I am writing you now with important information about the revised academic calendar and course registration processes. Due to the shift in the opening of our semester, some important dates have changed. In addition, the first two days of classes will be held remotely.
Remote drop/add attendance:
January 27 and 28 classes will be held online. During those two days, faculty have the option of allowing non-registered students to attend remotely. You can see which courses have been made available using the “Remote Course Access” in your WesPortal in the courses bucket or in the alert box. You will have access to the link in WesPortal until 11:59 p.m. Friday, January 28.
Beginning on January 31, classes will be meeting in person. Students should not attend in-person classes for which they are not registered, unless they have retained explicit permission from faculty. This is due to strict requirements for Covid classroom capacity compliance.
Only courses offered for “student option” grading mode allow students to choose between taking the course for A-F or CR/U. Please be sure to confirm your grading option in your courses by 5 p.m. on February 23.
|Jan 20 – Feb 9||Drop/Add period|
|Jan 20 – Feb 9||On-campus enrollment period for undergraduates and graduates|
|Jan 27||Classes begin|
|Feb 23||Grading mode option deadline 5:00 p.m.|
|Mar 4||Last day to withdraw from 3rd quarter classes|
|Mar 11||3rd quarter classes end|
|Mar 12 – Mar 20||Spring break|
|Mar 21||4th quarter classes begin. 4th quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting|
|Apr 27||Last day to withdraw from full semester and 4th quarter classes|
|May 4||Classes end|
|May 5 – May 9||Reading period|
|May 10 – May 13||Final examinations|
1/20-2/9 Drop/Add period
1/20-2/9 On-campus enrollment period for undergraduates and graduates
1/27 Classes begin
2/23 For courses in which students have an option of grading mode, the final choice must be made by 5 p.m.
3/4 Last day to withdraw from 3rd quarter classes
3/11 3rd quarter classes end
3/12-3/20 Spring break
3/21 4th quarter classes begin. 4th quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
4/27 Last day to withdraw from full-semester & 4th quarter classes
5/4 Classes end
5/5-5/9 Reading period
5/10-5/13 Final examinations
Summer College Corps
Any college students who do not yet have summer plans, who live in CT or attend college in CT, please consider applying! Participants will receive a generous $4,500 stipend and high-level training and support.
The state is preparing to recruit 500 students statewide to work in summer programs and provide those students with training in order to be prepared to support the well-being of children participating in various summer programs throughout CT. As thousands of PK-12 students have had their school years significantly disrupted from the pandemic, it is critical that they have ample support over the summer to mitigate school disengagement and to participate in joyful, stimulating programs. The funding comes from a proposed allocation of $1.5 million from funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to complement a $1.5 million investment of Coronavirus Relief Funds in FY 2022.
Connecticut is looking to colleges and universities to identify students to help facilitate and run these summer learning programs across the state. This will provide summer programs with the needed operational support to get off the ground, college students with a meaningful and impactful summer working experience, and K-12 students with individuals their age who they can learn from and associate with over the summer. The Offices of Workforce Strategy, Higher Education, State Department of Education, as well as public and private higher education institutions will partner together to train college students and match them with summer programs.
Please send an email to Dana Brink in the College of Education Studies, email@example.com, to be added to a list of interested candidates. As soon as the application is live we will send it to you.
Updates & applications will be posted shortly at the Summer Enrichment/ Accelerate CT website: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/COVID19/AccelerateCT/Summer-Enrichment
Fall 2021 opportunity!
Engaged Projects (EPs) are rigorous, self-designed endeavors in which a student studies a topic of their choice and completes a final project intended for a non-academic audience. Students are encouraged but not required to select a topic that is connected to another class or their major. Final projects can take the form of blogs, videos, a website, or other media; a work of art, an event, a workshop, a presentation, or panel; a policy proposal or analysis; a white paper or op-ed series; a business plan; and/or any other piece(s) thoughtfully designed for the public.
For full details go to: https://engagedprojects.site.wesleyan.edu/.