Hello Class of 2021! Confused about Pre-Registration? Don’t know what classes to take? How to register? Want some snacks? Your Academic Peer Advisors (Rubye and Haley), Paul Turenne (from the Registrar’s office), and Dean Brown (your class dean) want to help as you figure out course plans for the spring semester. We are hosting a workshop this Friday, November 3 from 1:00-2:00PM in Usdan 108. Come join us for Pre-Reg tips and tricks (and treats)! Bring your questions and … Read morePre-Registration Workshop!! Fri., Nov. 3 from 1-2 p.m.
Your first semester is not too soon to get to know your professors. Not only will you feel more confident about course material from going to their office hours (really, they schedule them for you!), but also you will learn more about the department, the discipline/field, research opportunities, and the university. Make a point to … Read moreGet to Know Your Professors this Fall
Peer Advisor Rachel Earnhardt ’17 wrote this for the incoming Class of 2020, but good advice never gets old! It was in the Container Store, standing among clearance laundry baskets and desk organizing supplies sometime in early August, that I had a *minor* meltdown about starting college. Somehow, browsing for reasonably priced, but sturdy dorm … Read moreAdvice from a former Peer Advisor: Don’t Be Nervous!
If there is a magic or golden rule for college, it is the Rule of 7. You have probably never heard of it before, but never mind that. What it means is that you should take on no more than seven things this semester. For real. That includes your four courses and three other activities, … Read moreThe Rule of 7
So where do you go or who do you call if you need academic support or study resources to help ensure your success in mastering course material, managing your time, or clearing your head to focus on work? Check out the amazing list on the Student Academic Resources homepage! Some resources to highlight include your … Read moreAcademic Support Resources
“Whaaat?” you ask, thinking that you haven’t even landed on campus and yet you are being advised to check out the criteria for academic review, promotion, and discipline. I know—it may seem premature and irrelevant, especially since the Class of 2021 is a class of stellar, high-achieving students, but it doesn’t hurt to be aware … Read moreRemain in Good Academic Standing: Know the Academic Standing Criteria
If you have not had a chance to do your Academic Reflection Essay, located in your “Orientation Checklist & Resources,” make sure that you complete and submit it in within the next week. It is a good exercise in processing the past as you think about the future and helps you to focus in on … Read moreAcademic Reflection Essay — Do It!
The time is drawing near to submit your ranked preferences for seven First Year Seminars and seven intro/general courses. Check that you have a balanced schedule and that your plan of study: has three of four courses in each of the three divisions (NSM, SBS, HA); includes at least one in a subject you love … Read moreDeadline for Course Registration Preferences — August 1, 5 p.m.
COMPETENCIES AT WESLEYAN: Approaches to Consider in Your Plan of Study Flexible Framework for Considering Competencies While at Wesleyan, students engage in the deep study of an academic field once they have declared a major, and they develop academic breadth through their general education coursework. In addition, they will also build broad, interdisciplinary skills through … Read moreThe Four Competencies at Wesleyan
Dean’s Note: This is a great piece about the benefits of foreign-language study at Wesleyan. As entering first-years, you are in a prime position either to begin a new language, especially if you want to reach the level needed to study in a country whose language Wes teaches, or to build upon your previous learning … Read moreWhy Foreign Language Study is A Good Idea for Every Student!