Get Ready for Wes! Newsletter 7

Message from the Dean

You have a little over one week left to complete Pre-Registration Planning. This is a good time to review the courses you have bookmarked. The following three questions might guide your course planning:

  • Did I select a course about something I love?
  • Do I need to add a gateway course for a department or major?
  • Do I need to enroll in the first part of a language or science requirement?
  • Could I explore something new and interesting?

Course planning involves much more than just the subject matter. You should aim for variety in subject as well as the kind, size, format, and time of day of the courses. I am featuring some of the nuggets of wisdom from one of our Associate Registrars in this week’s Academic Highlights section.

All the best,
Dean Thornton

Academic Highlights

Nuggets of wisdom from the registrar’s office?

Senior Associate Registrar Karri Van Blarcom manages course registration, course catalogs, student information data, grades, and a host of other important aspects of students’ records. She asked me to share the following insights with you about aspects of Pre-Registration Planning:

  • Check out the Course Registration website
  • You are not actually enrolling in courses until Pre-Registration Adjustment in August after meeting with your faculty advisor, so plan now for a better outcome in August
  • The course schedule you submit now, will be run in August and released on August 21st. Adjustments can be made in August and again during the drop/add period.
  • Pre-Registration Override and Permission of Instructor (POI) Requests can be submitted during Pre-Registration Adjustment in August
  • Pay special attention to deadlines and make sure you are checking your Wesleyan email frequently for important updates.

Message from the Orientation Interns

Hey, everyone!

A brief reminder: July 29th is the deadline for international students to register for the International Student Orientation and send their travel information.

If you are deeply entrenched in academic planning, you may want to take a step back to think about the bigger picture. Once you actually get to Wesleyan, you can get acquainted with your new environment by familiarizing yourself with the campus, taking a trip to Goodwill or getting involved with volunteer organizations all over Middletown. If you want to explore the outdoors, you can hike at Wadsworth Falls State Park, take a trip to Lyman Orchards or a dip in Millers Pond. There are many ways to foster a sense of interconnectedness with the world around you, and taking the time now to consider how you want to interact with the community at Wesleyan and in the surrounding areas might be a good way to mellow the anxiety of Pre-Registration.

We cannot wait for you to be members of our community and to see the ways that you all choose to get involved. Until then, GO WES!

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

Summer Sendoffs
Saturday, July 21 – Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, July 22 – Bay Area, CA
Wednesday, July 25 – Mamaroneck, NY
Wednesday, July 25 – Ridgewood, New Jersey
Saturday, July 28 – Washington, DC
Thursday, August 2 – Boston, MA
Thursday, August 9 – Seattle, WA
Saturday, August 4 – Beijing, CH
Monday, August 13 – Chicago, IL
Tuesday, August 14 – Fairfield County, CT
Wednesday, August 15 – Philadelphia, PA