In This Issue:

End of Semester Wrap-Up

Financial News You Can Use

Scholarship Opportunity

De-Stress Fest

Career Development

Upcoming Events

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12/9 - 12/11
12/15 - 12/18

Brandywine Ballet Presents: The Nutcraker

12/13 - 12/16
Final Exams

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End of Semester Wrap-Up
Finals Schedule

For a complete listing of the Fall 2016 Finals Schedule, please click here.

Residence Hall Closings

December 9th: Quiet Hours Begin
December 17th: Traditional Residence Halls close to Undergraduate Students at 5:00pm & Affiliated Residence Halls close to Undergraduate Students at 12:00pm
December 17th: Room changes must be completed (Traditional Halls and SCAC only)
December 18th: Schmidt and Affiliated Halls open for vacation (to 1/21) for approved students only
January 21: Residence Halls open at 9:00am

Financial News You Can Use!

Don’t miss the WCU priority deadline of
February 15, 2017 for filing the 2017-18 FAFSA.  If you would like assistance, sign up for our FAFSA filing workshop scheduled for January 21, 2017 at 9 AM.  For more information and registration:

Financial Literacy Events

Our student Financial Literacy Ambassadors help promote #WCULifeSkills through various events on campus. Get ready to have fun (and learn) at these upcoming events:

Taking place on December 6th at 6pm, students will get to play
bingo with a financial literacy twist.

For more information and details on these and
other financial literacy events, click here.

Scholarship Spotlight

 Is your student interested in studying abroad?

The WCU Foundation is proud to invite you to submit your application to be the WCU nominee selected to participate in the competitive award process for one of the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia’s five annual scholarships for one full year of university study in Scotland.  

Annually, thirty colleges and universities within the Philadelphia region are invited to submit a candidate to receive a scholarship for study at one of five universities in Scotland. A candidate must be a full time registered student, a U.S. citizen and in the upper quartile of their class. The St. Andrew’s Society Scholarship Committee selects the scholars by screening and interviews in March of each year. If you are the WCU candidate, you will be required to attend this screening at the Union League of Philadelphia on March 22, 2017

There are five competitive scholarships awarded and each scholar receives an award of $23,000, which covers a majority of their expenses.

For more information and for an application packet on this exciting opportunity, please contact Lauren Deacon, Assistant Director of Development for Scholarships, at or 610-455-6049.
Applications are due by January 9, 2017.

Women in Leadership and Service Scholarship

Women in Leadership and Service (WILS) is a volunteer advisory board to the WCU Foundation. The mission of WILS is to empower and shape present and future generations of women students at West Chester University through leadership, mentorship, service and philanthropy.   

This year, Women in Leadership and Service will award a $5,000 scholarship to assist a woman student who demonstrates leadership and service qualities.  Deadline for the application is January 31, 2017.

Please click here for the application.

De-Stress Fest

Encourage your student to take a break from studying and relax at the De-Stress Fest!

Wednesday, December 7th
11am - 1pm
Sykes Ballrooms

Free massages, giveaways, snacks and a visit from our therapy dogs.
Sponsored by the WCU Purple & Gold Club.

Career Development

Congratulations to Parents and Families of Graduating Students!

The career center offers alumni services for life! Graduating students will be converted to Alumni status in Ram Career Network, our online career management system, in January. At that point Alumni may update their profiles with an email address of their choosing (current students are required to use their email as their login ID). 

Job & Internship Resources

Hundreds of jobs and internships are posted weekly in Ram Career Network; there are also state-wide and national networks of other jobs, all in one convenient location! Look for this logo on the Career Development Center website.


If your student is home for the holidays and winter break but thinking about summer internships, encourage them to jump on to Ram Career Network to begin exploring opportunities. They should mark their calendars for the Spring Career Fair on February 22 – a great way to connect with a wide range of major employers eager to hire WCU students!

Upcoming Events

Brandywine Ballet Presents:
The Nutcracker
December 9th - December 11th
December 15th - December 18th
Click here for times and ticket information. 

Final Exams
December 13th - December 16th
Click here for the Fall 2016 Final Exam Schedule.

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