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What's a good way to gauge a friendly campus? It's all about the doors. Seriously. When you take a campus tour, don't just pay attention to your friendly tour guide, but observe the current students. One thing visitors frequently notice is that "Everyone holds doors open for you here." Why is that such a big deal? Because this small gesture is representative of the students, faculty, and staff who are genuinely welcoming and caring to both visitors and fellow members of our community. While they may take a moment to hold a door open for you (even if they are running late), they also open doors to understanding, networking, international travel, graduate opportunities, and first jobs.

Hardworking and Community-minded

What's a typical student like at Western New England University? While they may come from different experiences and offer different perspectives, our students share some common traits: curiosity, ambition, a strong work ethic, determination, and a genuine sense of community.

Learn more about how we celebrate our similarities and differences. 

Inclusive Excellence

Just follow our brick roads

When you walk the traditional brick pathways through our picturesque New England campus, you'll feel instantly at home while our 21st century classrooms and labs will prepare you to forge your future path.


Once a Golden Bear, Always a Golden Bear

Our students are eager to travel, make lifelong connections, and find opportunities where they can contribute to their corner of the world. Our more than 47,300 alumni living and working around the globe are our proudest ambassadors of our highly personal learning experience.


Connect to What Matters to You

  • Want to find your niche? Join the Club!

    From the Gay/Straight Alliance to the Global Sustainability Club, we offer more than 70 student clubs and organizations to help you find people who share your interests and passions.

    Clubs & Organizations
  • A Supportive Atmosphere for Spiritual Life

    Spiritual Life on campus values the spiritual growth of our students as a vital part of their development, welcoming them to an atmosphere of dialogue and discussion that allows each to embrace a personal truth and to understand the truth of others.

    Spiritual Life