End of November Reminders

Dear 2022’er,

As you approach the end of the semester, please take care of yourself as you tend to your academic and personal obligations. Here are a few reminders:

Last day to withdraw from full semester & 2nd quarter classes Friday, November 30, 2018 5:00 PM (ET)

Click here for form

Form must be signed by course instructor and faculty advisor prior to Class Dean.

Come to Dean’s Drop-in Sessions: Mon. 2-3 p.m., Tues. 3-4 p.m., Wed. 4-6 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-noon, Fri. 2-4 p.m.

 

Final Examinations

If a student has three or more final examinations on one day or four in two days, the student may request a rescheduled examination from one instructor.

If a student is absent from the final examination with the permission of the instructor, a grade of absent will be assigned. A grade of absent will be accompanied by a provisional grade that will become the final grade if the final examination is not made up by the end of the first full week of classes of the subsequent semester.

 

ELL Volunteers Info Session F: 11/9/18 at Noon

Learn about becoming an ELL volunteer in the local public middle and high schools while having pizza with the children

We are having a pizza lunch with our ELL middle schoolers on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 12:00PM-1:00PM in the Common Room of the Romance Languages Building (300 High St.).

This is one of the best ELL events of the year because we get to hang out with the kids in a more relaxed, fun setting, while enjoying delicious Domino’s pizza!  (The kids’ favorite 🙂

Current tutors will also be there to share their experiences. And you can meet Professor Hepford who is offering an ESL methods class next semester!

There are many kids in the public schools in need of ELL assistance! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Alexis (asher)

Sush (sjay)

Prof. Hepford (ehepford)

Prof. Pérez-Gironés (aperezgirone)

Ana Pérez-Gironés

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Department of Romance Languages

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Pre-Registration Planning Oct. 30 – Nov. 12

Today is the start of the Pre-Registration Planning phase for spring 2019.

If students who are eligible for pre-registration do not participate, they will not be able to enroll in spring 2019 courses until drop/add begins at the start of the semester.

Pre-Registration Planning:
8:30am Tuesday, October 30th through 5pm Monday, November 12th.

Undergraduate students require advisor approval of their ranked plans before 5pm Monday, November 12th. All students currently enrolled on campus require a face-to-face meeting with an advisor for approval. All plans must be finalized by an advisor to be included in the scheduling process.

Pre-Registration Scheduling:
Tuesday, November 13th

Pre-Registration Adjustment:
This phase has a staggered opening, beginning 8am Wednesday, November 14th through 5pm Tuesday, November 20th.

If students who are eligible for pre-registration do not participate, they will not be able to enroll in spring 2019 courses until drop/add begins at the start of the semester.

Resources:
Help Line: x3222 from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/registration/pre_registration.html

Fall Break/Homecoming/2nd Quarter Courses/Emergency

Dear 2022’ers,
It might seem hard to believe that we are seven weeks into the Fall semester. The high winds and cool temperature outside set the scene for an ideal Autumn in New England. Although some of you will depart campus for this short Fall break (beginning 10pm on F: 10/19 and ending 8am on 10/24), many people will remain on campus to enjoy Homecoming Weekend. However, you choose to use the break, I wish you well.

Seven weeks into the semester is also a time to draw your attention to 2 things:
Re: Academics – If you are enrolled in less than 4 credits, you should meet with your faculty advisor or me to explore adding a .25 credit (usually in PE or QAC). See WesMaps for courses that will begin in the 2nd quarter on or after Oct. 24, 2018.

Example:

The Drop/Add period for 2nd Quarter courses will be 5 days after the first meeting of the specific 2nd quarter course, no exceptions

Re: Any Emergency Matters – If you encounter any emergency (or concerning) situations while on campus, do not hesitate to immediately contact the Office of Public Safety. Please save the following two Public Safety numbers in your phone in the event that you (or someone else) should ever need it.

Emergency 860-685-3333
Non-Emergency 860-685-2345

The Office of Student Affairs utilizes a rotational On-Call system for emergency incidents on campus so someone is usually available to discuss options with you after Public Safety is notified. Additionally, as your class dean, I will usually follow-up with you when I return to the office on the next business day. You and your peers should not feel that you have to manage crisis situations on your own without the assistance of Public Safety. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come in to meet with me during my daily drop-in sessions.

All the best,
Dean Thornton