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 an event or to find out if your admission to the event is free or discounted, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298.



Saturday, Aug. 4: WCSU Day at Lake Compounce:

Enjoy our annual day at Lake Compounce with free parking from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. You will be given a catering ticket for your all you can eat lunch at the pavilion, lunch will be served from 12 - 2:30 p.m. Your admission, lunch and parking ticket is $42 (children under 3 are free). You will also be given a $15 discount on a return voucher to the park. For information, call (203) 837-8298.

Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Ave. Bristol, CT 06010. Go to to register for this event. 

Friday, Aug. 17: Sip & Sketch

Partially sponsored by the Alumni association, join us at the WCSU sip & Sketch from 7 – 9 p.m. in the SVPA Drawing Studio, on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Alumni get $5 off, use code 5OFF at


Basic drawing materials are provided but you are encouraged to bring your own.

All levels welcome, ages 21-plus, please.


For more details, call the WCSU Department of Art at (203) 837-8403.








Help us welcome the incoming class to the Western family!

e are inviting alumni to join in our New Student Orientation. We are looking for alumni representatives from each class to help welcome our incoming freshman class to the university during the “Entering the Gates” Ceremony on:

Friday, August 24, on the WCSU Midtown Campus

The “Entering the Gates” procession will begin at 1:30 p.m. where alumni will welcome the incoming class as they proceed through the WestConn gates, symbolically representing their entrance to the university. There are some exciting changes to the program this year so save the date and watch for details here. If you’re interested in participating, please call the Alumni Office at (203) 837-8298 or e-mail

We hope you will consider representing your class at this special event and welcoming our new students to WCSU.

Don't forget we also want an Alumni Legacy Photo. Are you a parent or family member of a new student and also a WestConn alumnus? If so, please join us for an alumni legacy photo - details to follow. 


Shown here: 2017 Legacy Photo





The Annual Western Day of Service (WDS) is on Friday, September 21, 2018.  For  alumni who would like to start a team or have Questions?  Call the Dean of Students office at 203-837-9700.

Statement of Due Warning, Assumption of Risk and Responsibility Form


Pictures from past years:


Monday, Sept. 24: 2018 Neil Wagner WCSU Alumni Association 
33rd Annual Golf Tournament

Join us for the 33rd annual Golf Tournament. We are looking for players and sponsers to join us on a fun day at Richter Park. 

Richter Park Golf Course in Danbury is rated among the top 25 public courses in the country, and considered a “must play.” Our tournament capacity is 36 foursomes, so we encourage you to register early. Reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for more information

or click here to place your order.

Saturday, Oct. 6:  BLAZE at Croton on Hudson. Price per person is $45.

The great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is a fall spectacular integrating thousands of hand-carved jack o'lanterns- everything from your standard Jack to extremely abstract designs - lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on- Hudson, N.Y., in variopus arragements- thematic, conceptual, and otherwise. While this event pays tribute to Halloween and Sleepy Hollow Country, Blaze transcends its Halloween roots and is now a classic fall event. We will leave Danbury from University Hall at 4 p.m. After enjoying the fall evening, we will depart from the Blaze event at 9 p.m. returning to Danbury around 10 p.m. Go to to register for this event.

The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event returns with more pumpkin power than ever before! Meander through an historic, 18th century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns!   

Save the dates!

2018 Hall of Fame is Friday, October 19 to celebrate our Athletes and the 2002 Softball team. Dinner will be at the Amber Room with an induction ceremony at the Westside Hall of Fame room in the the O'Neill Center on the Westside campus at noon on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Class of 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
* Adam Kennett ’02, Football
* Melissa Teel ’11, Women’s Basketball
* Conor Bierfeldt ’13, Baseball 
* Kim Lynch ’03, Softball 
* Matt March ’70, Men’s Soccer
* 2002 Softball Team
* Bill Walton, Supporter

Western Connecticut State University Alumni Association cordially invites you to the Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at The Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road, Danbury.
6 p.m. — Cocktails (cash bar) and Hors d’oeuvres
7 p.m. — Dinner and Program

Dinner choices are chicken picatta, prime rib, eggplant rollatini or a kids meal of chicken fingers & french fries.

The cost for guests is $75; children over 12, $25; under 12, free; there is no charge to inductees. Click here to order your tickets to support the new members of the WCSU Hall of Fame.

Please respond by Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Call (203) 837-8298 with questions.

The Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at noon at The Athletic Hall of Fame as part of our Homecoming festivities. The Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the front of the William O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the Westside campus

Saturday, October 20: WCSU Homecoming 2018

Join us for a great weekend. Were you part of the Echo, WXCI, a sports team or a music group. Has it been 25 years, 5 years, maybe 10 years, even 17 years since you have been on campus? Contact your classmates and join us for Reunion City to meet friends, listen to music, and eat! Food trucks, a chili contest and more. Call (203) 837-8298 to let us know you will be a part of the fun.

The Class of 1968 is celebrating their 50th reunion, the football team has a home game and we have plans for an exciting day! 1968 Class members, call us at (203)837-8298 to get information and to let us know that you want to be a part of this exciting event!

Saturday, Dec. 1: Bus trip to New York City, NY. Enjoy the many sights and sounds of Christmas in NYC on your own for the price of $20 per person.

Departure from University Hall at 8:30am

Arrival in New York City is 10 a.m. with free time in the in NYC until 7 p.m. Get your shopping done, see a show, enjoy the hustle and bustle of New York and arrive back at University Hall at 9 p.m.



Please note that the Alumni Association cancellation policy will be dictated by the vendor. There are no refunds after a head count is submitted to the provider.