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Undergraduate Admissions

Address:
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
Email: ugadmiss@wcupa.edu

Meet Our Staff

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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. This fall we will begin a new twitter campaign, please use #wcutogether when posting about your experiences at West Chester University.

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!

Fall Visit Opportunities

Check Us Out Day will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Check Us Out Day is for multicultural high school seniors. It is a day devoted to learning more about campus resources, academic programs, interacting with current students and also the ability to speak to the Office of Admissions staff about the application process.

If you are interested in participating in Check Us Out Day, RSVP via: www.wcupa.edu/checkusoutday

 

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

Khadijah Watson

Khadijah Watson

My name is Khadijah Watson. I am a 4th year Professional Studies major with an International Business and Professional Education minor. I'm from Bethlehem P.A. approximately 10 minutes from Dorney Park. I am currently the Multicultural Recruitment Ambassador: Multicultural Liaison and a member and secretary of the Theta Lambda chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated at West Chester University. If you see me on campus please feel free to stop me and say hey, I always need a buddy to eat lunch with.

Alexa Stewart

Alexa Stewart

My Name is Alexa Stewart. I am 20 years old and a Junior at West Chester University. I am a dual major in Business Management and Marketing. I have been a Multicultural University Ambassador for three years and have enjoyed being involved with it very much. I am also involved in L.A.S.O, the Latino American student organization, and I am a sister of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Some things that I like to do in my free time are shopping, traveling, cooking, exercising, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and reading.

Alaya Richardson

Alaya Richardson

Hello, My name is Alaya Richardson. I am a Junior (3rd year) Respiratory Care Major with Theater minor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since coming to West Chester University, I have been largely involved in the West Chester University Gospel Ministries and University/ Multicultural Recruitment Ambassadors. This year I will be a part of the 2014 Orientation Team and a Resident Assistant for Allegheny Hall.

Ellie Holcombe

Ellie Holcombe

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

Katie Bringman

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.

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams

My name is Ashley Williams and I am a junior Communications studies major with a minor in Psychology. I am vice president of our TV Club and involved with two different TV shows on campus. For University Ambassadors I am the Events Coordinator so hopefully I'll see some new faces at our events this year. I am super friendly and outgoing so if you see me around campus be sure to say hi!

Kevin Weick

Kevin Weick

I am junior marketing major from Ivyland, Pennsylvania. I stay involved at WCU by being a University Ambassador, the events coordinator of the marketing club, and I also have an on-campus job at the WCU Foundation. My favorite thing about WCU is the small town atmosphere and being close to home.

Sara Dresden

Sara Dresden

Hi, my name is Sara Dresden and I am a senior at West Chester University. I will be graduating this coming May with a degree in Middle Grades Preparation, with subject concentrations in Science and Social Studies. I am from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Since starting at West Chester I have joined many clubs including the Astronomy Club and University Ambassadors where I am now a team leader. When I’m not working on my school work you can find me volunteering at local elementary schools with their after school programs and giving tours at the University, Thursday afternoons at 2:30.

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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.