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New Student Orientation

Ellen DiSanti

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New Student Orientation

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-3305
Fax: 610-430-5945

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Ellen DiSanti

COordinator of communication & orientation registration

Education/Professional Experience

  • B.A. in Communication Studies from West Chester University


As the Coordinator of Communication & Orientation Registration for New Student Programs, I am responsible for designing and implementing all facets of our new student communication plans.  I also oversee the registration of and track the attendance for more than 3,000 new first-year and transfer students annually.

New Student Advice

The first semester of college can be exciting but also overwhelming. You're dealing with so many new things, including new amounts of free time. In high school you went to class all day, participated in extra-curriculars after school, and did homework in the evening. Losing that structure and managing your new-found free time can be a challenge. Figure out what works best for you to use your time wisely, like making lists or color coding everything in a planner. Don't forget to read your syllabi and keep track of important deadlines. Whether it's knowing when the next test is or when to make an advising appointment for spring, you'll enjoy your first semester more if you know you've got things under control.

For new transfer students, explore, explore, explore! Find out how you can get involved, get to know your faculty, look into all the services available to help you be successful at WCU.  Get to know your new campus. Get to know our town, too. With all its restaurants, shops, and events, West Chester is a great place to be.

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