Learn about the Accessibility and Accommodation Process with the Student Accessibility Interns 9/29

Drop/Add is over~~ This event is for anyone who is curious about learning about a resource that can potentially help with your journey at Wesleyan! 

Curious about accessibility services? Want to learn about the accommodation process? Do you want to learn how to support your peers? 

Come learn about the accessibility and accommodation process with the Student Accessibility Interns on September 29th at 4:30-5:30 pm at Usdan 136. A peer advisor and peer technology specialist will be at the event if you have questions about accessibility that they can help with. This event is for the purpose of helping understand the accommodation process and is open to anyone who is interested in learning. Come learn for yourself, learn to support a friend or a classmate, learn to advocate for fair accommodations,or just meet us! There will be resources available at the event to grab.  Feel free to come and go at any time!

*SNACKS PROVIDED*

Math Jam is open for Fall 2022

The hours for Math Jam for this semester are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5 – 7 pm.  The location is Exley 405.

Just as a reminder: Math Jam is additional resource (complementing professor office hours, class CA sessions, and the Math Workshop) for students studying mathematics at Wes. Math Jam works on a “study hall” model. Students are encouraged to come, on their own or in a group. There is plenty of space to study and tutors are standing by when questions arise.

An additional feature of Math Jam is that it is not limited to pure math questions alone. The tutors are able to assist with the “mathy” aspects of classes from other departments. The tutors present on Tuesday and Wednesday are well equipped to field intro-level questions in Economic, Physics, and Computer Science. The tutors on Thursday can also help with into Physics and Statistics, and have extensive experience tutoring for the QAC. All tutors are knowledgeable in the standard math calculus sequence (and much more).

The Math Workshop is Open for the Fall 2022 Semester

The Math Workshop is a drop-in tutoring service staffed by experienced undergraduates and math graduate students. Staff members provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere while answering questions about mathematics. This is a good place to go when you get stuck on your math homework.

The hours and locations for the Math Workshop are below.

  • Mondays – Thursdays, 11:45am -1:15pm, in the basement of the Science Library in Room 88.
  • Sundays – Thursdays, 7 – 10pm, in Exley 189 (the fishbowl).

The Math&CS department organizes this service in addition to the regular office hours of individual instructors, and complementary to the other tutoring programs offered by the University. Please let your students know about this additional resource. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions related to the Math Workshop.

Wesleyan Women in Science Kickoff Meeting 9/15

Wesleyan Women in Science
Kickoff Meeting

Thursday, September 15
12pm, Exley 109

Wesleyan Women in Science will be hosting a kickoff meeting on Thursday, 9/15, at noon in Exley 109.  Please join us to meet other female and nonbinary students in the sciences and find out more about all the various WesWIS events and activities.  Pizza will be served.

Eco to Go for Students

Wesleyan’s Eco to Go program is expanding its partnership with reUser to make it easier for you to reUse takeout packaging on campus. This fall, you will be able to get your food in reUsable packaging from not only Summies but also Usdan Marketplace! Whenever you need to take food out from the dining hall, you’ll be able to use a durable takeout container that can be dropped off, cleaned, and put back into use. These containers have been linked to the reUser platform for quick drop-off and pick-up through the reUser mobile app.

You can download the reUser app from the Google Play or Apple App stores via the links below. Please make sure to sign up with your wesleyan.edu email. If you have already downloaded the reUser app, please make sure it is updated to the most recent version before the start of the school year.Check out this helpful video and guide to get started.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.reuser.classic
Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/reuser/id1580396047

The Eco to Go program welcomes your feedback. If there is something you would like to see or something that can be done to improve your experience, please reach out to James@reuser.app.

Returning to Campus

You can check-in to your residence on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th. Depending on which day you are arriving check-in will have different hours and locations:

Saturday, September 3, 2022
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
North College, first floor lobby, access the lobby through the side door located between North and South College.

Keys will not be available for pick up after 9pm. Call Public Safety and they will let you in.

Sunday, September 4, 2022
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Office of Residential Life, North College, Lower Level

After 5 p.m.:  Public Safety, 208 High Street

Keys will not be available for pick up between 4:30pm-5pm on September 4th.  We need this time to organize the keys for distribution by Public Safety at 5pm.  Please refrain from coming to either Public Safety or Residential Life during this transition period.

Please note:

  • You must bring your Wesleyan ID for check in.  If you have lost your ID, you will need to bring a photo ID and request a replacement from the WesCard office.
  • Any student permitted to arrive early was notified via email by Residential Life. We ask that if you have not been granted permission to arrive early, that you remain off campus until key pick up on either September 3rd or 4th. Student(s) found in their residence early without Residential Life approval will be asked to leave campus and will be referred to the Community Standards Board.

Some additional reminders as you prepare to return to campus.

Parking

  • All students who bring a vehicle to campus must register their car with Public Safety:
    http://www.wesleyan.edu/publicsafety/vehicles/index.html
  • Parking in driveways near your house or street parking in front of your residence is not guaranteed for Wesleyan students. Other students, faculty, staff and Middletown residents can also use these parking areas. Please only park on paved areas as parking on the grass not only destroys it, it can also lead to fines from University or town officials. Vehicles should not obstruct any part of the sidewalk.

Pets
The only pets permitted in a University residence (including all wood frames and apartments) are fish in a 10 gallon or less tank.  Students are not permitted to pet sit or have an animal at any time in their residence unless they are approved for a service or emotional support animal. Emotional support animals are only permitted in the owner’s residence. The full University pet policy can be found here.

Room Exchanges

If you live in an apartment or woodframe and want to exchange rooms when you arrive, you must come to ResLife and complete a room exchange form. All residents involved need to sign off on the form before we can make any changes. Living in a room other than the one you are assigned will result in a $250 fine for an illegal move.  Additionally, you will not be able to be let into a room other than the one you are assigned by Public Safety or Residential Life staff.

If you live in a residence hall or program house: The room change process beings two weeks after the start of classes.

Renter’s Insurance
If you do not have renter’s insurance, it is something you will want to look into before you arrive. Renter’s insurance covers theft and damage. If a pipe bursts or there is another issue in the house, the University does not reimburse or replace student belongings. Renter’s Insurance is relatively low in cost if your belongings are not covered by your family’s policy while you are at college.  One option is http://www.nssi.com/ if you need to sign up for your own policy.

Air-Conditioners
Window and portable air-conditioner units are not permitted in University residences. Any student that needs a unit for medical reasons must go through the housing accommodation process prior to their arrival and receive approval from Accessibility Services. Students found with unapproved units will be charged $100 by Physical Plant for each sighting and if approval is given after the initial sighting, the fine(s) is not removed.

Furniture

  • All furniture (including bedroom furniture) that is in the apartment must remain in the apartment. The University is not able to store any furniture. The only beds that are changed are for those with medical conditions and who have gone through the housing accommodations process with Accessibility Services prior to their arrival.
  • University furniture must stay inside residences and may not be placed on porches or other outdoor areas.

Physical Condition of Residence

  • Please contact Physical Plant at either 860-685-3400 or work_order@wesleyan.edu if you notice anything that is broken, damaged or not clean when you arrive.
  • Please complete a Room Condition Form within 10 days of receiving access to your space. If you do not fill out the form in the allowed timeline you forfeit your ability to appeal any fines for damages found when you move out.

Fire and Physical Plant Guidelines
For additional information on what you can and cannot bring to campus, please visit the following pages:

http://www.wesleyan.edu/physicalplant/housing-guidelines.html
http://www.wesleyan.edu/firesafety/guidelines.html

Trash and Recycling
The City of Middletown, On March 3, 2014 the Common Council adopted new ordinances, Sections 253-23 to 253-26 Requiring all garbage carts and recycling carts be removed from the curbside within 24 hours of pick-up.  A fine of $25 will be issued for each violation. Please note, each continuing day of noncompliance shall constitute a separate violation. You can find the City of Middletown’s sanitation guidelines/routes/recycling schedule here.

Personal Emergency Plan
FEMA and the American Red Cross recommend that all individuals have a personal response plan to be used in the event of an emergency.  We recommend that students discuss these considerations with their families before coming to campus for the new academic year. For more information on how to create a plan, please visit our personal emergency response plan page.

Should you have any questions, please use the “Submit a ResLife Inquiry” link in your wesportal.

Volunteer for Waste Not

Are you interested in sorting STUFF? Love thrifting or garage sales? Want to be part of a great team and help carry on one of Wesleyan’s greatest traditions? Then apply to volunteer for Waste Not! Waste Not is Wesleyan’s student-run fall tag sale.  Join the volunteer team to help reduce waste, avoid capitalistic consumption, and provide affordable goods to other students.

Perks include:

  • free housing from Tuesday 8/30 – Sunday 9/4
  • free food
  • first dibs on free stuff from Waste Not and discounts on big items
  • opportunity to be PAID to help with move-in cardboard collection on 8/31 (optional)

You’ll move in on Tuesday, August 30 and volunteer about 28 hours between Wednesday, August 31 and Sunday, September 4.  When you sign up for Waste Not, you’ll be required to work at all volunteer shifts and will sign an agreement noting that you’ll be charged if you do not show up on the Saturday or Sunday of the sale.

If you’re interested, fill out this form by Saturday, June 25 at 11:59 PM: https://forms.gle/7giYnxhwfAkN6GQC7. Please email wesustainability@gmail.com with any questions.

Fulbright Information Session 4/27

Have you thought about applying for a Fulbright? Through the Fulbright U.S. Student program, U.S. citizens who hold a bachelors or Masters degree can travel to 140+ countries to undertake a graduate degree program, conduct independent research, pursue a creative or performing arts project, or teach English abroad.

The final Fulbright Info Session of Spring 2022 is coming up on Wednesday, April 27 at 12:15-1:15pm at the Career Center in Boger Hall.

At this event, a general introduction to the program will be followed by advice and insight from students from Class of 2022 who have just recently been named English Teaching Assistants. They will offer tips on the application process for those who are planning an application for the September 2022 deadline.

The info session is open to all class years (it’s never too early to get inspired!) and we will serve pizza for lunch.

Any questions can be directed to Erica Kowsz at fellowships@wesleyan.edu.

(Please note that the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is only open to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals—other opportunities are open students of other citizenships. Encourage them to email fellowships@wesleyan.edu.)

Scholarships for Graduate Study Abroad 4/25

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!