September 2017
In This Issue:

University News

Financial Aid

Career Development Center

WCU Parents Fund


Upcoming Events

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Parents Fund

Search for Scholarships


WCU Foundation Home

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Family Weekend

President's Speaker

Fall Break

Course Withdrawl - 
Final Day

Homecoming Weekend

Thanksgiving Break

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WCU Opens Community Mental Health Clinic

West Chester University Community Mental Health Services opened this August on the eighth floor of Wayne Hall. A non-profit training and research facility, it is affiliated with the University's doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) program, which was launched last fall. The Psychology Department will move to the fifth floor of Wayne in October.

As its name states, this clinic is open to the public as well as the campus community, meeting regional needs for affordable mental health care. Psy.D. graduate students who are closely supervised by experienced, licensed psychologists, including Clinic Director Leanne Valentine, Ph.D., provide low-cost, high-quality psychotherapy and testing.

WCU Welcomes New & Returning Students, Faculty & Staff

President Christopher Fiorentino will give his Welcome Back to WCU address on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 12:30 p.m. in Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. The free event brings the entire campus community together to kick off the fall semester.

Several facelifts greet new and returning students, faculty, and staff. Ruby Jones is having its façade restored to its 1899 appearance with repairs to the serpentine stone and new dentil molding along the eaves. And Rammy has undergone a transformation. Stay tuned for an announcement about when the Rammy makeover will be revealed.

Financial Aid

Ready, Set, FAFSA

The 2018-19 FAFSA will be available beginning October 1, 2017!  You’ll use income and tax information from 2016 to complete the 2018-19 FAFSA.  If you need assistance in filing your FAFSA, stay tuned for more information on FAFSA filing events on our webpage at 

Financial Literacy Events

Our student Financial Literacy Ambassadors help promote financial literacy through various events on campus.  Get ready to have fun (and learn) at these upcoming events:

Game Night - September 26, 2017 from 7-8 pm in the Sykes Ballroom A

                A night of interactive financial literacy games.

The Walking Debt - October 12, 2017 from 7:30PM – 8:30 PM in the Sykes Ballroom A

                A spin off of the popular show, The Walking Dead, our financial literacy team has set up Halloween games that will teach about financial literacy. We will have candy and prizes!

Fall Cash Bash - November 14, 2017 from 7-8 pm in the Sykes Ballroom A

                Join us for games centered on fall and money!

Holiday Bingo - December 5, 2017 from 7-8 pm in the Sykes Ballroom A

                Come and hang out with the financial literacy team while we drink coffee and hot chocolate, eat cookies, and play some bingo!

For more information and details on these and other financial literacy events check our website or #WCUFinLit

Career Development Center

Get your student thinking towards their future...


Meet Your Major Fair
Wednesday, October 12, 2017
12 p.m - 3 p.m 
Sykes Ballrooms

Not sure what major to pick or thinking about changing the major you have?  Talk to Representatives from Academic Departments as well as Career Counselors from Twardowski Career Development Center to help you decide.  Open to all students and majors.

Business and Communications Career Fair

You're going to want Campus Philly’s Free Launch Events on your calendar! This semester we are offering three in-person events and one online event to introduce your students to their future in Philadelphia. 

Here’s what we have planned:


International House Philadelphia

October 3


Saxbys Headquarters

October 24 

Online Job and Internship Week

October 23-27

For more information regarding WCU career fairs and events, please click here.

Parents Fund

The Parents Fund supports projects that directly impact your student's environment and educational experience. These projects are designed to promote, satisfy, comfort, and create a home away from home for WCU students. Over the past 20 years, parents have contributed nearly $50,000 to fund many important projects on campus including:

  • Emergency funds for students' unexpected financial crises, including funds for housing, food, textbooks and tuition
  • Emergency telephones strategically located around campus
  • Computers in the residence halls
  • Automatic external defibrillators in locations frequented by students
  • Improved campus safety, including increased police presence on streets frequented by students

Now and in the Future, parent support is needed to help maintain student emergency scholarships, university enhancements, extracurricular activities, and provide additional campus security.

Double your impact! When you make a contribution to the Parents Fund, your company may match your gift. Click here to see if your company matches gifts.


Looking for scholarship opportunities?  Be sure to have your student visit and click on the SEARCH & APPLY NOW button to search for available scholarships.  Students can filter by category to see what scholarships they qualify for.  Most scholarships will open for application late in the fall semester and the early spring.  Be sure to check back often!


Upcoming Events

Family Weekend, September 15th

38th Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival, September 17th 

President Speaker Series presents Judy Woodruff "Inside Politics", Ocotber 7th
Click here for more details.

Fall Break 2017, October 9th

Course Withdrawl Last Day - Fall 2017, October 27th

Homecoming Weekend, October 27th
WCU Main Campus - North & South

Thanksgiving Break
November 22nd 

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