For Parents of New Students
As a parent of a new Wesleyan student we welcome you to our community! In May your student will recieve a packet of information from the Office of Admission. Within that packet is an insert from our office. At that time we will ask you for your contact information. You will begin to hear more regularly from Wesleyan during the summer. Should you need any assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speak with a Parent of a Current Wesleyan Student
We maintain a list of parents of current students who have agreed to be contacted by parents of new or prospective Wesleyan students. Gain the insight and perspective from a Wesleyan parent! View the list here.
The Office of Admission will be hosting a live online chat for parents of new students on Thursday, April, 23 from 7-8 P.M. EST. Join Admission staff, students and current parents for this Q&A session. Sign up here
Submit Your Contact Information
Every student is asked to have parent contact information on file. Beginning in May submit contact information for each parent/guardian in the family so we can stay in touch with you.
Information about Wesleyan and area transportation, accomodations and restaurants. The Inn at Middletown is located within walking distance from campus. The Inn also offers a special program for Wesleyan parents.
Summer Mailing Packet to Parents (Summer 2014 information. Summer 2015 information will be posted in June)
We send our annual mailing packet to all parents in mid-July. This mailing contains the Handbook for Parents, academic calendar magnet along with other useful information.
Summer Get Ready! Information for New Students (Summer 2014. Summer 2015 information will be posted in June)
We are excited for the arrival of your student on campus this fall! New students received a postcard from the Office of New Student Orientation in June with information about visiting the Orientation website for all summer updates. Also found at the NSO homepage is the summer Get Ready! booklet containing important information about arrival on campus, first semester, and tasks new students need to complete over the summer (which are also listed on the summer checklist page). For any questions, please contact the orientation office at 860-685-5666.
Health Insurance Requirements
Be on the lookout for a mailing in June from Health Services detailing health insurance requirements.
New Student Arrival Day
An important and exciting day, New Student Arrival Day is when students officially register as Wesleyan students. Refreshments and lunch will be offered, and students and parents are invited to hear President's Roth's remarks. There are also workshops for parents to attend. We invite parents to depart campus at 5pm. See the 2014 Schedule to get an idea what you can expect. Also please read the Helpful Hints for Families to Navigate the First Year Residence Hall Check-In Process guide.
Come experience and celebrate Wesleyan during Homecoming/Family Weekend, November 6-8, 2015. Details will be available later in the spring of 2015.
Student Accounts/Tuition Billing
The Student Accounts Office is primarily responsible for the billing and collection of tuition, fees and miscellaneous charges that students incur while attending Wesleyan. Please note that students are responsible for meeting all payment deadlines. Students may add authorized payers to their accounts.
The Unofficial Packing list
A list of dorm essentials for incoming students
Undergraduate Housing Options (youtube.com video)
Sustainability at Wesleyan
Wesleyan University has been actively promoting sustainability since the 1980s, when it began a recycling program. Through the efforts of the sustainability coordinator, Sustainability Advisory Group (SAGES), and the campus community, Wesleyan has expanded its sustainability efforts to include greenhouse gas inventories, a climate action plan, and sustainability policies and projects. Look through our website to learn more about SAGES, the Sustainability Office, and our specific initiatives: Climate Commitments, Energy, Waste Reduction, Procurement, Green Building, Technology, and Transportation.
Cardinal Technology Center (Wesleyan Computer Store)
The Cardinal Technology Center (formerly the Wesleyan Computer Store) is located in room 100 of the Usdan Campus Center. The Cardinal Technology Center sells computer hardware, software, accessories, video games, iPods and more at an educationally discounted price. The store offers systems from Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Sony, as well as printers from HP, Canon and Epson. With a valid Wesleyan University ID, students, faculty, and staff are eligible for the store's special pricing. If the store does not have what you are looking for in stock, it can be special ordered. Usually shipping takes 1-2 days! The Back-to-School catalogue and order form are available online. It will highlight all of the back-to-school specials along with other special deals. Prices are very competitive and we strive to make purchasing your computer a positive helpful experience.
Wesleyan Station/Wesleyan University Mail Services
Find information about all shipping and mailing needs. Please note that packages should not arrive prior to August 18. Students will receive an email once packages are received at Wesleyan Station.
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation (NSO) is a comprehensive introduction to Wesleyan University. The program helps students build a foundation for academic and co-curricular success. Students will build relationships with other students, faculty and administrators and have important discussions about values, traditions, and community standards at Wesleyan.
New International Student Orientation, Sunday August 30
International Student Orientation begins prior to NSO, to give international students time to recover from travel and acclimate to campus, make cultural adjustments, and connect with campus resources. ISO also offers sessions that address health and medical insurance issues, programs about cultural adaptation, weather adjustment, and liberal arts education, as well as informational sessions about US systems that many international students are not familiar with or are very different from their home country.
Summer Sendoffs (Summer 2014, check back in May for 2015 information)
Join members of the Class of 2019, new transfer students, and their families for a casual summer social as they prepare to head to campus. This is an opportunity to meet others new to Wesleyan, as well as current students and their families, alumni, and friends of Wesleyan. The Summer Sendoff web site will be updated on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer. More details will be emailed in the spring and throughout the summer to parents, students, and alumni.