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.


  • All students who bring a vehicle to campus must register their car with Public Safety:
  • 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.

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 if you need to sign up for your own policy.

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.


  • 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 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:

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.