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Westfield State University    
  Jan 20, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook

Message from the Dean of Student Affairs

Dear Students:

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Westfield State University. The Division of Student Affairs commits itself to the enhancement of our students’ personal, educational and occupational development. The University is more than an educational institution. It is an academic community where faculty, staff, and students exchange ideas and work together to make your experience a great one.

In order to maintain an academic and civil environment, the University has developed rules and regulations. The Student Conduct Regulations and related policies are set forth in this booklet, the Residential License Agreement, and other official publications of the University. All members of the student community are to be held informed of and accountable to these regulations. Any questions about these procedures may be directed to the Office of Student Conduct, 572-5446/5403.

The Division of Student Affairs consists of Career Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, Conduct Office, Commuter Affairs, Campus Center, New Student Orientation, Substance Abuse Prevention, Residential Life, and Public Safety. Each department will be sponsoring numerous activities and programs to broaden the development of students during the year. We hope that you will take advantage of these programs.

E-mail is considered an official form of communication at WSU. Access your e-mail through myWestfield at You can use the myWestfield portal for single sign-on access to e-mail, and a variety of services including registration tools (such as add/drop class, transcripts, schedules, and grades), advising links, and online learning (PLATO). You will receive important University and personal announcements and have easier access to library resources!

I hope you will participate in the Student Government Association and the over 100 clubs and sports activities on campus. There are also a variety of support programs available to assist you in your educational pursuits. I wish you the best of success during the academic year. If you have any questions, please visit me in Ely 209.


Susan J. LaMontagne, Dean of Student