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Undergraduate Admissions

100 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Phone: 610-436-3411
Fax: 610-436-2907

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Multicultural Affairs

Recruitment and Community Outreach

Follow our @DiversifyWCUPA Twitter to learn about events and connect with our multicultural outreach and admissions staff. Some students may also qualify to become a Multicultural Recruitment Ambassador for the university. The Multicultural Recruitment Ambassadors are a sub-group of the student organized University Ambassadors. These students are dedicated to fostering diversity at West Chester University’s campus. In addition to giving daily tours to prospective students and participating in different admissions events, these students also volunteer their time contributing to multicultural focused events, such as the annual Check Us Out Day and Shadow Day for juniors in high school. Visit University Ambassadors for more information on this elite group of students!

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs' mission is to help provide and maintain a supportive environment that promotes the academic achievement and personal development of more than 1,800 African-American, Latino/a, Asian-American, and Native American Indian students at the University. Learn more about the Multicultural Center in Sykes Student Union, the Mentoring Program, and other student events and resources available at WCU.

Center for International Programs

West Chester University is committed to creating a welcoming and challenging academic environment for international students, with current representation from over 50 countries across the globe. In addition to providing more than 80 undergraduate majors to choose from, WCU is also proud to offer special programming for students to assist with integration and adjustment into the academic, cultural and social life of the University. International students can also receive assistance with employment authorization to include Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). Learn more about the admissions process for international students through Undergraduate Admissions, as well as visa information and available international student support services from the Center for International Programs.

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Student Affairs and Organizations

New Student Orientation

All first year students who select to attend WCU are required to attend Orientation sessions. Orientation is also required for transfer students with less than 60 credits. You can follow updates about Orientation on Twitter and Facebook.

Get Involved

WCU has a reputation as the "Involvement University" with over 300 clubs and organizations. In addition, WCU students give over 400,000 hours of community service.

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University Ambassadors

Amanda Sloan

Kelsey Turczmanovicz


My name is Kelsey and I am the Vice-President / President Elect of University Ambassadors. I am from a small town in Ocean County, New Jersey. I am currently a junior studying Communication and Sciences Disorders. I love to stay involved on campus; in addition to University Ambassadors I am also part of a National Co-Ed Service Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, WCU's chapter of Circle-K, and WCU's chapter of NSSHLA. If you have any questions regarding student life or admissions don't hesitate to email me!

Amanda Sloan

Krissy Sherlock

Events Coordinator

Krissy is a junior at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a Geoscience: Earth Systems major. She is involved in University Ambassadors, Sigma Gamma Epsilon Honors Geology Fraternity, Earth and Space Science club as well as Astronomy Club.

Tory Getz

Tory Getz

Team Leader

My name is Tory Getz, and I am from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am a senior with a dual-major in marketing and finance, and an interest in advertising. For the past two years, I worked as a Resident Assistant, and am continuing my involvement this year as a founding member of Pi Kappa Alpha, the treasurer of the Friars' Society, the Co-Editor of the Serpentine Yearbook, a Leadership Consultant through the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, and of course as a University Ambassador.

As I considered my options for college, I found West Chester to be a unique place, with a reputation for quality academics and a drive for involvement. Nearly three and a half years later, I cannot imagine myself anywhere else, and am fortunate for the opportunities that I have come across as I have moved through my college career. As a University Ambassador, I find it important to make students and their families feel as though they can imagine themselves here, and show them what it is like to be a Golden Ram.

Ellie Holcombe

Ellie Holcombe

Team Leader

Ellie is currently a senior at WCU where she is an Early Grades Preparation Major with a Reading Minor. She grew up in Northern Virginia where she attended Annandale High School. Ellie is involved in a variety of education clubs and organizations on campus as well as University Ambassadors. She plans to become an elementary school teacher and to do lots of traveling in the future.

Amanda Sloan

Amanda Sloan

Team Leader

My name is Amanda Sloan and I am the Tuesday team leader. I am currently a junior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Psychology minor. Besides being a team leader/tour guide I am also a resident assistant in the Village apartments and am involved in a service organization named Circle K, here on campus. I have moved around more than a few times but for now my home is in Hampton, Virginia so if you're interested in any of the Admissions out of state events please don't hesitate to contact me!

Amanda Sloan

Katie Bringman

Greeter Coordinator

My name is Katie Bringman and I'm from Clayton, Delaware. I'm a junior Communicative Disorders Major with an intended minor in Psychology. I'm heavily involved with University Ambassadors and the College Republicans on campus. I transferred to West Chester in the fall of 2012 from community college. From the moment I saw this campus I fell in love. Even on that dreary day, students were still bustling around looking as happy as ever. This school has such a sense of community I couldn't help but feel welcomed here. I knew West Chester was the place for me right away.

Amanda Sloan

Lauren Ardente


My name is Lauren Ardente and I am a senior, mathematics major at West Chester University. I am from Limerick, Pennsylvania and attended Spring-Ford Senior High School where I was also a Golden Ram. I will be receiving two degrees when I graduate in December 2014; one in Mathematics Secondary Education and one in Mathematics with a concentration in Finance. Here at West Chester I am involved in University Ambassadors, University Avenue Math Club, and Pi Mu Epsilon. In the past I have participated in the Best Buddies Organization, Habitat for Humanity, and intramural sports.

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Housing and Residence Life

Residence Life and Housing Services

Located in the Lawrence Center, at Residence Life and Housing Services you can learn about options for on- and off-campus housing and how to apply, learn the difference between Traditional and Affiliated housing, and see associated costs.

University Student Housing (USH)

Also known as "Affiliated Housing" the USH website has all you need to know about the Allegheny, Brandywine, and University residence halls, as well as the Village Apartments on South Campus. Coming soon is the 2014-2015 opening of Commonwealth Hall.

Residential Programming

All residential facilities provide engaging activities for students such as movie nights and community service opportunities.

Off-Campus and Commuter Association (OCCA)

Located in Sykes Student Union 219, the OCCA is a WCU student membership organization with an online portal for the over 7,000 WCU students who live off-campus. Here you can learn tips for commuting, find used cars, and much more. They also provide FREE LUNCH at their weekly General Assembly meetings.