Office of the Dean of Students

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Fall 2024 Move-in Dates

  • First-year students: September 1
  • Returning students: September 2
  • Athletes (Football: August 13, Men’s soccer: August 19, Field hockey and volleyball: August 20, Women’s soccer: August 21, Cross country: August 22)

A Message from the Dean of Students

Maggie Balch, Dean of Students,

College is time of growth and discovery. If you look around our community, you will see learning takes place everywhere: classrooms, studios, labs, residence halls, the student center and the dining facilities. As your Dean of Students, I, and my team, are interested and invested in you. We are focused on your co-curricular experiences—the growth and self-discovery that happens outside of traditional class time. We are here to be resources, advocates and strive to create a strong sense of belonging and community for all University members.

As a Student Affairs team we are dedicated to ensuring the University is a safe, vibrant and inclusive community where principles of citizenship, self-advocacy and self-actualization are at the core of every student’s experience.

During your time at Westfield, you will work with outstanding faculty who will push you to new intellectual levels, expose you to different ways of thinking and will cognitively prepare you for your first career. I hope you will engage in all the wonderful opportunities Westfield has to offer. Please contact me at 413-572-5421 if you have questions or concerns.


Maggie Balch, Dean of Students

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The Dean of Students Office assists students with personal and/or academic challenges. Please see the campus resources below for additional information.

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Contact Us

Maggie Balch
Dean of Students
Ely Campus Center Room 209