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In addition to the Events Calendar, the School of Continuing Education at Eastern will post news of interest to our students, students about to graduate, and graduates on this page.

Would you like to receive emailed updates about news, events, activities, and important deadlines from the School of Continuing Education? If you would, please, complete the email update form.

Important Information for our Graduating Seniors!

Full-time BGS Students Only: To register, contact your advisor for your access code.

 

CommencementWomen's Center and Student Activities EventsCareer Services InformationAkus GalleryStudy Tips for Test Taking
FAFSA Deadline! and Financial AidAcademic Services CenterStudent Center Food CourtOpen HousesBookstore
TuitionPayStudent CenterMusic & Theater Calendar of EventsTutoring CenterCLEP and DSST
Tax CreditsSports Center ScheduleYouth SportsSign Up For Eastern Alert!Student Handbook

Registration For Part-Time Students

Wintersession Registration is open to the public! View the course lists.

Registration for Eastern Students for Spring are by schedule:

Seniors (90 credits of higher may start registering for Spring on Oct. 13th

Juniors (60-89.99 credits) may begin registering for Spring on Oct. 20th.

Sophomores (30-59.99 credits) may start registering for Spring on Oct. 27th.

Freshmen (0-29.99 credits) may start registering for Spring on November 10th.

For the Main Campus, the advisement appointment number is 860-465-0206.

For Groton, please, contact Stanley Beckford at (860) 446-9457.

If you need additional assistance, please, contact our office at (860) 465-5125 or (860) 465-0206.

All part time students applying for admission must fulfill the university’s health requirements. Part Time students must submit evidence of measles (rubeola), German measles (rubella), and the tuberculosis risk assessment. All part time students need to complete the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and provide documentation of TB risk. Part time students will need to fill out and return this Immunization form to the health services.


FAFSA Deadline Dates and Financial Aid

Spring 2015 Deadline: November 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Deadline: March 1, 2014

All the newest information on financial aid can be found on the Financial Aid website

Failure to file the FAFSA by Eastern’s deadline date could result in reduced financial aid. It is important to understand that financial aid is not an unlimited resource. There is a limited amount of money to go around, and schools must establish criteria by which the funds are distributed. The most common criteria are “deadline dates”. Simply put, the funds will go to the students who do what they need to do-when they need to do it.

There is no filing fee attached to the FAFSA. The sooner you file the sooner you are likely to hear from us regarding eligibility. We recommend that you file the FAFSA on the web by going HERE or you can file via “hard copy” obtained from the financial aid office.

One of the most common reasons we receive from families as to why they were late is that they were waiting to file their federal tax return and use actual figures. DO NOT hold up the filling of the FAFSA for any reason. You are given the option to “estimate” your figures, and update at a later date. Remember to list Eastern Connecticut State University as a recipient school to receive your information. Our school code to put on the FAFSA is 001425.

Once you have filed your FAFSA, you will receive notification from the processor and our office will also receive your information. We will follow up the requests for additional paperwork from you. Please comply with all requests in a timely fashion. Remember-the sooner you supply the information, the sooner you will receive financial aid notification.

The financial aid office is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the financial aid process. Please contact them with the information provided below with any questions or concerns you may have and they will promptly reply to you.

Contact:
Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services
Wood Support Services Center, first floor
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Telephone: (860) 465-5205
Fax: (860) 465-2811
Email: financialaid@easternct.edu

Check Money Matters for information for part-time students on fees, payment, loans, scholarships, waivers, and different payment options.


Career Services Information

Office of Career Services
Division of Student Affairs

(860) 465-4559
Check http://www.easternct.edu/career/ for more information.


Free Fast Track Information Sessions in Groton

Do you want to go to college? Do you have credits from your past college experience but did not complete a degree? Find out what you need to know from an advisor from Eastern Connecticut State University at our convenient off campus site in Groton. Open Houses at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, contact Stanley Beckford at 860-446-9457 or beckfords@easternct.edu

Groton Fast Track for more details. New dates for Fall upcoming.

Fast Track Information.


TuitionPay

Eastern Connecticut State University has teamed with TuitionPay to offer you the TuitionPay Monthly Payment Plan. The plan is interest-free and allows you to spread your tuition and fees over a number of months.

The plan does not cover Wintersession terms, but may cover Summer. Check with TuitionPay. Your TuitionPay Monthly Plan should be established as early as possible for smaller, more manageable monthly payments. If you enroll in the plan after it has started, you must make up the necessary back payments.

For additional information or to enroll in the payment plan, you can contact TuitionPay by calling (800) 635-0120, by email, info@tutitonpay.com or by visiting their www.tuitionpay.com.


Sign up for Eastern Alert!

Sign up today for “Eastern Alert,” the new emergency notification system. It will be used only for notifying you of campus emergencies (weather closings, hazardous chemical spills, fires, and other clear threats to campus safety). You can receive notifications via text messages, voice mail, email, and other means. (IMPORTANT NOTE: you don’t need text messaging or even a cell phone to get notifications: you can also have notifications sent to your e-mail, land line phones, PDAs, etc.)

Signing up is easy:

For students: go to http://www.easternct.edu/easternalert/stusignup.htm


Student Center Hours

Summer Hours

Monday- Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm

Fitness Center Monday-Friday : 8:00am – 1:00pm

Bookstore

Your Eastern Bookstore’s hours of operation for the week of October 20 – October 25:

MONDAY OCTOBER 20: 9:00 – 7:00
TUESDAY OCTOBER 21: 9:00 – 7:00
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22: 9:00 – 5:00
THURSDAY OCTOBER 23: 9:00 – 5:00
FRIDAY OCTOBER 24: 9:00 – 4:00
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25: 12:00 – 4:00

5 Charter Oak Road
Student Center
Willimantic, CT 06226
Store telephone: (860) 465-5283
(Renting textbooks and their hours)

Order your textbooks

Faculty members- Did you know that you can get access to extensive textbook information and enjoy the convenience of features like subject ranking and book usage data? Did you know that you could request desk copies and more? You can, all at FACULTY ENLIGHT! Go to http://www.facultyenlight.com/


Food Court and Dining Options on Campus

This Week’s Student Center Food Court Specials


Eastern Dining Services Hours of Operation

Hurley Hall

Monday-Thursday: 7:15am – 7:30pm
Friday: 7:15am – 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday:
Continental Breakfast: 9:00 – 11:00am
Brunch: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Dinner: 5:00 – 7:00pm

Student Center

Monday-Thursday: 7:30am – 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Library Café

Monday-Wednesday: 7:30am – 11:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 1:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Closet Café

Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 1:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Music and Theatre Calendar of Events

Fall 2014

Journey Through Time To Distant Shores

The Performing Arts Department Theatre program is pleased to announce its Fall 2014 Harry Hope Theatre season of shows which will take the characters and the audiences on journeys through time to distant shores. First up, On The Verge, or the Geography of Yearning by Eric Overmyer will be directed by F. Chase Rozelle III and will run October 7-12, 2014 (Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m.) in the Harry Hope Theatre (Shafer Hall ground floor; corner of High and Valley Streets, Willimantic, CT 06226).

“Wearing pith helmets and long dresses, the trio – Mary, Fanny and Alex – land on an island ‘somewhere east of Australia and west of Peru’… All of this is humorous in a Monty Pythonesque way, and Mr. Overmyer is agile with his wordplay. But as the ladies press on, meeting a few natives along the way, including a baby yeti and a cannibal dressed as a German military officer (the remains of his lunch), things take a curious turn. They begin to find artifacts they cannot identify…  Mary, however, resolves to press on. She feels ‘on the verge of something grand,’ giving the play, subtitled ‘The Geography of Yearning,’ an optimistic view of what lies ahead. If there is a point to the exercise beyond its humor, it would be as a celebration of the mystery of that terra incognita known as the future.” (Wilborn Hampton, The New York Times)

South Pacific based on the “Tales Of The South Pacific” by James Michener with Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan will be directed by Ellen Faith Brodie and will run November 19-24, 2014 (Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m.; Monday at 7:30 p.m.) in the Harry Hope Theatre (Shafer Hall ground floor; corner of High and Valley Streets, Willimantic, CT 06226).

“Set during World War II on two Pacific islands, where American sailors were stationed, it is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most topical work, addressing a war that had ended only four years earlier… It is also the show in which the creators wear their liberal consciences most visibly. In following two love stories, both between people of different cultures, ‘South Pacific’ made an overt plea for racial tolerance…  Nearly 60 years ago Brooks Atkinson, writing in The New York Times, described the show as ‘a tenderly beautiful idyll of genuine people inexplicably tossed together in a strange corner of the world.’” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times)

Admission is free for Eastern students; $5 for Students (other than Eastern) and groups of 10 or more; $10 for Eastern faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens; $15 for General public. For reservations, please call the Harry Hope Theatre box office at 860-465-5123.

Please note that although Eastern students may now see our Harry Hope Theatre shows for free, as shows may sell out, advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservations may be made via the attached form or by calling the box office at 860-465-5123. We will soon have an email address for reservations as well. Please do let your students know that the following will be part of the process.
Eastern Students must show their University I.D.s
in order to obtain tickets before admission to the shows.

Box Office: 860-465-5123

Performing Arts Theatre Department calendar of events

Performing Arts Music Department calendar of events


Women’s Center and Student Activities Events

For more events, check out the Social Justice Calendar.

Check here for more events in the Fall Semester.


Akus Gallery

For information about The Akus Gallery, please, check the site here.


Sports Center & Pool Schedule

2014 Summer Semester - Open Swim Schedule 

Today, Tue, 8/19 Noon-2:00PM, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Wednesday, 8/20 8:00AM-10:00AM, Noon-2:00PM, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Thursday, 8/21 CLOSED
Friday, 8/22 8:00AM-10:00AM, Noon-2:00PM
Saturday, 8/23 CLOSED
Sunday, 8/24 CLOSED
Monday, 8/25 8:00AM-10:00AM, Noon-2:00PM, 3:00PM-5:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Tuesday, 8/26 Noon-2:00PM, 3:00PM-5:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Wednesday, 8/27 Noon-2:00PM, 3:00PM-5:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM


Tutoring

For information regarding Eastern’s Tutoring Center click here: http://www1.easternct.edu/asc/

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