Financial Aid Office: Info Session & Money Matters Orientation Workshops

The Financial Aid Office extends a hearty welcome to the Class of 2021!  Our office is responsible for the administration of scholarships, loans and work-study employment. We offer individual loan counseling and financial literacy workshops to interested students and provide guidance on the financial implications involved with taking a leave of absence or studying abroad.  … Read moreFinancial Aid Office: Info Session & Money Matters Orientation Workshops

Seats Available in FYS Course: Ethnicity, Race & Religion in the Middle Ages

Why does some characters’ skin change color in medieval romances? What did Ghenghis Khan’s family think about Europeans? And why do US white supremacist groups wear symbols from the twelfth-century crusade era? These are all different kinds of questions, but we address them in: English 153, “Ethnicity, Race, and Religion in the Middle Ages.” Professor … Read moreSeats Available in FYS Course: Ethnicity, Race & Religion in the Middle Ages

Advice from a former Peer Advisor: Don’t Be Nervous!

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!

Thoughts from a Peer Advisor: Tips and Tricks for NSO

Tips and Tricks for NSO Welcome to Wes!  We hope you are getting excited to come to campus for New Student Orientation (NSO).  NSO is a whirlwind of activities, new friends, and unique opportunities—but it can also feel like a tornado of messy dorm rooms, strange new buildings, and first-day-of-school nerves that you haven’t experienced … Read moreThoughts from a Peer Advisor: Tips and Tricks for NSO

Bike Registration: Important for Bike Owners!

College campuses across the country are generally safe places for the students attending them and our campus is no different.  In many instances though, this leads to a relaxed attitude toward personal safety and security measures, and students tend to let their guard down.  A majority of the crimes that occur on campus are crimes … Read moreBike Registration: Important for Bike Owners!

Thoughts from a Peer Advisor: Emailing Your Professors

In this age of informal social media, it can be unclear about how to address your professors et al.  The “Hey there” salutation doesn’t go over very well and use of first names comes by invitation.  Check out the following piece  written by former peer advisor, Faisal Kirdar ’14, which remains current to this day. … Read moreThoughts from a Peer Advisor: Emailing Your Professors

Thoughts from a Peer Advisor: On Being a Student-Athlete

Welcome to Wesleyan! One of the most common questions peer advisors get asked is simply, “Will I have time to get all my school work done if I’m also an athlete?” Being a student-athlete at Wesleyan is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling way to spend you’re time here, but it can also be stressful. But … Read moreThoughts from a Peer Advisor: On Being a Student-Athlete

Reminder–FYM Reading of Citizen by Claudia Rankine

Dear New Wesleyan Students, Be prepared to share your thoughts and ideas when faculty, administrators, and fellow students engage you in conversation about Citizen: An American Lyric by MacArthur Genius grant-winning poet Claudia Rankine on Friday, September 1 of New Student Orientation. All information regarding FYM 2021 can be found at: http://wesleyan.edu/orientation/first_year_matters.html. The themes associated with … Read moreReminder–FYM Reading of Citizen by Claudia Rankine

End-of-Fall-Semester Travel Plans — Hold Off on Ticket Purchase

While it may seem early to be thinking about this, some of you are already looking at plane, train, or bus schedules for a trip back home or elsewhere at the end of the fall semester.  Don’t buy your ticket yet!  Wait until you know your final exam schedule.  While some courses have papers, others … Read moreEnd-of-Fall-Semester Travel Plans — Hold Off on Ticket Purchase

Academic Reflection Essay — Do It!

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!