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WCU Parent E-Newsletter! August 2016
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Move-In Day 2016

Affiliated Housing

Residents living in USH communities are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Drop & Go Program! By utilizing this program, residents can avoid the hassle, traffic and limited time frame in which to unload their vehicles on Move-In Day, Friday, August 26th. USH will be open for the Drop & Go Program from 4:00pm to 8:00pm rain or shine on selected nights. For the Drop & Go schedule, parking information and what to expect, please visit the Drop & Go webpage. 

More information on USH Move-In Day can be found here.

Traditional Housing 

Move-In Day for residents of the traditional north campus residence halls will be on Friday, August 26th according to the schedule for first-year students. Returning students can check in at their residence hall on Saturday, August 27th from 9pm to 5pm. Once the student is moved in, please move your car to one of the remote parking lots. Get ready for Orientation and Weeks of Welcome if you are a first year student! Please visit http://www.wcupa.edu/_services/stu.lif/campusarrival.asp for more information on your arrival to campus.

Textbook Tips

Have you ordered textbooks yet?

Textbook costs can add up quickly for students, but you're in luck! From now until August 29th, you can save up to 10% on textbooks at the WCU Bookstore by using the promo code WCUBOOKS. If purchased by August 22nd, students can avoid the hassle of waiting in line at the bookstore and receive free delivery to their residence hall.

Heath Center

Access to the Student Health Services is available to all students who have paid the Student Health Services fee, which is added to the tuition and fees bill for all full-time undergraduate and graduate students. There is a $12 visit fee for all appointments at Student Health Services, including medical care, BASICS and nutrition education. The health center is staffed by Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians who provide primary medical care for WCU students.

Hours for the fall and spring semesters are Mon - Fri, 8am to 6pm and 10am to 6pm on Saturdays. Students can receive services including:

It is important to remember that the student health fee does not provide for the cost of referrals to off-campus specialists or to local hospitals for surgery or serious illness. Because of the unpredictable nature of such medical and surgical emergencies, all students are encouraged to be protected by a health insurance program.
Please visit the Student Health Services website for more information.  

Be Alert

WCU Alert

West Chester University's free emergency notification system, WCU ALERT, sends text messages to cell phones(SMS), wireless PDAs, pagers, and e-mail addresses. This is done through a separate provider: e2Campus.

Through the WCU ALERT system, you will receive notifications regarding:

To subscribe to WCU ALERT, visit www.wcupa.edu/wcualert.

WCU In-the-Know

WCU is home to two fantastic resources that are sure to keep you up-to-date on all the happenings of WCU.

The Quad, the WCU newspaper, is published on most Mondays during the fall and spring semesters. The Quad can be found around campus or online
, and other WCU news content can be found through a wide variety of social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

WCU Weekly, WCU’s official news and events program, is another great resource to learn about current events on campus. New episodes are released every Tuesday during the semester and can be watched online
, WCU Weekly also loops on all campus televisions and is e-mailed to all WCU enrolled students every Tuesday.

Click the images below to explore all of the happenings at WCU.


Student Success Opportunities
The Office of New Student Programs offers great programs to ensure the success of WCU students: the New Student Success Series, SOAR and Financial Literacy Life Skills.

The New Student Success Series
gives first-year students the information they need to be successful as a new student at WCU. Topics include financial aid, time management, resume writing, finals week prep and much more! Students who attend four sessions in the fall and four in the spring are entered in a drawing to win a one semester meal plan.  Students must present their WCU ID to track attendance. More information can be found here.

is an interactive two-day leadership experience that introduces new students to the University and gives them the opportunity to connect, learn and lead. In addition, students will participate in a service opportunity and set personalized leadership goals for their time at WCU. SOAR is for first-year and transfer students and will take place
Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th. For more information and to register, visit the SOAR webpage.

Life Skills
is a free online program that provides valuable information that will help students be successful while in school and after graduation. All students, regardless of class year, are encouraged to set up a Life Skills account. Students will have the opportunity to earn a certificate in important topics including managing student loans, managing credit, personal finance, academic planning and time management. Earning these certifications will not only set students up for success, but they also look fantastic to potential employers on resumes. For more information visit the Life Skills website.

Save the Date!

Save the date for the Annual Family Picnic
Saturday, September 24th
11:00am to 1:00pm at the Matlack Fields
(located behind the Matlack parking structure by Swope Music Building)

Enjoy lively music, activities, prize drawings and great picnic food! There will be two prize drawings for a $500 scholarship and a $250 WCU Bookstore gift card.

For more information, please visit www.wcufoundation.org/familypicnic.
Tickets go on sale online August 31st and can be picked up at the event – this event sells out fast, so don’t wait to register!

This annual event is proudly sponsored by the WCU Parents Fund.

West Chester University Foundation - P.O. Box 541 - West Chester, PA 19381 - 610-436-2868

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West Chester University Foundation • P.O. Box 541  West Chester, PA 19381 • 610.436.2868