Winter Break Closing Info

This is a REMINDER to all students regarding the winter break. 

Please remember that University Housing closes at 12:00 noon on Sunday, December 19, 2010.  All housing will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011. Take any items of value with you when you leave.  Experience has shown that all residential areas are susceptible to burglaries during break periods. Upon leaving, please make sure that:

  • All windows and doors are closed and locked
  • Blinds and window treatments are closed
  • Garbage is removed from the room
  • Holiday decorations are removed and disposed of properly
  • Heat is turned down to 60 degrees Fahrenheit (NOT off)
  • Room door closed and locked

Take any belongings you will need, university personnel will not let you into your unit once it is closed.

Only students who reside in wood frame houses may remain in their unit during the break.  However if you live in a wood frame house, you will need to register with the Office of Residential Life by Saturday, December 18, 2010 to let us know you plan to be here during the break.

Unless you have already been pre-approved to return to campus early, you cannot access your housing prior to Monday, January 17, 2011.  Many of our residential units will be alarmed throughout the break period.  If tripped, the situation will be treated as a burglary in progress and both Public Safety and the Middletown Police will respond to the scene.

If you are not returning to your current room next semester, you must move out no later than Sunday, December 19, 2010 at noon.   Please remove all of your belongings and turn in your key to the Office of Residential Life by that time.

For storage information, please go to:

If you are not returning to campus next semester, you must take all of your belongings with you.  There is no long-term storage available; the cleaning staff will dispose of any belongings left behind by students on leave or studying abroad.  If you are studying abroad, you can not leave belongings with friends to store during the summer.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Office of Residential Life at x-3550 or email us at

 Thank you for your cooperation.  Have a safe and happy break.

WSA Elections–vote for at-large class rep

Dear Students,

Elections are open for At-Large class representative seats on the WSA!

 Vote Here:

A WSA survey will be up on the same website soon and we hope you can take time to answer a few questions. Your feedback will help the WSA respond to student needs!

Thanks, Wesleyan Student Assembly

Categories WSA

Class of 2013 Study Break! Tonight 9-11 p.m.

Cookies & Coffee for Crammers!

 Monday, December 13    9-11 p.m.  

 Allbritton 311—top floor

 Take a study break and get recharged with coffee, cocoa and cookies. 

Decorate sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies with frosting and jimmies for yourself or to give to a friend.

Brought to you by the 2013 Class Council

Reading Period and Final Exams

Dear Students,

As the last day of classes approaches please take some time to consider your academic rights for Reading Period (Saturday December 11th to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 14th) and Finals (Tuesday December 14th at 7:00 p.m. to Saturday December 18th).

Final exams (meaning comprehensive examinations covering materials from the course of the entire semester) can only be given during the formal exam period. In courses without a registrar-scheduled final examination, significant final assignments such as final take-home exams, semester-long projects, and term papers must be due no sooner than the first day, and no later than the last day, of the exam period in which the registrar-scheduled exam would have occurred. 

Student organizations should not schedule retreats, programs or meetings that require student attendance during Reading Period. Departmental, program, and college activities that require student participation should not be held during Reading Period, with the exception of oral and written examinations covered by alternative exam calendars.  If a student has three or more final examinations on one day or four exams over two days, the student may request a rescheduled examination from one instructor.

For the full-written regulations for finals and reading period as well as other academic policies of the University please click here.

If you do not feel comfortable speaking directly to your instructor about any concerns you have about your academic rights, please contact your Class Dean.

Dean for the Class of 2014 – Marina Melendez ( ); Dean for the Class of 2013 – Louise S. Brown ( ); Dean for the Class of 2012 – David Phillips ( ); Dean for the Class of 2011 – Noel Garrett ( )

If you have any additional concerns or questions about exams, reading week or other academic issues please feel free to contact the WSA’s Academic Affairs Committee Chair or speak to any of your Academic Affairs Committee representatives.

Arya M. Alizadeh ’13, Chair ( ); Mari Jarris ’14, Vice-Chair ( ); Andrew Trexler ’14, Representative ( ); Stuart Pasch ’14, Representative ( )

Good luck and have a wonderful December and January!
-The Academic Affairs Committee

Useful Academic Links:  Academic Calendar 2010-2011 Year, Fall Semester 2010 Exam Schedule, WSA Winter 2010 Elections, Student Disability Services, Unofficial GPA Calculator

Run for WSA! Candidate’s meeting 12/10

Dear Student,

As the semester comes to a close, the Wesleyan Student Assembly is already looking forward to next semester. If you’re the sort of person who has great ideas about how to improve the University’s policies on financial aid, dining, alcohol policy, or academics, we would love to have you on the Assembly.

 If you have the passion and energy to create a better Wesleyan for your fellow students, you should run for a seat on the WSA. Currently, there are ten available seats in the Winter election. The winter election is at-large, so it is open to all members of the Wesleyan community regardless of class year.

 To run, grab a petition and collect 25 signatures from your classmates. The petition can either be picked up from the WSA Office in the Usdan University Center or downloaded from this site: A copy will also be attached to this e-mail. You may either submit your petition in the WSA Office OR at the mandatory Candidate’s Meeting on the following date and place:

 Friday, December 10th at 6:00 pm in Usdan 108

 You must also send a 150 word statement explaining why you belong on the WSA to by the above time and date. This statement will appear on the voting page.

  If you cannot make the Candidate’s Meeting, please send a proxy in your place with an email to 24 hours before.

 We hope you take this opportunity to get involved here at Wesleyan. Feel free to email with questions.  Don’t wait–get involved!

Best, Nandita Vijayaraghavan, Ben Firke, and Arya Alizadeh, WSA Elections Committee

Categories WSA

Sophomore-directed Play: Sense & Sensibility 12/9, 10 & 11

Want a way to celebrate the end of classes?

Come to Second Stage’s production of Sense and Sensibility, a play about two sisters left practically impoverished by their father’s death who must find balance between cold sense and wayward sensibility so that they both might find true love.  Prepare for romance, intrigue and laughter as you enjoy this play directed by Jelisa Adair ’13 and Amara Davila ’13 and adapted to the stage by Jim Fay. 

Tickets are available on the day of the performance from the box office–December 9-11, 8 p.m., ’92 Patricelli Theater.