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.


 

 

Studio Theater Production– “Violet” : Mar. 29 – Apr. 9

Watch for Alumni Special! Set in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, this awe-inspiring musical by the WCSU Department of Theatre Arts explores the true meaning of beauty, and the courage of a young girl who embarks on a journey of self-discovery during one of the most turbulent times in American history. Directed by Tim Howard. 

 

 

 


 

 

Alumni Reception - M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition : Thursday, Mar. 30

The Gallery Opening for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at a reception co-sponsored by the Alumni Association in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. RSVP to Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298.

 

 


 

 

Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury : Friday, Mar. 31

WCSU will present the "Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury" on Friday, Mar. 31 at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The Jazz Club will feature an opening act, followed by the featured act. Admission will be free and open to the public. Alumni receive a free drink ticket! A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information. Call (203) 837-8298 to RSVP.

 

 

 


 

The Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting : Wednesday, Apr. 5

The Board of Directors meeting is on Wednesday, Apr. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center in the old faculty dining room on the first floor.

  


 

WCSU Jazz Fest : April 20 - 22

Details to follow - Watch for alumni special!

 

 

 


 

 

Alumni Game : Friday, April 21

The Women's Soccer Alumni game is Friday, April 21st. 6 pm kick off. Be there for 5:30. Click here for Facebook updates.

 

Contact Laura Anderson at scrlvr8@gmail.com with questions. Picture from the 2016 alumni soccer game!

 

 

 

 

 


 

"Dancing at Lughnasa" on the Mainstage Theater : Friday, Apr.28 Cocktail Reception 

Join us for a cocktail reception and the WCSU Department of Theatre Arts production of "Dancing at Lughnasa", the tale of five unmarried sisters seeking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936, Brian Friel’s masterpiece "Dancing at Lughnasa" is a tribute to the spirit and valor of past generations connected by the radio to a larger world of hopes and dreams. Directed by John Hickok. $25 Alumni Special to join us for a cocktail reception on Friday, April 28 @ 6:30 p.m. In the Drawing Room, VPAC 241 followed by the production at 8 p.m. in the MainStage Theatre. Call (203) 837-8298 for information and click here to order your $25 ticket for both the reception and the show online.

 

 


 

Grad Salute 2017 Grad Salute : Wednesday, May 3

Join the Alumni Association Board of Directors and WCSU representatives as they assist the class of 2017 prepare for Commencement at our Grad Salute on Wednesday, May 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena in the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students will pick up their pre-ordered regalia, have portraits taken and visit with the many offices contributing to their graduation on May 21. Volunteers are welcome to join Alumni Association members to cheer them on. To volunteer at Grad Salute, call the office of alumni relations at (203) 837-8298.

 


 

Graduation Commencement : Sunday, May 21

Alumni are invited to walk in with graduating seniors at Commencement 2017. As an alumni Commencement leader, you will don a cap and gown and lead the procession of the Class of 2017. Academic regalia will be provided for your use. Commencement will take place at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St., Bridgeport. The procession will begin at 10:30 a.m. Please call (203) 837-8298 if you are interested in participating.

 

 

 


 

The Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, June 7

The Board of Directors meeting is on Wednesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. in the Westside Student Center in Room 212/214.

 

 


 

Bus Trip to Rhode Island, ‘Providence Italian Style’ : Saturday, June 10

Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood has been hailed as "One of the Five Best Little Italys in the U.S." by celebrity Chef Mario Batali. And while the city's rich Italian influence clearly still thrives there, Federal Hill's restaurant scene also offers a diverse selection of cuisine, including Indian, Asian and Mexican fare. Join the Alumni Association as we enjoy the expertise of a step-on guide, a bakery tour, lunch on your own at the Federal Hill Italian neighborhood, a gondola ridein downtown on the river with live entertainment while we wait our turn. Save the date and check this page for details. Departure from  University Hall on White Street at 6:45am. $101 per person includes the motor coach, bakery tour, gondola ride, music and services of the step on guide and tips.  Click here to order tickets online, or call (203) 837-8298 for information.

 

 

 


 

Connecticut Lighthouse Tour, New London : Saturday, July 8

Join the Alumni Association for a trip to New London. We will leave Danbury from University Hall at 9am. Our group will board the Cross Sound Ferry for an enjoyable cruise to see several lighthouses in Long Island Sound off the coast of Connecticut. The boat is climate controlled and cruise is narrated pointing out lighthouses and other interesting sights. The cruise is 2 and ½ hours long. Some lighthouses we will see are New London Harbor Light, Avery Point Lighthouse and New London Ledge Lighthouse. After the cruise, we will be dropped off on Main Street, New London to explore, grab a bite to eat and see the sights, returning to Danbury about 8pm. For information call (203) 837-8298 and to order online, click here.

 

 

 

 


 

Save the Date - Annual WCSU Day at Lake Compounce : Saturday, Aug. 5

Lake Compounce, 271 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010

Cost is $40 per person (children ages 3 & under are admitted and eat for free). Park Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Lunch: 12 to 2:30 p.m.) Price includes: Admission & Parking. All-you-can-eat lunch buffet in the lakeside catering pavilion from noon to 2:30 p.m.; Unlimited free soda all day throughout the park, Unlimited use of rides, shows and attractions (Skycoaster costs extra), $15 Return Voucher for each ticket.


 

Watch for details about the M.F.A. Creative and Professional Writing reception under the Alumni Pavilion in August.

 

 

 

 


 

Spotlight on New Orleans : Sept.11 – 15

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 kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net.


 

WCSU Alumni Association Golf Tournament : Monday, Sept. 25

Join us for a day at Richter Park in Danbury. Enjoy friends, sunshine and golf, with a great silent auction and raffle. The 32nd golf tournament committee is gearing up for another great event to support scholarships and internships.

Save the date, and become a player and a supporter of this annual event.