Delayed Start to the Spring 2022 Semester

Dear Seniors,

I would like to provide a reminder about the recent updates. Spring semester classes will start on Thursday, January 27. The Add/Drop period is now 1/20 – 02/09. Spring break will be from March 12–20.

Classes on Thursday, January 27 and Friday, January 28 will be held virtually before in-person classes resume on Monday, January 31. Students are expected to move into their residences Thursday, January 27 – Saturday, January 29.

All Students requesting an exception to move in earlier, including wood frame house residents, must complete an exception form, which is due at 12 Noon, EST on Monday, January 10. Students will receive a response about the exception by January 12.  Use the following link to access the exception request form: Early Arrival Exception Request

Reminder, you must access the form from your Wesleyan Gmail.  If you were pre-approved in the fall semester by Reslife to be on campus during the winter break, you do not need to submit another request.  Once you arrive on campus, you must follow campus COVID testing protocol, here’s a link to the January testing schedule (

For more information on housing, please review the website: Delayed Start of the Spring 2022 Semester.  This website contains helpful information and the link to the form to request an exception to the Jan 27-29 arrival date.

The incomplete deadline remains the same and must be finished by January 17. However, your faculty member may have set an earlier due date. Please follow up with your professors directly if you have questions about your incomplete.

Senior Thesis writers have the same amount of time available with the same number of weeks of break. The schedule has just been readjusted. I would recommend that concerned thesis writers contact their advisors to reassess schedules.

I am also available for Zoom appointments if you have any questions. Here is my appointment link, and I look forward to answering your questions:

Best wishes,

Dean Michael L. Guerrero, Class of 2022

Fall Housing Information 5_29_2020

From: Renee Johnson Thornton <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:23 AM
To: jr_deanofc <>
Subject: Fw: important Fall housing information for juniors Dear 2022’ers – I hope you are safe and healthy. with the high volume of emails, I am receiving I am reserving half of my lunch hour to be available by Zoom. Please stop in anytime between 12 pm – 12:30 pm, this week (Tuesday – Friday) for general Q&A. You may signup using my calendar link for individual appointments (early morning for GMT or afternoon for EST). For now, please find below important information concerning campus housing this fall.
Sincerely, Dean Thornton

Renee Johnson-Thornton, PhD         Dean for the Class of 2022    Class of 2022 blog           

Sign up for Appointments using my Google calendar link to meet in my virtual office located at
Learn about our plans for reactivating the campus this fall.

From: Fran Koerting <>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 5:38 PM
To: Renee Johnson Thornton <>
Subject: important Fall housing information for juniors
Dear Members of the Class of 2022,

I hope this email finds you safe and healthy. We recognize that these difficult circumstances will impact the ability of some of our students to be on campus for the fall semester.  In the past, we have randomly assigned a student who does not yet have housing to vacancies as they develop.  This year, in hopes of creating a win-win situation for all students involved, we will give you the opportunity to request that a particular student fill the vacancy, if the member of your housing unit notifies their class dean by July 17 that they are planning to take a leave of absence or study remotely for the fall semester.  After that date, there will not be enough time to accommodate such requests, and ResLife will assign someone to it.  Therefore, please encourage your friends to notify their class dean as soon as possible.  Simply email with your request and copy the student you would like to pull in.  Please note that the person you pull into your unit must be class appropriate and not already committed to a program house or community based living program.

In addition, we plan to release a number of juniors and seniors to off campus status for the 2020-21 academic year.  Students who are released will receive a credit of 60% of the Residential Comprehensive Fee.  The balance covers meals and student fees.  If you are interested in being put on the waitlist for off campus, please submit this form.  Priority will be given to individuals whose entire housing unit is interested over those who would leave a partially vacant unit, and to those who do not yet have a housing assignment.  Offers will be made on a rolling basis, beginning July 6, and you will have an opportunity to secure off campus housing before being removed from your housing assignment, if you already selected one.

Should you have any questions, please email me at

Stay safe,

Fran Koerting
Director of Residential Life