Information for Matriculated Students

Congratulations to our new Cardinals! With the expectation that all students will be vaccinated for COVID-19 before arriving on campus, we are preparing to provide our students a safe and robust educational experience this fall and can’t wait to welcome you to campus for New Student Orientation, currently scheduled for September 1, 2021. In the meantime, to make sure you have made all the necessary arrangements for a smooth transition, please review the important information on this page.

We will be emailing you important information about your Wesleyan accounts beginning in early June. Once you have access to your Wesleyan email, check it regularly and/or set up forwarding to your personal email addresses that you use regularly. Information will be sent only to your Wesleyan account beginning July 7.

Read the Welcome Letter from the Dean for the Class of 2025


Key Dates and Deadlines

The following items need to be completed and submitted over the summer before you arrive on campus:

  • June

    • Academic Interest Questionnaire
    • Disability Notification and Accommodation Request Form
    • Emergency Contacts
    • Housing Preference Form
    • Medical/Health Forms
    • Placement Tests
    • Wescard ID Photo

  • July

    • Course Pre-Registration
    • Final Transcript
    • International Student Orientation Arrival Form
    • Meal Plan Selection
    • Medical/Health Forms
    • Official SAT/ACT Scores, if taken (first-year students only)

  • August

    • Academic Integrity & Code Of Conduct Tutorial
    • Alcohol Prevention Education
    • Sexual Violence Prevention Education
    • New Student Survey
    • Computer Ordered from Cardinal Tech
    • Fall Semester Payment
    • First Year Matters Reading & Response
    • Health Insurance Waiver

  • New Student Orientation

    New Student Orientation is a comprehensive introduction to Wesleyan University. It is required for all first-year students.  Get to know your Orientation Interns!

    What You Need to Know:
    • The Office of New Student Orientation will be emailing you with important information on accessing new student checklists, deadlines, pre-registration, and other tasks you should complete via the orientation website.
    • The first message in mid June will include the credentials for your Wesleyan email account. You will receive weekly notes on Wednesdays from your class dean and orientation email updates throughout the summer.
    • Be sure to check your Wesleyan account regularly or set up email forwarding to your primary email address so you do not miss important messages.
    • As of July 7, 2021, information will ONLY be sent to your Wesleyan email address.

    More Information

    • If you will not have internet access, contact the orientation office at (please note the office will not be staffed until June).
    • International Student Orientation will begin on August 30, 2021. Information about this will be sent to international students in June.
    • Please visit our Student Engagement Website.  You can begin to learn about Student Life and the over 300 clubs and organizations at Wes.  The Orientation schedule will be posted here as well.  Once you have your Wesleyan credentials you will have more access in the site.  However, you can still begin to search for organizations and activities you are interested in and connect directly with student organization leaders.
    • Follow us on Instagram @wes.orientation to learn more about hte Orientation Program and student life at Wes!
  • Housing

    New students can indicate their preferred housing options through their WesPortal account.

    What You Need to Know:
    • Housing applications will be available in the "New Student Checklist & Resources" section of WesPortal in early June.
    • Complete the online application with your preferred housing options before the system closes in early July.
    • The June 1 Housing deadline is for continuing students only. Incoming students do not need to complete housing information until July.
    • Housing assignments will be posted through WesPortal in early August.

    More Information: 

  • Health Services

    University Health Services provides comprehensive primary care of illness and injury and is open for appointments with physicians and advanced practitioners six days a week. For descriptions of services and office information visit the Health Services site.

    What You Need to Know:
    • All incoming students must upload completed health/immunization forms by July 1 via our electronic portal.  Please go to and find instructions and forms to download for immunization/health compliance.  Your Wesleyan email credentials should be available in early June.  Once you have your credentials, please upload forms at  Follow instructions on the landing page.
    • Please make sure you have records to show compliance with mumps, measles, rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox) and updated meningitis vaccination as well as tuberculosis screening.
    • Completed health information and immunization records must be on file with the Davison Health Center before you can register for classes.
    • All students will be charged for University insurance on the July 13 billing; charges will be reversed for those with waivers for a comparable private insurance.
    • Go to to waive or enroll in University insurance. Health insurance waivers are due by August 12.

    More Information:

    • International students will be scheduled to see a nurse as part of International Student Orientation to review immunization records.
    • Parents are welcome to visit the Davison Health Center or contact us by phone, but students over 18 years of age are entitled to full medical information privacy protection. The Health Center can discuss details of evaluation or treatment only with the student’s signed consent.
  • Information Technology Services (ITS)

    ITS oversees the maintenance and management of Wesleyan’s computing facilities and services. Cardinal Technologies is the service-oriented division of ITS and provides both equipment sales and support and printing services.

    What You Need to Know:
    • WesPortal is a secure system that allows students online access to their course schedule, grades, academic history, student accounts, Moodle (a web-based tool for sharing course assignments and materials), and more. You will be sent a WesPortal account in early June.
    • The ITS student helpdesk provides phone and on-site technical support for student computing issues.
    • Wireless network access is provided throughout campus. Residence Halls have wireless connectivity to the Wesleyan network; wood frame and program housing for upperclassmen have internet access via Comcast.
    • Cardinal Service Center (CSC) is located in Exley Science Center and offers computer repair services for both Apple and PC computers: (860) 685-2700
  • Campus Stores

    Learn more about Cardinal Tech and RJ Julia Bookstore! What You Need to Know:
    • Cardinal Tech is a Wesleyan Campus Store located in Usdan University Center. Cardinal Tech carries everything students need: technology, apparel, school and dorm supplies (in-store and online). Order dorm supplies like bedding, command strips, notebooks and more ahead of time! Choose pick-up in-store to make your first day on campus easier. Cardinal Tech is an Apple Authorized Campus Store but sells a variety of other brands such as Dell, Acer and Windows. Information will be emailed to students about Back-to-School sales in June.

    • RJ Julia Bookstore is a Wesleyan Campus Store located on Main Street in Middletown. RJ Julia provides students with all of their course materials, apparel, gifts and school supplies. Place an order online for items from either campus store at for shipping home or for pick up in-store. Both stores accept Middletown Cash and Student Account for payment!
  • WesCard

    Your personalized WesCard is your ID card and your University dining and library card. It is also your key to the residence halls and campus facilities. Keep it safe!

    What You Need to Know:
    • You need to send in a photo to be used on your WesCard ID by July 1. The photo can be uploaded in WesPortal under "New Student Checklist & Resources".
    • Your completed WesCard will be available when you arrive on campus for Orientation.
    • You can also choose to load your WesCard with "Middletown Cash", an optional debit account that you can use on and off campus for various retail items such as books and supplies and also for services such as mailing, laundry, vending, and dining out.

    More Information


  • Student Accounts

    The Student Accounts Office is responsible for billing and collection of tuition, fees, and miscellaneous charges that students incur while attending Wesleyan.

    What You Need to Know:
    • Student Accounts issues e-statements one semester at a time for tuition, fees, and the residential comprehensive fee.
    • Your first electronic statement of the academic year is sent in July and is payable within 30 days. When statements are ready to be viewed online, an email will be sent to your Wesleyan email address and to your Authorized Users.  (You can set up your parents, guardians, or others as Authorized Users through your Student Account online.)
    • Students and Authorized Participants can make payments via e-check; personal check or money order; and wired payments through Flywire (for payments from outside the United States) or direct bank wire. For direct bank wire instructions, contact
    • Wesleyan University does not accept payment by debit or credit card.

    More Information:

    • Five Month Payment Plans allow families to finance each semester of university costs.  Each semester, there is a $45 enrollment fee; no interest is charged.  The fall plan begins in August and may cover standard charges for the fall term beginning in September.  For more information, visit the Student Accounts website.
  • Final Transcripts

    Final transcripts become part of your permanent record and are an important tool for you and your advisor in planning your academic program at Wesleyan.

    What You Need to Know:
    • You must submit final transcripts to the Office of Admission by NO LATER THAN JULY 1.
    • First-year students: Ask your secondary school counselor to submit your final transcript either electronically through the Common Application website (Final Report Form), via email to, or mail to Office of Admission, Wesleyan University, 70 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459.
    • Transfer students: Ask your current institution to send a final transcript to Wesleyan’s Office of Admission.
  • Standardized Test Scores for Non-Submitters (First-Year Students ONLY)

    Standardized test results are used for academic counseling and placement, as well as for institutional research.

    What You Need to Know:
    • If you have not submitted official test scores, you will be required to do so before you arrive on campus this fall.
    • All ACT, SAT, and/or SAT subject test scores (if taken) must be submitted.
    • Contact the appropriate testing service to have official score reports sent to Wesleyan University (our ACT code is 0614; our SAT code is 3959).

    More Information

    If you did not take the ACT/SAT you are not required to sit for them but you do need to let us know; please email


  • Honor Code and Code of Non-Academic Conduct

    Students at Wesleyan are given a great deal of independence and, in turn, are expected to act responsibly as members of a community that includes all students, faculty, staff, and other Middletown residents. Read more about the Honor Code and Code of Non-Academic Conduct in the Student Handbook.

    Wesleyan University is fully committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.