Welcome to Wes! When you arrive on campus, our Orientation Program will help you begin your exploration of the range of academic and co-curricular opportunities available at Wesleyan. Until then, this web site should answer many of your questions and link you to many resources that will assist you in preparation for your first semester at Wes.  Mark your calendars:

New International Student Arrival Day is Sunday, August 23, 2020 (International families may depart after dinner on Monday, August 24th) and New Student Arrival Day is Wednesday, August 26, 2020.  Move in will be from 9am-1pm (all families may depart on this day at 5 pm). New students will move into their residence halls, meet in their Orientation groups and will hear from President Roth.  Workshops for parents will be offered in the afternoon and President Roth will also address parents and families. The Orientation website will be updated soon with further details. For any questions, please contact the Orientation office at orientation@wesleyan.edu

2019 Orientation Interns

Pictured from left to right:
Naraa Altai '22, Ivanie Cedeno '22, Michelle Lei '21, Ariana Baez '22, Anya Kisicki '22

Intern Introductions:

  • Naraa Altai

    Welcome, class of 2023 and transfer students! My name is Naraa Altai and I will be sophomore this coming fall. I am an international student from Mongolia, where I was born and raised. As of now, I am a prospective Computer Science and Physics double major. Here at Wes, I am involved in Wesleyan Boxing Club and Equestrian Team. Also, I work as a library assistant in the Interlibrary Loan office and will be working as student staff at the Usdan University Center and as course assistant starting this fall. I have been trying to explore new interests across many fields such as sciences, sports, drawing, music and more since coming to Wes. If not at Exley, I am most likely to be in the music studio, playing some music and singing with my friends.  I’m thrilled to be working on this year’s orientation and I can’t wait to welcome all of you to Wes!
  • Ariana Baez

    My name is Ariana Baez, but many people call me Ari. I am in the class of 2022 and will be one of the 2019 New Student Orientation (NSO) interns. I am a declared major in the College of Social Studies (CSS) and a perspective Education Studies minor. I live in Bogota, NJ and I lived in Washington Heights in New York City for the first fifteen years of my life.  I speak both English and Spanish and both of my parents were born in the Dominican Republic.  At Wesleyan I was a cheerleader in the Fall, worked in the Usdan Cafe, and worked in various catering events on campus.  A fun fact about me is that I am a dog lover and am a proud mom of a Yorkie named Cookie!
  • Ivanie CedeƱo

    Hey class of 2023 and transfer students! My name is Ivanie Cedeño and I come from Philadelphia. My prospective majors are English and Spanish, and I intend on graduating in 2022. This past year, I have been involved with TEDxWesleyanU 2019, LEAD at Harvard 2019 and the WesFest SOC Fashion Show this past April. A fun fact about me is that I learned how to swim while at Wes.
  • Anya Kisicki

    Hello! I’m Anya Kisicki, one of the New Student Orientation Interns! I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and am a rising Sophomore here at Wes. My major is in the College of Letters, an interdisciplinary three-year program that combines the studies of history, literature, and philosophy, and I am prospectively minoring in film. I work at WesWings (aka Swings), an on campus restaurant, am involved in Wesleyan’s Political Union (WPU), and am on the Club Sailing Team. I also co-light designed for the student run musical, Next to Normal, last spring. My friends and are are always exploring, debating, and petting dogs around campus. Most importantly, I am very psyched to meet you all.
  • Michelle Lei

    My name is Michelle Lei and I am a rising Junior at Wesleyan. I am a Psychology and Neuroscience double major with a minor in Data Analysis. Home for me is Lake Wales, Florida, also known as the state that gave you all the notorious Florida Man. On campus, I work at the Office of Admissions and the Instructional Media Services Office. I am also a part of the Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars Program and I am in the Alpha Delta Phi Co-Educational Literary Society. On the weekends, I like to play tennis with my friends on the Club Tennis team, watch performances on campus, or explore Main Street. I can’t to see you all this Fall! Go Wes!