Class of 2024 Campus Tours

Greetings Class of 2024,

This past year has been difficult in many ways for all Wesleyan students, but the Class of 2024 is unique in that many students will be coming to campus for the first time as sophomores, and others who were able to be on campus couldn’t get to know the real Wes in a typical year.

Upperclassmen have volunteered to host modified “campus tours” for members of the Class of 2024 during WesWOW (Sept 6th-Sept 12th)! Your upperclassmen tour guides can show you all the best places to know about on campus! Sign up on the Excel sheet below if you would like to take a walk through Wesleyan and learn about it from another student’s perspective and make upperclassmen connections!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tQVIj0-y6gwRtMIslDZiTAGEFZGHp570LBGT0PSvfWM/edit?usp=sharing

We will be capping each tour at 5 students per group, so if there are already 5 names listed, please sign up for another time. The designated meetup location for the tours is in front of North College, on the side facing High St. The last day to sign up will be Sept 4th!!

If you have any questions, feel free to email schang@wesleyan.edu or hallisonway@wesleyan.edu.

Class of 2024 Welcome Activities

Saturday, September 4

10:30 a.m.       Got Balance? Mindful Wes (Hogwarts Tent)
1:00 p.m.         Waste Not Tag Sale (Garage behind 44 Brainerd Ave)
8:00 p.m.        Welcome Back to Campus Open Mic (tent behind Usdan)

Sunday, September 5

9:00 a.m.         WesBAM (Wes Body and Mind) Workouts (Fayerweather Rehearsal Studios)
10:00 a.m.       Catholic Student Organization Brunch (Zelnick Pavillion)
10:00 a.m.       Throw Culture: Ultimate Frisbee (Foss Hill)
2:30 p.m.         Wesleyan Student Assembly Info Session (Usdan 108)
3:00 p.m.         Meet the Muslim Student Association (Usdan 110)
3:00 p.m.         Wesleyan Christian Fellowship (TBD)
4:30 p.m.         Class of 2024 Photo and Welcome from President Roth (behind Olin Library)
6:00 p.m.         “Sunday Serenade” A Cappella Concert (Memorial Chapel)
8:00 p.m.         Wesleyan Jewish Community S’mores Night (Bayit backyard)
9:15 p.m.          Residential Community Meetings

Monday, September 6

12:00 noon     Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan (Albritton 022)

Tuesday, September 7

12:30 p.m.       Navigating COVID-19 Boundaries (online)

Wednesday, September 8

11:30 a.m.        Getting around Middletown 101 (Huss Courtyard)
12:00 noon      Health Professions Overview for your First and Second Year
12:00 noon      CAPS 101
1:00 p.m          Consent@Wes for the Class of 2024 (Usdan 108 and online)
3:30 p.m          Student Affairs and Financial Aid Open House (North College 2nd floor)

Thursday, September 9

11:00 a.m.       Study Abroad Fair (online)
11:00 a.m.       Student Employment Fair (Usdan Tent)
12:00 noon     CAPS 101
4:30 p.m.        Class of 2024 Welcome Reception with Dean Mike and Dean Phillips (Labyrinth tent)
7:00 p.m.        Theater Fall Productions Info Session (Online)
8:00 p.m.        Screening: Singing in the Rain (Goldsmith Family Cinema)

Friday, September 10

1:00 p.m.         Writing at Wesleyan (Shapiro Center for Writing)
2:00 p.m.         IDEAS Lab Open House
2:00 p.m.         Student Involvement Fair
4:30 p.m.         Introduction to Student Journalism and the Argus
8:00 p.m.         Screening: Nomadland (Goldsmith Family Cinema)

Saturday, September 11

8:00 p.m.         Screening: Beatriz at Dinner (Goldsmith Family Cinema)

Learn More about the FGSS Fall 2021 Gateway Courses

Learn more about these FGSS Fall 2021 gateway courses that are available to first-year and sophomore class students:

Course Description
Feminist, gender and sexuality studies is an exciting interdisciplinary field that addresses gender, sex, and sexuality as well as related issues of race, class, nation, and citizenship across multiple disciplines, epistemologies, methods, and vantage points. At its most fundamental, the field addresses how persons are identified and identify themselves as similar to and different from each other and the relation of these categories of difference to power relations. The study of feminist and queer thought on sex/gender and sexuality offers a critical lens through which to examine social structures and social problems, inequality, difference and diversity, identity and the self, belonging and community, and the possibility of social change, among other topics. This course will offer a broad introduction to the field and provide a foundation for further study of specific areas of interest. The primary goals are to (1) explore the multiple ways feminist and queer scholars have understood sex, gender, and sexuality; (2) explore different methods and styles of feminist thought and expression; (3) situate these in time and place, with attention to historical and cultural contexts; and (4) explore the intersections of sex, gender, and sexuality with race, nation, and other categories of difference. The course will cover aspects of first-wave feminism (e.g., suffrage and the abolitionist movement); second-wave feminism and critical theories of sex/gender; and contemporary feminism, including queer theory, intersectionality and race, and transnational and postcolonial feminism.

Finals Write-In and Study Space 5/16

Join the Writing Workshop for our first ever Finals Write-In + Study Space! On Sunday, May 16th we’ll be in Tischler Hall (Exley 150) between 2-8pm. Stop by for the most productive afternoon of your finals season–and to make all this work a little less lonely. Writing Tutors will be available for drop-in sessions, and we’ll have plenty of free snacks and stationery to go around. Be one of the first 5 to RSVP and we’ll have a goodie bag for you to pick up on the day-of!

If you can’t come on Sunday, we hope you’ll still make a Writing Workshop appointment this Reading Period. Visit your Writing Workshop Account (WesPortal > Academics) for more details. Email writingworks@wesleyan.edu with any questions.

Course Withdrawal Deadline 5/5

The deadline to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes for the Spring 2021 semester is Wednesday, May 5, at 5:00 p.m EST. If you need to withdraw from a course, please send a group email to the instructor, your faculty advisor, and your class dean, and attach a withdrawal form.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • Do use this time to talk to your professors, your advisors, and your class dean about your concerns.
  • Do make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • Do not wait until Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. to seek advice from your instructor, advisor, or dean because you probably won’t hear back from them until after the deadline has passed.