West Chester University

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Something happens when you find yourself here. You find your passion. You find it in labs, lectures, out in left field. You find it on stage, behind a camera, in front of a blank page. You find more than a direction. You find your element.

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Find Your Program

Choosing a program begins a transformative journey. Here you will find a range of options—some science learning, majors for creative types, and several somewhere in between—and whatever direction you choose, you will find a path to a wiser you.

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Find Your Element. Feed your mind.Academics

With over 180 diverse academic opportunities, West Chester University has made it possible for every student to find their element. With degrees ranging from accounting to African American studies to marine biology, we’re confident that our students can find what they love and make it their own.


So Much Life. So Many Things.Student Life

Everyone has their thing, and no matter what yours happens to be, we're confident you can find it among our 300+ clubs and organizations. Whether you’re interested in the NAACP or the Bollywood dance club, passion is in our DNA and it is our priority that we help you find yours.

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Let the Journey Begin.Admissions

When you choose WCU you choose discovery. With 64 undergraduate programs, 43 tracks, 90 minors and 44 fields of study—not to mention the close proximity to Philly, DC and NYC—you can't avoid finding new perspectives, new passions, a new you.



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Demand for a West Chester University education remains high and consistent growth continues with more than 16,500+ undergraduate and graduate students. A constant forward motion propels this distinctive University; it is fueled by our relentless resolve to help students be successful.

- West Chester University President Chris Fiorentino, Ph.D.


We're proud of our beautiful campus and the unique charm that defines West Chester. But with three of the country's most dynamic cities - DC, Philadelphia and New York City - just a short ride away, escapes are kind of necessary.

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to WCU Faculty Experts

Visit the Media Guide to WCU Faculty Experts to find a faculty member with expertise in a specific field.

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Laura Pyott


College of Sciences and Mathematics

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Dr. Kerrie Ocasio

Associate Professor

College of Education and Social Work

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Dr. Yong Wang

Professor; Department Chairperson

College of Business and Public Management

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Dr. Andrew Sargent


College of Arts & Humanities

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Dr. Jeff Harris


College of Health Sciences

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Dr. Ralph Sorrentino

Chair, Department of Instrumental Music; Assistant Professor, Percussion

Wells School of Music

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Upcoming Events

  • May27

    memorial day: no class & university offices closed

    Monday, May 27, 2024, 8am - 10pm

  • May28

    summer session i: first day of class

    Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 8am - 9pm

  • Jun19

    juneteenth: no class & university offices closed

    Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 8am - 10pm

  • Jun20, 21 +

    new student orientation

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  • Jun30

    summer session i: last day of session

    Sunday, June 30, 2024, 8am - 9pm

  • Jul01

    summer session ii: first day of class

    Monday, July 1, 2024, 8am - 9pm

  • Jul04

    4th of july: no class & university offices closed

    Thursday, July 4, 2024, 8am - 10pm

  • Jul18

    2024 wcu criterions alumni reunion concert

    Thursday, July 18, 2024, 7 - 8:30pm

  • Aug04

    summer session ii: last day of session

    Sunday, August 4, 2024, 8am - 9pm

  • Aug05

    summer session iii - post summer session: first day of class

    Monday, August 5, 2024, 8am - 9pm

  • Aug21, 22

    move-in for first year students & transfer students

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  • Aug21, 22 +

    welcome week 2024

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  • Aug24, 25

    move-in for returning students

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  • Aug25

    summer session iii - post summer session: last day of session

    Sunday, August 25, 2024, 8am - 9pm

  • Aug26

    fall semester 2024: first day of classes

    Monday, August 26, 2024, 8am - 9pm

  • Sep02

    labor day: no class & university offices closed

    Monday, September 2, 2024, 8am - 9pm

  • Sep08

    faculty recital: emily bullock, mezzo-soprano

    Sunday, September 8, 2024, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Sep09

    faculty recital: gloria galante, harp

    Monday, September 9, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Sep16

    duo guitar faculty recital: devin arne and david cullen

    Monday, September 16, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Sep20

    criterions jazz ensemble concert

    Friday, September 20, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Sep25

    wcu chamber strings concert

    Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Sep27

    wcu symphony orchestra concert

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  • Sep29

    wcu wind ensemble & wind symphony concert

    Sunday, September 29, 2024, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Oct01

    faculty recital: jonathan ragonese, saxophone

    Tuesday, October 1, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Oct10

    wcu chamber winds concert

    Thursday, October 10, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Oct11

    and now: a word from our friends lecture series

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  • Oct22

    wcu fall choral festival

    Tuesday, October 22, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Oct25

    concert choir & mastersingers concert

    Friday, October 25, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Oct27

    wcu wind ensemble concert

    Sunday, October 27, 2024, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Oct28

    faculty recital: jean-christophe dobrzelewski, trumpet

    Monday, October 28, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Oct29

    wcu vocal honors recital

    Tuesday, October 29, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Nov01

    guest artist: lenape music concert

    Friday, November 1, 2024, 5:30 - 7pm

  • Nov03

    faculty recital: igor resnianski, piano

    Sunday, November 3, 2024, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Nov06

    wcu keyboard honors recital

    Wednesday, November 6, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Nov08

    wcu criterions concert

    Friday, November 8, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Nov10

    wcu harpfest xxxiv

    Sunday, November 10, 2024, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Nov12

    new music at wcu

    Tuesday, November 12, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Nov14

    guest artist recital: network for new music

    Thursday, November 14, 2024, 7:30 - 9:30pm

  • Nov14

    wcu vocal jazz & latin jazz ensembles concert

    Thursday, November 14, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Nov15, 16

    wcu opera theater: tba

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  • Nov17

    wcu wind symphony & concert band concert

    Sunday, November 17, 2024, 7 - 9pm

  • Nov18

    wcu chamber winds & chamber orchestra concert

    Monday, November 18, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Nov19

    wcu woodwind chamber recital

    Tuesday, November 19, 2024, 7:30 - 9pm