Essential Information

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    New Student Orientation

    New Student Orientation is a comprehensive introduction to Wesleyan University. It is required for all first-year students.  

    What You Need to Know About Orientation:
    • New students should plan to arrive to campus on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  Move in will take place between 9am and noon.  Families may depart by 5pm.  International students should plan to arrive on Sunday, August 29, 2021.  Specific questions regarding international student orientation, travel, and visa requirements should be directed to iso@wesleyan.edu. All other questions regarding the orientation program or campus life may be directed to orientation@wesleyan.edu.
    • 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 orientation@wesleyan.edu (please note the office will not be staffed until June).
    • Please visit our Student Engagement Website and WesNest. 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 the Orientation Program and student life at Wes!
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    Academic Advising and Course Selection

    Entering students have a number of people ready to assist them, such as their class dean, faculty advisor and instructors. View the advising resources and processes to help with academic planning and course selection.

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    Housing and Dining

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

    For information on dining, please visit the Dining website.

    What You Need to Know About Housing:
    • 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: 

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    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 About Health Services:
    • All incoming students must upload completed health/immunization forms by July 1 via our electronic portal.  Please go to www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices/office/forms.htm. 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 https://wesleyan.medicatconnect.com.  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 gallagherstudent.com/wesleyan 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.
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    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 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 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
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    Campus Store

    Learn more about Cardinal Tech and RJ Julia Bookstore!

    What You Need to Know About the Campus Store:
    • 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 www.wesleyanrjjulia.com for shipping home or for pick up in-store. Both stores accept Middletown Cash and Student Account for payment!
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    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 About WesCard:
    • 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.

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    Student Accounts and Financial Aid

    The Student Accounts Office is responsible for billing and collection of tuition, fees, and miscellaneous charges that students 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 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 student-accounts@wesleyan.edu.
    • 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.
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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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    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.