Weekly Roundup – 2.15.22

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!

Dean Dunn 

Upcoming Black History Month Events

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!

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Black Artist Showcase

When: Saturday, February 19 6-9 pm

Where: Westco Basement/Cafe

Sign up Using QR Code or on WesNest

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Spring Club Fair – Friday 2/11 at 2pm

Want to find ways to get involved with the various student clubs and organizations at Wesleyan? Connect and meet club leaders in a virtual space to learn more about any groups you are interested in joining!

Date: Friday, February 11th
Time: 2pm-5pm, Eastern Time
LocationAccess the event on WesNest

To attend, log on to WesNest and you will see the link to the fair on the homepage. Please note, there may be a slight delay between when you log on and when the link to the fair is visible on the homepage. Each student club and organization will have their individual virtual rooms at the fair, so you are free to jump from one room to another as you explore during the afternoon.

Please send any questions to involvement@wesleyan.edu.

Black History Month Events

Dear Wesleyan Students! 

HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH! 

In preparation for a full and fun black history month, your Wesleyan Black Student Union (Ujamaa), has planned a month with activities for you all to participate in! This year we want to honor Black Joy, so our theme this year is adequately named “Joy: Survival Beyond Healing”

Events sponsored by the Wesleyan Black Student Union: 

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THESE ACTIVITIES, WHO WE ARE, AND HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE visit our WesNest Page and attend our first event on February 8th, 6pm at Malcom X House: “Black History Month Kickback.” 

We are super excited for this month, and we hope y’all are too! 

Wesleyan Black Student Union Board Members

First Gen Week 11/8 – 11/13

Centered around National First Generation College Celebration Day on Nov. 8th, this week of events is co-sponsored by the FGLI Advisory Board, Gordon Career Center, Office for Equity and Inclusion, and The Resource Center to help support and celebrate Wesleyan’s fgli student community. If you identify as fgli and/or an ally of the fgli community, come celebrate with us at the following events! Check out all the great events Wes offers this week to celebrate national first generation day on 11/8!

Upcoming Dates

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!

Dean Dunn

Getting Involved on Campus!

Student Involvement (formerly known as Student Activities and Leadership Development) is your one stop shop to learn about how to enhance your out-of-classroom experience at Wes!  We encourage you to visit WesNest, our online platform about student groups and campus events. Learn more about WesNest by watching this short video

One of the most anticipated events of the year is the “Student Involvement Fair.”  This is your opportunity to learn about the hundreds of clubs and organizations Wesleyan has to offer.  You can meet student leaders, join a group, and get some free stuff!  Mark your calendars for Friday, September 10th 3pm, the event will be under the big tent outside of Usdan.

“WesWOW” – Wesleyan Week of Welcome, will immediately follow Orientation and will take place September 6 – 11th.  Be sure to check your orientation schedule and WesNest for a full listing of events.  In addition to the Student Involvement Fair, traditional events include the Study Abroad Fair, Student Employment Fair, as well as multiple social events providing opportunities to connect and make new friends!

To learn more check out the Student Involvement Website or email us at involvement@wesleyan.edu.