Alumni Calendar of Events

Celebrate your affiliation with WCSU by joining us for the upcoming events taking place throughout the year. For more information about the event contact the WCSU Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298. Check back often for updates.


Theatre Production of "The Stepmother" : Oct. 12 - 23

Special ticket price for Alumni - $10! The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present “The Stepmother” in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 & 13; 8 p.m. on Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22 & 23; with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 15, 16 & 23. Githa Sowerby’s 1924 drama takes the notion of the “wicked stepmother” and turns it on its ear. Don’t miss this powerful and moving tale of female empowerment. Directed by Pam McDaniel. To purchase alumni tickets at this special cost of $10, call (203) 837-8298 or order online here.








 WCSU Homecoming and Alumni Pavilion Ribbon Cutting : Saturday, Oct. 22

Join us for the 2016 Homecoming from noon to 5 p.m. at the new Alumni Pavilion for "Reunion City" featuring your favorite clubs from Western Connecticut State University. Join the Alumni Association Board and WCSU President Dr. John Clark for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the pavilion at 3 p.m on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

Tailgating fun: Saturday, Oct. 22, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Commuter Parking Lot, WCSU Westside campus. Gather with friends and former classmates for a tailgating party prior to the Homecoming football game. Please read the university's UPDATED Tailgating Rules and Regulations (as of 10/6/15). Open to alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students (must be 21 years and older to consume alcohol). The fee is $10 per carload; $50 per tent space; and free for pedestrians. For alumni groups wishing to set up a tent at tailgating or with other special requests, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298.

This year Reunion City is bigger and better than ever. Stop by the new Alumni Pavilion (across from the Westside Athletic Center), WCSU Westside campus for Reunion City, sponsored by the WCSU Alumni Association, from noon to 5 p.m. Join alumni and friends for some good cheer, music and karaoke at this traditional Homecoming favorite! Open to alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students (must be 21 years and older to consume alcohol). Admission to the tent is $5 and includes one free drink. Beverages costs are: soda/water free, beer $3, wine $4. 

The Class of 1966 is celebrating their 50th reunion, becoming the newest members of our "Golden Circle." The Class will have a table under the pavilion to be a special part of our 2016 Homecoming festivities. Click here for an online version of The Class of 1966 Information Booklet which should be returned to the Office of Alumni Relations. You can also email the information with a picture (jpg.) If you are planning to join us call us at (203) 837-8298. 

Alumni are offered a special ticket price of $22 ($10 off general admission price) to the Absurdity Comedy Festival at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 to end this special Homecoming celebration (doors open at 8:30 p.m.) The WCSU Student Government Association and Center for Student Involvement will host "Absurdity Tour" at 9 p.m. in the Ives Concert Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury.

Featured will be comedians Damon Wayans Jr., Chris D'EliaJudah FriedlanderRon Funches and Emma Willmann, as well as a disc jockey. The special ticket price for alumni is $22  and can be purchased at wcsu event performances (coupon code ALUM).For more information, go to the Box Office Website or call 837-8499.


For the full Homecoming 2016 schedule, visit








Free Ticket for Alumni! Oktoberfest Jazz will be at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Western's large jazz ensembles will perform big band classics from the Thad Jones and Charlie Parker libraries. Frankensax is led by Andrew Beals, the Jazz Ensemble is led by Jimmy Greene and the Jazz Orchestra is led by Jamie Begian. Alumni can enter free by calling the Alumni Office (203) 837-8298 to reserve your free ticket. To purchase tickets, visit or call (203) 837-8732. 




The WCSU Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation will host "Compassion Through Creativity," a cross-departmental arts gala, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the VPAC. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with an art show and hors d’oeuvres in the VPAC lobby. Current and former WCSU students will then be showcased in theatre and music performances in the VPAC Concert Hall. Tickets will be $20. For more information, email



Affirming Angela's Passion is an event held in the Westside Campus Center on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. 

This fundraiser is to support the initiative designed to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of Ms. Angela Rossi Zurowski Andersen, 
and her devotion to the cause of helping new immigrants, by providing a Social Sciences student with a paid internship at the International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN) in Bridgeport, where she worked as the Executive Director. 
 Click here for more information about the event.


Dinner Theatre, "The Drowsy Chaperone" : Friday, Nov. 11

Special ticket price for 2016 - The WCSU Alumni Association will host a dinner-theatre event at 5 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The $25 cost will include dinner and a ticket to "The Drowsy Chaperone."

The recent five-time Tony award winning Broadway sensation, The Drowsy Chaperone, comes to the MainStage Theatre this Fall. Join us for the glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with a score that will have you tapping your feet and holding your sides with laughter. Directed by Tim Howard

For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 - online tickets here.



WCSU presents Spotlight on New Orleans Webinar : Tuesday, Nov. 15

Join us for a webinar - it is time to go beyond the brochure. Join WCSU for an entertaining online travel presentation. Discover the people and places that make our tours special and do it from the comfort of your own computer. Ask real-time questions, learn from travel experts and lose yourself in incredible images of New Orleans. This is the first step on what will be an amazing adventure.

Unable to attend at the scheduled time? Register, and you will be able to view the archived session as soon as it becomes available!

Click Register Now button to register for webinar, after registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Amahl and the Night Visitors : Dec. 2 - 3

Special ticket price for Alumni - $5! The WCSU Department of Music will present “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. To purchase tickets at special alumni cost, $5 per person, call (203) 837-8298.



Christmas in Newport : Saturday, Dec. 3

All are welcome to join the WCSU Alumni Association for a fun-filled day visiting the sights of one of America’s playgrounds for the Rich and Famous! Our day will include a guided tour guide of two mansions (Breakers and Marble House) dressed in their holiday finery. Lunch on your own. Cost $61 per person. Bus will depart University Hall, 181 White St. Danbury, at 7a.m. and return around 8 p.m.


WCSU Holiday Jazz:  Sunday, Dec. 4

Special ticket price for Alumni - $5! The WCSU Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jamie Begian, will present a throwback to the greatest holiday variety shows of the ’60s and ’70s at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Featured will be arrangements ranging from Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Sleighride,” to significant pop music of the era by composers Laura Nero and Jimmy Webb. To purchase tickets at special alumni cost, $5 per person, call (203) 837-8298 or order online here.


Alumni Association Board Meeting : Wednesday, Dec. 7

The Alumni Association will meet at the White Hall meeting room 122 on the Midtown campus, 181 White St., Danbury at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7




Theatre Alumni Gala : Saturday, Dec. 17

Theatre alumni are invited to an evening of music, food and fun.

7 p.m. Welcome cocktail reception in the lobby
Building tours, silent auction

8 p.m. Musical performance in the Mainstage Theatre

Alumni $20, alumni guest $30 Tickets are available at


If you are interested in performing at the gala, possibly doing a piece you performed at WCSU, email Sarah at


  Iceland's Magical Northern Lights : Mar. 4 – 10, 2017

The “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis, or northern lights. This tour will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, one of the world's most incredible cascades. At Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre, learn about life during and after the dramatic 2010 volcanic explosion. Explore Skogar Folk Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool the Blue Lagoon. Spend your evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern lights. For more information contact Kay Schreiber, Kay's Tours, (203) 790-8342,



Spotlight on New Orleans : September 11 – 15, 2017

Get to know the “birthplace of jazz” during your extended stay in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Discover its unique flavors during a cooking class featuring the popular dishes of the city, as well as dinner at a French-Creole restaurant. Learn the secrets of the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring St. Louis Cathedral and the French Marketplace, and your choice of either the Cabildo or Presbytere museums. Head out to the swamp to enjoy a cruise tour of the bayous to learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem. Spend time at either the poignant National World War II Museum or the festive Mardi Gras World. Come to know the city’s music when taking in a spirited jazz revue at a French Quarter Jazz Club. You will be taken on a delightful discovery through the sights, sounds and tastes of the eclectic city of New Orleans. For more information contact Kay Schreiber, Kay's Tours at (203) 790-8342 or