Eastern is on a 182-acre campus in the small town setting of Willimantic, Connecticut, not far from Hartford.
Eastern has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Eastern does not have fraternities or sororities.
Eastern has the Repertory Dance Troupe. In fact, more students participate in the Repertory Dance Troupe than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Eastern include Rugby Club, Biology Club, Education Club and Psychology Club.
Eastern students' favorite campus traditions are Arts and Lecture, University Hour and Springfest.
This table offers information on housing at Eastern.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||51%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,539|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,512|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||49%|
Eastern offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Eastern students live on campus. In 2022, 51% of undergrads at Eastern lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 49% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Eastern. There are 2,539 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,145 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,512 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Eastern offers coed housing.
At Eastern there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Eastern:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Football||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ice Hockey||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Eastern Connecticut State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Eastern campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Eastern offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Eastern, take I-84 and I-395 to Willimantic, CT. If you need to fly, book your flight to Bradley International airport.
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