Register for LIT!

Hello Everyone,

We are BEYOND EXCITED to share that The Resource Center Socioeconomic Status and Disability Interns have been working with ReisUP (and our co-sponsors the Adelphic Educational Fund, FGLI Advisory Board, and the Office for Equity and Inclusion) to bring the LIT financial literacy program for first-generation and low-income students to Wesleyan!


Terrified of money?

Confused about taxes?

No idea about insurance?

Wondering about investing?

LIT for Wesleyan has you covered!

LIT was created by a first gen, low-income college grad as a way to empower students like her to take ownership of their financial future. How incredible will it be to have your money questions and concerns addressed by SOMEONE WHO GETS IT !!

The program is totally online and FREE to those who sign up (sign-up link)! Step into and step back from content as you need to over the course of this year to gain the tools and knowledge you need to make decisions now, for summers, and for after graduation!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 15TH (sign-up link)! This is a pilot program this year to see if Wesleyan students would utilize this program, so there are a limited number of spots.  You can find more information (FAQs, an intro video, etc.) about LIT here.  The program will launch on Feb. 15th, but if we have more spots left- sign-ups can continue throughout the month of February.

We are so happy to be bringing this program to our community!  If you have any questions or concerns about the program or sign-up process, please contact Demetrius Colvin (


The Resource Center Socioeconomic Status and Disability Interns

– Griselda Solis

– Alice Musabe

– Shakira Fortson

– Briana Rodriguez Castillo

The College of Integrative Sciences Research-A-Palooza 2/13

Research-a-Palooza takes place Saturday, February 13, starting @ 12:30 pm (

We will start with an hour long panel on “How to get into Research,” followed by Q&A with departments and individual research labs (Chemistry, MBB, Bio, NSB, Psych,; Astronomy, EES, COE, Physics, Math, CS,

Withdrawal Deadline 11/24

The deadline to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes for the Fall 2020 semester is Tuesday, November 24 at 5:00 p.m EST.  If you need to withdraw from a course, please send a group email to the instructor, your faculty advisor, and your class dean, and attach a withdrawal form.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • Do use this time to talk to your professors, your advisors, and your class dean about your concerns.
  • Do make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • Do not wait until Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. to seek advice from your instructor, advisor, or dean because you probably won’t hear back from them until after the deadline has passed.



Policy Revised: visiting friends who live in other residences

Mon 10/5/2020 9:50 PM
To: All Students on campus <>

Thanks to the low number of COVID cases on campus,  effective Thursday, October 8, 2020, students living on campus will be permitted to visit their friends who live in other residences.  Posted COVID capacity in common areas may not be exceeded, and no more than two individuals may be in a bedroom at the same time, including the room occupant(s). Face coverings must be worn at all times. Due to the potential risk to the community, sanctions for violations are likely to be more severe than in ordinary times.  Please visit responsibly.

If the number of cases increases, or students are not following the guidelines of wearing face coverings and maintaining six foot distancing, this flexibility will be revoked.  We will revert to more cautious measures again in the beginning of next semester .

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Fran Koerting
Director of Residential Life

Update on Campus-wide Copier/Printer Refresh

From:ITS & Finance <>
Sent:Monday, September 21, 2020 4:26 PM
To:Renee Johnson Thornton <>
Subject:Update on Campus-wide Copier/Printer Refresh

To the Wesleyan community:

We hope your semester is off to a good start. We are writing with an update on the campus-wide multi-function printer/copier refresh and optimization, which began last month. We are in the process of installing 132 new devices across campus, which are energy efficient and offer improved print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities. Once completed, all faculty and staff will be able to retrieve print jobs from any campus Ricoh machine by printing from their computer to the single campus print queue Wes-Find-Me-Printers and swiping a card once at the device to retrieve their documentThis new process, powered by PaperCut software, allows for more flexibility and enhanced privacy when printing.

Detailed instructions on using the new devices are available on the ITS website. There, you can also find a listing of device locations around campus, including those that are able to print color and large-format documents. (For efficiency and cost-saving purposes, these more expensive devices are now only available in select locations).

This project will bring Wesleyan increased document security, improved personal convenience, and a reduction in waste and power consumption across campus. For any technical questions that are not addressed on the ITS website, please contact Erik Quimby at For questions on paper ordering and print and copy charges, you may contact Val Nye at


Erik Quimby

ITS Director of User Services


Valerie Nye



Tonight – Post-debate discussion

Wesleyan students are invited to join Government Professors Logan Dancey and Alyx Mark for a post-debate discussion following the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The event will start at 10:30 p.m. et (immediately following the debate) on Zoom and conclude by 11:30 p.m. You can join the discussion via this link: You will need to sign in through your Single Sign On to join the meeting.

The event is meant as an opportunity for students to engage in a dialogue with one another about the debate. Professors Dancey and Mark will pose some initial discussion questions and help facilitate the conversation.

The discussion is sponsored by the Allbritton Center and is part of the Commission on Presidential Debate’s DebateWatch initiative and Wesleyan’s E2020 initiative.

Engage 2020 Speaker Series

The E2020 Speaker Series features an array of public figures from diverse backgrounds – all with compelling messages about the power of students and young people to affect change and the urgency of this moment. The E2020 Speaker Series is a centerpiece of Wesleyan’s E2020 Initiative– the University’s comprehensive effort to support student learning and civic participation, while engaging the public around the electoral process and broader questions related to civic life. Speaker Series

Newly added (on 8_31_20) courses with seats available

Civil Rights Litigation Since 1978: A Practitioner’s Perspective

CSPL 217 Times: Th 6:00-9PM, Location: ONLINE

This course will examine major themes in modern civil rights litigation in the United States between 1978 and 2020. The course will review major cases challenging police misconduct, school and housing segregation, including exclusionary land use policies, sexual harassment and bullying as well as cases supporting voting and gay rights. Students will be asked to present argument before their peers regarding the issues raised in and by these cases and will also be presented with imaginary fact patterns and asked to discern the critical legal issues raised and apply both the settled law and aspirational law as we develop it through Socratic method. In addition, students will select an area of civil rights litigation and writing about its evolution.

Understanding the 2020 Presidential Election

CSPL399 Times: M.W. 1:20-2:40PM, Location: ONLINE

In understanding the 2020 Presidential Election, students will learn how to read skeptically the political press and how to write critically about presidential campaign politics. Along the way, the course will touch on electoral history, political and social thought, public policy, media criticism, and much more. Students will read past examples of thought-provoking and influential commentary. They will read current coverage in the legacy press of the 2020 presidential election and come to class prepared to discuss the most important stories and issues of the week. Students will have the opportunity to learn about electoral politics and political writing alongside a veteran journalist. Students who have experience working for political campaigns will have a chance to share their knowledge and help the class incorporate their experience in a larger historical framework. They will have a chance to see their work published in the Editorial Board, the lecturer’s daily politics newsletter. Students will attempt to do what political writers do in real-time: explain what’s happening from a unique, particular, and informed point of view for the benefit of like-minded citizens seeking to achieve the ideal of self-government. In the end, the hope is that students see that campaign politics is simpler and more complex than it appears, but that neither is obvious without study, focus, and understanding.

Student and Families Forum 8/13/20 at Noon ET

From: Michael S. Roth
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2020 11:06 AM
To: Renee Johnson Thornton
Subject: Virtual Wesleyan Students and Families Forum: Thursday, August 13 at noon ET

Dear students and families,

Whether you will be joining us through in-person, online, or hybrid classes this fall, we cannot wait to see you again and reunite our Wesleyan community. As you know, faculty and staff have been working tirelessly to assure the success of this semester, and we would like to share more details about our plans. I invite you to participate in a virtual Students and Families Forum, on Thursday, August 13 at noon ET. Dean Mike Whaley will join me in leading the conversation.

This will be a Zoom video webinar. You can use the following information to participate in the Zoom:

Click here to access Zoom Webinar

Passcode: 646292

Webinar ID: 997 8720 6796

Find your local number

I look forward to reconnecting with you on August 13. In the meantime, be safe and stay well!


Michael S. Roth