Join the College of Letters Open House on Thursday, November 4 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm under the Labyrinth tent. Lunch provided.
Join the Sociology department Open House on Thursday 10/21 at 4:30pm at 212 College Street (backyard). Wine (21+ with ID) & Dine (sushi with veg options).
Winter Session aid application is now available in the Courses/Winter Session bucket of your Portal. It will be open through noon, Wed, Nov 3. If you are thinking about a Winter Session course, please apply for aid now. Applying for aid does not obligate you to take a class.
Please note: Winter Session courses will be available online and in-person this year.
Monday 10/18: Faculty and student lunch with QAC Professor Val Nazzaro at 12:00pm at the Exley Patio. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up with your lunch.
Tuesday 10/19: Annual stargazing and hot chocolate event at the observatory from 9pm to 10pm.
Attend the Government Open House on Tuesday 11/2 from 12:00 to 1:00pm under the Hogwarts Tent. Pizza will be served.
Stop by the Latin American Studies Open House on Thursday 10/21 at 4:30pm in the Romance Languages building (Highwaymen Common Room) on 300 High Street.
Good morning, Class of 2025 –
I hope all is well! It’s been great to interact with many of you at recent major open houses. There are plenty open houses still scheduled if you are interested in learning more about various department majors, minors and certificates. Find the schedule here.
A few dates approaching for you to consider:
- If you wish withdraw from a 1st quarter class, you must do so prior to 10/15/21 (Please note, this is not the same deadline to withdraw from a full semester course. The full semester course withdrawal date is 12/3/21. The Wesleyan Academic calendar can be found here).
- Fall Break is quickly approaching (10/23/21 – 10/26/21). Fall Break is a series of days set intentionally in the fall semester to provide rest and reflection following almost two months of classes.
- Homecoming & Family Weekend is scheduled for 10/29/21 – 10/31/21. You are still welcome and encouraged to attend Homecoming & Family Weekend programs even if you do not plan to have family in town that weekend.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, please be sure to reach out. Take care!
Stop by the Anthropology Department Open House on 10/20 from 4:30 – 4:30pm in the Hogwart’s Tent.
Visit the English Department Open House on October 20 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm at Downey House (294 High Street) – Room 200 (Downey Lounge).
The great feminist poet, critic, and theorist Adrienne Rich warned: “We must be acutely, disturbingly aware of the language [and, I’d add: forms, narratives, tropes, genres, conventions, ideologies] we are using and that is using us.” True, English, among other things, can rescue you from being bamboozled by the givens, the taken for granted, the “way it is” (but doesn’t have to be). We make language and language makes us. Literature helps us learn and unlearn. At the same time, reading and writing literature is so much fun, an affirmation of creativity and possibility, a steamy and sometimes jarring love affair with beauty, and much else. Imagine that! Discover what English has to offer (see below) . . . .
Chair, Department of English
Stop by the Physics Open House on Thursday 10/14 from 11:50am to 1:10pm in Exley 150.