Are you thinking of going to graduate school? Did you know there are fellowships and scholarships that pay for US students to pursue graduate degrees abroad? At this info session, Assistant Director for Fellowships, Dr. Erica Kowsz, will give an overview of the opportunities available, including fellowships for graduate study in the UK, Ireland, China, and more! Students from all class years are welcome to attend. We will meet on Monday April 25 at 4:30pm in Fisk 201 for snacks, a short presentation, and plenty of time for Q&A!
Greetings, Class of 2025 –
Below are some upcoming events and important dates to keep in mind:
Adjustment (through 4/19): Now that preregistration is over, we enter the Adjustment period for Fall 2022 course selection. For helpful hints on how to approach adjustment, utilize this guide here. Still have questions? Be sure to chat with your premajor advisor – they can offer a wealth of knowledge on many of the questions associated with course selection. You can also reach out to an Academic Peer Advisor or schedule an appointment with me.
Course Withdrawal Deadline (4/27): Wednesday, April 27 is the last day to withdraw from full semester and 4th quarter classes.
Wes Day (5/5 from 12pm – 5pm): WesDay is a great opportunity to interact with the entire campus community. In addition to free ice cream and tie dye, we’ll enjoy carnival rides, games, wellness activities and novelties such as stuff-a-bear and pot your own succulent plant. Fried dough, popcorn, and cotton candy provided at no charge to attendees. Students and faculty will perform music all afternoon at the base of Foss Hill.
Athletic Events: Many of our spring athletic teams are rounding out their seasons – be sure to catch a home game! Click here for schedules.
WesNest: As I often share, there are so many events, programs, plays, and opportunities to take advantage of posted on our WesNest engagement platform here. I challenge you to take a peek at some of the events offered in the next few weeks and attend something you’ve never participated in before – who knows, you might find a new interest with this small action!
Keep up the great work in and out of the classroom – if you need anything, don’t hesitate reach out (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Greetings, Class of 2025!
Who likes a good count down? As of yesterday (4/5), we officially hit the four-week mark until the last day of spring semester classes. Everything you’ve worked so hard on this semester is coming together. Keep up the great work!
Here are some upcoming events/dates that may be of interest:
- Well Being Wednesday (WBW) – Everyone can benefit from learning about ways to support well-being. Well-Being Wednesday (WBW) is a weekly virtual workshop on various well-being topics. Each workshop will involve a combination of elements including presentation/lectures, videos/TedTalks, Do-It-Yourself activities, and trivia. Register here to receive the virtual link for each Well-Being Wednesday session.
- Wes Day (5/5 from 12pm – 5pm) – WesDay is a great opportunity to interact with the entire campus community. In addition to free ice cream and tie dye, we’ll enjoy carnival rides, games, wellness activities and novelties such as stuff-a-bear and pot your own succulent plant. Fried dough, popcorn, and cotton candy provided at no charge to attendees. Students and faculty will perform music all afternoon at the base of Foss Hill.
- Pre-Registration: Pre-registration for Fall 2022 course selection began on 3/29 and runs through 4/11. Be sure to visit the Registrar’s page to review resources such as the Student User Guide to Pre-Registration and more to help you maximize course selection. If you haven’t yet, be sure to connect with your pre-major advisor to discuss your anticipated course load.
- Withdrawal Deadline (4/27) – Last day to withdraw from full semester and 4th quarter classes.
Be sure to end your semester strong by utilizing the many resources available to you as a Wesleyan student. Not sure where to turn? Contact me and I can point you in the right direction.
Looking for ways to support your well-being? Attend Well-Being Wednesday!
Well-Being Wednesday (WBW) is a weekly virtual workshop on various Well-Being topics. Each workshop will involve a combination of elements including: Presentation/Lecture, Videos/TedTalks, Do-It-Yourself Activities, and even Trivia. During the Spring Semester, WBW will run from April 06 – May 04. Register HERE to receive the virtual link for each of these Well-Being Wednesday sessions. Sessions are open to students, staff, and faculty. Sponsored by WesWell.
Please see the flyers below to learn about upcoming events at Wesleyan related to the Ukraine-Russia crisis:
Greetings, Class of 2025
I hope this post finds you well. We are at a point in the semester where your classes may start to feel a bit tougher, the weather isn’t getting warm quickly enough, and we can’t pull our eyes away from the updates on the Ukraine/Russia crisis. As always, please remember there are many supports in place on campus to help you with whatever challenges you face and whatever you may be feeling. As your class dean, I’d be happy to meet with you to discuss these resources (calendly.com/deankellydunn).
Some upcoming dates and/or events that may be of interest to you:
- Gathering in Community for Ukraine – today, Wednesday, 3/2 at 4:30pm in Smith Reading Room (Olin Library). Olin Library and Student Affairs will co-sponsor an opportunity to come together in community around the recent events in Ukraine. We will hold space for sharing, listening, and being together. This gathering is intended to complement the various discussions being sponsored by faculty as well as the planned rally on Friday afternoon outside of Usdan.
- Global Management Minor – learn more about the global management minor by visiting http://bit.ly/GEMinor or stopping by the info session on Monday 3/7 at 4:30pm in Fisk 201 (zoom available also). More questions? Contact email@example.com.
- Metacognition Workshops – today, Wednesday 3/2 and next Wednesday, 3/9 at 6:00pm in Usdan 108. Today’s topic focuses on implementing effective study and learning strategies. Next week’s topic focuses on reflection of the academic skills you’ve developed.
Friday 2/25 – Regeneration: A Global Eco Drag Show. This event is made in partnership with SmokeFree Music Cities, Tufts LBGT Center, the Wesleyan University Student Resource Center, Vassar College, Oberlin College GSF Department, Bard College, University of Toronto Scarborough Women’s & Trans Center, Design Science Studio, Women’s March Taiwan, Trove, and The Community Cooperative. You can join this vibrant international community of drag performers and fans for FREE by registering here.
Virtual Financial Literacy Program: Want to learn about investing? Confused about taxes? What to own your financial future? Scan the QR code in the flyer below to learn more.
Happy Tuesday, Class of 2025!
Here is a weekly roundup of some upcoming dates and/or events that may be of interest to you:
- Grading Mode Option: The deadline to choose grading mode option (for courses that have the student option) is Wednesday, 2/23 at 5:00pm EST. Please remember that selecting a specific type of grading mode is about determining your strategy early on in the semester for how you wish to approach a course. Take stock of the assignments completed in the course so far; comparing the effort you’ve put into these assignments and the feedback returned to you can provide some good insight into determining if A-F or CR/U is the best approach for you in a particular course.
- First Things First: Spring 2022 programs for our FGLI population are here – be sure to view the flyer (here) to get more details on upcoming events. The Resource Center is also seeking applications for Summer 2022 First Things First (FTF) interns. Learn more about the job description on Handshake. Applications are due 2/17.
- Metacognition Workshops: Every Wed from 6-7pm in Usdan 108, staff and faculty lead workshops to help students discover new approaches to studying and learning (flyer here). These workshops are open to all and attendance is highly encouraged for students seeking a STEM major. Feel free to grab dinner and head to the workshop with friends or attend solo and meet other students like you who wish to maximize their academics while at Wesleyan.
- Clubs and Organizations: There is so much to do on campus! The COVID alert level has dropped to green with some relaxed restrictions due in large part to the great work you are doing keeping our community safe – with more relaxed restrictions, you can find all sorts of programs and events hosted by our clubs and organizations as well as our Student Involvement staff. Check out WesNest today to learn more about upcoming opportunities.
Have a wonderful rest of your week – stay warm out there!
Loving While Black – BIPOC Healing Circle – Sponsored by Ujamma, WesWell, & SHAPE
Friday, February 18th @5-6:30 pm in the Resource Center
What does it mean to love and be in a relationship while Black at a PWI?
How do we start healing beyond struggle? Join us for connections, community, games, and snacks!
Black Artist Showcase
When: Saturday, February 19 6-9 pm
Where: Westco Basement/Cafe
No matter whether you participated in First Things First Pre-Orientation, we invite FGLI students from all class years to come together for the First Things First: Next Steps series!
Our next session, Fresh Start, is TODAY, MONDAY (February 14th) from 4:30-5:30pm in The Resource Center! Did Fall term not unfold as gracefully as you hoped? Are you hoping to “get on track” for Spring? We will reflect on how to carry forward lessons from last semester, and how to build on these in ways that serve us and show ourselves care in the months ahead. We will review resources we vaguely remember hearing about once upon a time, and we will discuss how to move into 2022 with a sense of positive possibility. A fresh start.
Join us for conversation, reflection, information, and validation. And for snacks. There are always snacks. Full series schedule below! Put them all in your calendar!