Get Ready for Wes! Newsletter 3

Message from the Dean

You have several tasks to complete by June 28, a week from today.   We will use the information to learn more about your academic interests, needs and preferences in order to connect you with housing, your faculty advisor, the Learning and Living seminar, and other people and services who will support you at Wesleyan.  Submit these materials now so that you can turn your attention to course selection and registration. For most first-time college students, the large number and variety of course offerings, compared to the pre-determined curriculum in high school, may seem simultaneously exciting and intimidating. Do not worry, however, as there are several useful advising resources to help you through this process. Check out the Academic Highlights section below to learn more about them.

You may  recall that last week I mentioned the Common Reading, The Body, Undone. This week, I am excited to share with you that the author, Professor Christina Crosby, will host an upcoming Facebook Chat next week.  Join us for #Faculty Friday Facebook Live on Friday, June 29 at 12pm ET with Professor Crosby, a member of the English Department and Feminist, Gender Sexuality Studies Program.  She will be joined by Professor Jennifer Tucker, Chair of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and member of the History Department, and by students Leslie Maldonado ’19 and Christopher Jackson ’20.  Watch Live on the Wesleyan University Facebook page or at

Academic Highlights

Preparation for Pre-registration

Students typically welcome Wesleyan’s feast of course offerings with great enthusiasm. Some even imagine a scenario in which they may immerse themselves in the endless study or performance of their scholarly or artistic interests. Your goal should be to create a manageable course of study that offers challenge as well as flexibility for you to explore the curriculum and discover new interests as you pursue your educational goals.

Have you ever heard the phrase, “prior preparation prevents poor performance”? This applies well to selecting courses in college too. Visit the Academic Planning & Course Registration section of the landing page for entering students to get started. The Advising Guidelines, Wesvising, and WesMaps combine  to form a powerful trio of services through video and text that will facilitate your exploration of Wesleyan’s diverse liberal arts curriculum.  You will get advice from faculty and students as they discuss different academic disciplines, pathways, and the General Education Expectations, among many other things so that you can create a balanced, challenging and interesting course of study for your first semester at Wes.


Message from Orientation Interns

Hello to all incoming Wesleyan students!

This week, you should focus on completing your Orientation Checklist items whose June 28th deadline looms above you, namely the Academic Interest Questionnaire, Academic Self-Reflection Essay, Emergency Contacts notice, Placement Tests, Transfer Connections Form – and first-years, don’t forget to register for the Learning & Living Seminar, Great Books Unbound: How to Live Forever.

Your Housing Preference Form is also due June 28thCheck out the videos of the myriad and wonderful housing options available at Wesleyan!

Good luck with everything! GO WES!

The Orientation Interns
Maximilien Chong Lee Shin ‘21
Caridad Cruz ‘21
Christopher Jackson ‘20
Virginia Sciolino ‘21
(860) 685-5666

Summer Sendoffs

Summer Sendoff Schedule as of 6/18

Thursday, July 12 – NY, NY
Saturday, July 21—Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, July 22 – Bay Area, CA
Wednesday, July 25— Mamaroneck, NY
Saturday, July 28 – Washington, DC
Thursday, August 2— Boston, MA
Thursday, August 9 – Seattle, WA
Monday, August 13 – Chicago, IL
Tuesday, August 14 – Fairfield County, CT
Wednesday, August 15 – Philadelphia, PA