Summer office hours for the Office of Graduate Student Services begin Monday June 3.  

    Mondays and Tuesdays, 8am-4:30pm, remote staffing

    Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8am – 4:30pm, in-person staffing

    Fridays –closed

 Email graduateoffice@wesleyan.edu if you need assistance or would like to schedule an appointment.

Admitted Student Guide

Welcome incoming graduate students!  The information below will help you transition to the graduate programs at Wesleyan University.  We look forward to meeting and working with you and invite you to contact us if you have any questions.  Cheryl-Ann Hagner, Director of Graduate Student Services, and Barbara Schukoske, Administrative Assistant V, can be reached at graduateoffice@wesleyan.edu.

International Graduate Student Orientation: Monday August 26, 2024
All-Graduate Student Orientation begins Tuesday August 27, 2024

Fall 2024 Graduate Orientation Schedule 

  • The Office of Graduate Student Services

    The Office of Graduate Student Services is the administrative office for graduate students in the PhD, MA and BA/MA programs and for Foreign Language Teaching Assistants and Graduate Writing Fellows.  Cheryl-Ann Hagner, Director, and Barbara Schukoske, Administrative Assistant V, are available to help you.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.  Feel free to contact us to schedule a meeting or phone call.  We can be reached at graduateoffice@wesleyan.edu

  • Graduate Arrival Dates for Fall 2024 Admission
    New graduate students may move into graduate housing starting on Monday, August 19, 2024.
  • Graduate Orientation, Fall 2024

    International Graduate Student Orientation begins on Monday, August 26, 2024

    All-Graduate Orientation begins on Tuesday, August 27, 2024.

    Detailed Graduate Orientation Schedule

  • New Graduate Student Checklist - Fall Semester

    Before you arrive

    • Submit Application for Grad Housing before May 1 (priority deadline) to live in on-campus housing. 
    • Between June 1 - July 5: Complete and submit the required health forms in the student health services web portal 
    • You will receive an email to Enroll in or waive Gallagher student health insurance  Complete by Aug 15.
    • Between June 1 - Aug 15: Submit your photo for WesCard  via WesPortal/Offices and Services/WesCard/WesCard Photo 
    • Between Aug 1 - Aug 31,submit your required payroll forms:

      Domestic students: Go to your Wes Portal> My Information > Payroll Help and follow instructions to complete the required forms (Direct Deposit form, federal income tax form (W-4), and the I-9 form Connecticut income tax form (CT W-4).  Also complete the I-9 form – follow instructions in the section called First-Time Student Employees.

      International students:  Go to your Wes Portal>Campus Applications>Documents Required by Non-US Citizens and follow the instructions.


    Upon arrival

    • Open a US bank account (International students)
    • Contact Residential Life by submitting a ticket through WesPortal/Office & Services/Residential Life/Submit a ResLife Inquiry to arrange to sign your lease at the Office of Residential Life, lower level of North College
    • Contact Cathy Rizza, crizza@wesleyan.edu, to arrange to pick up your WesCard at the WesCard office, first floor of North College

    During Orientation week 

    • Attend International Graduate Student and FLTA Orientation 
    • Attend Graduate orientation (all new PhDs, MAs, BA/MAs, FLTAs, and Writing Fellows)
  • Graduate Arrival Dates for Spring 2024

    New graduate students may arrive on campus after Jan 15, 2024.

  • Graduate Orientation, Spring 2024

    Graduate Orientation for Spring 2024 will take place on Tuesday Jan 23, 2024.

    Schedule:

    9:30am - 12:30pm - location: Woodhead Lounge, Rm 184 Exley Science Center

     

  • New Graduate Student Checklist - Spring Semester

    Before you arrive:

    • Application for Grad Housing to live in on-campus housing. 
    • Make arrangements with Office of Residential Life to pick up your key and Wes ID card by submitting a ticket through WesPortal/Office & Services/Residential Life/Submit a ResLife Inquiry.   
    • Complete and submit the required health forms in the student health services web portal 
    • Enroll in or waive Gallagher student health insurance 
    • Submit your photo for WesCard via WesPortal/Offices & Services/WesCard/WesCard Photo 
    • Submit your required payroll forms:

      Domestic students: Go to your Wes Portal> My Information > Payroll Help and follow instructions to complete the required forms (Direct Deposit form, federal income tax form (W-4), and the I-9 form Connecticut income tax form (CT W-4).  Also complete the I-9 form – follow instructions in the section called First-Time Student Employees.

       International students:  Go to your Wes Portal>Campus Applications>Documents  Required by Non-US Citizens and follow the instructions.

    • Upload your proof of flu vaccine via your Portal

     Upon arrival:

    • Open a US bank account (International students)
    • Contact Residential Life to arrange to sign your lease at the Office of Residential Life, by submitting a ticket through WesPortal/Office & Services/Residential Life/Submit a ResLife Inquiry. 
    • F-1 visa holders:  Complete OISA Check-in
    • J-1 visa holders:  Contact Mark Hovey, mhovey@wesleyan.edu and Sterling Berry-Whitlock, sberrywhitlo@wesleyan.edu, in Academic Affairs to let them know you have arrived and to schedule a meeting to collect your documents.
    • Attend orientation.
    • Attend international student orientation.
  • International Students/Immigration

    The immigration process for international students (F-1 and J-1) who accept the offer of admission for the fall semester will begin in late-April.  New students will receive their Wesleyan credentials (Wesleyan ID number and Wesleyan email address) and use the Wesleyan credentials to log into the International Student and Scholar Portal.  Follow the appropriate instructions to submit your request.  

    Students are responsible for the visa application fee and SEVIS fee (I-901 fee). Students who currently hold an active F-1 status should contact OISA (oisa@wesleyan.edu) for a SEVIS record transfer from their current school.

    Visas for international students who are sponsored by an organization outside of Wesleyan, such as Fulbright or USAID, will not receive log-in information from Wesleyan.  The sponsoring organization will process the visa. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the Office of International Student Affairs, oisa@wesleyan.edu.

    Guidelines to Maintaining Status

  • Graduate Housing

    Graduate Students have the option to live in Wesleyan-owned housing.  Living in Wesleyan-owned housing is not required for PhDs,MAs, and BA/MAs;  it is required for FLTAs.   

    Wesleyan housing is available to graduate students currently enrolled in a graduate program and their immediate family members (domestic partners/spouses and children or legal dependents).  Rentals are organized through the Office of Residential Life.  Graduate student housing opens on Monday, August 19, 2024 for the fall semester and Monday Jan 15, 2024 for the spring semester. Please notify Residential Life by submitting a ticket through WesPortal/Office & Services/Residential Life/Submit a ResLife Inquiry if you must arrive before this date.

    Types of Wesleyan Housing

    There are three options for Wesleyan graduate housing: one-person apartments, two-person apartments, and family housing.  Descriptions of available housing and rental rates are posted on the Office of Residential Life website.

    Applying for Housing

    Priority will be given to housing applications submitted by May 1.  Applications may be submitted after May 1 as appplications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Every effort will be made to meet the housing preference stated on the application.  Housing is provided on a space-available basis and is not guaranteed. Upon receiving notification of the housing assignment, students are given the opportunity to decline Wesleyan University housing prior to signing the lease.   Application for Grad Housing

    Lease

    Students must sign a binding lease with the University. A security deposit of $200 is required.  Signing the lease indicates an agreement to live in Graduate Housing for the duration of one academic year.  Leases end on May 31st of each year.

    Rent

    Graduate Students who receive a stipend are paid twice a month. Half of each month's rent is automatically deducted from each stipend paycheck for graduate students who receive a stipend. Graduate students who do not receive a stipend must pay the full month's rent online by the 10th of the month.

    Rental Insurance

    Wesleyan highly recommends that each resident of Wesleyan graduate housing consider purchasing a rental insurance policy.  Information on a commonly used rental insurance policy can be found here: https://www.nssi.com/

    Important Dates

    Priority will be given to housing applications submitted by May 1.  Applications may be submitted after May 1 through July 1. Wesleyan graduate housing for will open on Monday, Aug 19, 2024 for the fall semester.

    Applications for Wesleyan graduate housing for admission in the spring semester are due as soon as possible upon accepting the offer of admission.  Assignments are made on a space-available basis.  Wesleyan graduate housing for Spring 2024 admission will open after Jan 15, 2024.

    Contact Information

    If you have any questions about Wesleyan graduate housing please contact the Office of Residential Life by submitting a ticket through WesPortal/Office & Services/Residential Life/Submit a ResLife Inquiry or calling 860-685-3550.

  • Graduate Housing - Foreign Language Teaching Assistants

    Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) will each be assigned to a one-bedroom, furnished apartment residence in the Park Washington apartment building at 256 Washington Street, Middletown.

    Application

    FLTAs are not required to submit a housing application.

    Move-In Date

    FLTAs may arrive and move into their residence on or after Monday, August 19, 2024.

    Description

    Park Washington Apartments

    Leases

    FLTAs must sign a binding lease with the University within the first two weeks of arriving on campus. A security deposit of $200 is required. Signing the lease indicates an agreement to live in Graduate Housing for the duration of one academic year. Leases end on May 31st of each year.

    Rent

    Graduate students who receive a stipend are paid twice per month.  Half of each month’s rent is automatically deducted from each stipend paycheck for graduate students who receive a stipend.  Graduate students who do not receive a stipend must pay the full month’s rent online by the 10th of each month.   

    Rental Insurance

    Wesleyan highly recommends that each resident of Wesleyan graduate housing consider purchasing a rental insurance policy. Information on a commonly used rental insurance policy can be found here: https://www.nssi.com/

    Contact Information

    If you have any questions about Wesleyan graduate housing please contact the Office of Residential Life by submitting a ticket through WesPortal/Office & Services/Residential Life/Submit a ResLife Inquiry or calling 860-685-3550.  

  • Graduate Housing - BA/MA Students (Fall Admission)

    BA/MA students are eligible to apply for Wesleyan graduate student housing.  University housing for BA/MA students is not required or guaranteed. 

    BA/MA students who are required by their academic department to be on campus conducting research in the summer between the completion of the BA and the start of the MA who wish to live in Wesleyan graduate student housing in the Fall, may apply to live in graduate student housing during the summer. Residential Life will make every effort to accommodate these requests.

    BA/MA students who are required by their academic department to be on campus conducting research in the summer between the completion of the BA and the start of the MA who do not plan to live in Wesleyan graduate student housing in the Fall, should make arrangements to move into an off-campus location for the summer.

  • Graduate Housing - BA/MA (Spring Admission)

    BA/MA students are eligible to apply for Wesleyan graduate student housing.  University housing for BA/MA students is not required or guaranteed. 

    BA/MA students who complete the BA in December may have the option to live in Wesleyan undergraduate housing for the last semester of the BA program and should inquire with Residential Life about availability.  They must move to Wesleyan graduate housing or off-campus upon starting the MA program.

    Residential Life will release BA/MA students who complete the BA in December from the requirement to live in Wesleyan undergraduate housing during the final semester of the BA program.  Students may move off-campus for the final semester of the BA program and remain off campus for the MA program. 

     BA/MA students must make an appointment with Residential Life to discuss and clarify their choice.

  • Health Forms - Immunizations and Vaccinations - Domestic and International

    Required Health Forms for PhD and MA Students, Writing Fellows, and Foreign Language Teaching Assistants

    New students will receive their Wesleyan login credentials in early May. Follow instructions for health forms and use the Wesleyan login credentials to access the student health services web portal. 

    Information about health forms

    List of required immunizations

    Students will need to upload their official immunization record from their provider’s office.  If that is not available, students can download and print the Student Immunization Record, to take to their provider and have them complete it. Once completed, students will scan the completed form and upload it to their Student Health Portal at  wesleyan.medicatconnect.com

    You may begin uploading forms when you receive your Wesleyan credentials.  The deadline to upload forms and records is July 5 for students starting in the fall semester and Jan 15 for students starting in the spring semester. 

    More Information:

    • New students may schedule an appointment to see a medical provider to review immunization records.
    • If you are unable to complete the above requirements, please contact the health center for assistance. They can be reached at healthforms@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2470.
    • The documentation must be submitted in English (or accompanied by a certified translation at the student’s expense) and include your name and student ID. 
  • Health Forms - Immunizations and Vaccinations - BA/MA Students

    Student health records maintained at the Davison Health Center will be carried over from the BA to the MA while students are pursuing the MA degree. 

    To fully qualify for enrollment, all incoming students must meet certain health standards set by the State of Connecticut and the university. These include compliance with vaccination against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Meningitis and Tuberculosis blood testing and possible testing for Hepatitis B. Immunization records on file will be reviewed for compliance with State of CT guidelines. The Davison Health Center will notify students of any missing immunizations.

  • Health Insurance - All Graduate Students
    University policy mandates that all students maintain health insurance in order to avoid potentially difficult and costly medical situations and to ensure that medical services outside the University Health Center are covered.  Wesleyan University contributes a portion of the health insurance premium for graduate students who receive a stipend. Graduate students who do not receive a graduate stipend (ex: BA/MA students and students who are in ABD-NOT status) are responsible for the total premium. 

     Every graduate student is required to show proof of health insurance every year.  Compliance is required even if there are no changes to insurance from the current academic year.  

     The chart below shows the Wesleyan health insurance options for each group of graduate student.

    1. Review the options for your student category.
    2. Enroll in one of the options for a Wesleyan health insurance plan based on your student category or waive the Wesleyan insurance plan and provide proof of private insurance (not an option for FLTAs).
    3. The deadline to enroll or show proof of private insurance is Aug 15, 2024.  
    4. It is recommended that you use Google Chrome when accessing the link to enroll in the student health plan. You must log in with your Wesleyan email username and password.
       

    Graduate Student Health Insurance Options, AY 2024-2025

    Program

    Health Insurance Options

    Enrollment

    Deadline to enroll or waive university insurance

    PhD with stipend

    a. Wesleyan student      insurance plan* Information   Rates

    b. Wesleyan employee health care plan**
    Information   Rates

     

    c. Proof of private insurance plan

     

    a. Link to enroll in the student health plan

    b. Email benefits@wesleyan.edu to request employee health care plan

    c. Link to show proof of private insurance plan.  You must first waive the student health plan via this link.

      a. Aug 15, 2024

     

     

      b. Aug 15, 2024

     

      c. Aug 15, 2024

    Two-year MA with stipend

    a. Wesleyan student insurance plan*
    Information   Rates

    b. Wesleyan employee health care plan**
    Information   Rates

    c. Proof of private insurance plan

    a. Link to enroll in the student health plan

    b. Email benefits@wesleyan.edu to request employee health care plan

    c. Link to show proof of private insurance plan.  You must first waive the student health plan.

      a. Aug 15, 2024

     

      b. Aug 15, 2024

     

      c. Aug 15, 2024

    BA/MA

    a. Wesleyan student insurance plan*
    Information   Rates

    b. Proof of private     insurance plan

    a. Link to enroll in the student health plan

    b. Link to show proof of private insurance plan.  You must first waive the student health plan.

      a. Aug 15, 2024

     

      b. Aug 15, 2024

    FLTA

    a. Required: Wesleyan student insurance plan*
    Information  Rates

    a. Link to enroll in the student health plan

     a. Aug 15, 2024

     *Information about dental and vision care converage is on pages 14 - 15 of the Benefits at a Glance.  Students will also receive an email about optional dental insurance.  Students who have private medical insurance that does not include dental insurance may wish to consider the optional dental insurance plan.

    **Eligibility and payroll contributions for newly eligible graduate students in the Wesleyan employee health care plan is effective on the date of employment.  An enrollment form must be completed and returned to the Human Resources secure drop box within 31 days of hire.  Those eligible graduate students continuing their employment with Wesleyan are eligible to enroll in the Wesleyan employee health care plan either during open enrollment (at the beginning of November for coverage effective 1/1/24) or if they have a qualifying life event such as marriage, divorce, change in spouse’s employment status, etc.  Enrollment due to a qualifying life event must be completed and submitted to the Human Resources secure drop box within 31 days of the qualifying event.

    To add a spouse/partner or child on the Student Health Insurance, please follow the instructions listed here.

  • Stipends - Domestic and International

    Many graduate students receive a stipend.  Stipend payments are disbursed twice each month on the 15th and the last day of the month.  Payments are made via direct deposit to a U.S. bank account. 

    Half of each month's rent will be deducted from each stipend payment for students that reside in university housing. 

    The stipend period starts for new graduate students on September 1.  The stipend year ends on May 31.  If a graduate student is continuing in the program, the stipend payments will continue through the summer and following academic year without interuption.  

    A limited number of dependency allowances are available each year to graduate students who have dependents living with them and whose stipend is the only source of income in the family. The dependency allowance application must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Student Services by Sep 15.  When approved, dependency allowance payments are made via direct deposit on the 15th of each month.

    Please direct questions about stipends to Cheryl-Ann Hagner, Director of Graduate Student Services, 860-685-2223, chagner@wesleyan.edu.

  • Payroll Forms - Domestic Students - Required

    Please go to your Wes Portal> My Information > Payroll Help and follow instructions to complete the required forms--Direct Deposit form, federal income tax form (W-4), Connecticut income tax form (CT W-4).  Also complete the I-9 form – follow instructions in the section called First-Time Student Employees.

    You will need your bank account number and routing number to complete the direct deposit form.  You will need identification in the form of either a Passport or a US driver's license and US social security card to complete the I-9 form.    

    Submit documents before the first Friday in September to be paid on September 15. ALL REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE STIPEND PAYMENTS CAN BE PROCESSED.

    BA/MA students and Writing Fellows who worked for Wesleyan while undergraduate students do not need to submit new forms.  If you did not work for Wesleyan as an undergraduate, please follow the instructions to complete and upload the forms. 

  • Payroll Forms - International Students and FLTAs

    UPON ARRIVAL TO THE U.S.

    Submit documents before the first Friday in September to be paid on September 15.  YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED FORMS AND MEET WITH THE FOREIGN NATIONAL TAX SPECIALIST BEFORE STIPEND PAYMENTS CAN BE PROCESSED.

    • Please go to your Wes Portal>Campus Applications>Documents Required by Non-US Citizens and follow the instructions.

    • Email Christine Rodrigue at ict@wesleyan.edu to schedule an appointment to review your required U.S. tax documents and forms, social security number application procedures, and annual U.S. tax reporting responsibilities. 
     
    IMPORTANT - Work Authorization Extension

    Students requesting a program extension MUST do the following upon receipt of the new I-20 to extend work authorization and avoid disruption of pay:

    1. Upload the most recent I-20 that indicates your program extension dates to your calculus.sprintax.com.
       
    2. Email ict@wesleyan.edu to notify the International Compensation and Tax Dept. that your new I-20 is in your Sprintax profile.  Please type ‘Program Extension Work Authorization’ in the email Subject line.    

    If you did not work for Wesleyan as an undergraduate, please follow the instruction above to complete your information and upload your documents.

    ANNUALLY

    • Students who enter the U.S. in F, J, M or Q visa status are generally considered non-resident aliens for income tax purposes during the first five calendar years presence in the U.S.  Non-resident aliens are taxed under a separate set of IRS rules than U.S. citizens, permanent residents or resident aliens.  Compensation and miscellaneous payments are be subject to income tax withholding and/or reporting. 

    • Receive a W2 earnings statement from the Payroll Office by each January 30.  If a student receives a check from Wesleyan Payroll anytime during a calendar year, s/he will receive a W2 earnings statement the following January.  Create a folder labeled ‘Wesleyan Income Taxes-Tax Year 20xx’ and save all tax documents together in a safe place.

    • Receive a 1042-S statement from the Finance Office by each March 15.  If a student receives a non-qualified scholarship and/or a tax treaty exemption from Wesleyan during a calendar year, he/she will receive a 1042-S statement by the following March.  Save in the Wesleyan Income Taxes folder.  A 1042-S form is not issued for a student who receives a qualified scholarship.

    • All non-resident alien students who receive either a W2 or 1042-S statement during a calendar year are required to file a U.S. federal income tax return, or Form 1040NR/NR-EZ, by the following April 15.

    • All non-resident alien students who do not receive income during a calendar year are required to complete a Statement of Exempt Individuals, or Form 8843, and submit to the IRS by the following June 15.

    • Wesleyan provides its international students access and instructions to a web-based tax filing software called Sprintax Tax Preparation.  You can also find a link in your Wesleyan portfolio under Campus Applications.  We strongly recommend non-resident alien students use Sprintax Tax Prep to prepare their 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ and/or 8843 forms.  The software is easy to use and accurate.  The International Compensation and Taxation office (ICT) will provide instructions and login information each tax season in March.
  • Wesleyan Email Username and Password
    An email will be sent in early May (for fall admission) or in November (for spring admission) to the personal email address of each new graduate student with the student's Wesleyan email username, temporary password, and instructions on how to access Wesleyan email from off-campus.  It is highly recommended that new students sign into Wesleyan email soon after receiving the instructions.  Wesleyan uses email as an official means of communicating with students.
  • Wesleyan Email Username and Password - BA/MA Students
    BA/MA students will continue to use the Wesleyan Email Username and Password assigned when in the BA program.
  • Graduate Electronic Communication

    There are two list-serves available for communication within the graduate community.

    ogss-announce@wesleyan.edu

    • This list is comprised of the Wesleyan email address of all graduate students.
    • This list will be used for important announcements from the Office of Graduate Student Services or from Wesleyan.
    • This list is not used to communicate information that is not official Wesleyan business i.e. rental advertisements and rideshare requests.
    • Students may not unsubscribe from this list.
    • Students may not post notices to this list.


    gsa@wesleyan.edu
     

    • This Google group is used for sharing informal information such as rental opportunities or rideshare requests.
    • The personal email address of each new incoming graduate student is added to this Google group.  Personal email addresses will be replaced with Wesleyan email addresses when they are assigned in early June.
    • Students may unsubscribe from this group. 
    • Students may post to this group. 
    • Students who have unsubscribed and would like to re-subscribe may contact graduateoffice@wesleyan.edu


    Information Technology Services (ITS)

    Wesleyan's investment in Information Technology is part of the overall commitment to the well-rounded liberal arts education for all students.  We regard the ability to engage technology as one of the essential capabilities that Wesleyan graduates must develop for the 21st century.  For more information about the technology and services offered to Wesleyan's students, staff and faculty click on the following link: http://www.wesleyan.edu/its/

  • Wescard - Wesleyan ID (Identification Card)

    A student's WesCard allows access to the University libraries, dining facilities, the Freeman Athletic Center, and some Wesleyan-owned graduate housing facilities.  The Middletown Cash Program allows students  to make a deposit to their WesCard and use the card to purchase meals at local restaurants, use laundry facilities on campus, purchase books or other items at the University Bookstore, and make purchases at participating Middletown merchants. Information about the Wesleyan ID and instructions on how to obtain your Wesleyan ID

    You can expediate the WesCard process by uploading your photo before you get to campus.  Go to WesPortal>Offices & Services>WesCard>WesCard Photo  to submit your photo in advance of your arrival.  Your card will be ready for you to pick up when you arrive on campus.

    Direct questions or concerns to Cathy-Lee Rizza, Assistant Director of Student Accounts/WesCard Office, at crizza@wesleyan.edu or at (860) 685-5300.

    The WesCard office is located at the Usdan Student Center in Room 122

  • WesCard - Wesleyan ID - BA/MA students

    BA/MA students must get an updated Wesleyan ID card that indicates status as a graduate student. You may opt to use the photo from the BA ID card or to use a new photo.  

    Direct questions or concerns to Cathy-Lee Rizza, Assistant Director of Student Accounts/WesCard Office, at crizza@wesleyan.edu or at (860) 685-5300.

  • Travel Arrangements to Wesleyan

    Graduate students are responsible for their travel to Wesleyan.  Graduate students should notify their department of their expected arrival day/time.  Information on getting to Wesleyan from an airport or train/bus station.  Students who will reside in graduate housing should submit a ticket through WesPortal/Office & Services/Residential Life/Submit a ResLife Inquiry to inform Res Life of your arrival day/time to make arrangements to pick up your keys. 

  • Planning for Arrival Expenses

    It is recommended that graduate students arrive prepared with access to approximately $2000 US dollars to get settled at Wesleyan.   Depending on the situation, students could incur expenses for the following:

    Wesleyan Graduate HOUSING DEPOSIT 

    A $200 housing deposit paid through the rental properties portal.  The deposit will be returned with interest when the student leaves University housing.  Any charges incurred by Physical Plant or Residential Life will be deducted from the deposit.

    HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM

    University policy mandates that all students maintain health insurance.  Graduate student health insurance premiums vary depending on the type of insurance that is selected.  The fee for Gallagher Student Insurance is added to the student's Student Account by the end of September.  Wesleyan electronically sends a billing statement to every Wesleyan student account holder via the assigned Wesleyan email account. Each bill must be settled with Student Accounts within 30 days.  The premium for students who enroll in Cigna insurance will be deducted from the student's paycheck.  For information on making payments to the Student Account:  Payment Methods

    HEALTH IMMUNIZATIONS AND VACCINATIONS

    The State of Connecticut requires proof of certain immunizations.  Students requiring lab tests or vaccines will experience fees of approximately $150-$350. For more information please see the section on Health Forms/Immunizations and Vaccinations.


    GROCERIES AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

    As of January 27 the X-Mile will be back in service till the end of the 2023 semester.  The hours of operation will be on Friday- Saturday 12 -7 pm, this will provide students to go grocery shopping on those days to Price Chopper and Aldi’s.  Download theTransLoc app

    The Transportation Department shuttle to the Asian Grocery store on Saybrook Rd every 4th Saturday of the month from 12:30pm-2:30 pm will continue.  The van leaves from the front of Usdan.

    LAUNDRY

    Laundry facilities are available on campus at no charge for residents of graduate housing. Information about laundry on campus.

    BOOKS

    Books that are required for classes are sold at the University book store.  Payment is via credit card, cash, or check. 

    GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

    $50 will be charged to each graduate student's student account for the Graduate Student Association student activity fee.

    TIPPING ETIQUETTE

    Tipping for many services is customary in the US. Be prepared to tip waiters at sit-down restaurants, bartenders, barbers/hairdressers, taxi drivers, and food delivery folks.  Calculate the tip as a percentage of the total bill:  15-20% is considered standard in most communities.

  • Banking

    Stipend payments are made via direct deposit to a US bank.  The list below includes local banks within walking distance of Wesleyan.

    Citizen’s Bank, 225 Main Street, Middletown
    www.citizensbank.com
    Telephone: (860) 685-8800

     Wells Fargo ATM, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown
    2nd location: 111 Washington Street, Middletown
    www.wellsfargo.comTelephone: (800) 869-3557

     Bank of America, 267 Main Street, Middletown
    www.bankofamerica.comTelephone: (860) 343-5541

     Liberty Bank, 315 Main Street, Middletown
    www.liberty-bank.comTelephone: (888) 570-0773

     Webster Bank, 363 Main Street, Middletown
    www.websteronline.comTelephone: (860) 638-6930

  • Well-Being
  • Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Handbook
  • Welcome to Wesleyan and Middletown Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions