Transfer, Exchange and Visiting Student Updates

The Orientation Interns are available Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm via orientation@wesleyan.edu.

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Orientation Checklist & Resources

  • Class Dean 2019 -- Jennifer Wood
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    EDM Harvard University Graduate School of Education
    MA Yale University
    PHD Yale University
    Class of 2019 Blog
    The Class Deans
    TEV Information

    As a class dean, Jennifer Wood spends much of her time working with the students in the class of 2019 on academic, social, and personal challenges and assiting them in achieving personal goals. She works with individual students, professors and parents to support students in their pursuit of a positive and fulfilling learning experience. “I love that I get to spend time with Wesleyan students, who are incredibly spirited and engaging, and work with colleagues across the university on interesting projects designed to support student success.” 

    Dean Wood has traveled the world via ship only to return to where she started (Connecticut). She earned her Ph.D. In African American and American Studies, where she wrote a dissertation entitled “The New Black: Corporeal, Sartorial and Sexual Politics in the Harlem Renaissance,” with a specific focus on the body and fashion in the literature, visual art and film of the New Negro period. Prior to becoming a class dean at Wesleyan in the summer of 2013, she was a residential college dean at Yale and taught courses on African-American literature both at Yale and Wesleyan.

    When she’s not in the office, Dean Wood enjoys spending time running after her twin seven-year-old daughters, watching bad TV, reading, eating Thai food and spending time on Cape Cod.

  • Class Dean 2020 -- David Phillips
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    MA University of California, Santa Cruz
    PHD Yale University
    Class of 2020 Blog
    The Class Deans

    As a class dean, David Phillips spends much of his time advising students – discussing academic, social, and personal challenges and achieving personal goals. He works with individual students, professors and even parents, to support students in their pursuit of a positive learning experience.

    “What I like about my job is that I get to work with the whole student rather than just a particular aspect of a student’s life,” Phillips says. “That’s my mission as a class dean. I really want to get to know each student on an academic and personal level.”

    Dean Phillips provides guidance and support students to the 750 students in the Class of 2020. He’s a source of information on academic standing; major choices; graduation requirements; university policies and procedures; and services, opportunities and resources available at the university and surrounding Middletown community.

    Dean Phillips was born in New Haven, Connecticut, but has a special bond with the international community.  Because his father worked for the State Department as a Foreign Service Office, Dean Phillips did not grow up in the United States and considers himself an international student, having lived and attended schools in Peru, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, and India before returning to the United States to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art (photography and printmaking) and a master’s degree in Comparative Social History. 

    Dean Phillips earned his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University, where he wrote a dissertation entitled “Art for Industry’s Sake: Halftone Technology, Mass Photography, and the Social Transformation of American Print Culture 1880-1920.”  Prior to arriving at Wesleyan in the summer of 2000, he was an assistant professor at Bennington College, where he taught American history. With wide-ranging academic interests in social history, cultural studies, studio art, and the history of technology, Dean Phillips is well-suited to advise students across the breadth and depth of Wesleyan’s liberal arts curriculum.

    When he’s not in the office, Dean Phillips enjoys cooking, working on home improvement projects, photography, playing guitar, duplicate bridge, and going for walks at the Portland reservoir with his wife Christina.

  • Summer Interns & Academic Peer Advisors

    Summer Interns are the amazing Wesleyan students who work alongside the Professional staff in planning and implementing all aspects of New Student Orientation. They are a peer-to-peer point of contact for all New Wesleyan students over the summer and look forward to helping each new student and their families with their transition to Wes this Fall!

    The Academic Peer Advisors are juniors and seniors who work with all incoming students over the summer and throughout the academic year to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program. They are a great resource for information about the curriculum and course registration process, can help you with your academic skills and connect you with other resources on campus.

August 24, 2017

  • Enrollment Checklist

    Students must resolve all required action items within the Enrollment Checklist, which can be accessed via WesPortal>My Information>Enrollment Checklist & Addresses.

    In order to be enrolled in the university for the Fall 2017 semester and participate in Drop/Add, students need to click the 'Enroll Me' button between 12pm Wednesday, August 30 and 5pm Monday, September 4 while connected to the Wesleyan network.

  • Guidebook - Full Orientation Schedule

    The Orientation schedule and resources are available via guidebook: mobile --- desktop. There will NOT be printed handbooks.  If you do not have access to a smart device, computer or tablet, contact orientation@wesleyan.edu to discuss alternatives.

    Once you download the app onto your mobile device, note that there is no passphrase.  Simply click on the magnifying glass and search "Wesleyan New Student Orientation 2017".

    Please feel free to browse, explore and of course send us any feedback you think could make the app better for the Orientation experience.

  • Pre-Registration
    • Adjustment Preparation will end at 7:59am on Friday, September 1. Students should access the adjustment system before their individual advising meeting and their official adjustment time to prepare. Since adjustment is in real time, it is important for students to take the time now to search WesMaps for courses to add to their 'not scheduled' list. Students who wait to find courses risk losing avaiable seats to other students.
    • While all scheduled courses are 'advisor pending', they are actual course enrollments. Therefore, the student has claimed a seat in the course and does not need to take an action within the online system.
    • New first-year students enrolled in a Spring 2018 FYS course can view the course information via WesPortal>Academics>Academic History.
    • Students are strongly encouraged to use the WesMaps Search feature to identify courses to pursue during Adjustment and Drop/Add.
    • Adjustment will take place on Friday, September 1 beginning at 8am. Students with less than three full credit courses can participate in Adjustment beginning at 8am. Students with three or four full credit courses can begin at 9am. The system closes for all students at 10am.
    • Detailed information is available here.
  • Survey of New Students

    Greetings from the Institutional Research Office,

    I’m writing to ask you to take part in a Wesleyan tradition that dates all the way back to the 1960’s. Each year our first-year students tell us a bit about themselves via a national survey for incoming college students. This year’s survey, conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, asks your opinion on many items relevant to examining the impact of college. Every fall, students from colleges and universities across the country participate in this same survey. It asks about your expectations for college, your academic habits and experiences, what influenced your college choice, your goals and values, and how you spend your time.

    To take the survey, log into your WesPortal and click the link to the CIRP First-Year Student Survey on your Orientation Checklist.  Deadline is Friday, August 25th.  
     
    Results from this survey are used by Wesleyan and by higher education researchers to understand and improve the college experience. You can find the national results from previous surveys on HERI’s website

    Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Your responses to the questionnaire indicate your consent to participate (please read the “Survey Information Sheet” on the survey website for more information). Responses are confidential and we will only release survey results in the aggregate (for example, "85% of students reported...").

    If you encounter any issues or have questions please email me or call me at (860) 685-2530. Thank you for participating in this important project. We look forward to seeing you on campus in the coming weeks.

    Sincerely,

    Jordan Knicely, Associate Director of Institutional Research

  • Textbooks and Supplies - Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

    Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore is pleased to welcome you into our spectacular new space on Main Street. We just opened in May of this year and have spent the summer months preparing for the academic year – just like you!

    It is our goal to be responsive to your course-materials needs, making it easy for you to get textbooks, supplies, Wesleyan t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more, as well as a wide selection of books for pleasure reading! Please let us know if you’re finding what you need and if we can be of assistance in any way. Shuttle buses will run regularly from campus; check out our website at Wesleyan.edu/rjjuliabookstore, call us at 860-685-3939, or email us at books@wesleyan.edu. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news!

     We hope OUR first year together at Wesleyan University is fun, rewarding, and filled with LOTS of great books!

     See you in the store, 

     Roxanne Coady, CEO, RJ Julia Booksellers

  • Usdan Center 10th Anniversary!

    New Students – mark your calendar for September 7th, 11am – 3pm, for the Usdan University Center’s 10th Anniversary celebrating the Center and Student Life.  This is the perfect opportunity to learn about this amazing building by discovering the rooms and services it can provide you over the next four years.  Review a display of the history of campus centers at Wesleyan – Downey House (1936), The Davenport Campus Center (1984), and now Usdan (2007).  Have a piece of Anniversary cake, and earn a chance to spin the prize wheel throughout the afternoon.  This is a must do event for your first week on campus, and a great break from your first week of classes.  

August 17, 2017

  • Academic Integrity and Code of Conduct

    All new students are required to complete Wesleyan University's Honor Code and Code of Non-Academic Conduct Tutorial. This tutorial is presented in two parts – the first will introduce you to the Honor Code and the second to the Code of Non-Academic Conduct.  Several questions follow each introduction to assess and ensure your understanding of these important standards.

    The deadline for completion is Friday, August 25.

    Also, in our effort to be more sustanable, no paper copies of the Student Handbook will be provided in your welcome bags.  Instead, we ask that you please read this online prior to your arrival on campus.

  • Campus Employment & Eligibility Verification

    All incoming students are required to complete an I-9 form and are asked to bring appropriate documentation on Arrival Day to complete the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form).

    The following forms of ID are most commonly used:

    • Valid unexpired original passport
      • or
    • Original SS card & drivers license
      • or
    • Drivers license & original birth certificate

    The Student Employment Office is committed to giving students the opportunity to satisfy the work-study component of their financial aid package. In addition, we endeavor to assist students that are not eligible for work-study to gain employment. Students earn money that can be contributed to the cost of their education, while learning skills that will benefit them in the classroom and beyond. Employers benefit from students' talents, insight and enthusiasm. The Student Employment Office is committed to promoting student employment opportunities on-campus as well as off-campus through our partnerships with community service agencies in the area.

  • Meet the Orientation Leaders!
    Yasmeen

    Yasmeen Alshabasy

    Hello everyone! My name is Yasmeen, I'm from Brooklyn, and I'm currently majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. I have three cats, two older siblings, and I enjoy writing (especially poetry.) I'm usually very very caffeinated, I love dark lipsticks (usually end up on my teeth oh well), and I would looove to be a resource to ya'll! I also tutor on campus, am part of WesMaSS (ask me about it!), and personally identify with Ezekiel from The Get Down. Personally. Have a great freshmen year and spend time getting to know yourself!

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    Alba Alvarado Sandoval

    My name is Alba, pero my friends call me Albita and the Bay Area is  where I call home. I'm a proud first-generation, low income Guatemalan and Salvadoran American who just survived her first year here at Wes! I am hoping to major in Science in Society with concentrations in Psychology and Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies and minoring in Data Analysis. I’m super passionate about sexual health and women's health, I have about 500 condoms in my room, and my friends even call me their sex health doctor! I'm excited to meet and celebrate all of you! See you soon!

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    Kisanet Bizabih

    Hey guys! My name is Kisanet and I’m a sophomore from Seattle, Washington. I am considering an American Studies major as well as every other major Wesleyan has to offer because why make a decision ever? I am a member of Ujamaa on campus as well as the Women of Color Collective and would love to talk with you about either. Please approach me with any questions or Netflix recommendations!

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    Mika Braun

    Hi, I’m Mika! I hail from sunny Northern California where I love to craft and *attempt* to recreate the latest food trends (most recent endeavors — custom dog hoodies and poke bowls). I’m a Psychology/East Asian Studies double major and am involved in team sailing, digital design, Snuggs fan club, and Terp dance ensemble.

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    Amelie Clemot

    Hi! My name is Amelie Clemot and I am a rising senior. Though I hadn't initially planned this, I am happy to say I am a Government and Hispanic Literature double majors - and I'm writing a thesis this year! I'm French-American and though I have spent most of my life in New York, NY; I call Middletown, Connecticut my home.  On campus, I am President of the ACLU chapter and play on the water polo club team!

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    Alberto Encinas

    My name is Alberto Encinas and I am a sophomore here at Wes! I'm originally from California (SouthBay wohooo), and chose Wes because I wanted a culture shock being on the East Coast. I'm currently on the WSA and work as a Red and Black ambassador for the schools calling center. I like to chill out on Foss and hang out so feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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    Emily Furnival

    I'm Emily Furnival, a senior College of Letters (literature, philosophy, and history) major. At Wesleyan, I work at Green Street Center for Teaching and Learning teaching art and writing classes, and I'm writing a thesis on museum architecture and education. I'm from New York City and have very strong opinions on bagels.

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    Adi Gandhi

    My name is Adi Gandhi and I am a rising senior ('18). I am majoring in Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Science in Society, while also pursuing the pre-medicine track. I am on Throw Culture, the coed ultimate frisbee team on campus, and work at the Cardinal Technology Store. I look forward to meeting you all in the fall!

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    Aditi Guha

    I’m from Mumbai, India and I’m a rising junior and an Econ major. I love music, board games and eating. I am co-chair of PANGEA, the international student organization, and if you’re an international student and need to talk about anything, I’m always around! Wesleyan has been amazing and I’m so excited for all of you to be here.

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    Matilda Hague

    Hey my name is Matilda and I’m from Paris, France. I’m a senior studying Latin American Studies and Anthropology. Can’t wait to meet you all. I have the silliest cackle out there so make sure to make me laugh when you get to Wes!

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    Paige Hutton

    Hi my name is Paige and I am from McKinney, Texas. I am an American Studies major hoping to continue on to graduate school. Besides that, I love learning languages (Spanish, French and Arabic) and I recently started to learn how to code. I'm a Sagittarius so I love to get in my feelings and I'm the only person I know who is good at remembering faces and names. So if you see me around campus, say hi--I'll likely be in Usdan working on a New York Times crossword.

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    Misha Iakovenko 

    I'm an international student from Ukraine, a rising senior majoring in economics and minoring in data analysis. Orientation is one of my most favorite experiences at Wesleyan and this is my third time joining the program as an OL. Some of you might be scared to make such a huge transition; as an international student, I was in your shoes. But don't worry: our team will make sure you have the most awesome introduction to Wes and have an amazing time from day one. P.s. If you're an international student, do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. I mean it, ANY questions.

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    Christopher Jackson

    Hi, I’m Chris Jackson, like Miss Jackson. (If you’re familiar with Panic at the Disco or OutKast, you hopefully get that joke). I’m a rising sophomore from Opelousas, Louisiana, a prospective Computer Science and Film Studies major, and I’m one of Wesleyan’s QuestBridge Scholars. In terms of what I do on campus: I’ve been participating in student government on campus for a year, I work for our student filmmaking group Cardinal Pictures as a Gear Manager and Diversity Coordinator, and I’m doing sound design for a musical called Sweet As Whole this fall (which you should all audition for), and I’m a member of the Alpha Delta Phi society. In my spare time I enjoy playing bass, spending time with friends, and playing video games.

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    Jasmine Jason

    Hello, my name is Jasmine Jason, and I'm a rising sophomore and prospective English/History double major, and originally from Mountain View, Arkansas. A little about me: I love to write, draw, and play tennis, and in addition, this year I will be serving as the Questbridge Liaison in Wesleyan's first-gen, low-income group First Class. I'm so excited the new Class of 2021 to Wesleyan this year!

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    Melissa Joskow

    Melissa Joskow is a senior at Wesleyan University. She is double majoring in Studio Art and Government with a minor in Art History. She is a co-captain of Throw Culture, Wesleyan’s co-ed ultimate Frisbee team, as well as a co-captain of WeShuffle, Wesleyan’s tap dancing company. She is also a member of the Wesleyan Outing Club. Melissa spent the past semester abroad in Rome studying art and art history.

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    Aysha Khan

    My name is Aysha Khan, I’m 19 years old and I will be entering my junior year of Wesleyan in the fall. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and live in Hartford, CT. I will be double majoring in Chemistry and Science in Societies Program. On campus I’m involved in Questbridge/First Class, the MSA and Students for Justice in Palestine. In my free time I work to resettle refugee families into Connecticut, swim and hike. I love puppies.

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    Sabrina Khattab

    My name is Sabrina Khattab and I will be a junior in the fall of 2017. I'm a Government and French double major with a certificate in International Relations. I'm originally from Egypt and I also lived there for 4 years but I was born in New Jersey and I grew up in Boston, Baltimore, and New York. On campus, I'm part of the Wesleyan Refugee Project and the Middle Eastern Student Union. During the summer I interned at the International Rescue Committee in Baltimore. I'm really passionate about human rights issues in the US and especially in the MENA region and I hope to be able to work in the future with an organization that attempts to solve these issues. I also plan on attending Law School after I graduate from Wes and hopefully become a human rights lawyer.

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    Benjamin Klausner

    Ben was born in Israel but raised in the quiet suburbs of Boston, namely Newton, "the garden city". He loves honest, open conversations and is studying music in college. He also does other things on campus, too, but you should just ask him about them in person. He is most afraid of heights where there is potential for clumsiness, and dying.

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    Caroline Liu

    Caroline Liu is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and programmer from Scottsdale, Arizona. She's a senior majoring in Computer Science and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and she spent last semester learning Arabic abroad in Morocco. On campus, she's involved in first-generation and low-income student community building and advocacy on campus. You can usually find her working at University Communications or stuffing her face at WesWings.

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    Janie Mortell

    Hello everyone! My name is Janie Mortell, and I hail from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am absolutely a Humanities junky; I’m a double major in English and the College of East Asian Studies, and I’m also snagging a snazzy Certificate in Writing! I am a Senior, alas, which means it’s my very last year at this glorious school. I’ll be working away on my senior thesis this entire year, working as a Senior Interviewer in Admissions, leading countless tours on campus, and finally you can find me in the Shapiro Writing Center as this year’s freshest Fellow! I’m absurdly excited to meet you all at Orientation – Go Wes! 

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    Arjun Nayar

    Hi! My name is Arjun Nayar. I am international student from India. I am a double major in Econ and Computer Science. I'm a huge soccer fan, a massive foodie and love travelling and trekking. I can't wait to meet you guys!

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    Tenzin Ngodup

    Hey! My name is Tenzin Ngodup. I am a sophomore and a prospective MB&B major. I am Tibetan but have lived most of my childhood in India. On campus, I am involved in the Wesleyan Refugee Project as a board member and also serve as the Wesleyan Liaison for the Middletown Refugee Resettlement Coalition. As a hiking enthusiast and an adventurer, I am also involved in the Wesleyan Outing Club. 

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    Melisa Olgun

    Hi! I’m Melisa and I’m from New York; I am currently studying a mini combination of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Psychology, and Music. I am a member of the NSM Coalition, WesMaSS, Wesleying, and the Wesleyan Political Union. 

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    Angel Ortiz

    Hi my name is Angel! I am a rising sophomore at Wes and I plan to double major in Economics and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures. My family is from Puerto Rico and I chose Hispanic Literatures and Cultures as my second major because of my cultural upbringing and the passion I have for learning more about my culture. I am from Holyoke, Massachusetts so I am somewhat local. On campus I participate in intramural basketball and spend a good amount of time relaxing on foss hill or watching Game of Thrones. If you need any help or just want to talk you can catch me in Butterfields A (Butts A).

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    Sajirat Palakarn

    Sajirat Palakarn, nicknamed Bright, is a rising sophomore (’20) interested in the intersectionality between soft and social sciences. Raised in Bangkok, Thailand, I attended the Satit Prasarnmit Highschool in central Bangkok. My main interest at Wesleyan centered around political science and various other eclectic collection of subjects. I love to explore the many different things at Wesleyan, from attending local political rally, participating in environmental science colloquium, to performing in a dance troupe. He is now double-majoring in College of Social Studies and History, with a supplementary goal of acquiring a certificate in International Relations. I plan to attend graduate school after graduation.

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    Joanna Paul

    Hi! I'm a senior at Wesleyan from Nashville, TN. I study psychology and sociology with a German minor. On campus I am involved in two psychology research labs, play clarinet with various groups, co-lead the Unitarian Universalist campus ministry, and am passionate about social justice. Coming to Wes has easily been one of the best decisions of my life and I look forward to welcoming you soon. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns--even if you don't, let's chat!

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    Tara Peng

    My name is Tara Peng, and I’m a rising sophomore and a prospective studio art and biology double major. I am involved here at Wesleyan as a member of event staff, summer admission staff, and as a tour guide, and I am involved in my community as a Special Olympics volunteer. In addition, I pole vault and high jump for the varsity track and field team. My favorite hobbies are eating, reading and working out. 

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    Frankie Pereira

    My name is Frankie, and I am from the Bay Area. I am proud to be a first generation, low-income Guatemalan who graduated from an underperforming high school. I’m pursuing a major in American Studies concentration on race/ethnicity and Psychology and hopefully have time to fulfill The Study of Education certificate. Outside of the classroom, I am heavily involved in Ajua Campos, the Latinx club on campus, and I enjoy eating at restaurants on Main street. I am excited to be your orientation leader, and I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

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    Anthony Price

    Proud Clevelander from Cleveland, Ohio, first-generation college student, and member of the class of 2020. Prospective Government and American Studies Double Major, Wesleyan Student Assembly CoCo Chair, Tour Guide, Board Member of Ujamma and Invisible Men, and Allbritton Fellow.

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    Henry Prine

    Hi! My name is Henry Prine. I’m a rising senior here at Wesleyan, majoring in American Studies. I am involved with a number of activities and groups on campus, most of them social justice related, including Students for Justice in Palestine and Wesleyan Students for Ending Mass Incarceration. I lived in 200 Church my first year and in Womanist program house my sophomore and junior years. I spent the previous semester abroad in Jordan, but am looking forward to returning to campus and working with all the new students!

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    Aqila Putri

    Aqila is a senior Freeman Scholar from Indonesia. She is Economics and Computer Science major, and is passionate about the use of data in alleviating poverty in developed countries. Aqila sits in the board of Female Economists of Wesleyan (FEW), and an active member of Freeman Asian Scholars Association (FASA). Most of the time, you could find her in Olin or SciLi basement furiously coding or reading papers, or stress baking in her senior house kitchen.

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    Justin Ratkovic

    My name is Justin Ratkovic and I'm from Lake Forest, California. I'm a sophomore this year. I plan to double major in government and economics with an international relations certificate. I was elected Academic Affairs Chair for the Wesleyan Student Assembly which is our student government on campus. I can't wait to meet everyone and make your orientation as informative, exciting, and welcoming as possible.

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    Matt Renetzky

    Hi! My name is Matt and I'm a Senior from Los Angeles. I'm a Government Major and a Film Minor. In my free time, you'll find me giving tours to prospective students, running events with the Jewish Community, hanging out with my brothers in Alpha Psi, working on a film set, or sleeping on a couch in Usdan. Congrats on choosing Wes!

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    Gabby Resnick

    Welcome to Wes!!!! My name’s Gabby (she/them) and I’m from Westchester County, NY.  I’m a senior Religion major and I also study Spanish. When I’m not doing schoolwork you can catch me on campus making small-talk, playing sports or working at WesWings. Other important information about me is that I’m a proud but perpetually disappointed Mets fan. That’s me - I’m super excited to meet all of YOU in the fall!

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    Sifana Sohail

    Sifana Sohail’18 has spent half of her life bouncing around the States and half of it in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is looking forward to whatever comes next. She’s a Psychology major, and loves to read and write fiction – which is why she’s also getting the Creative Writing Certificate. Outside of class, she plays with kids in the Developmental Psychology lab, frantically researches things for her thesis on identity and emotion, and walks around campus giving tours.

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    Sydney Taylor-Klaus

    Sydney Taylor-Klaus is an enthusiast. She loves playing ultimate frisbee, hiking, climbing and camping, farming, building sets for theater productions, and spinning fire in Prometheus. A native Atlantan, she has a passion for both science and art. She came to Wesleyan last year following a gap year in the South Pacific and Nicaragua.

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    Ammie Tea

    Hi my name is Ammie Tea! Before Wes, I attended the same public school as Lil Dicky back in the Philly burbs (though he graduated a couple of years before me). Now, I am a senior majoring in Sociology with a double minor in Data Analysis and East Asian Studies. I am involved in many groups on campus such as the Asian American Student Collective, the Women of Color Collective, the Edgar Beckham Social Justice Awards, and Rho Epsilon Pi (Wesleyan's only sorority).

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    Mya Valentin

    Class of 2019. I’m an Art Studio major with a certificate in Environmental Studies. I have been a leader in the Environmental Justice Student Forum since Fall ’16 and engage in food justice activism on campus through Veg Out. I am also a working group member for The Workshop, Wesleyan’s student-run art space. I still manage to spend most of my time watching Netflix.

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    Katie Vasquez

    The only thing you need to know about me is that I love dogs far more than the average person. But if you want to know anything that is actually relevant to my time at Wesleyan: I am a prospective psychology and English major, I wrote and will be directing an original jukebox musical (it is called “Sweet As Whole” and you should all try out), I was a cheerleader, I am on The Subway Ride staff, I have done psychology research involving ethical reasoning, and I am an admissions intern. There’s also a lot of dogs on campus when the weather is nice and that makes me happy.

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    Ricardo Vazquez

    Prospective double major in Economics and Latin American Studies, with a certificate in International Relations. Competes on both the Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Team as a thrower for the Javelin, Discuss, Shot Put, Hammer Throw, and Weight Throw events. Works in Admissions throughout the year as a Tour Guide and as front office personnel. On the weekend, enjoys participating in Intramural basketball, as well as taking as many naps throughout the day as possible. Favorite movie series: The Rush Hour Movies, Favorite Meal: The breakfast pale at Swings, and will be living in a cope in the Butterfields A dorm for the school year.

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    Matt Wallock

    Welcome to Wes, class of 2021! My name is Matt and I'm a rising senior from Santa Barbara, CA. Here are some (fun?) facts about me: I'm studying government and writing; I work for the Argus and at Klekolo World Coffee in Middletown; I'm also interested in photography, printmaking, politics, music, and all-things-outdoors. I'm excited to meet you in August!

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    Julia White

    Hey! I'm Julia (they/them), and I'm a rising sophomore from Evanston, Illinois. I'm thinking about majoring in Science in Society and/or American Studies, which is code for "I think everything is interesting and don't want to narrow it down." Talk to me if that sounds like you, or if you have any interest in volunteering in Middletown, student activism, Long Lane Farm, the best bike routes in the area, learning to cartwheel, the Queer community at Wes, or any of the amazing student-led groups/events/activities here on campus! If I don't know much about it, I can connect you to someone who does, and you can totally reach out to me at any point during the year. So excited to meet everyone!!!

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    Unique Wenxuan Xue

    I'm a Chinese international student from Beijing double majoring Theater and American Studies with a CEAS minor. I sing in Quasimodal a cappella group (which you should all audition for) and participate in Second Shades, the student-of-color theater group on campus. I am interested in acting, singing, composing, playwriting, and telling stories that are about Asians in America who often find themselves lost in cultural dislocation.

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    Suyang Yang

    Hi, I'm Suyang. People usually call me Su. I'm a rising junior major in theatre and economics. I have a huge passion for theatre and I care a lot about international students' lives on campus. If you want to host more events for international students, come to me! Also a cat lover, beginning runner, and a realistic idealist.

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    Gisselle Yepes

    Hey, I’m Gisselle Yepes and I’ll be a sophomore in the fall. I am a Puerto Rican and Colombian from the Bronx, New York, and am planning on double majoring in Psychology and English with a concentration in Race and Ethnicity/Creative Writing. At Wes, I am a writer for The Rival Wesleyan – an online student publication focusing on the students of color on campus. I am also a part of the Women of Color Collective, Ajua Campos (the Latinx group), and WesMASS (a group designed to support students within marginalized groups through the math and sciences). I am a collection of spoken word pieces, philosophical conversations, activism, and laughs. If any parts of me interest you and you’re down with THE GET DOWN, talk to me! But if you have other questions that I cannot answer, I’ll definitely phone a friend and try my very best to help. Looking forward to meeting all of you!

  • Packing List Video and Tour of Clark Residence Hall

    Image of Camera for Video Link  Arrival Day is just under two weeks away! (Less than that for international students!) Are you ready? Do you have everything packed already? Rain gear? Winter gear? (It's been known to snow up here... ) Flip-flops for the shower?

    Image of Camera for Video Link  For those living in Clark, here's a quick glimpse of what the rooms look like! 

  • Religious and Spiritual Life Survey

    The Chaplains from Wesleyan’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life have been appointed by the University to ensure and promote the spiritual and religious well-being of the campus community. They do this by providing leadership, counseling, and programming that promotes holistic student development and by nurturing many diverse and vibrant religious communities at Wesleyan.

    They need your help to get a sense of the communities and practices at Wesleyan. The deadline has been extended. You can access the survey up until Monday, August 21st via your Orientation checklist in WesPortal.

August 10, 2017

  • First Year Matters Reading & Response --- Tuesday, August 15

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    Wesleyan's First Year Matters program provides new students with a shared experience and introduction to intellectual life at Wesleyan. This year will include a common reading and a written response to be completed over the summer, as well as lectures, group discussions and an address by the author during Orientation on September 1st.

    The common reading is Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric. You will be able to access your copy of the e-book via Amazon whispercast. You received information about creating an account and accessing your copy of the book via your Wesleyan email.

    The The First Year Matters Response must be submitted before 5pm on Tuesday, August 15.  Your thoughts will inform the informal and formal conversations that will take place during orientation and beyond. Please note that your required written response will be part of your academic file that your advisors will have access to.

  • Health Insurance Decision Form

    The deadline for annual insurance compliance originally scheduled for August 15 has been extended to September 14. Thank you to the many students who already complied.  If you fail to comply by the extended deadline, you will be automatically enrolled in the university-sponsored plan and $1,963 will be charged to your student account in late September.  After this date you will be required to petition Gallagher Student Insurance for possible reversal of the auto enrollment fee. Please disregard this notice if you already waived or enrolled at the Gallagher Student Insurance website prior to this email.

    Please do not wait for auto enrollment if you know you want to purchase the student insurance.  Go online now and enroll so your information and card can be processed immediately (we suggest using your campus address including box number when enrolling).

    Waiving and enrolling online at www.gallagherstudent.com/wesleyan is required for compliance. 

    Please note:  Student athletes must also comply with the university requirement even if information was submitted to the athletic department.

  • Shuttles to Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

    The following is the shuttle schedule starting Sunday, August 27th through Friday, September 15th.

    11am - 7pm Monday - Friday.  It will be a continuous loop in this order:

    Butterfields
    Bennett
    Fauver/Wes Shop
    Albritton
    High Rise
    Usdan
    CFA Lot T
    Fisk ( College Street )
    Bookstore

August 3, 2017

  • AlcoholEdu & Haven Courses

    In an effort to further advance our students beyond the classroom, Wesleyan University has partnered with EverFi to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual assault prevention.  As part of our comprehensive prevention program for new students, Wesleyan requires you to complete AlcoholEdu and Haven. These online courses will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your college years and beyond. Failure to complete these courses will result in a hold being put on your registration. 

    Be sure to thoroughly review the deadlines below and other detailed information.

    DEADLINES

    AlcoloholEdu For College
    Part One: August 27
    Part Two: October 23

    Haven Understanding Sexual Assault
    Part One: August 27
    Part Two: October 23

  • Health Insurance Decision Form

    The University requires all students to maintain health insurance that is comparable to the university-sponsored plan. Please complete the necessary online forms to ENROLL in or WAIVE the university-sponsored plan.

    The deadline to submit the 2016-2017 Wesleyan University Annual Insurance Decision Form is Tuesday, August 15.

  • New Student Survey

    Greetings from the Institutional Research Office,

    I’m writing to ask you to take part in a Wesleyan tradition that dates all the way back to the 1960’s. Each year our first-year students tell us a bit about themselves via a national survey for incoming college students. This year’s survey, conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, asks your opinion on many items relevant to examining the impact of college. Every fall, students from colleges and universities across the country participate in this same survey. It asks about your expectations for college, your academic habits and experiences, what influenced your college choice, your goals and values, and how you spend your time.

    To take the survey, log into your WesPortal and click the link to the CIRP First-Year Student Survey on your Orientation Checklist.

    Results from this survey are used by Wesleyan and by higher education researchers to understand and improve the college experience. You can find the national results from previous surveys on HERI’s website

    Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Your responses to the questionnaire indicate your consent to participate (please read the “Survey Information Sheet” on the survey website for more information). Responses are confidential and we will only release survey results in the aggregate (for example, "85% of students reported...").

    If you encounter any issues or have questions please email me or call me at (860) 685-2530. Thank you for participating in this important project. We look forward to seeing you on campus in the coming weeks.

    Sincerely,

    Jordan Knicely, Associate Director of Institutional Research

  • Personal Emails

    Please be aware that this is the final correspondence from Wesleyan that will be sent to your personal email address. Going forward, all official emails will be sent to your Wes email address only. Therefore, you need to check your Wes email account regularly and/or set up email forwarding.

    You will be able to reset your Wesleyan password by using your personal email address. You can update your personal email address via WesPortal>Communication>Alternate Email.

    How to forward your Wesleyan Gmail account to a different email address

    Once your email account has been migrated to Wesleyan Gmail any forwards you had configured through Wesleyan will now have to be reconfigured on Gmail.

    1) Log into your Wesleyan Gmail account.
    2) Click Settings
    3) Click ‘Forwarding and POP/IMAP’
    4) In the first section, choose the radio button, “Forward a copy of incoming mail to” and then type in the email address you would like your Wesleyan Gmail account to forward too

    Then choose either:

    Keep a copy – this will leave the original email in the inbox
    Archive a copy – this will move the original email into the All Mail
    Delete the original – the will remove the original email (recommended)

    5) When you are done choosing these options, click ‘Save Changes‘ at the bottom of the page and you are done!

  • Religious & Spiritual Life Survey

    The Chaplains from Wesleyan’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life have been appointed by the University to ensure and promote the spiritual and religious well-being of the campus community. They do this by providing leadership, counseling, and programming that promotes holistic student development and by nurturing many diverse and vibrant religious communities at Wesleyan.

    They need your help to get a sense of the communities and practices at Wesleyan. You can access the survey up until Tuesday, August 15 via your WesPortal.

  • WesPortal Tips
    All users are strongly encouraged to utilize the "Favorites" functionality to organize the links that are used regularly.  The favorites bucket will be the lone bucket in the left column and can accommodate as many links as the user prefers. To learn how to add/remove and edit favorites click here.  For more detailed instructions and to learn more about WesPortal please visit the Registrar website.

July 27, 2017

  • Academic Integrity & Code of Conduct

    All new students are required to complete Wesleyan University's Honor Code and Code of Non-Academic Conduct Tutorial. This tutorial is presented in two parts – the first will introduce you to the Honor Code and the second to the Code of Non-Academic Conduct.  Several questions follow each introduction to assess and ensure your understanding of these important standards.

    The Tutorial will open on August 3rd and the deadline for completion is Friday, August 25.

  • Housing Assignment & Meet your Area Coordinator
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    • You can view your housing assignment through via WesPoral>My Information>Student Profile. Along with building and room, you will also receive contact information for your roommate(s).  We can only provide an email address and will not be able to give out phone numbers.  Please remember some students may be on vacation or working in areas this summer with limited internet. If you do not receive an immediate response it may be because they have not accessed their assignment.
    • Wesleyan housing stock is very diverse, with multiple room sizes within each building, so it is difficult to provide room dimensions.  Every student receives a desk, chair, dresser, bed, bookcase and closet or wardrobe.  The furniture is movable, with the exception of some Foss Hill (West College and Nicolson) rooms that have built-in units.  Most beds are adjustable in height, so risers are not needed and uses extra long twin size linens.  At its lowest level, the mattress is 15” from the floor. The following video gives an overview of our residences.
    • If you are starting to shop and want to know what we recommend to pack, please see our unofficial list. Please review our fire safety guidelines to know what you should not bring to campus.
    • We understand that some students may have hoped for a particular assignment. Unfortunately, we do not have the flexibility to make room changes at this time since we do not have any vacancies. Please contact your roommate(s) and prepare to move into Wesleyan in your assigned room. You can submit a Room Change Request Form when you arrive on campus and we will start reviewing forms after the first two weeks of classes.
    • If you have any questions, please contact Residential Life at 860-685-3550 or at reslife@wesleyan.edu.
    Meet your Area Coordinator!
    The Area Coordinator is a full-time staff member who lives in the residence halls.  They are responsible for student staff and managing the area.
    Visit the ResLife website for more information.
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  • Moodle
    Welcome to Wesleyan University New Student Orientation Module!  As part of your new student orientation, we want to introduce you to tools and resources to support your academic career at Wesleyan that will be essential to achieving your goals.  Every week you will receive an announcement from our team of upcoming tutorials and important information in preparation for your arrival.  Be sure to review weekly resources and videos.
  • Parent/Guardian Information
    All students should review and update their parent/guardian information via WesPortal>My Information>Enrollment Checklist and Addresses.  Review before Wedneday, August 30.
  • Preferred Name

    Dear Students,

    We are looking forward to welcoming you to Middletown for the coming academic year!  We want to remind you that students, faculty and staff who wish to be identified by a preferred name may enter that name in the Personal Data section of their WesPortal (My Information>Enrollment Checklist & Addresses>Personal Data).  This preferred name will appear in most University systems.  While anyone is welcome to use a preferred name, this option was developed to respond to the needs of some international students, transgender people, and others who prefer to use a middle name or a nickname.

    If you act now, your preferred name will appear on class lists and other rosters that are used at the beginning of the year.  (If you’ve previously entered your preferred name you do not need to do so again.)

    Please visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/general_information/preferred_name.html for complete information and let us know if you have questions.

    With best wishes for a good year ahead,

    Anna van der Burg, Registrar

    Dean Mike Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs

  • Pre-Registration Course Updates

    Course enrollments and faculty advisor assignments will be released at 9am on Tuesday, August 22.

    An exciting new course has been added for Fall 2017.

    FILM442.01 The Art of Doing: Creative Project Production and Making It Happen

    Taught by director Michael Pope who has shot, cut and directed the music videos for The Dresden Dolls and Amanda Palmer's first solo album (Who Killed Amanda Palmer), in collaboration with Amanda Palmer as visiting co-creator, the course will culminate in a screening of the class-created video that will be part of a Wesleyan-hosted Amanda Palmer concert on December 9.

    Interested students are required to apply for this course by August 15 and submit a ranked Drop/Add enrollment request starting on August 22.

July 20, 2017

  • Pre-Registration Course Updates

    An exciting new course has been added for Fall 2017.

    FILM442.01 The Art of Doing: Creative Project Production and Making It Happen

    Taught by director Michael Pope who has shot, cut and directed the music videos for The Dresden Dolls and Amanda Palmer's first solo album (Who Killed Amanda Palmer), in collaboration with Amanda Palmer as visiting co-creator, the course will culminate in a screening of the class-created video that will be part of a Wesleyan-hosted Amanda Palmer concert on December 9.

    Interested students are required to apply for this course by August 15 and submit a ranked Drop/Add enrollment request starting on August 22.

  • Housing Assignment
    The Office of Residential Life will be releasing Housing Assignments on Tuesday, July 25 via WesPortal>Orientation Resources>Housing Assignment. The assignment will include the building and room, as well as contact information for roommate(s).
  • WesBox and Mailing Address

    Assigned WesBox numbers and lock combinations will be available via WesPortal>My Information>Student Profile.

    Per WesStation, all mail (including packages) should be addressed uisng the following template.

    Example:

    Jane Doe
    WesBox 90000
    45 Wyllys Ave.
    Middletown, CT 06459

    Please remember there is no delivery to residence halls and improper addressing of letters and packages will delay delivery.

    Note:  Any packages sent prior to August 23rd will be returned to sender.

July 13, 2017

  • Academic, Student & Community Resources

    As you Get Ready for Wesleyan!, be sure to familiarlize yourself with the offices and people that are eager to assist you. A sampling of the available resources highlight some of the departments and individuals that can ease your transition to Wes.

    These are just a few of Wesleyan's professionals who are dedicated to helping students during their careers at Wes. These individuals and their teams serve as advocates, resources and allies for students inside and outside the classroom. As you meet the faculty, staff and your classmates, you will quickly realize that the best thing about Wes is the people. The Wes community is a group of lifelong learners, social entrepreneurs and intellectual explorers who believe in a rigorous liberal arts educaton.

    Knowing these people will ensure that you too are in the know.

  • Authorized Payer

    If someone is assisting you with the financial aspect of your Wesleyan education (i.e. parent, grandparent), you may wish to grant that person guest access to Student Account Center.  Log into Student Account Center through your student portfolio and select "Manage Account Access".  Granting Authorized Participant status will allow your guest to receive all e-billing notifications and make payment on your behalf or enroll in a monthly payment plan. If no Authorized Participant is established, only the student will receive the e-bills.

    Please note that the fall semester payment is due August 11th.

  • Citizen

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    You are able to access the common reading via Amazon whispercast. Information about creating an account and accessing your copy of the book was sent via email. If you have any issues, please contact orientation@wesleyan.edu.

  • Handshake
    The Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan University is excited to announce the launch of its new intuitive and modern career management platform, Handshake. The new, mobile-ready recruiting application is designed to help students discover and explore jobs, internships, organizations, and events all personalized to their specific career interests. Handshake will replace the current application, CareerDrive. 
  • Packing List
    The packing list contains some of the things you may want to consider bringing to Wes. It excludes the obvious such as clothing and basic toiletries but includes some things you may not have thought of. Many items are for convenience and you may decide you don't need them.

July 6, 2017

  • Competencies at Wesleyan

    While at Wesleyan, students engage in the deep study of an academic field once they have declared a major, and they develop academic breadth through their general education coursework. In addition, they will also build broad, interdisciplinary skills through all of their curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities. Wesleyan has developed a flexible framework built on four competencies to allow students to engage voluntarily in a process of reflection (both in conjunction with advisors and on their own).

    The four competencies:

    • Mapping = navigating complex environments (NCE)
    • Expressing = writing, expressing, communicating (WEC)
    • Mining = quantitative analysis and interpretation (QAI)
    • Engaging = negotiating intercultural differences (NID)
  • First Year Matters

    Wesleyan's First Year Matters program provides new students with a shared experience and introduction to intellectual life at Wesleyan. This year will include a common reading and a written response to be completed over the summer, as well as lectures, group discussions and an address by the auhor during Orientation on September 1st.

    The common reading is Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric. You will be able to access your copy of the e-book via Amazon whispercast. You will receive information about creating an account and accessing your copy of the book via your Wesleyan email within the next 24 hours.

    The The First Year Matters Response must be submitted before 5pm on Tuesday, August 15.  Your thoughts will inform the informal and formal conversations that will take place during orientation and beyond.

  • Moodle

    Moodle Provides resources such as Lynda.com, TEDx videos along with future discipline specific content

  • Pre-Registration

    From 9am Monday, July 10 through 5pm Tuesday, August 1, eligible students will build a ranked course plan of Fall 2017 courses via your WesPortal. Students should consult available resources, search for available/appropriate courses in WesMaps and create a ranked plan of seven courses.

    All Fall 2017 undergraduate courses are available to new students, as long as:

    there are seats available in the course
    the student's class bin is NOT equal to 'X' (excluded)
    the Permission of Instructor (POI) is NOT required
    the student meets the course pre-requisites based on the placement exam course recommendations

    After Pre-Reg Planning closes, the ranked plans will be run through a scheduling algorithim that will attempt to enroll each student in their ranked courses.

    Note the following regarding the scheduling algorithim:

    students can be enrolled in a maximum of four full credit courses, but more if the additional courses are partial credit
    it is appropriate for ranked plans to include time conflicts, but students will NOT be scheduled into a time conflict
    no advantage/preference given based on when the plan was created

  • Pre-Registration: Advising Guidelines

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    Exploration is a hallmark of liberal learning.  Take your first year at Wesleyan to explore the rich and exciting curriculum, a curriculum that will continue to broaden your knowledge and deepen your understanding of the world and the nature of knowledge as you move forward.  Discovering new intellectual realms and methodologies while diving deeper into those you love allows you to develop new perspectives and hone your academic skills.  The hard part will be to narrow down the courses you want to take, so it is important to think carefully about how to craft a well-balanced and manageable course schedule across the disciplines that both highlights and stretches your intellectual curiosity and creativity.

    Therefore, you should examine the Advising Guidelines while registering for courses. Highlights include:

    Academic Support and Resources
    Advising Guidelines for a Balanced Four-Course Schedule
    General Education Expectations
    Meeting with your Faculty Advisor
    Placement Tests and AP/IB Credit
    Pre-Registration Planning: Getting Started with WesMaps
    Structured Majors at a Glance
    Study Abroad and Foreign Languages

    If you have questions or concerns as you develop your course plan this summer, you can contact the Academic Peer Advisors at peeradvisors@wesleyan.edu or your Class Dean.

    David Phillips Dean for the Class of 2020 dphillips@wesleyan.edu 860-685-2758
    Jennifer P. Wood Dean for the Class of 2019 jpwood@wesleyan.edu 860-685-2774
    Renee Johnson Thornton Dean for the Class of 2018 rjohnson01@wesleyan.edu 860-685-2764
  • Pre-Registration: FAQ

    Adding Courses to ‘Courses Ranked for Scheduling’
    Courses can only be added to this 1-7 ranked list via the individual course pages in WesMaps. Here is an example on how to add courses to your ranked plan: 1. In the upper frame (WesMaps), click 'Astronomy'. 2. Click 'Courses Offered'. 3. Click 'ASTR105-01'. 4. Click 'Add to My Courses'.

    AP/Placement Tests
    Students are advised to rank courses based on the department's course recommendations. These recommendatons serves as prerequisite overrides when appropriate. If  necessary, students will be able to make changes during Orientation and once classes begin. Students should confirm recommendations via your WesPortal.

    Deadline
    The deadline to complete course rankings is 5pm EST on Tuesday, August 1.

    GenEd Status: NOT COMPLIANT
    You can ignore this status at this point because you have not yet completed any Wesleyan courses. The inclusion of courses that fulfill Wesleyan's general education expectations is vital to the student's educational experience at Wesleyan.

    Multiple/Any Section
    If you have interest in multiple sections of a course, it would be best to rank the course once, click the ‘Section’ button, select multiple or ANY section and click ‘Save Changes’.

    Permission of Instructor & Prerequisite Override Requests
    Students will be able to submit electronic requests during Adjustment Preparation, which begins at 9am on Tuesday, August 22.

    Pre-Reg Scheduling
    After Planning closes, the scheduling program will attempt to enroll students in 4 full credit courses based on the ranked plans. The algorithm does NOT give preference based on when the plan was built during planning.

    Ranking Courses
    Ranking a course more than once will NOT increase the chance of being scheduled. Therefore, it is NOT advisable.

    Saving Pre-Reg Plan
    The pre-reg system will auto-save your course rankings. There is no 'submit' button.

    Scheduling Results
    Course enrollments and faculty advisor assignments will be released at 9am on Tuesday, August 23.

    Transfer Courses
    If a course has a prerequsite requirement, the pre-reg system will only deem a student automatically eligible based on an AP/placement test course recommendation or Wesleyan course work In essence, when the pre-reg system determines if the student meets the prerequisite, it will NOT consider transfer courses posted to the Wes Academic History. Therefore, the student will need to submit an electronic prereq override request to the instructor with a justification note (ie - AP score, transfer course, etc). Students will be able to submit requests beginning at 9am on Tuesday, August 22.

    WesMaps Search
    The most effective and efficient method to finding available and eligible courses is via the WesMaps Search. Students can further customize the search criteria, but the following will produce a list of courses that all new students should consider making part of their ranked plan.

    • Semester=Fall 2017
    • Class Year=Sophomore or Junior
    • Only show courses without PreReqs=check
    • Only show courses without POI=check
    • Only show courses with Seats Available=check
  • Pre-Registration: Wesvising

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    The Wesvising tool will help you select courses for your first semester. Once you arrive on campus, you and your faculty advisor will discuss your course selections. That discussion may suggest some revisions, which you will be allowed to do during the adjustment period during Orientation. In the meantime, Wesvising will serve as a helpful resource for you.
     
    Each box contains information about a subject, a major, a minor, or a certificate (a cluster of courses identifying a concentration). Also included are FAQs and a contact name should you have any questions.

    WesMaps, the online university catalog, is available to see a full listing of courses by subject.

June 29, 2017

  • Deadlines - 5PM TODAY!
    It is essential that you log into your WesPortal and complete these tasks before 5PM on THURSDAY, JUNE 29.
    • Academic Interest Questionnaire
      • Helps determine your pre-major advisor.
    • Disability Notification
    • Emergency Contacts
      • Available via your WesPortal>Orientation Checklist
    • Housing Preference Form
      • Available via your WesPortal>Orientation Checklist
    • Placement Tests
      • Provides a guide in choosing appropriate courses during course registration.
      • Makes you eligible to course if a prerequiste override is required.
    • Transfer Connections Program Form
      • Available via your WesPortal>Orientation Checklist
    • WesCard Photo Submission
      • Available via your WesPortal>Orientation Checklist
  • Summer Course on Responsible Conduct of Research

    Complete a Free Course on Responsible Conduct of Research This Summer

    As an incoming Wesleyan student, you should consider completing an online training session on responsible conduct of research at some point this summer.  Completion of this course is required of every student who participates in any kind of research on campus. Students who think they may participate in research should complete the free online training session now so that you won’t need to worry about it once you’ve started classes. The course will likely take between 45 – 90 minutes to complete.  Completion of this course satisfies the requirement for your four years at Wesleyan, and the course is free. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Sacks.

    Here are the instructions to complete the course on Responsible Conduct of Research:

    1.  Go to: CITI Program
    2.  Create your own account and select Wesleyan University as the member institution.
    3.  Check the box for: Yes, I need/want to take the course on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
    4.  Select the subject matter that is closest to the kind research you are most likely to participate in (biomedical, social and behavioral, or physical science).

  • WesCard Photo Submission

    Please upload your picture today for your WesCard.  The WesCard needs to be created prior to coming on campus so you will be able to eat as well as to get into your residence hall. You can upload your photo via your WesPortal>Orientation Checklist.

    The WesCard is your official Wesleyan University Identification Card. Iit is your passport to an exciting world of technology both on campus and in the Middletown Community.

    REMINDERS

    • The photo submitted must be a color photo of you in front of a white (or neutral) background. You should not be wearing a hat or sunglasses in the photo.
    • The image should be 2 inches by 2 inches and should only include you.
    • Only JPG files (those with a .jpg extension) can be uploaded. The filename should not have any spaces in it. Please type words together, or separate words with an underline. Examples: johnsmith.jpg, or john_smith1.jpg.

June 22, 2017

  • Major Declaration for Junior Transfer Students

    If you are beginning your junior year, you will need to have a major in mind upon your arrival.  At Wesleyan, students are expected to declare a major during the second semester of their sophomore year.  During Orientation, junior transfer students will be expected to declare their major, which can be done through the “Major Declaration” link in the “Wesleyan Career” bucket of your portfolio. Please be aware that you may be required to meet with the department/program or provide further information.

    Junior Transfer FAQs are available, as is a detailed list of Wesleyan majors and descriptions.

  • Upcoming Deadlines -- June 29
    • Academic Interest Questionnaire
    • Academic Reflection Essay
    • Disability Resources & Registration
    • Emergency Contacts
    • Housing Preference Form
    • Placement Tests
    • WesCard Photo Submission

June 15, 2017

  • Academic Interest Questionnaire
    The Academic Interest Questionnaire is available until 5pm Thursday, June 29. This information will assist in assigning your faculty advisor, as well as providing valuable information to your class dean and faculty advisor and is a required submission. We will do our best to assign a faculty advisor with whom you share an academic interest or who is teaching one of your courses.
  • Student Accounts Authorized Participant Status

    If parents or a third-party will be assisting with your Student Account payments or require receipt of e-bills, you must grant them access. To do so, click 'Share Account Access' via WesPortal>Offices & Services>Financial Aid & Student Accounts>Student Account Center. If no Authorized Participant is established, only the student will receive the e-bills.

    The fall semester e-bill will go out on July 12th and will be due August 10th.

  • Summer Sendoffs

    18 Summer Sendoffs are occurring in July-August in the U.S. and internationally. You can find them all here.

    Next 3 coming up are:

    June 17th, Taipei, Taiwan

    June 20th, Atlanta, GA

    July 1st, Seoul, KO

  • Upcoming Deadlines

    June 15
    Health Forms

    June 29
    Academic Interest Questionnaire
    Academic Reflection Essay
    Disability Notification
    Emergency Contacts
    Housing Preference Form
    Placement Tests
    WesCard Photo Submission

June 8, 2017

  • Change Password
    Change your password ASAP via WesPortal>My Information>Change Password. Your password should always be kept confidential.
  • College of East Asian Studies
    The College of East Asian Studies (CEAS) is a 3-year multi-disciplinary major focusing on the languages, tradition, and contemporary realities of East Asia. We welcome all applicants. You can find out more about the CEAS major (and minor) by consulting the CEAS website. If you have any questions, you may write to the Chair, Professor Mary Alice Haddad.
  • College of Letters
    The College of Letters is an interdisciplinary major for the study of European History, Literature, and Philosophy, and requires study of a foreign language.  To apply, please consult the COL homepage and contact Chair/Professor Kari Weil at kweil@wesleyan.edu.
  • College of Social Studies

    The College of Social Studies (CSS) is a rigorous, interdisciplinary major focusing on Government, History, Economics, and Social Theory. Founded in 1959, the CSS is reading and writing intensive, encouraging intellectual independence with weekly essays, small group tutorials, and a vibrant intellectual and social environment. If you are an incoming Sophomore transfer student and are interested in joining the CSS, we expect to have spaces open up over the summer.

    The application form will be posted on the CSS website, on Monday, June 5th, and will be due by email on Monday, June 12th.

    If you have questions, write Professor Cecilia Miller, Co-Chair, at cmiller@wesleyan.edu or Professor Giulio Gallarotti, Co-Chair, at ggallarotti@wesleyan.edu.  

     

  • Housing Preference Form
    • The Housing Preference form is available in the 'Orientation Checklist & Resources' until 11:59pm Thursday, June 29. You will notice that you cannot select a specific building, but you can give us preferences on theme floor, room type, and a name of a roommate if applicable. Should you decide not to request a specific roommate (very few of our students do), we will assign one for you.
    • If you have any questions, please contact Residential Life at reslife@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3550.
  • Placement Tests

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    The online math, music theory and language placement tests are available in moodle. All new students interested in taking a math or language course should take the appropriate placement test before Pre-Reg Planning. Students will only be eligible to rank math and language courses that have required pre-requisites during Pre-Reg Planning in July if they have received the course recommendation based on the placement test. Therefore, it is important that students complete the appropriate placement tests before June 29.

  • Summer Sendoffs

    Get ready to celebrate the summer at a casual Summer Sendoff, coordinated by University Relations and hosted by parents and alumni! Meet other incoming students and their families, alumni, and current students at a gathering in your area. First one up is Atlanta, Georgia on June 20th. You can see more locations and register here.”

    • June 20 - Atlanta, GA
    • July 7 - Hong Kong
  • Transfer Connections Program
    The Transfer Connections Program helps facilitate the transition of incoming sophomore and junior transfer students to Wesleyan.  Students who transferred to Wesleyan over the last two years have volunteered to be your connection, or contact point, this summer and over the coming academic year to answer your questions and help you get settled into campus life.  Their perspectives and experiences can be very helpful (and fun) as you look forward to your arrival at Wes. If you would like to participate in the program, please complete the form before Thursday, June 29.
  • Upcoming Deadlines

    June 15

    • Health Forms

    June 29th

    • Academic Interest Questionnaire
    • CEAS Major Declaration Application
    • Disability Resources & Registration
    • Emergency Contacts
    • Housing Preference Form
    • Placement Tests
    • Transfer Connections Program Form
    • WesCard Photo Submission