numerous software applications. For those students working on group projects, rooms may be reserved.
Currently, the Student Technology Center is closed.  Please check their webpage for hours, when they reopen.

CCSU Library

Please utilize the CCSU Elihu Burritt Library, located conveniently adjacent to the Student Center for all of your resource needs. Our librarians are available to assist you.

Dining on Campus

Memorial Hall, Hilltop Café, Starbucks (library), ZIME (Willard DiLoreto) & Devil's Den (Student Center)

For the Fall 2021 semester, dining is limited to Memorial Hall, Starbucks and Devil's Den
Please check hours of operation.

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.
Main Student Employment Hub   Career Success Center

Career Services does more than help with student employment while a student, they also help with resumes

Connecting to other students

Meeting and engaging with others couldn't be easier.  There are so many clubs and organizations to join, events and other activities to attend.
Master Calendar/Today@CCSU

Blue Devil Sports

https://www.ccsubluedevils.com/landing/index

Clubs & Organizations

Leadership Opportunities

Fun activities for Everyone!

Living on Campus

Centers on Campus

Health, Wellness & Safety

Campus safety is the upmost priority for CCSU.  There are many resources and support at CCSU to keep you healthy and safe.

Family Resources

Additional resources for students.

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. 

Other Important Services

If you are looking for local bus information, please take a look at local services:
CT Transit
UPASS
CT Rides

Emergency and other Notifications

Class Cancellation & Storm Phone

Cancellation and delay information for Central Connecticut State University will be made available on the Storm Phone: (860) 832-3333 and Cancellation/Delay page

Please make sure to update your personal information for the Emergency Notification System so that you will receive cancellation information, especially in cases of rapidly developing severe weather.

CCSU has its own Police department for Public Safety.

Campus Parking Regulations are important to know so that you park in the correct lot and don’t get ticketed.  CCSU does not charge a fee to park on campus, unlike many other colleges and universities.