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

On Campus During Break and Pull-in Forms

Break Reminder:
If you do not live in a wood frame house and need to stay for winter break, you must complete the winter break housing application on our website at: by Thursday, December 1, 2011 by 4:30 p.m.  ** Program houses are not considered wood frame houses**
** Athletes will receive information from athletics about winter break arrangements and do not need to apply.
***International students with questions regarding winter break should contact Janice Watson at

Students will be notified of their winter break status on December 9, 2011 via email.

Pull-in Forms:
Completed pull-in forms must be submitted to the Office of Residential Life by Thursday, December 7, 2011 by 4:30 p.m.  The pull-in form is available on our website at: (new form)

If you are being pulled in and are unsure that someone submitted a form for you, please contact the person who is pulling you in for confirmation.

We will not be making exceptions for late pull-in or winter break housing applications.

If you have any questions, please email or call our office at x-3550


ResLife: CA Needed! Apps due 12/5

The Office of Residential Life is currently accepting applications for a Community Advisor (CA) position for the upcoming spring 2012 semester.  Community Advisors are responsible for meeting the needs of their neighborhood residents in both woodframe houses and apartments and play an important role in establishing a community/environment conducive to maximizing academic, personal, and social development; maintaining healthy and safe living conditions; and providing overall support of the mission of Residential Life.   

For more information about the position, and to submit an application, please go to our website at  .Please note: priority consideration will be given to applications received by Mon., Dec. 5.                                                                                                                                                                 

Thank you, Maureen Pyne Isleib, Associate Director of Residential Life, 860-685-3166 (Phone), 860-685-3711 (Fax)

Fire Safety Inspections

Hi all!

Just a reminder, fire safety inspections are happening this month. Please remove any of the following prohibited items listed here:

The Fire Safety and Facilities Appeals Board has been receiving appeals from students about having candles in their rooms that were purchased due to the recent power outage.  Please get rid of any candles that you may have had from this time. We will no longer be excusing student appeals about this issue.

Also, please remember that if you are under 21 years of age, make sure you are complying with the Code of Non-Academic Conduct ( If you are found to have any prohibited items in open view, they will be confiscated and you may have to go before the Student Judicial Board.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Sincerely, Dina Moussa ’12, Chair, WSA Fire Safety and Facilities Appeals Board,

Looking for program housing this spring? Apps due 11/18

Looking to move into a Program House this Spring ????

Most of our program houses will have vacancies this Spring (at this time, it looks like there will not be any vacancies in Music House, Sign House or The Bayit).  The Office of Residential Life will be opening up the application process for Program Housing on Monday November 14th

 What you’ll do:

  • ·         Apply to up to 3 program houses by visiting our website ( 
  • ·         The first step is to fill out and submit a housing preference form consisting of basic information and your preferences for specific program houses
  • ·         The second step is to fill out subsequent program house specific applications–the links to those applications will be available after you submit your preference form.  Please note that the housing vacancies remain fluid since vacancies will be filled by those coming back from abroad and residents who are switching between houses. 
  • ·         The third step is to wait for an offer.  The DEADLINE for this application process is Friday November 18th.  Offers will be extended the week of November 21st.   After placement occurs from this round of applications, a second round of open bids for existing vacancies will occur on Wednesday November 30th (these second round candidates will be selected from the applications of those who were not placed during the 1st round). 

*If you currently reside in a program house and are looking to move to another program house, you MUST fill out your application during the first round of applications which are due on Friday November 18th.  You will not be eligible to move into another program house if you do not apply by the deadline and receive an offer from this process.

*There is no pull-in process for program houses.  All those interested in program house vacancies must go through this application process!!

Please contact Dan LaBonte, Area Coordinator of Program Housing, if you have any further inquiries.  Thank you, and good luck in the process!

Fire Safety Inspections

Hi all! 

Fire safety inspections will be happening within the next month. Please remove any of the following prohibited items listed here: 

If you are under 21 years of age, please make sure you are complying with the Code of Non-Academic Conduct ( If you are found to have any prohibited items, they will be confiscated and you may have to go before the Student Judicial Board. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. 

Sincerely, Dina Moussa, Chair, Fire Safety and Facilities Appeals Board

ResLife Issues–in case you missed the e-mail…

Dear Students,

We are receiving a lot of questions about cable, lockouts, parking, and room condition reports. Please see below for more information and important links to assist you with each:

Students who are looking for contact information for cable installation, the contact information can be found here:

Public Safety and Residential Life are experiencing a high volume of lockouts and we want to remind students to remember their keys, especially if their room door locks automatically.  The lockout and lost key procedures can be found:

Information about parking can be found here:

Room Condition Reports
Below you will find the information from Facilities about completing your Room Condition report and other information about living in your new residence:

Wesleyan University Facilities:  Welcome to your new home for the upcoming academic year. In order for you to have a safe and comfortable experience we ask that you do the following three things:

1) Inspect your room and report if furniture is missing or if something is damaged by going to . This Room Condition Report will generate a work order for us to remedy the issue and will also protect you from being charged for damages at the end of the year. Submit this report within five (5) days after you check in. Please do not submit a report if your room is in good condition.

2) Read the Physical Plant Housing Guidelines and Fines by going to www.wesleyan.edulpplant/fams.html. Here you will find information that could save you money just by following a few simple policies. For example:

a) If you paint a wall in your room you will be fined $250.

b) If you remove furniture from your room you will be charged for the cost to replace the furniture at the end of the year.

3) Please read the Campus Fire Safety Department’s Fire Safety Guidelines by going to www.wesleyan.edulfiresafety/. You and your neighbor will live in a safer environment and save money by following policies found here. For example you will be fined $100 for:

a) Having a candle or incense in your room (no exceptions).

b) Having a cooking device, other than a microwave oven, in your room.

Thank you for your cooperation with these procedures and University policies!

Please let us know if you have any additional questions, The Office of Residential Life Staff

The Return of Continuing Students….

Housing opens for the Fall 2011 semester on Saturday, September 3, 2011.  Continuing students returning to Wesleyan for the 2011-2012 academic year may pick up their keys on the following dates and times:

Saturday, September 3, 2011: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Check-in location: First Floor Foyer of North College (students must enter through the glass doors between North and South College)

If you cannot arrive during opening hours on either Saturday, September 3 or Sunday, September 4, 2011, please contact us before closing and we will leave your keys at Public Safety.

Sunday, September 4, 2011: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
Check-in location: Lower Level of North College, Office of Residential Life 

Have a safe trip to campus and we will see you this weekend!


If you are not one of the following, please read on:

  • ·         Studying Abroad
  • ·         Accepted a Program House or CBLV bid
  • ·         Will be a CA or RA next year, or living with a CA
  • ·         Selected a Copenhagen
  • ·         Not returning to Wesleyan

All students need to be registered for GRS by Monday, April 11, 2011 by 11:59 p.m.  We cannot make any exceptions for students who register late.  If you do not register by Monday, April 11, 2011 by 11:59 p.m., you will not be able to go through GRS and will be placed on a waitlist for an assignment over the summer.

How to Register:

  1. 1.       Log into your Portfolio
  2. 2.       Find “Student Life at Wesleyan”
  3. 3.       Under  “Student Life at Wesleyan” locate “Room Selection”
  4. 4.       On the Right side of the screen you will see a large GRS page – you must scroll down and accept the Housing Contract and Lead Paint Agreement before you register (two pink button)
  5. 5.       Next, in the bottom left corner you will see “Administrative Options”
  6. 6.       Look for “General Room Selection”
  7. 7.       If you are going through GRS as an individual or starting a GRS group, you will click on “Create New Group” .   If you are an individual – you are considered a group of 1 and have to register
  8. 8.        If you are joining a group you need the groups GRS number (a number starting with GRS).  You will select “Add to a group” and you will be expected to enter the GRS number to find the established group, including the letters GRS.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at or 860-685-3550.