Campus Resources

The following are campus resources that can be of assistance as you transition to and navigate Wesleyan. 

  • Class Deans
    Class deans are responsible for academic advising and class management in the context of a residential liberal arts environment. This includes helping students develop educational goals and complete their graduation requirements; working with faculty to support student success in the classroom; facilitating access to academic and non-academic support services; and supporting student transitions from high school through the undergraduate years to life post-Wesleyan. It is important to reach out to your class dean with any questions or concerns, academic or otherwise.
  • Commencement and Honoring the Legacy
    Graduation for the senior class features a weekend of talks and receptions, the culmination being the Commencement Ceremony, which includes speeches given by honorary degree recipients, a student speaker, and the conferring of degrees. It takes place at the same time as the Class Reunions. There is an annual commencement robe rental program for students (information will be sent out to graduating seniors).  
    • The Socioeconomic Status and Disability interns in The RC created the event Honoring the Legacy to celebrate the graduating FGLI community at Wesleyan.  During the event, the FGLI seniors receive a free lunch, customized graduation swag, and well wishes from each other and the Wesleyan community.
  • The Resource Center
    Resource Center, a culmination of student advocacy and activism, provides a centralized space where students can learn about and advocate for diversity and inclusion at Wesleyan as well as in their personal lives. The Center was created to improve the educational experience of students from underrepresented groups, lessen violence, promote greater campus harmony, foster better mental health, and cultivate closer ties between alumnae/i at Wesleyan. 
  • Course Materials on Reserve:
    Both online and print course materials are placed on reserve by the instructor at the library so students can check them out for a limited time.
  • Equity & Inclusion
    The Office for Equity & Inclusion provides leadership and guidance to address systemic inequities for all members of the Wesleyan community. Our culture of inquiry approach to enhancing the educational living and learning experience is designed to promote a healthy, thriving campus climate and a community of excellence predicated on respect for others.
  • Research Independent Scholarship Engagement (RISE) Fellowship

    The Office of Student Affairs is offering the Research and Independent Scholarship Engagement (RISE) Fellowship, a fellowship that provides experiential learning, professional development, and networking opportunities for students.  The fellowship includes a variable stipend based on the scope and duration of the fellowship.  

    RISE projects should further students’ academic interests and/or career development. Projects may take the form of a paper, performance, or other creative work; a research engagement; a training opportunity; or be purely experiential in nature.  RISE projects can be related to pre-thesis and/or thesis work.  All RISE projects must have a designated faculty or staff sponsor.  More information about the application timeline, procedures, and guidelines can be found here.

  • Faculty Advisor
    Incoming students are assigned a pre-major advisor who will guide them on their course selections, academic trajectory, and transition to Wesleyan. Once students declare a major, they are assigned a new advisor from within the department who helps the student to fulfill major and degree requirements and create post-Wesleyan plans. It is important to meet with your advisor regarding academic concerns. Helpful resources regarding advising include the Faculty and Student Advising Handbook and Advising at Wesleyan
  • FGLI Textbook Library / FGLI Textbook Request Program- The FGLI Textbook Request program allows first-generation and/or low-income students to apply for the Resource Center to buy a textbook that they need for a class and lend it out to them on a monthly basis as part of the FGLI Textbook Library.  First check out our catalog (RC location catalog, Science Library location catalog) to see if we have the text already in the library, then just apply through this form!

  • Financial Aid
    The Office of Financial Aid at Wesleyan University is committed to enabling the best qualified students to attend, regardless of the family's financial circumstances. Accordingly, Wesleyan's financial aid program awards assistance solely on the basis of financial need.
  • First Things First Pre-Orientation
    A two-day pre-orientation for first-generation students to come to Wesleyan and learn about resources, and the experiences/knowledge of older students, and come to know each other. 
  • Grocery Runs
    The Transportation Department offers a free local grocery shuttle service every Sunday.
  • McNair Scholars Program
    Wesleyan's Ronald E. McNair Post Program assists juniors and seniors from under-represented groups in preparing for, entering, and progressing successfully through undergraduate and post-graduate education.
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
    The fundamental objective of MMUF is to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences.  
  • Questbridge at Wesleyan
    Questbridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities with chapters across the country.
  • Winter Clothing Connection Program (WCCP)- The Resource Center Socioeconomic Status and Disability interns created the Winter Clothing Connection Program to provide FGLI students with the opportunity to receive winter clothing from the Wesleyan community that is specifically suited to their needs.  FGLI students can request up to 5 items of clothing that we try our best to match up with a donor to fulfill their needs.