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Monthly Archive for July, 2009

Scott Backer is charged with advising the Student Judicial Board and, in addition to regularly meeting with students, takes on other projects in Student Affairs.  In 2008, Scott also became coordinator of the First Year Matters program that will take place during New Student Orientation.  Scott is originally from Western Massachusetts and earned his BA in Government […]

Throughout the year, Campus Fire Safety and Res Life staff will conduct health and safety inspections in all student residences.  As you begin packing your belongings and prepare to depart for Wesleyan, it’s important to keep the following in mind: Candles, incense, used smoking materials and cooking appliances in student rooms are the most common […]

Choosing your meal plan…seemingly an easy decision, but make sure you have all the facts before you decide.  Your Wesleyan dining experience is run by Bon Appétit, which earned this past year the highest dining satisfaction rating (almost 80%!) ever at Wesleyan University, so you can be sure you are getting a great product! For specific […]

FURNISH YOUR DORM THE WESLEYAN WAY WITH ITEMS FROM THE WASTE NOT TAG SALE! Waste Not! is an EON (Environmental Organizers Network)-sponsored effort run by the Sustainability Interns to reduce unnecessary waste during move-out and encourage items to be recycled from year to year.  At the end of the spring semester, EON collects unwanted items […]

To Bring…or Not To Bring

If you are looking for guidance on what items to bring with you to campus besides your clothes, toothbrush and computer, check out the links below for suggestions. Naturally, you may pack items we have not listed here due to your unique, personal needs. You also may want to check with your roommate to see […]

Note about Wescard Photo

For all those calling with questions, please note that once the photograph has been uploaded, “sucessfully uploaded” will appear.  You will not be able to view your photograph again. If you did not upload your photograph before the July 19 deadline, then you must mail it to the following address, so that your ID can […]

 Jonathan Connary — Clark, Fauver & West College Jonathan Connary joined the Wesleyan University Office of Residential Life team in the fall of 2007.  He is the Area Coordinator (AC) responsible for Clark Hall, Fauver Residence Hall, and West College.  Jon holds a Master of Education degree from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science […]

Roommates: Thriving Together

When you arrive on campus, your RA will give you and your roommate(s) Thriving Together, a workbook to help you determine ground rules for your room.   During the first week or two of the semester, set some quiet time aside with your roommate(s) to go through the workbook together.  Establishing guidelines early in the semester […]

What’s an RA?

A Resident Advisor (commonly shortened to “RA“) is an integral member of the Residential Life staff.  RAs are trained student leaders charged with managing a residential community.   They live in their community and are expected to provide personal and social support for their residents.  RAs undergo intensive training to ensure that they can effectively address […]

Make it a habit to check your Wesleyan e-mail on a daily basis, especially once you arrive on campus, but even now.  E-mail is a medium for official University communications through which you will receive important messages from offices, such as the Registrar, Student Accounts, and Financial Aid, from class deans and administrators (& the President […]

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