And so…




HAVE A GREAT BREAK—relax and enjoy!


Photos from Western Europe and from the Mid-East

Ilana Bondell--View from Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain
Ilana Bondell–Education Protest in Retiro, Madrid, Spain
Ilana Bondell–Ferris Wheel next to Jardin de Tuileries, Paris, France
Ilana Bondell–with Faye Phillips in Paris, France
Ilana Bondell–Chocolates in Brussels, Belgium
Greg Shaheen–The Monastery, ancient capital of the Nabataeans, Petra, Jordan
Greg Shaheen–The Great Mosque, Nablus, Occupied Palestine
Greg Shaheen–Alternative Tent City, Levinsky Park, Tel Aviv, Israel
Greg Shaheen--Pigeon Rocks, Rouce, Beirut, Lebanon

Additional University Residence Closing Info

Dear Students,

This is a reminder that University residences will close at 12 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, December 18, 2011. The staff will start first rounds at 9 a.m. to make sure the students who are still on campus are preparing for their departure.  All students, unless given special permission to stay should be out of their building no later than noon.  The staff will continue rounds and checking that rooms are secure until all students have vacated their building.  Public Safety will also be alarming and locking residences at this time. 

Over Thanksgiving break, break-ins occurred in numerous parts of campus.  It is very important that your windows and doors are secured and that you follow the instructions on your closing checklists and you are encouraged to take valuables with you.  Please remember to also take any medications, important papers, passports, identification, wallets, and school work that you may need for the break since you will not be able to access your residence until after break.

All students who have been given permission to stay on campus for the break have been notified via email late last week.  If you applied and did not receive notification of the status of your request please contact ResLife at or x3550. 

Please let us know if you have any questions and good luck on finals!

The Office of Residential Life Staff


Dear Students,

The WSA is pleased to announce WesBooks (, a platform for Wesleyan students to buy and sell books to other students. By dealing directly with other students instead of third-party dealers, students can save from 30-70% when purchasing books and receive more money for their used books.  Students determine how much to sell their books for and once a book is purchased, the two parties arrange for the payment and book exchange.  We encourage you to take advantage of this free service by posting your books from this semester!

Please email with any feedback and we will continue to work on making WesBooks as user friendly as possible.  This website was created by a student group and is managed by the WSA.

Best, Ali Chaudhry ’12, Brian Lau’12, Mari Jarris ’14-Academic Affairs Committee Chair, Wesleyan Student Assembly

2013 Study Break: Cookies, Coffee and Cocoa

Take a break from studying on Monday, December 12 and get yourself over to Allbritton 311

for the

2013 (most awesome class ever) Study Break from 9-10 p.m.! 

Decorate homemade sugar and ginger cookies with frosting and sprinkles for yourself and friends, & get re-energized with a cup of coffee, cocoa or tea.  Vegan cookies also provided. 

Neck/shoulder massages will also be available for $2 for 2 minutes.

Cookies ran out last year so get there earlier rather than later and get in line for a quick massage!

Sponsored by the 2013 Class Council

Take the Fan Van to Trinity this Friday!

Hi all!

Come support the men’s and women’s Wesleyan swim teams by attending their meet this Friday night at Trinity College!!!!!!

A Fan Van will be departing from the front of Usdan at 5:00PM and taking students to Trinity (only 20 minutes away!), arriving just in time to see the beginning of the meet. 

The van will take students back to Wesleyan at 8:00 PM and drop them off at Usdan. 

Please participate in this UNIQUE opportunity and e-mail Grace Smith if you wish to reserve a spot on the bus!

Grace Smith ’14, WSA Transportation Committee & WSA Freeman Athletic Advisory Committee,

“Stuff the Net” — Sat., 12/10, Noon & on


On Saturday, December 10th from Noon onwards, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be having a “Stuff the Net” fundraising/ toy drive in Freeman. Since there are several games happening that day, we hope to have a good amount of traffic coming through the Athletic Center. We ask that people donate one un-wrapped toy into one of two nets that will be in the main lobby and back lobby of Freeman. Those who can’t bring a toy will have the option of donating cash as well.