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Student Center Thanksgiving Week Hours


Tuesday, Nov 26th: 7:30am-7pm, Fitness Center: 7:30am-6pm

Wednesday, Nov 27th: 8am- 5pm, Fitness Center: 8am- 12pm

Thursday, Nov 28th: CLOSED

Friday, Nov 29th: CLOSED

Saturday, Nov 30th: CLOSED

Sunday, Dec 1st: 12pm- 10pm, Fitness Center 12pm- 9pm

Monday, Dec 2nd: Normal hours


CAB Does it Again at NACA

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Students and staff from Eastern Connecticut State University attended this year's National Association for Campus Activities conference in Hartford CT on Oct. 31- Nov. 2. Students from Eastern's Campus Activity Board (CAB) competed in several categories and took home the honors for: Excellence in Programming, best themed campaign and best traditional promotion for their division.

The Excellence in Programming Awards were established to distinguish the outstanding programming happening in the Northeast Region.

The National Association for Campus Activities advances campus activities in higher education through a business and learning partnership, creating educational and business opportunities for its school and professional members. NACA now has more than 950 college and university members and over 550 associate members who represent artists, lecturers and performers.


Eastern Rugby Turning Heads



While Rugby is making its way back into the Olympics in 2016, it is a sport that has never left Eastern.  This past weekend the Rugby team started off with a 20-6 win over Wesleyan.  As if the win wasn't a headline enough, the team found their way into The Courant for their activities off the field. 


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My Transition to Eastern as a Transfer Student


Well hello there incoming students! I am Melissa, a Psychology major here at Eastern! I am also a Summer Orientation Counselor (SOC). I am entering my senior year here at ECSU but I can still remember my own orientation experience, which is probably because it was only last summer...That's right, I was a transfer student, I came to Eastern as a junior! Right out of high school I was unsure of what path I wanted to take in life therefore I decided the best route for me was to not attend a four year college right away. Instead I enrolled at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), which I like to refer to it as my stepping stone. There I learned how to not only expand my mind but also to be more willing to try new things and make new friends. While I was going to school as a Behavioral Science major, I also continued to work at a local nursing home. Taking on the roles of both a student and an employee changed my original plan of being able to obtain an associate's degree in two years. After three years at NVCC, I graduated with my associates and also decided the next best step for me was to take a year off to work full-time. My family, mainly my mother, stressed the fact that most people who take time off from school usually don't go back. I personally do not like being like "most people", so during my year off from academics I began to look at schools and apply.

 My friend Mike, who happens to Head SOC this summer, showed me around Eastern after my tour of Central Connecticut State University. I thought I was torn between the two, but after telling my mom about my experiences at both schools she pointed out that I was more excited and enthusiastic when talking about Eastern, so here I am at the school that is the best fit for me, hopefully just like it will  be for you. Perhaps you chose a similar path and went to a community college first, or maybe you went to another four year school and realized it wasn't the best fit for you. Regardless of your situation you are here now and I can tell you from experience that you made the right choice! Eastern does a good job at making the transition smooth for transfer students.  Eastern makes every effort to place you in a residence hall with other transfer students who are going through the same transition. My roommates and I found this feature very helpful; it was reassuring to know we were not alone dealing with adjustments of everyday life on campus. We found that a great way to bond and get to know the campus better was to take part in the weekend activities that are put on by CAB and FAD, the events they put on definitely made the weekends more entertaining and enjoyable (so make sure to keep your eyes out for fliers around campus!). 

The best advice I can give incoming transfer students is to, GET INVOLVED! To do that, make sure you attend the club fair which on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 on the Student Center patio. It's a great opportunity to see what the campus has to offer, whether it is a club based on an interest of yours or something you've never tried before. Another tip I have for you is to get to know your advisor and professors! They will provide great assistance to you for advice, networking or writing you references. Building a relationship with faculty members is definitely important and they are more than willing to do so. Even just stop by their office during their office hours and say hi! Remember that your professors are here to help you! I hope you find this information somewhat helpful and relatable! You're transition here to Eastern will be a great experience! Good luck to all Warriors!


Get Involved!

Welcome incoming students! My name is Krysta and I am going to be one of the student orientation counselors for this upcoming summer! I am going to be a senior and my major is Sport and Leisure Management with a double minor in Communication and Business Administration. Ever since coming to Eastern I have felt like I have been at my home away from home. Eastern has one of the best small campus feelings to it, which makes all of the students feel like they are at home. The small classrooms are also an added bonus of being a student here at Eastern. Every professor gets to know you by name and is willing to help you with any questions that you might have. 


I started getting involved at Eastern after my first semester. I became a part of the Health and Physical Education and Sport and Leisure Management major club. I also became secretary of my Resident Hall Association and severed on that board my freshman year. My professors stressed that taking advantage of opportunities that arise is what is going to make your time here at Eastern worthwhile and I took their advice very seriously. I volunteered at different events that related to my major and shadowed professionals as well. I also became involved with the LEAP into Leadership series as a sophomore and I am still an active member in this program. Eastern has many opportunities to become involved and develop as a leader. 


I look forward to meeting you during SOAR!  The SOCs look forward to meeting you and guiding you throughout your orientation experience to ensure you are ready to become and Eastern Warrior in the fall!  In the meantime, don't forget to follow us on twitter @EasternSOAR and become a fan of EasternOrientation on Facebook.  See you soon!

A Message from our Head SOCs

Welcome to Eastern! We are the Head Student Orientation Counselors (Head SOCs). We assist in the development and implementation of the SOAR program. We help to lead the Student Orientation Counselors that will be guiding you through orientation, and we help to make each two day session exciting! Keep an eye out for future posts from some of our staff! They will tell you some of their favorite parts of Eastern, how to navigate SOAR and how best to be prepared to start at Eastern in the Fall!


Right now, we are planning some fun activities for orientation, and we can't wait for you all to get here! Your orientation will be an experience unlike any other! You will be staying overnight in Constitution Hall, one of the newest residence halls that Eastern has to offer for students. You will meet tons of new people, make new friends, register for classes, and attend sessions that will help you throughout your time here.  We have special presentations and performances that are both enjoyable and informational for everyone! There is also a campus tour to show you where all of Eastern's resources are. You will leave SOAR not only with your Fall academic schedule, but also some great information about Eastern resources that can help you navigate your way!


We are very excited that you have chosen Eastern Connecticut State University as your home away from home! We want to help make your transition to Eastern easier and more enjoyable! You may contact us at any time by calling the Orientation number 860-465-0032 or emailing us at


Also, like us on Facebook at

and follow us on Twitter: @easternSOAR


Talk to you all soon!

Head SOCS Mike & Melissa J



Student Center Summer Hours



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Fitness Center is open Monday-Friday 8am-1pm 

4th Annual Student Leadershop Conference

Eastern students are encouraged to participate in this free opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills, and also join us for dinner and receive a free t-shirt. Sign up at the Student Center Information Desk before April 10th.



Spring Break Hours



*Spring Break Hours
March 25-28 8am-5pm
March 29-30 Closed
March 31 4pm-10pm
*Fitness Center will be closed.

Plunge for Hunger

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On February 22 ECSU Rugby represented Eastern Connecticut State University at the Covenant Soup Kitchen Plunge For Hunger. Rugby members took in donations to jump into the freezing cold water at Lauter Park in Willimantic. The plunge raised over $6000 to help the soup kitchen serve the people in need in our community.


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