First Year Student Roadmap

Welcome first-year students! Use this road map to guide your way by providing a connection to important information and timelines.

Congratulations as you start your journey and click your way through your first-year experience!

Welcome! You are now a Blue Devil!

Plan for Registration

  • Share your SAT/ACT Scores to help us create the perfect schedule for your first semester.
    • Please have College Board/ACT or your high school forward your scores to .
  • Check to see if you will need to complete a Math Placement Exam
    • If you determine that you will need to take the Math Placement Accuplacer Exam, you may contact The Learning Center at 860.832.1900
  • Complete Writing Placement Exams
    • If you need to take the Writing Placement Exam, you will receive information in your email. Please visit the Writing Placement Exam Webpage for more details.
  • Complete the FYE Preference Form to generate creation of your Fall 2023 Schedule 

    • Completing your general education requirements is a critical component of your education at CCSU. As a first-year student, you can satisfy the General Education requirement by enrolling in one of our First Year Experience (FYE) Your advisor will consider the preference you selected, along with your major, when signing you up for your FYE course. The earlier you share your preference, the better your chance of getting scheduled for that course.
    • Link will be emailed to your CCSU Email.

Get to Know Central and your new Home!

  • Attend Accepted Students Day
  • Complete Housing Application (If not done yet)
  • Review/Accept any financial aid offers
  • Pay your Tuition & Fees for Fall 2023
    • Once you are registered for a First Year Experience course, your status is switched to being enrolled. This will generate a billing statement to be prepared for you. Tuition is due on July 15.
  • Sign-up for Orientation!  Please review Orientation program dates and sign up to attend one of our 2-day events! Your link to sign up will be emailed to you by April from the New Student Programs Office.
  • Prepare for Housing Selection and Move-In

Become part of the Central Community!

  • Register your vehicle
  • Upload your Photo for your Student ID (This will be picked up at Orientation) 
  • Complete the required Sexual Violence Prevention Training (online). You can access the link on the website, or look for a future email that will be sent to your inbox. 
  • Attend Orientation and meet other Blue Devils and Orientation Leaders
    • At Orientation, you will:
      • Create your Fall 2023 Academic Schedule
      • Meet other new blue devils, and create a connection to your campus community
      • Pick up Student ID and Parking Information
      • Meet with faculty, administrators, student leaders and more
      • Experience what it is like to stay on campus in one of our resident halls (so fun!)

Connect to Central and the Community

  • Residents: Move-In to your Residence Hall on Sunday, August 27, 2023
    • Residence Life will be in touch with information about Freshmen Move-In Day. Information on Housing Selection and Move-In can be found within the links provided. Please email or call the Residence Life office with any questions at  & 860.832.1660.
  • Participate in Convocation and Kizer's Kickoff on Sunday, August 28, 2022
    • Information will be shared at Orientation and emailed to you

It's Time to Thrive!

More information and details on the following will be shared at a later date

  • Understand your Academic program by reviewing Curriculum Sheets, Academic Maps, and Program Descriptions.
  • Attend Weeks of Welcome!
  • Connect with Orientation Leaders and Peer Mentors
  • Attend the Club and Organization Fair
  • Attend Homecoming and Family Day
  • Be on the lookout for Advising & Spring 2024 Registration Information