News & Announcements for the Class of 2022

Friday, Feb 28 Deadlines:

  • 2/28/2020 at 5:00 – deadline for withdraw from third-quarter courses

Note: Do not confuse with the last day to withdraw from full semester courses which will be Wednesday, 04/29/2020
Last day to withdraw from full semester & 4th quarter classes

Employment/Leadership/Internship Opportunities:

Health Concerns:

Remember to take good care during this cold and flu season which coincides with midterm exams, research papers, and projects.

Review the email sent earlier this month from Wesleyan’s medical director in which reminds the community members that there is still time to get a flu vaccine and encourages the use of the Davison Health Center and the DHC’s online information about flu prevention and self-care.

Dean Wood’s 5 Steps to Organization:

  1. Plan out your time wisely.
  2. Break down big assignments into smaller, manageable chunks
  3. Make study guides for tests/using flash cards and/or quizlets. Try to predict the questions.
  4. Study in groups so that you can help/quiz each other.
  5. Take time out to decompress and practicing self-care.

(shared by Dean Jennifer Wood, Dean for Class of 2023, 2/27/20))

Try new Note taking Software and BeeLine Reader

Student Academic Resources is pleased to share with you two new technology programs available to Wesleyan users. Glean is a new note taking software and BeeLine Reader is a program to assist with digital readings. Please see below for information on accessing these programs FREE to you!


Glean is designed to make good note taking come naturally. By recording conversations and presentations, Glean enables users to capture everything while staying in the moment. Glean is intuitive, fun, cloud-based, and it takes only a minute to get started. For more information, please watch this short introductory video:

Wesleyan is piloting Glean for the spring 2020 semester, and we are inviting you to try out Glean with us! During the semester, we are available to assist you as needed, and welcome all feedback as to the usability of the program (including any features you would like to see changed/added). You are not obligated to use Glean in any particular way; feel free to use Glean for classes, meetings, conferences, watching TV, anything! We are interested in all types of feedback (including when using Glean was most useful, or not). If you try Glean and decide not to use it, we want to know that as well.

If you are interested in trying out Glean, please email Crystal Rose Hill at; be sure to include your Wesleyan email address – this is where you will receive the invitation link.


BeeLine Reader applies gradient colors to assist with eye tracking, speed, and focus while reading digital materials. As a Wesleyan user, you have access to two BeeLine Reader Chrome extensions (one for web pages and one for PDFs) and the beta BeeLine Reader PDF converter. You will find the links and directions for activating BeeLine Reader in your WesPortal, just search for “BeeLine”.

We hope you will take advantage of these tools. Let us know if you have any questions about activating or using either program.

Thank you!

Crystal Rose Hill, M.A., Accessibility Specialist
Accessibility Services

Dean Thornton early February message

Greetings Class of 2022’ers,

I am sending this email message to all sophomores to draw attention to a few upcoming time sensitive administrative actions and to remind you about my interest in meeting with you throughout your journey at Wes. In this email you will find 5 bulleted topics with links to more details.  It is critical that you review briefly all topics in this email and I strongly encourage you to take the additional time to read the expanded information and hyperlinked references as well.

Wishing you all the best for a successful semester at Wes! –Dean Thornton


Read moreDean Thornton early February message

Writing Workshop is Open! Use it and Use it often

I’m happy to inform you that the Writing Workshop is now open. Located in Olin Library, the Science Library, Albritton, the Resource Center, and the Shapiro Center for Writing, we offer one-on-one 45-minute appointments on the hour Sundays from 2-5 and 7-11 and M-Th from 7-11.

Students can sign up through Wesportal by going to Academics bucket and clicking on “Writing Workshop.” Students will be prompted to create a profile before gaining access to our online scheduler where they will reserve a time slot with one of our tutors. (Lauren Silber)

Apply to be a Writing Mentor – Deadline Feb 6

I am writing to let you know about the new deadline for students to apply to work with a Writing Mentor this spring.
As you may remember, a Writing Mentor is a writing tutor who works consistently with a student for a full semester. Students like the arrangement because it feels private, and the mentor and student often develop a close working relationship.
The deadline for students to apply for a mentor is Wednesday, February 6th, at 5:00PM.
Students can find more information about the program in the “Writing Mentor Program” section of our website, and can apply using this application
Dache Rogers (she/her/hers)
Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs
Shapiro Writing Center Rm 307
116 Mt. Vernon St.
Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-3125