Class of 2021 Upon Completion Q + A – 4/8


I know several of you read the email Provost Stanton sent out about the upon completion policy this evening and I want to provide an opportunity to address as many of your questions as possible. I’m offering a Q&A session this Thursday, April 8th, 5pm-6pm, EST; it will be recorded and Zoom details are offered below.

Class of 2021 Upon Completion Q&A

Thursday, April 8th, 5pm-6pm, EST

Meeting ID: 945 1602 3008
Passcode: 715730

Take care for now,

Dean Leathers

Muslim Studies Open House on 4/7: “Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics under Neoliberal Islam”

Wednesday 7 April 2021

4pm: Come to the open house for the Muslim studies minor;

4:30pm: Stay on for this year’s Muslim Studies talk by Prof. Evren Savci on:


Join us here:

Contact Typhaine Leservot for any questions.


Important Information About Thesis Registration

From: Susan Krajewski <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:26 AM
To: Susan Krajewski <>
Subject: Important Information About Thesis Registration

Dear Honors Candidate:

We are only two weeks away from the Thesis Registration deadline so I wanted to reach out with some last minute reminders.

First, the Thesis Registration links will open on Tuesday, April 20th at 8:00am and they will close on Wednesday, April 21st at 4pm.  You must upload and register your Honors thesis by 4pm on April 21st. 

Honors candidates have a special link in their Academics bucket in WesPortal called Honors Candidacy Status.  Currently when you click on that link, it shows the department(s) you are pursuing honors in, your tutor(s), and the readers who will evaluate your work. If any of that information is inaccurate please contact me immediately.  When the Thesis Registration link opens on April 20th, you will see a Submit Thesis button in the My Honors panel at the top of the screen.  Click that button to begin the registration process.  Please understand that the entire process does take some time, so we recommend that you begin the registration process no later than 3:30pm on April 21st to ensure you will complete all the necessary steps before the 4pm deadline.

If you are an artist or filmmaker who will not upload a written work in the Honors Management System, you can still submit a Thorndike Application to offset some of your expenses.  This year each student is entitled to a $60 reimbursement.  Students who upload a written work will automatically receive the $60 credit and do not need to apply.  Artists and filmmakers can access the Thorndike Application here and you must send it to me via email by the registration deadline to receive that funding.

Due to the ongoing covid situation, personal copies will not be ordered or bound as part of the registration process this year.  Students who wish to order bound personal copies for themselves, their families or their tutors, can do so via Thesis on Demand using this link. This service is offered by the same bookbindery that we use for our institutional copies.  You can use this link at any time to order extra copies in the future.  I will be responsible for binding the required copy for Olin Library and any department copies that are necessary.  Those will automatically be accounted for and calculated during the registration process. When requesting personal copies, if you want your thesis to match what Wesleyan binds, then select a black cover with gold lettering on the spine.  You are free to choose any colors you wish.

Good luck as you wrap up your thesis work.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  And remember, you can always go to this link for last-minute tips on preparing your thesis for registration.

Best–Susan Krajewski, Honors Coordinator

Reminder! 2021 Diploma Name Due by 4/18

To: Candidates for Bachelor of Arts Degree
From: Rosie Villard, Administrative Assistant V

To ensure that your full legal name is spelled correctly on your diploma, we are asking you to confirm your diploma name. Please confirm your name as soon as possible.

In your WesPortal under ‘My Information’ click on Diploma Name and Address. The name that we currently have on file will be displayed on this page. If your name is correct, please click on Confirm/Update button at the bottom of the page. If your name is not correct, please make any necessary corrections before selecting the Confirm/Update button.

Please note that you will only be able to update your name once per day – if you confirm your name in error, you will need to return to the page the following day to make any corrections.

If your name contains special characters or accents, please confirm the spelling of your name without the characters or accents. In order to make sure that the special characters or accents appear correctly on your diploma, you will be asked to link to the Special Character Diploma Name Confirmation form and send it to the Registrar’s Office.

To make a correction to your legal name for all other university records, you will need to send a form of legal identification (birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, or legal name change document if your name has been legally changed) to the Registrar’s Office.
The diploma name system will close on Sunday, April 18th at 11:59pm.

Leona (Rosie) Villard
Admin Assit V
Registrar’s Office
Wesleyan University
237 High Street, North College
Middletown, CT 06459

Job Searching During a Pandemic: Alumni Panel Discussion – Tomorrow, 4/6

Learn from Wes 2020 grads about finding a job and transitioning to post-grad life during the pandemic. Join us on Tuesday for a virtual panel conversation between current seniors and recent alumni.
Job Searching During a Pandemic: Alumni Panel Discussion

Tue, Apr 6 7:00 pm EDT – 8:00 pm EDT


  • Maya Bernstein-Schalet ‘20, Journalist, Heritage Radio Network/Researcher, Belly of the Best
  • Sherly Francois ’20, Management Development Program, McMaster-Carr
  • Lucine Poturyan ’20, Conflicts Analyst, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP
  • Zack Hersh ‘20, Legislative Aide, Colorado House of Representatives

Moderated by the GCC’s senior Peer Career Advisors Esme Lytle ’21, Brendan Joyce ’21, and Phillip Wong ’21.

Job Searching During a Pandemic: Alumni Panel Discussion – 4/6

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:00pm – 8:00pm EDT

Join us for a virtual panel discussion with members of Wesleyan’s Class of 2020. Learn from their experiences job hunting and transitioning to post-grad life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Connect with current students and recent alumni to share stories, ask questions, and share advice for navigating the months ahead.

Maya Bernstein-Schalet ’20, Anthropology/Civic Engagement Certificate
Journalist, Heritage Radio Network
Researcher, Belly of the Best
Brooklyn, NY

Sherly Francois ’20, Psychology/African American Studies
Management Development Program, McMaster-Carr
Atlanta, GA

Lucine Poturyan ’20, Government/Russian
Data Analysis Minor Conflicts Analyst, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Zack Hersh ’20, American Studies
Legislative Aide, Colorado House of Representatives
Denver, CO

Student Moderators:
Esme Lylte ’21
Phillip Wong ’21
Brendan Joyce ’21

Co-sponsored by Gordon Career Center and Dean’s Office

Contact information:
Rachel Munafo

Options for Regalia after 3/31 and Making Changes to Orders

Bachelor candidates are no longer able to order a cap and gown on the Oak Hall website with WRJJ Bookstore delivery. You have the following options if you missed the March 31st deadline:

  1. Order on the Oak Hall website and have your regalia shipped home (deadline for this option: April 19th).
  2. Buy a cap and gown at the WRJJ Bookstore starting mid-May.

Also, Oak Hall just confirmed that they do international shipping. They charge $60 for international shipping but can’t guarantee a particular date for delivery. 

You must direct any questions about international shipping directly to Oak Hall at 800-456-7623.

Students choosing to cancel and/or change their cap and gown orders must also contact Oak Hall directly: 800-456-7623. 

They must have their order number and identify themselves as a Wesleyan University student in Middletown, CT wishing to make a change to an order.