Eastern Connecticut State University

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Eastern Connecticut State UniversityEastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street,
Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: (860) 465-5000






Eastern is located in Willimantic, Connecticut. Willimantic is a lively town that is becoming an arts and cultural center of northeastern Connecticut. The student population of Eastern is 5,610 and growing. Since 1996 Eastern has been expanding its facilities to accommodate new students. New facilities include a child and family development center, a new science building, a renovated student center, and new residential housing.

Eastern's History of Excellence

1889 The Connecticut General Assembly establishes the Willimantic State Normal School, and 13 students begin instruction on the third floor of the Willimantic Savings Institute.
1893 The first male student is enrolled.
1895 A new Willimantic State Normal School is constructed on six acres of land deeded to the State by the Town of Windham in 1890.
1921 In September, 1921, Burr Hall ó the schoolís first dormitory ó opens.
1937 Willimantic State Normal School becomes Willimantic State Teachers College, as the College begins offering a four-year curriculum and granting B.A. degrees.
1946 Shafer Hall, dedicated in November 1946, is built to replace the original Normal School building, which had been lost to fire.
1958 The College establishes its first graduate program ó in education.
1967 Willimantic State College is renamed Eastern Connecticut State College
1983 Eastern becomes Eastern Connecticut State University
1988 President David G. Carter, Sr. begins his tenure as Easternís president.
2006 Elsa Núñez becomes sixth president of the University.

Fast Facts

1 Institution: Coeducational, residential University founded in 1889
2 Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission of Institutions of Higher Education
3 President: Dr. Elsa M. Núñez
4 Location: Willimantic, Connecticut. 30 minutes from Hartford, 45 minutes from Providence, and midway between Boston and New York
5 Campus: Wooded 182 acres
6 Buildings: More than 50 administrative, instructional and residential buildings
7 New Facilities: Science Building, Second Parking Garage, Public Safety Building, Student Center renovation/expansion, Track

MISSION STATEMENT


Eastern Connecticut State University is the stateís designated public liberal arts college. Within the Connecticut State University System, Eastern, a predominantly undergraduate institution, attracts and welcomes a diverse community of learners, supported by a teaching faculty, staff, administrators, and a residential campus, all of which promote intellectual curiosity, integrity, and social responsibility.
Easternís commitment to a liberal arts education is exemplified in its Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, a sequenced, interdisciplinary program that all students share, independent of their majors and career aspirations. As a result of this foundation, our students apply a broad range of theoretical approaches in a variety of active learning settings to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to prepare them for their personal, professional, and public roles.
In its role as a public university, Eastern develops students who can become productive, engaged community leaders. Eastern also serves as a social, cultural, and economic catalyst for the region and the state of Connecticut.
Easternís programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education and professional studies prepare students for careers or advanced study while providing them with the lifelong skills and confidence needed to succeed in a world of constant economic, social, and technological change.

VISION STATEMENT

Aspiring to be a public liberal arts college of first choice, Eastern Connecticut State University will create an unparalleled college experience for its students and achieve national distinction for its academic programs. Easternís faculty, students and staff will enhance the Universityís position as an intellectual community, acknowledged for its engaged teaching, learning, research and creative work. Advancing its position as a model for social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and educational access, the University will be recognized as a resource that is responsive to the needs of the region and the state.

Applying for Admission to the University as a First-Time Freshman

How are admission decisions at Eastern made?
Admission to Eastern is competitive. The Admission Committee considers many factors when evaluating applications for admission. In general, applicants ranked in the top half of their high school class with acceptable SAT scores are offered admission to the University. Applicants' secondary school grades, along with strong letters of recommendation are also considered important in the review process. Eastern seeks to enroll students who have demonstrated academic success in a solid schedule of college preparatory courses in high school.

What about the admission interview?

While interviews are not generally required of all students applying for admission, the Admission staff may request an interview with certain applicants to obtain additional information or clarify information. Interested students are strongly encouraged to visit the campus. The Admissions' information session and campus tour schedule can be found on-line at: http://www.easternct.edu/admissions/visit.htm

To apply for admission, applicants must submit the following information to the Office of Admissions:
A completed application for admission including the non-refundable $50 application fee. Apply Online
An official secondary school transcript (including first quarter senior grades) and/or General Education Diploma.
SAT I or ACT scores.
Two letters of recommendation.
College transcript(s) - (if applicable).
Essay- up to 500 words explaining why Eastern, Connecticut's public liberal arts university, is the right college choice for you. Essays can be submitted via email to [email protected]
TOEFL (Minimum TOEFL requirement: Score of 550 or 213 on the computer-based test. Required of international applicants only).
Submit admission requirements to:
Office of Admissions
Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Please contact us at (860) 465-5286 or via email at [email protected] Admissions' fax number is (860) 465-5544.

Eastern Connecticut State University admits students of any age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or non disqualifying handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activity generally accorded or made available to students at the University.

Applying for Transfer Admission to the University

How are admission decisions at Eastern made?
Admission to Eastern is competitive. The Admission Committee considers many factors when evaluating applications for transfer admission. In general, applicants in good academic standing at their previously-attended institution(s) are offered admission to the University. Eastern seeks to enroll students who have demonstrated academic success in their previous college experience and who view Eastern as their university of first choice.

What about the admission interview?

While interviews are not required of students applying for transfer admission, the Admission staff may request an interview with certain applicants to obtain additional information or clarify information. Interested students are strongly encouraged to visit the campus The Admissions' information session and tour schedule can be found at: www.easternct.edu/admissions/visit.htm

To apply for admission, applicants must submit the following information to the Office of Admissions:
A completed application for admission including the non-refundable $50 application fee. Apply Online
Official college transcripts from all previously-attended institutions.
Official secondary school transcript including proof of graduation and/or General Education Diploma.
SAT I or ACT scores- optional for course placement purposes only.
TOEFL (Minimum TOEFL requirement: Score of 550 or 213 on the computer-based test. Required of international applicants only)

Submit admission requirements to:
Office of Admissions
Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Please contact us at (860) 465-5286 or via email at [email protected] Admissions' fax number is (860) 465-5544.

Eastern Connecticut State University admits students of any age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or non disqualifying handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activity generally accorded or made available to students at the University.

Applying for Readmission to the University

Matriculated students who wish to return to the University after voluntarily withdrawing or being separated from the University for academic or disciplinary reasons must apply for readmission. Students granted readmission are subject to the catalog and graduation requirements in place at the time of readmission.

Readmission does not guarantee on-campus housing or financial aid. Readmitted students requesting on campus housing and/or financial aid must contact the appropriate office for assistance. Readmitted students will be contacted by Easternís Advising Center to register for courses.

How are decisions on readmission made?

The Office of Admissions' decision is based primarily on the studentís record while enrolled at Eastern. In most cases, students in good academic standing (Eastern GPA of 2.0 or higher) with no outstanding financial or administrative obligations to the University are granted readmission .

In general, students requesting readmission who are not in good academic standing (Eastern GPA less than 2.0) are referred to Easternís School of Continuing Education to complete course work in non-matriculated status to improve the Eastern cumulative grade point average to good standing. Once the Eastern GPA is in good academic standing, readmission can be granted.

Will credits earned at other colleges apply to my Eastern degree upon my return?

Students who have completed course work at another accredited institution are required to submit an official transcript to the Office of Admissions for transfer credit evaluation. Easternís transfer credit policies apply. While credit for courses taken at other accredited institutions may be awarded in transfer, the grades earned at the prior institution do not transfer to Eastern, and therefore do not impact the studentís Eastern GPA. Moreover, grades earned in courses taken at other colleges have no bearing on the decision for readmission to Eastern.

Submit applications for readmission to:

Apply online
Office of Admissions
Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Please contact us at (860) 465-5286 or via email at [email protected] Admissions' fax number is (860) 465-5544.

Eastern Connecticut State University admits students of any age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or non disqualifying handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activity generally accorded or made available to students at the University.

International Student Admission

Founded in 1889, Eastern Connecticut State University is recognized as Connecticutís residential public liberal arts university.

The campus is located in the heart of eastern Connecticut, just 2 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from Boston.

Eastern attracts more and more international students with small classes (average class size - 24 students), a vibrant campus life (50 student clubs by interest and 17 sport teams), and inexpensive tuition and housing fees. The total cost of education including tuition, accommodation, meals, and fees for one academic year (two semesters) is approximately $30,000 based on choice of residence hall.

Part-time job on campus is available for international students.

Would you like to see the video tour of our campus? Just click here http://nutmeg.easternct.edu/admissions/VirtualTour.htm

* Main Office
Eastern Connecticut State University
Switchboard
Main CampusTelephone: 860-465-5000


* Main Office - AAUP
AAUP
Goddard Hall Room 120/121
Main CampusTelephone: 860-465-5153
Fax: 860-465-5290
Email: [email protected]


* Main Office - Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs
Gelsi-Young Hall Room 229
Main CampusTelephone: 860-465-5245
Fax: 860-465-4485


* Main Office - Academic Services Center
Academic Services Center
J. Eugene Smith Library
Main CampusTelephone: 860-465-4272


* Main Office - Accounts Payable
Fiscal Affairs - Accounts Payable
Gelsi-Young Hall
Main CampusTelephone: 860-465-5329


* Main Office - Admissions
Admissions
Admissions Building
Main CampusTelephone: 860-465-5286
Fax: 860-465-5544
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.easternct.edu/admissions/


* Main Office - Akus Gallery
Akus Gallery
Shafer Hall Room 11
Main CampusTelephone: 860-465-4659
Fax: 860-465-0294


* Main Office - Athletics
Athletics
Sports Center
Main CampusTelephone: 860-465-5179


* Main Office - Biology
Biology
Science Building Room 368
Main CampusTelephone: 860-465-4369
Fax: 860-465-5213


* Main Office - Bookstore
Book Store
Student Center
Main CampusTelephone: 860-465-5283
Fax: 860-465-4406


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