Course Withdrawal Deadline 11/24

The deadline to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes for the Fall 2020 semester is Tuesday, November 24 at 5:00 p.m EST.  If you need to withdraw from a course, please send a group email to the instructor, your faculty advisor, and your class dean, and attach a withdrawal form.If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • Do use this time to talk to your professors, your advisors, and your class dean about your concerns.
  • Do make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • Do not wait until Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. to seek advice from your instructor, advisor, or dean because you probably won’t hear back from them until after the deadline has passed.

Update on Library Services

I write with an update on library services between now and the extended break.

Please note that between Thanksgiving and the Extended Break

  • Olin and Science buildings will close as of 12 noon on 11/25 for the Thanksgiving break.
  • Starting Monday, 11/30 through Friday, 12/11, Olin and Science will be open daily 12noon-5pm. Online services and in-building pickup continue as usual.
  • From Saturday, 12/12 to Thursday 12/23, Olin and Science buildings will be closed.  Online services continue as usual.
  • If you are on campus, you can request books and other materials online and pick them up in the Olin vestibule beginning Monday, December 14th.  Hours for pickup are 9-5pm, Monday-Friday except during holiday breaks.
  • If you are off-campus for the extended break, you can request books and other materials online and ask us to mail them your home address.
  • All loans (except for DVDs) have been extended until February 2021

I will be in touch regarding January building hours at a later point.  Should changing campus conditions warrant any changes in hours or services, I will let you know.  You can see the latest information on the Library Services During COVID web page:

If you have time, I encourage you to attend “Before You Go” on Wednesday, November 18th 4:30-6:30pm in the Labyrinth Tent.  Folks from the Writing Workshop, Presentation Studio, Library, Peer Advisors, Math Workshop, CAPS, and the Resource Center will be there to connect you with resources and advice to support finishing the semester and completing final exams, papers, and projects remotely and successfully. There will be snacks.

We in the library wish you the best on a successful conclusion to the semester.  Have a restful and safe break and we look forward to seeing you again very soon, both on campus and online.

Andrew White, University Librarian

“Before You Go”

Worried about working remotely for final exams and projects this year? We get it. “Before You Go” for the end of the semester, stop by the Labyrinth Tent this Wednesday (Nov. 18th) between 4:30-6:30pm to see what campus resources are still available for you as many of us leave campus! Enter a raffle just by coming to the event, and pick up a goodie bag while you’re there, too. The Writing Workshop, Presentation Studio, Library, Peer Advisors, Math Workshop, CAPS, and the Resource Center will all be there to give more information about the support they offer. See you Wednesday!

Repatriation, Indigenous Rights, and Museum Collections: A Conversation for NAGPRA’s 30th Anniversary

On November 16, 1990, Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). This important human rights legislation aimed to restore dignity and respect to the ancestral human remains and cultural objects being held in museum collections, and provided a process for their repatriation to culturally affiliated tribes, lineal descendants, and Native Hawaiian Organizations. Join us for a panel discussion about what repatriation means for indigenous communities, museums, and our understanding of the human past and our collective present.

WHERE Zoom (register here:
WHEN Thursday, November 12, 4:30-6PM EST
MODERATOR  Angie Makomenaw (Ojibwe/Apache), Wesleyan University


Shannon Martin (Gun Lake Pottawatomi/Ojibwe) Director of the Ziibiwing Cultural Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways

Lucy Bell (Haida) Former Head of the First Nations Department and Repatriation Program, Royal BC Museum

Wendi Field Murray Archaeology Collections Manager & Repatriation Coordinator, Wesleyan University

This event is supported by: American Studies, Religion, Wesleyan Library, Archaeology & Anthropology Collections, Indigenous Studies Research Network, Archaeology Program, and Anthropology

CSS Information Session 12/1

An Invitation from the Tutors and Students in the College of Social Studies to the Class of 2024

The CSS tutors and students invite you to a CSS Info Session via Zoom on Tuesday, December 1, from 4:30 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.

Several of the CSS tutors and current students will speak at this session. This meeting will afford you an opportunity to ask questions about the CSS to the tutors and current students.

If you are interested in receiving the Zoom link to this session and additional information about the CSS via email, please send an email to Martha Crebbin at

The College of Social Studies (CSS) is a rigorous, multidisciplinary major consisting of four subject areas: History, Government, Political and Social Theory, and Economics. Founded in 1959, the CSS is reading and writing intensive program that facilitates intellectual development based on weekly essays, small group tutorials, and a vibrant intellectual environment outside the classroom

Please note:

  • If you cannot attend this Information Session, you can request to receive a recording of it from Martha Crebbin. In addition, a second CSS Information Session is planned for early February.
  • Applications for the CSS will be available on our website beginning on Tuesday, February 2nd, at 2:00 p.m.
  • The CSS Application Deadline is Friday, February 12th, at 2:00 p.m.
  • More information about the CSS can be found at:

Study Abroad Session for First-Years and Sophomores 11/16

As part of International Education Week, the Office of Study Abroad is hosting an interactive session for first-years and sophomores (Classes of 2023 and 2024). In this session, you will learn the basics of study abroad at Wes and get to chat with students who recently studied abroad. We hope to see you there!

Date/Time: Monday, November 16 from 3-4pm EST