Welcome Class of 2028!

Welcome to Wesleyan! I look forward to meeting you and learning about each of you as your Class Dean over the next four years. Get ready. Wesleyan will challenge you to make important choices and assume personal responsibilities about academics and your life. These moments will influence your educational and individual goals and set in motion the person you will become in the world and in life beyond Wesleyan. Begin now to imagine yourself a part of a place where you will lean into your curiosity, work hard, understand the expectations of your professors, and exercise good time management and study skills. Envision yourself in a position of strength from the start. You are a Cardinal now!

All my best,
William M. Bisese, Ed.D.
Dean for the Class of 2028

Essential Information for the Class of 2028

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    WesPortal is a personalized electronic hub featuring information concerning your academic and student life, such as your academic history, pre-registration, and housing assignment. WesPortal is also where you will access your online orientation materials and complete your required enrollment tasks.  Online orientation materials must be fully completed to successfully enroll into the University and move onto campus.

    WesPortal Login

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    Academic Road Map

    Throughout the summer, you will complete the three phases of the Academic Road Map to better learn about the Wesleyan curriculum, course registration, and academic support resources. This comprehensive tool includes academic highlights, detailed course information, reflection questions, and an introduction to the pre-registration system. Information about the Academic Roadmap

    Exploration is a hallmark of liberal learning and this work is the first step toward your academic success.

    By the end of the summer, your efforts will result in:

    • a blossoming partnership with your liberal arts advisor,
    • the beginnings of a fall course schedule,
    • an informed foundation for your academic journey, and
    • identifying academic services and programs.

    Academic Road Map

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    Academic Advising and Course Selection

    There are a number of people ready to assist you, such as your class dean, faculty advisor, and instructors, with advising resources and processes to help with academic planning and course selection.
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    First-Year Seminars (FYS) Summer Course

    You are being offered the opportunity to take a course remotely from home over the summer before matriculating in the University this fall. The summer course curriculum includes writing-intensive First-Year Seminars (FYS).

    What You Need to Know about the Summer FYS Class
    The course registration process will be open until 5:00p.m. on June 19. Every student who submits course preferences during this time period will have an equal chance of getting enrolled into a class. The FYS courses themselves will take place from July 8 to August 13.  While FYS courses are not required, we encourage students to take one either during the summer or the first year, as these are small seminar courses that allow students to engage in college-level academic writing within a cohort of fellow first-year students.
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    International Student Orientation (ISO)

    International Student Orientation (ISO) is a pre-orientation planned and coordinated by the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA), and designed for incoming undergraduate international students to build community with their peers, acclimate to the University, and begin exploring the full range of academic and co-curricular opportunities and resources available at Wesleyan. What You Need to Know about ISO
    • All incoming undergraduate F-1 visa status international students and self-identifying international students, including U.S. citizens from abroad, dual citizens, and legal permanent residents, are invited to and expected to attend ISO. There is no cost to attend ISO. 
    • All incoming undergraduate international students attending ISO must arrive at Wesleyan to check in for ISO and move into their campus housing during the two-day arrival period, which will be Friday, August 23 - Saturday, August 24. There will be free shuttles from Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, Connecticut to the Wesleyan campus for incoming international students who arrive during the two-day arrival period. Please see our Traveling to Wesleyan webpage for more information about getting to campus from BDL and other regional airports.   
    • Sunday, August 25 is a settle-in day for ISO participants. The ISO staff will provide a chaperoned shopping trip to a local store in the morning during which time you can purchase school and dorm room supplies.  
    • ISO is a two-day program that runs Monday, August 26 - Tuesday, August 27. Participants will be guided by their International Student Orientation Leaders (ISOLs) and are required to attend all sessions. 
    • You are welcome to bring your parents and/or other family members with you to campus for arrival period, settle-in day, and ISO. There will be some campus events for parents and family members on the first day of ISO, Monday, August 26, including a breakfast social in the morning and a dinner in the evening. If you plan to bring your parents and/or other family members with you to Wesleyan, you must include their information when you complete and submit your ISO Student Registration Form in WesPortal by Friday, July 19. OISA will send you pre-arrival newsletters beginning in June, which will include guidance on how to access and complete your ISO Student Registration Form in WesPortal.  


    More Information:

    • Additional information about ISO, including FAQs, can be found on the International Student Orientation (ISO) webpage. For questions about ISO or immigration-related matters for incoming international students, please send an email to oisa@wesleyan.edu with your first and last name and the details of your inquiry.      
    • This year The Wesleyan Writing Center and the Office of International Student Affairs will debut our new resource webpage! Everything from packing suggestions to what to expect when writing your first paper will be there and resources you can use throughout your time at Wesleyan. Please watch for more information in July. Once classes begin, live sessions to supplement the webpage will be offered too.
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    Student Involvement

    Student Involvement provides advice, guidance, and acts as a resource for students and student organizations.

    What You Need to Know about Student Involvement

    Visit WesNest to begin to learn about student life and the close to 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 to 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.involvement to learn more about the Orientation Program and student life at Wes!

    WesNest is our campus social organizer where you can learn more about campus life and student organizations. It is convenient to have WesNest available on your mobile device. Download Corq the WesNest mobile app. This is a quick and easy way to view the orientation schedule and find events on campus in the future!

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    During the summer you will be given an opportunity to indicate your preferred housing options through your WesPortal account.

    For information on dining, please visit the Dining website.

    What You Need to Know about Housing
    • Learn more about housing for first-year students on the Res Life website.
    • Housing applications will be available in the New Student Checklist and Resources sections of WesPortal in early June.
    • Complete the online application with your preferred housing options before the system closes at 5 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 30th, 2024.
    • Students requiring an accommodation need to submit documentation to Accessibility Services by June 30th.
    • Housing assignments will be posted through WesPortal in mid-August.

    More Information: 

    • For more information on Wesleyan’s residential housing options, visit wesleyan.edu/reslife.
    • The Office of Residential Life highly recommends that each student consider a form of renter's insurance or check with your family's insurance policy to see if your belongings are covered while at school. 
    • Follow us on Instagram @wesleyanreslife to learn more about living on campus!
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    Health Services - Davison Health Center

    The Davison Health Center provides an array of services from sick visits to travel consultations.  The Health Center is staffed with physicians and advanced practicing clinicians and is open six days a week. Visits to the Health Center are free for all full time students, minor fees are charged to the student account for lab testing and medications. For description of services, access to the Student Health Portal (Medicat) and office information visit the Health Center website. Requirements to Complete:
    • Vaccine/Immunizations: All incoming students must upload official immunization records by July 5 via our Student Health Portal  (Medicat) which you can access via the “Get Ready for Wes Online Orientation” platform. You can find requirements, instructions and forms to download for immunization/health compliance on our webpage. 
      • Make sure your records show compliance with MMR (mumps, measles, rubella),Varicella (chicken pox), and updated Meningitis vaccination, as well as Tuberculosis screening.  We strongly recommend you are up to date with Covid and Flu vaccines.
    • Forms: You must complete and submit 4 forms on the Student Health Portal.  
    • Health Insurance:  All Wesleyan students are required to have health insurance.  Once you have your Wesleyan login credentials, all students must login to the Gallagher Student Health Portal to waive or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan.  
      • All students who have not taken action will be charged for the Student Health Insurance plan the first week in July; charges will be reversed for those who waive coverage by August 15.
    • Completed immunization records, health forms and enrollment/waiver in the student health insurance plan must be on file with the Davison Health Center before you can register for classes.
    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.
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    Information Technology Services (ITS)

    Information Technology Services (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 about ITS

    What You Need to Know about ITS
    • 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, upperclassman housing in wood frames, and program housing have wireless-only connectivity to the Wesleyan network on Eduroam.
    • Cardinal Service Center (CSC) is located in Exley Science Center and offers computer repair services for both Apple and PC computers: (860) 685-2700
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    Campus Store

    Learn more about the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore's two locations! What You Need to Know about the Campus Store
    • The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore is located on Main Street in Middletown. RJ Julia Booksellers provides students with all of their course materials, apparel, gifts, and school supplies. Follow them on Instagram @wesrjjulia for up to date information.
    • The Campus Store in the Usdan University Center is a second location of the RJ Julia Bookstore. They carry technology, apparel, school, and dorm supplies. They are an Apple Authorized Campus Store, but they also sell Dell and Windows computers/accessories. Follow them on Instagram @wescampusstore to learn about Apple's back-to-school promotion as soon as it's announced.
    • Both stores accept Middletown Cash and Student Account for payment! Place an order online for items from either store at www.wesleyanrjjulia.com. Home shipping or in-store pick up available at both locations. 
    • The Campus Store is conveniently located in Usdan for arrival day pick up! This summer, place an online order for your bedding, computer, dorm essentials, school supplies, and Wesleyan gear, and it will be ready for quick pick up when you get to campus! If you start unpacking and realize you forgot your toothbrush or computer charger, stop by anytime to get all your essentials.    
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    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 about WesCard
    • You need to upload a 2x2", front facial photo of yourself, without wearing sunglasses or a hat, and not using filters, to be used on your WesCard by July 1. The photo can be uploaded in the Get Ready For Wes Online Orientation & Resources.
    • You can pick up your WesCard on Arrival Day when you check in 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 at RJ Julia Bookstore or at the Campus Store, at Usdan, and also for services such as mailing, vending, and dining out.

    More Information

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    Student Accounts

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

    For information on Financial Aid, please visit the Financial Aid website.

    What You Need to Know about Student Accounts
    • Student Accounts issues electronic statements each semester for tuition, student activity fee, and food and housing fees. 
    • The first 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 online student account.
    • Students and Authorized Users can make payments via e-check, personal check or money order, 529 college savings plan, international wire (for families outside the U.S.), or direct bank wire. For direct bank wire instructions, contact student-accounts@wesleyan.edu.
    • Wesleyan University does not accept payment by cash nor debit or credit card.

    More Information:

    • Wesleyan offers interest-free, 5-month payment plans to 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 on August 15 and may cover standard charges for the fall term.. For more information, visit the Student Accounts website www.wesleyan.edu/studentaccounts/.
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    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 about Final Transcripts
    • You must submit final transcripts to the Office of Admission NO LATER THAN JULY 1.
    • First-year students: Ask your secondary school counselor to submit your final transcript electronically through the Common Application website (Final Report Form), Slate.org, or via email to applicant@wesleyan.edu, or mail to Office of Admission, Wesleyan University, 70 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459.
    • Transfer students: Request that your current institution send a final transcript to Wesleyan’s Office of Admission.
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    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 about Standardized Test Scores
    • 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 applicant@wesleyan.edu.

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    University Calendar 2024-2025

    View updated Academic Calendar.

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    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.