Internship Positions on Campus Next Year — Apps due Tues., April 5

Looking to Create Change on Campus Next Year?

Are you interested in any of the following:
providing programmatic and networking  opportunities for various activist groups on campus, facilitating difficult dialogue conversations between students and fostering meaningful connections between students, faculty and staff on campus?

If you answered yes to any of those questions please consider applying for one of the following internship opportunities:

 Dwight Greene ’70 Internship
  University Organizing Center Internship

 For more information about either one of these internships please click on the links below

 Please note the deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Dawn Brown, or (860) 685-3163. 


World Water Day: Freshwater Celebration at Earth House 3/31

Since 1992, when the UN designated March 22 as World Water Day, there have been celebrations around the world every year as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year, Wesleyan will be a part of this worldwide movement, so please join us.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 at 6 p.m., EARTH HOUSE (corner of High and Lawn)

BE INFORMED by E&ES Professor Peter Patton about the unsustainability of irrigation systems for agriculture and Government Professor Michael Nelson about international water politics.

Learn how to TAKE ACTION from student group, Brighter Dawns, which works on water purification in Bangladesh, and from Carina Kurban `14, whose organization sells stainless steel bottles to raise money for clean water in developing countries.


Co-sponsored by Earth House and Outhouse

Faculty/Sophomore Supper Series: Profs. E. Willis & M.Garrett –Deadline for reservations 2/15

Last Call for the spring semester’s first Faculty/Sophomore Supper Series!

Join Dean Brown for an informal dinner with Professors Elizabeth Willis and Matthew Garrett

 6 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 17

for a three-course meal in an informal setting

to talk about how they got to where they are and what they love about their work–

their teaching, their writing, their research.

R.S.V.P. to Susan Kulesza at or x2758 by 5 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 15.

GRS Begins…!

Amidst decisions about majors and studying abroad… 

The 2011 General Room Selection (GRS) process at Wesleyan University is about to start.  Remember, all undergraduate students are required to live on campus.  Therefore, if you will be a student at Wesleyan University in the fall of 2011, you MUST participate in the GRS process.

 Beginning Friday, February 11, 2011 at 12:00 (noon) you will be able to access the General Room Selection site and explore your housing options for the 2011-2012 academic year.  You enter GRS through your student portfolio by clicking on “Room Selection” under “Student Life at Wesleyan”. 

Please remember two important dates that are rapidly approaching.  All applications for Off-Campus Housing are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2011.  All applications for Program Housing and Community Based Living are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2011.

 You will be receiving many e-mails from the Office of Residential Life in the next few months as important dates draw near.  Please be sure to read all these emails, as well as the information contained in the GRS site.  You will not receive any hard copies of this information.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residential Life by phone at 860-685-3550 or by e-mail at

Program Housing Fair

Program Housing Wants YOU!!

Please come out to our annual Program House Fair on Friday, February 11, 2011!!  This is a great chance to check out all of Wesleyan’s 32 Program Houses.   As Program House Selection will start shortly, this is a great time to learn about the process, as well as your living options for next year with Program Housing!  Attendees can also win raffle prizes!  So save the date:

 WHEN: Friday, February 11, 2011    WHERE: Beckham Hall     DURING: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dawn Brown, Area Coordinator for Program Housing, at x-3163 or  We hope to see you there!!

ResLife: Want to be a CA or RA?

Want to be part of a dynamic staff team?  Want to develop great leadership skills? Want to help your peers and shape the residential experience?  Consider becoming a resident advisor (RA) or community advisor (CA).   Learn more at an information session this week:

Monday, January 31, 2011: 8:00-9:00 p.m. in Nicolson Lounge

Tuesday, February 1, 2011: 8:00-9:00 p.m. in Butt A Lounge

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Fauver Apt Lounge (CA applicants ONLY)

Thursday, February 3, 2011 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Usdan 108

You can also check out the website for more information at .  The deadline for all applications is Monday, February 7 at 4:00 p.m..

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.

Deadline for winter break housing & pull-in forms — Wed., 12/1

This is a reminder for students who want to pull a student in or may need to stay on-campus for winter break. 

Completed pull-in forms must be submitted to the Office of Residential Life by Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by 4:30 p.m.  The pull-in form is available on our website at:  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.

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 Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by 4:30 p.m.
** Program houses are not considered wood frame houses

** Athletes will receive information from athletics about winter break arrangements.

***International students with questions regarding winter break should contact Janice Watson at

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

  If you have any questions, please email

ResLife, Safety & Security over Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break

As you prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday, remember to LOCK ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS whether you will be remaining on campus or leaving for the break!  Also, please consider taking home your bikes and other belongings that you will not need through the winter. If you are staying on campus over the break period, remember to walk in well lit areas after dark, preferably in groups, and report suspicious people to Public Safety immediately at 860-685-3333 or x-3333 from a campus phone line.  Although the RIDE program will not be operating Thursday through Saturday, Public Safety will provide escorts for individuals upon request.  Public Safety’s general phone number is 860-685-2345.

As you finalize your travel arrangements for the winter break, remember residential units will close for the fall semester at 12:00 (noon) on Sunday, December 19, 2010.  All residential units, with the exception of the wood frame houses, will close at this time.  Students can return to campus at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011.

There will be a limited number of employment opportunities for students looking for work on campus during winter break.  Students wishing to do so must request housing with Residential Life by Wednesday, December 1, 2010.   Requests should be made through the Winter Break web site at:

Please note:  Housing is not guaranteed during the winter break period, students who are granted permission to live in their units during the break will be notified by December 10, 2010. 

Thank you, The Office of Residential Life