Westcliff University Student Life

Many of the students at Westcliff University are working adults, balancing the demands of their jobs and families with those of their studies. Westcliff University understands the commitment our students are making to further their education. This is why Westcliff University offers an affordable education and the convenience of online and hybrid courses. Westcliff University wants to be there for our students every step of the way and we encourage students to get involved by attending events and meeting with faculty and staff.

Information Sessions

Westcliff University encourages prospective students, current students, and alumni to attend Information Sessions put on by the Admissions Department every semester. The information sessions are a chance for prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, and staff to interact with each other and ask questions about the programs and classes we offer at Westcliff University. We invite all students both old and new to join our community by attending one of our information sessions at Westcliff University.

New Student Orientation

Upon matriculation, students are given a formal tour of the campus and introduced to key staff members. Academic requirements and expectations are reviewed. New Student Orientation will give you the opportunity to become familiar with the campus and obtain valuable information on how to succeed academically. At the New Student Orientation students will be introduced to the online and hybrid format of the courses taught at Westcliff University. The campus community is committed to making new students’ transition into Westcliff University as meaningful and smooth as possible.

International Students

Westcliff University provides a welcoming environment to students from other countries. Admissions staff works with applicants to ensure all necessary paperwork is completed. Recognized as a truly global institution, Westcliff University is proud of its rich diversity of international students.


Convocation marks the end of the Fall Semester as well as the calendar year. Held each December, this event is an enjoyable way for Westcliff University students, staff, and faculty to socialize and acknowledge one another’s achievements. Awards are given to outstanding students, faculty and staff; refreshments are served and prizes donated by local businesses are given away.


Commencement is an honored tradition that Westcliff University students look forward to from the first day of their matriculation. Each spring, Westcliff University’s graduating students make the transition from scholars to alumni. Family, friends and classmates join the University’s faculty and staff to celebrate this momentous occasion. The President of the University presents graduates with their much-anticipated degrees and honors class valedictorians. Past commencement speakers have included judges business leaders and elected officials.