This page is designed to serve as a resource guide to help staff members orient to new positions at Wesleyan.
Welcome to Wesleyan! We are excited to have you join Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit help make Wesleyan the great place it is.
New Hire Orientation
On your first day, you will meet with a member of the Human Resources staff as part of your orientation to the University. You will also fill out the necessary payroll and tax documents needed for employment.
Housing and Relocation
Wesleyan offers housing and relocation services. Learn more here.
As a new Wesleyan employee you will have a personal Employee Portfolio. The Portfolio login can be found in the top black bar of the Wesleyan homepage. The Employee Portfolio allows you to verify and revise your personal data, enter your paid time off reporting and in some cases your hourly timesheets, access parking sticker requests, key requests, University financial systems, the online directory and more. Supervisors can also find many resources to help effectively oversee their staff. Please login to your Portfolio and familiarize yourself with it as soon as possible. If you have questions on using or accessing your Portfolio, please follow these instructions to direct them appropriately.
Email accounts, telephone system information, desktop support and postal services
Information Technology Services (ITS) administers Wes Tel (Administrative telephone system), Wes Station (our mail services center) as well as Computer accounts and Email. If you need assistance with your computer and related equipment, please contact desktop support. Training opportunities are available through periodic classroom instruction, tutorials as well as online course offerings through the University’s partnership with Lynda.com.
As an employee you have access to the many personally and professionally enriching experiences that working at Wesleyan offers. Whether it’s the galleries, performances, events and exhibitions at the Center for the Arts , the Wesleyan Film Series, course offerings and degree programs through Graduate Liberal Studies, Athletic facilities and adult fitness , our libraries, or the many readings, lectures and presentations sponsored by our academic centers and departments just to name some, we invite you to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities . Be sure to check out the University Calendar for promotion of specific events and offerings.
Important resources and policies
Certain policies affect all Employees and are necessary for the efficient operation of the University. All staff members are periodically asked to read and acknowledge these policies through the Portfolio. As a new employee, it’s particularly important to read and understand these polices at the outset of your work at Wesleyan. Some important and frequently referenced policies include the staff handbook, ITS policies including computer usage policies, General Counsel policies, and Finance policies including cell phone allowance, purchasing card and travel reimbursement policies.
Staff identification cards are issued by the Wes Card office. You should plan on visiting Wes Card to obtain your staff id as close to your first day as possible. Your staff id controls access to certain University buildings including the Freeman Athletic Center.
The Office of Public Safety helps maintain a safe environment for all community members at Wesleyan. If you have a question, concern or would like more information about personal safety or crime prevention on campus, please contact their office.
For emergencies call: 860-685-3333
For non-emergencies call: 860-685-2345
If you have a question about any of the above information or need to ask a question not addressed here, don’t hesitate to contact Human Resources. Any member of the Human Resources staff is available to assist you in making your transition to Wesleyan as smooth as possible. Again, welcome!