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Orientation for Freshmen
Academic Advising Days
To register or for questions,
please contact the 
Center for Advising & Career Exploration
@ 860-832-1615


Departments within the Division of Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Division consists of numerous departments that share the common goal of providing services, programs, and opportunities for our students to grow, develop, and fully engage in campus life. The mission of Student Affairs is to support a student-centered learning environment that encourages student development and inspires student success.

The following tabs below offer you a brief look into the various departments within the Student Affairs Division. Each department's official website link is listed, which we encourage you to visit for further information.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry seeks to promote personal and communal growth at Central Connecticut State University. To promote personal well-being, campus ministers are available for counseling, participation in discussion, as well as a variety of social, spiritual and educational programs. The chaplains of Campus Ministry strive to foster a deeper appreciation of those traditions for the purpose of contributing to the greater unity in which all people can live in justice, peace and harmony.

Campus Ministry Contacts:
Mr. John P. Campbell (Catholic - Newman House)

Dr. Felton Best (Protestant Chaplain)
Rabbi Okolica (Jewish - Hillel)
Sharon Braverman (on-campus contacts)
Imam Sharief (Islam - Islamic Campus Ministry)
Dr. Nidal Al-Masoud (on-campus contact)

Phone Numbers:
(860) 832-1935 - Campus Ministry

To learn more about the role of Campus Ministry at CCSU and to gather information about the various spiritual organizations on campus, please visit the link below.

Campus Ministry

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Laura Tordenti, Vice President for Student Affairs

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs provides leadership to the departments within the Division, serves as a resource for questions regarding university policies and procedures, and, when appropriate, makes referrals to other offices for more information or problem resolution. We are committed to providing students with the services, activities, and support that will enhance their ability to fully engage in their educational experience here at CCSU.

Several campus offices collaborate to provide Student and Parent Orientation programs. These include: Academic Advising Days, Opening Weekend Orientation, and Transfer Student Orientations.  Academic Advising Days, which occur during June and July, are coordinated primarily through the Center for Advising and Career Exploration (CACE).  
For more information on Academic Advising Days click here.
For more information on Orientation programs, visit the Orientation Program page to the left of the screen, or click here.

In collaboration with the Learning Center, our staff is actively involved in the Early Alert (Early Academic Warning) program. The goal of the Early Alert program is to intervene with students who have poor grades, attendance issues, or personal issues affecting their progress in courses. Poor academic performance and/or attendance issues can often be a symptom of a deeper problem for a student. If we can meet with and help students before the first exam of the semester, they have a better chance of achieving academic success. 

Our staff also assists students in resolving a variety of personal, medical, and other issues that may affect their academic performance and daily life on campus. We handle absence notices for students and work with Student Disabiltiy Services to facilitate  medical absences and accommodations.  Students are welcome to stop by our office in Davidson Rm. 103 , or call us at (860) 832-1601 to schedule an appointment.

Office Location:   Davidson Hall, Rm. 103
Office Hours:        Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phone Number:   (860) 832-1601

Orientation Programs

Orientation Programs

Mr. Ramon Hernandez, Assistant Dean of Students

New students entering CCSU in either the fall or spring semesters (first-year, transfer students, and international students) are required to attend and participate in orientation programs. These programs assist students in their transition to campus life by providing support, information, and peer involvement.

First-Year Students:
Please contact the Center for Advising and Career Exploration (CACE) for information on Advising Days.

Transfer Students:
Please contact the Office of Transfer and Academic Articulations for information.

International Students:
Please contact the Center for International Studies.

For more information about Orientation programs at CCSU please visit the following link:

New Student Orientation



Mr. Kenneth DeStefanis, Assistant Director of Recreation & Intramural Programming
RECentral is a full-service recreation department that offers a variety of activities along with fitness classes, personal training, intramurals, club sports, aquatics programming, utdoor activities, and special events.

The mission of RECentral is to provide the students, faculty and staff of Central Connecticut State University with opportunities for recreation that encourage personal development, contribute to participant fitness, and improve overall campus life, through safe, quality, educational and enjoyable programs, facilities and services.

RECentral manages three fitness centers as well as Kaiser Annex (the "Bubble"), a 37,000 sq. ft. recreational/athletic, air-supported structure. The “Bubble” houses five multi-purpose courts which can be used for tennis ultimate Frisbee, karate/jiu jitsu,, and more. Students may also take advantage of the outdoor facilities to play baseball, basketball, volleyball, and other sports and activities.

Office Location: Harrison J. Kaiser 044
Hours of Operation: Please see the website for hours of operation for all facilities

Phone Number: (860) 832-3732

For more information on RECentral and to learn more about intramural and recreational activities happening, please select the link below.


Residence Life

Residence Life

Ms. Jean Alicandro, Director of Residence Life 

As a member of the “Blue Devil family,” you will find that living within the residence halls provides a "home away from home" atmosphere. If you are not a member of our on-campus community, we invite all qualified students to apply. For application information, please email us or visit our web-site. The Department of Residence Life seeks to cultivate residential communities where students are provided the opportunity to develop as leaders and succeed, personally and academically.  Efforts are directed to the formation of a living-learning atmosphere that embraces diversity, provides opportunities for civic engagement and promotes the principles of sustainability, while instilling a pride in Central Connecticut State University. Support is available 24/7 within each resident hall; contact information is also available in each resident hall office or in the Department of Residence Life Office, which is open between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm during the weekdays.

Once you have been admitted to the university, you will receive a housing application to complete. If you are interested in housing on campus, please complete the form and include a check in the amount of $250.00 by April 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for the spring semester. Returning students should submit their deposits by March 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for the spring semester (Please remember to pay your confirmation fee of $200.00 to the Admissions Office). All balances should be paid in full by July 15th for the fall semester and December 15th for the spring semester.

Main Office Location: Barrows Hall, Rm. 120
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Phone Number: (860) 832-1660

To learn more about Residence Life and to explore the various accomodations on campus, as well as receive answers to some of the more frequently asked questions, please visit the link below.

Residence Life

Student Activities & Leadership Development (SA/LD)

Student Activities & Leadership Development (SA/LD)

Mr. Scott Hazan, Director of Student Activities & Leadership Development

The Department of Student Activities & Leadership Development (SA/LD) provides opportunities for learning and engagement, which fosters students’ personal growth and strength of character. Through training, mentorship, and involvement in co-curricular activities, students will develop a sense of civic responsibility, an appreciation for community involvement, and a respect for diversity. 

SA/LD provides:

  •  Advising & training for student organizations

  •  Guidance in the coordination, organization, and supervision of student-sponsored events

  •  Facilitation of leadership development workshops

  •  Extensive opportunities for student leadership roles 

  •  Recreation and wellness activities

  •  Support for our diverse student body and much more!

Office Location: Student Center, Rm 201
Phone: (860) 832-1990
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For more information about the Student Activities/Leadership Development Department, please visit the link below: 

Student Activities/Leadership Development

Student Center

Student Center

Mr. Otis Mamed, Director of the Student Center
The Student Center provides services and facilities, and supports programs which enhance the growth of the campus community. Student Center Operations manages the campus-wide calendar for all campus events, activities, conferences, workshops, and banquets through the Central Reservations Office. The following offices are located in the Student Center: Student Government Association; Central Activities Network (CAN); MOSAIC Center; LGBT Center; Women's Center; Student Activities/Leadership Development Office; as well as many other student organization offices.

The Student Center also houses a food court, the campus bookstore, the campus Blue Chip Card Office as well as meeting rooms, the Bellin Gallery and Alumni Hall. There is a student mailroom where all resident and many commuter students have their own postal box. Lockers may also be rented, along with free netbooks!

Come study in the many lounges, nooks and cozy spots throughout the building or meet up with friends, classmates and faculty over a cup of coffee. If you want to relax, the Breakers Game Room offers tournament billiard tables, electronic amusements, board games, and sports televisions. If you would like to attend a CCSU event, please purchase your ticket(s) online at the Centix Box Office or call 860-832-1989.  The Student Center Information Desk in the main lobby can also assist you with your Centix Box Office purchase and any other questions you may have about campus. We look forward to seeing you in YOUR Student Center!

Student Center Office:            860-832-1960
Information Desk:                   860-832-1970
Central Reservations:             860-832-1964
CenTix Box Office:                 860-832-1989

Main Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm (Please visit the website below for facility hours.)

Student Center Building Hours: Monday - Wednesday 7am-11pm, Thursday 7am-1am, Friday 7am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 12pm-11pm

If you are looking to attend an upcoming event, make sure that you visit the CenTix Box office to purchase tickets.  Call the CenTix Box Office at (860) 832-1989 or stop by the Student Center Information Desk in the lobby. 

Should you have any questions about the building, upcoming events, or if you need any general information about CCSU, please feel free to stop by the Information Services Desk, located in the main lobby.

 Student Center

Student Conduct

Office of Student Conduct

Mr. Christopher Dukes, Director of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct’s mission is to educate students and protect the rights, health, and safety of all members of the CCSU community. The office strives to empower students to make healthy decisions and encourages each community member to incorporate acceptable behavior into a lasting code of ethical conduct for their lives. We aim to assist the development of a healthy campus community built on personal responsibility and good citizenship.

Office Location: Willard Hall, Room 107
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Phone Number: (860) 832-1667

To learn more about the Office of Student Conduct and to review the Student Code of Conduct, please visit the link below.

Student Conduct

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services

The Office of Student Disability Services has been charged by the University to provide students, faculty, and staff with assistance and information on issues of access and full participation for persons with disabilities at Central Connecticut State University.

The Office of Student Disability Services’ primary duty is to provide services and supports that promote educational equity for students with disabilities. Assistance includes arranging accommodations and auxiliary aids that are necessary for students with disabilities to pursue their academic careers.

Student Disability Services (SDS) provides students, faculty and staff with assistance and information on issues of access and fostering opportunities for students to participate in a barrier-free learning environment at CCSU under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The principal duty of SDS is to provide services and supports that promote educational equity for students with disabilities. Assistance includes arranging reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids that are necessary for students with disabilities to pursue their academic studies, both in and outside of the classroom. Students with verifiable disabilities, visible or hidden, qualify for services. All students must provide documentation of disability that includes, but is not limited to, caring for oneself, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, performing manual tasks, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working. In addition, students can learn advocacy skills and how to negotiate campus life independently, develop compensatory skills, and become knowledgeable about adaptive technology and other on-and off-campus resources.

For additional information regarding Student Disability Services, please visit: www.ccsu.edu/learnctr

Hours of Operation:           Monday - Friday,  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Office Location:                 Willard Hall, The Learning Center, Room 101-04
Phone Numbers:               (860) 832-1957 or (860) 832-1952
Fax Number:                     (860) 832-1865
E-mail:                               Byers@ccsu.edu


Student Disability Services

Student Wellness Services-Counseling Center

Student Wellness Services-Counseling Center

Dr. Christopher Diamond, Director of Student Wellness Services 

The Counseling & Wellness Center is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. The center supports the mission of the University by actively collaborating with members of the CCSU community in the process of creating conditions and/or personal attributes which promote physical, intellectual, psychological and spiritual well-being for all members of the university community through their counseling and wellness programs. 
The Counseling & Wellness Center provides an array of counseling services, wellness initiatives, and alcohol and drug prevention programs. Services are free, confidential and available to all full and part-time CCSU students.

Sometimes students are in the midst of a serious crisis, and cannot wait for a scheduled appointment. In such cases, depending upon staff availability, a counselor may be able to meet with the student that same day. If on-campus crisis counseling is not immediately  available, and the student is in serious distress, contact the University Police (860-832-2375) for assistance.

In addition, the Wheeler Clinic provides a 24-hour Help Line (860-747-3434 or 860-524-1182) for adults during times of crisis.

Common Issues: 
Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, drug and alcohol problems, eating disorders and gender issues.

The Counseling and Wellness Center provides tools such as self-assessments on depression, anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, and marijuana abuse. You can complete these self-assessments through their website and discuss any concerns or questions you have with a counselor in a judgement-free and safe environment.

Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Crisis Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (during the academic year)

Office Location:  Marcus White Hall, Room 205
Phone Number:  (860) 832-1945

To learn more about the Counseling & Wellness Center and their role at CCSU, please select the following link:

Student Wellness Services - Counseling Center

Student Wellness Services-Health Services

Student Wellness Services-Health Services

Dr. Christopher Diamond, Director of Student Wellness Services
Providing routine medical care by appointment to all students and working with primary care providers to manage chronic problems, University Health Services (UHS) assists students to be and remain healthy.   Most problems are diagnosed and treated in our office by our board-certified family physician, two Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners, and a Registered Nurse. UHS  uses a referral network of local specialists and hospitals for more complex or serious medical issues. 

Immunizations (including seasonal flu shots), contraceptive counseling and management, hearing screens, and several specialty clinics such as an allergy shot clinic are also provided. There is no charge to be seen by a provider, but some in-house tests, immunizations, treatments, and prescription medications are available for small fees which are billed to your Bursar’s account. We do not bill insurance companies or other third party payers.

University Health Services is open and able to see patients from 8 am through 5 pm, Monday through Fridays. After these hours, if a student has a non-emergent medical problem, we first recommend calling your primary care provider’s office to speak to the on-call provider. Also, many insurance companies now offer 24-hour nurse advice lines. However, if a student needs to be seen there are two nearby emergency rooms and several urgent care centers in the vicinity.

All visits made to University Health Services are kept strictly confidential. Medical records or information will not be released without the student’s signed consent. This policy also applies to parents and faulty.

The mission of University Health Services is to maintain and promote the optimum physical and emotional health of CCSU University students by providing quality, accessible, comprehensive, and cost-effective health care. In doing so, the center hopes to help support and maintain the success of each student while attending the University and provide them with lifelong skills to become a full participant in his/her own health.

Location: Marcus White Annex
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Closed from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays for lunch)

Phone Number: 860-832-1925

Student Wellness Services - Health Services


Veterans Affairs

Office of Veterans Affairs

A Department of Student Affairs 

The mission:
“The mission of the Veterans Affairs Office at Central Connecticut State University is to assist veterans, guardsmen, and reservists in taking full advantage of the educational benefits available to them through the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) and other programs. We also help students make the transition from active military duty to Central Connecticut State University, and from CCSU to active military duty. Whether you are a new student who has completed your service, a student who has interrupted your education to serve and are now returning, or a student who began your studies elsewhere and are transferring here, we will help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your experience”.

Willard Hall, Room 102  |  860-832-AVET (2838) or 860-832-1869  |  FAX 860-832-2894
Chris Gutierrez, Veterans Affairs Coordinator  |  gutierrezc@ccsu.edu 

Office Hours:     Monday through Friday 
                            8 am to 5 pm:  

Drop in Center:     Monday through Friday 
                            8 am to 5 pm:   

Veterans Affairs

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