Energetic Students having fun

Student Experience

Golden Bears Stay Busy Busy

At Western New England University, there's always something interesting and exciting to do. Whether through volunteering, student government, athletics, campus events, or one of our many campus clubs and organizations, we like to keep our feet on the ground, connecting and socializing with one another. And we encourage you to join in!

We've got you covered with more than 70 campus clubs and student organizations to choose from. You'll find clubs to suit interests ranging from gardening to chess, as well as organizations covering areas like advocacy, religious affiliations, student government, and more. So, no matter what your niche interests are, you'll find a slew of Golden Bears with whom to bond and connect.

Discover the many ways you can get involved with your Golden Bear family and explore your passions and interests outside of the classroom. You'll enhance your college experience and create life-long memories with the friends you'll meet along the way.

70+ Number of active clubs and organizations offered at WNE
80% Percentage of students who choose to spend their weekends on campus

Your First Year And Beyond Beyond

Immerse yourself in a community that lets you be you.

Our vibrant campus life is busy! You'll have countless opportunities to join special interest groups, student government, recreational clubs, or create a new one. More importantly, you’ll build new friendships, become part of a new community, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

From concerts and comedians to clubs and speaker series, WNE has it all. And with Greater Springfield and New England as your beautiful backyard, there’s plenty to explore and do.

Check it out for yourself!

Get Ready for Your Life at WNE

Are you a first-year or transfer student? Welcome to your life as a student at Western New England University! We're happy you're here, and we know you'll love WNE as much as we do. To make your transition to college life as seamless as possible, we offer a variety of programs, events, and services for you to be a part of.

From the moment you set foot on the vibrant WNE campus, you'll have the support and guidance you need to find your way. As an incoming student, you'll participate in Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR), your official introduction to life as a Golden Bear. This interactive program offers fun activities for you to meet future classmates, get acquainted with residence life, and explore our great dining hall options and campus amenities. You'll be embraced by our team of professors, administrators, and upper-class mentors who are committed to helping you make your first year on campus your best year yet.

Have Questions?

Get to know WNE through real Golden Bears, who will not only answer your questions, but share stories about their experiences here on campus.

Leadership student in College of Business

Lean Into Leadership

Ready to be a part of something great? Student Involvement and Connections is the gateway to more than 70 active clubs and organizations. Through a leadership role, you'll join other Golden Bears in an effort to connect with peers through workshops and interactive sessions and inspire others to create a better community for us all.

I Want In!

Student Band at Homecoming

Stay In the Know Campus Events

Keep up to date with what's happening on campus through the Calendar of Events! From study workshops to food truck festivals and much more, our campus is full of excitement and things to do.

Check It Out!

Student at Campus Starbucks

We're Ready to Serve You

Grab your next meal in our four-story dining commons. From Starbucks® to Spirit's Subs & Sandwiches, an array of mouth-watering food stations or snacks on the go are at your fingertips. The WNE dining experience is designed to provide you with a variety of healthy and delicious options. Whatever you’re hungry for, we’ve got you covered.

Let's Eat!

Students Painting the Rock

Timeless Campus Traditions

Western New England University is known for more than our academic excellence. Since the very beginning, we've worked to foster a community that embraces one another and bonds through campus traditions. Whether you're Painting the Rock or singing along with T-Pain and Dan + Shay at the annual Spring Event, we encourage you to leave your mark at WNE.

Join In!

Students enjoying the annual Kite Festival

Appreciate Our Differences Be Yourself

At WNE, our differences are not only understood—they're represented and celebrated. The Office of Cultural Education and Inclusion promotes and advocates for members of our community through outreach and support services. Discover a wide range of multi-ethnic and multicultural programs, advising services, and much more.

Cultural Education and Inclusion