Computer Account Access Changes After Graduation

From the Registrar:Now that you are about to be on to the next phase of your life, please be aware of the account access changes that are in store. Please read on and make plans to move all of your data including everything in your Google Drive, Google photos, Google Shared Drives and Microsoft One Drive before June 15.

What Stays the Same?

You retain your account and it will stay on Google as long as we continue to use their services. Be sure to login to your email at least once a year to keep it active. For security purposes, we disable Google accounts inactive for more than one year. You will receive advance notification if that gets close.
Due to changes in Google storage policy, you will have a 50GB quota on Google. This is for your email, files and photos. The quota goes into effect June 15.
You retain access to WesPortal where you can access resources such as JSTOR, HathiTrust, Project Muse, SensusAccess, Mango Languages, transcripts, and student information.
Should you need support regarding your account or alum access, you can continue to request support in your WesPortal ITS Help > Request ITS Support
Additional information about alumni resources are available here:

What Changes on June 15, 2024?

Wireless Access changes
Your wireless network access changes to WesGuest unless you are continuing as a Wesleyan employee or student.  Access to guest is automated. Information about guest access is here. If continuing at Wes, your access would adjust with your new role.  If you will still be at Wesleyan in another capacity and lose any of the access mentioned above, please open an incident at ServiceNow.
Library database access ends except for JSTOR, Project Muse, HathiTrust, and SensusAccess. Alumni must access these library resources from WesPortal, not from OneSearch.

VPN access ends
Note on Research: occasionally there are individuals who are neither continuing studies at Wesleyan nor formally employed, however are doing ongoing research that requires extended access.  If you need this access, create an incident at ServiceNow.  Please include the faculty for whom you are working and for how long you need to retain your access.

Google Quota
As mentioned above, you retain your account as long as it is active and you have a 50GB quota.

LinkedIn Learning access ends
LinkedIn Learning access will no longer work through your Wesleyan login.  However, alum can convert to a consumer subscription or access content via a LinkedIn Professional subscription. As long as you have your LinkedIn Learning account associated with your LinkedIn profile, all of your completed course history will be maintained. You can connect your LinkedIn profile at any time. From any course, click the Q&A tab for step-by-step instructions.
WesCreates Access ends

WesCreates is NOT available after June 15.  If you would like to migrate your website to a full hosting account, please visit Migration Information to determine options to have your domain and website content automatically migrated to a full hosting account at Reclaim Hosting.
Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive

Wesleyan’s Microsoft Office licensing

For local installations and the full suite of online applications does NOT persist beyond graduation. This includes data stored in OneDrive. You need to make sure you download your data prior to June 15.

Zoom Professional licenses end
Students who have a professional version of Zoom will revert back to the Basic version.

Cap & Gown Pick Up Information

Commencement 2024 Cap and Gown FAQ

Where do I pick up the cap and gown I pre-purchased via the Oak Hall website?

Starting Monday, May 13, you may go to the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore to pick up your cap and gown.

Where can I purchase a cap and gown?

Starting Monday, May 13, you may go to the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore to purchase a cap and gown. You may purchase individual tassels and caps as well.

Where do I pick up my rental gown?

Starting Monday, May 13, you may pick-up your rental cap and gown at the Campus store. The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore will not have rental gowns. All rental questions must be directed to Sam Burr and the Campus store:

Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore Hours
Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 – 6:00
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 – 8:00
Thursday, May 23: 9:00 – 9:00
Friday, May 24: 9:00 – 9:00
Saturday, May 25: 9:00 – 9:00
Sunday, May 26: 8:00 – 6:00

Campus Store Hours
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 – 3:00
Thursday, May 23: 9:00 – 7:00
Friday, May 24: 9:00 – 8:00
Saturday, May 25: 9:00 – 8:00
Sunday, May 26: 8:00 – 3:00



Hello Class of 2024!

Well, you’re almost there! 21 days to go. Please be sure to read over and understand the following about having your name read correctly at graduation, time and place for diploma pick up, photo opportunities, and other important information:

NAMECOACH. To be sure your name is properly pronounced at the graduation ceremony on May 26, we urge everyone to be sure to use “NameCoach,” so the commencement readers will pronounce your name correctly. See the email sent from me last week to use NameCoach. (Check your junkman if you didn’t get it.)

DIPLOMA PICK UP. You will be able to pick up your diploma on the first floor of North College on Friday, May 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (UPDATED): If students are unable to pickup their diplomas on Friday, there will be an additional opportunity to pick them up the following week from Tuesday through Friday, during business hours. Diplomas will be mailed in June. More information from the Registrar will be sent out about this later.

REGALIA. Rental regalia is still available on the RJ Julia website. Reserve a cap and gown rental here with a credit card. Rental questions should be directed to

PHOTOS with DIPLOMAS. When picking up your diploma, there will be an opportunity to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your diploma. You are urged to bring your cap & gown with you when picking up your diploma, so you can have a picture taken with everything together. (Trust me, your parents want this one!)

POST GRADUATION CONTACT INFORMATION. Please take a moment to make sure your contact information “after graduation” is correct and update it as needed. You can do this in WesPortal. Be sure to provide your preferred email post-graduation, as nearly all alumni communications are electronic. Reminder: email accounts will be deactivated after one year without login.
As always, please consult the Commencement Website for lots of information for you and your family about the weekend and commencement ceremonies. Click here to review! The “helpful Info” link has lots of great information.

Please consult the commencement webpage for answers to most questions. Short of that, feel free to reach out to me!


Dean Bisese


Dean for the Class of 2024

Wesleyan University | Office of Student Affairs

203 North College, Middletown, CT 06459

2024 Senior Week Activities!

2024 Senior Class Officers and the Office of Student Involvement are excited to inform you of your upcoming Senior Week activities! Those in the Class of 2024 and December 2023 completions are eligible to participate. Tickets are required, and students may purchase them at the Usdan Box Office or Online. Students must show / list their WesID to purchase.

Students with the highest level of financial need (parent contribution of $7,000 or less) will be eligible for a discounted ticket. Please wait until you receive a separate email form us to learn how to obtain your senior week pass.

Purchase tickets early to receive a discounted price! When students purchase their ticket be sure to make your Senior Class Gift! Every year, thousands of Wes Alumni give back, and together sustain the Wes experience for future generations. Your $5 gift today will directly support current and future students, whether it’s through financial aid or other vital student services that support their success at Wes.

Ticket sales are as follows:
March 26 – April 1:    $30
April 2-May 6:        $40
May 7-23:            $50

Your ticket allows you access to the following:

May 21 – Fountain Backyard BBQ, FREE food, music, giant games, a Mechanical Bull extreme sports like Bungee Extreme!
May 22 – Grit & Wit Teamwork obstacle and games course and FREE access to food trucks. Winners will receive up to $500 in cash prizes!
May 23 – Senior Prom. Theme: Starry Night. Dress Code: Formal. Olin Library

All Times to be determined.

The Senior Class Officers wish to thank the WSA for their assistance to subsidize the cost of Senior Week. The true cost of what is listed above is well over $150 per person!

We hope you are as excited as us to celebrate our many accomplishments! Stay tuned and check your email for more information in the coming weeks. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email Student Involvement at

** Information regarding guests is forthcoming and any issues with their tickets can be directed to the Box Office.**

Cap & Gown — Deadline Approaching

Commencement Sunday, May 26th…

Seniors, please note the following cap and gown ordering deadline.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 27 (no exceptions): The deadline to order Bachelor, Masters, and PHD gowns for bookstore pick-up in May. Avoid lines at the bookstore by purchasing your cap and gown on the Oak Hall website now.

Deadline: Friday, April 26 (no exceptions): The deadline to order Masters & PHD gowns for home delivery.

Students will be able to purchase a cap and gown, tassels, and caps at the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in May.

Thank you,

Paula Page
Wesleyan RJ Julia
Licensed Buyer

Wesleyan Summer 2024 Grants

Wesleyan Summer Grants provide up to $5,000 to fund summer opportunities such as internships, faculty-mentored research, entrepreneurial ventures, volunteer work, field study, creative projects, or an academic program related to your career interests and aspirations.

The first 2024 application window is open from Thursday, February 1st until Thursday, March 28th. This window is only open for students on need-based financial aid.

The second 2024 application window will be open from Monday, April 1st until Friday, April 26th. This window will be open for all Wesleyan students.

To apply for the 2024 Wesleyan Summer Grant, you must have an approved resume on Handshake and a confirmed summer experience. If you don’t have a summer experience by the end of the first window, you are still eligible to apply in the second window. Applications not selected for funding in the first window will be considered in the second application window (you cannot reapply.)

For complete program information, including eligibility, application components, and timelines, visit the WSG webpage.

Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Memorial Prize Summer Stipend
Important to note that this grant is part of the Wesleyan Summer Grants Program and NOT additional funds. If a student would like to be considered, they will select this grant on the application and upload their essay.

Essay: The Wesleyan Black Alumni Council (WBAC) honors the memory and spirit of alumni Bruce D. Hall ’77, James “Donnie” Rochester ’74, and Dwight L. Greene ’70 through a summer experience grant to support projects or research pertaining to the African American experience. Please share how your proposal aligns with this intention. (750 words maximum)

Senior Class Prom for the Class of 2024!

The Senior Class Officers are thrilled to announce a SENIOR PROM. Come experience the Senior Prom we never had!

When: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Where: Olin Memorial Library

What: The theme is Starry Night

Dress Code: Formal.

More info on Prom, Senior Week, and ticketing to come…

Graduation Announcements Available

My office now has hard copies of your Graduation Announcements (and envelopes) available for seniors to pick up. Feel free to swing by and see Joan Chiari in NORTH COLLEGE, Room 201 to grab some. Pick them up now, so you can address and send them over spring break!

(Limited to 10 for each student. In special cases, see Dean Bisese if you require more.)

You may also DOWNLOAD electronic versions here: HERE.

Annual Fulbright Webinar, Thursday March 7, 2024 at 2pm

(HYBRID: Fisk 201 or Zoom)

Register ahead to attend our annual webinar with Fulbright US Student Program alumni, national program staff, and our Fulbright advisor here at Wesleyan. It’s a great way to learn about Study/Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships through the Fulbright US Student Program. Juniors and seniors who are US citizens or nationals are eligible to apply this year. (The application portal will open in April.)

We’ll hear from the national program staff and alumni ambassadors first, and then go into a breakout room to break down how the application process works at Wesleyan—all told probably just over an hour. If you’re unsure whether you can join live, register anyway and we can send you the recording after the fact.

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships at the Fries Center for Global Studies.

Be the Student Speaker at the 2024 Commencement!

Class of 2024!

Here is an exciting opportunity for those who may wish to be the senior commencement speaker!

Senior Commencement Speaker Selection

If you would you like to share your Wesleyan experience at Commencement in this important way, please submit an essay answering the following question:

What has your Wesleyan experience meant to you?

The essay should be equivalent to the speech you would like to deliver at graduation. All essays will be initially reviewed anonymously by the Senior Commencement Speaker Committee.

If you are interested, please submit your essay by Friday, March 8 here.