Room Change Requests & Winter Break Housing Deadlines, Spring Semester Return

TO:                 All Students

This is a reminder to students that all residential units will close for the fall semester at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, December 19, 2010. 

All residential units, with the exception of wood frame houses, will close at this time; students who wish to stay in their wood frame house must register with Residential Life on-line by Saturday, December 18, 2010 at

 Students can return to campus at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011.International students and student athletes will receive information regarding winter break housing from either the Office of International Student Affairs or their coach. 

Students who wish to return to campus early must submit an on-line application located at This application is due on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – no exceptions.  Please also note that all applications will be scrutinized and there is no guarantee that your request can be approved.

***Furthermore, students who are moving into a new residence hall will not be able to pick-up their keys before Monday, January 17, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

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 the Office of Residential Life by Wednesday, December 1, 2010. 

In order to maximize class appropriate spaces for students returning from leave/abroad, the Office of Residential Life will not process Room Change Requests after Friday, November 12, 2010.  Students interested in making a room change after this date must wait until two weeks into the spring semester, after all returning students have been placed.  Requests to pull-in a student into a spring vacancy can be made until Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Any questions regarding these processes should be directed to Residential Life at 860-685-3550 or at

Become a CA in Hi-Rise for Spring 2011

Enjoy the unique opportunity of living with and programming for upperclassmen as a Community Advisor (CA). CAs are responsible for programming in the Wood frames, Hi or Lo Rise, Senior Fauver, or other apartments. Like a Resident Advisor, the CAs plan fun and/or educational programs to benefit their assigned area. Working with extensive ResLife support, CAs have a great opportunity to create unique programs and play a key role in community development. The position helps develop many essential life skills while providing the chance to work with similarly motivated and interesting people. Help develop marketable skills while also helping your classmates!

Preference given to the members of the junior and senior class.

More information can be found here:

Returning to Campus….


 So how different is getting ready to leave for Wesleyan this year compared to last? 

What a difference a year makes!




We look forward to your arrival on Saturday, September 4. 

Keys are available from the Office of Residential Life from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

You also can pick up your key on Sunday, September 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Important Room Key Information

As the closing deadline approaches, The Office of Residential Life would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the proper check-out procedure.  As you know, University housing for all non-graduating students closes at noon on Saturday May 15, 2010.  All students not pre-approved for transition housing or extended stay must be properly checked out by that time. 

 In order to properly check-out you must:

  1. Return your residential key(s).  If you have lost your key, please return your envelope with a note indicating that your key has been lost.
  2. Completely vacate your housing assignment (room, apartment and/or wood frame) prior to noon on May 15, 2010.  This means that all of your belongings must be moved out and are no longer in your Spring 2010 housing assignment.

Failure to do either of the above will result in a late check-out fee of $250.00 plus additional per diem and lock change charges as required.  Residential Life staff will be checking all buildings to ensure that only students preapproved for transition housing and extended stay remain on campus past the closing deadline.  The Office of Residential Life will be open for key drop off from 9am to noon on Saturday May 15, 2010.  Additionally, students may leave keys in the key drop box, located on the High Street side of the glass walkway between North and South College.  Please secure your key in a key return envelope so that we may correctly record that your key was returned.  Key return envelopes were left in your WesBox on April 30th.  Additional envelopes are available at the Office of Residential Life and in a bin on the left side of the key drop box.

Again to avoid an improper or late check-out fee be sure to completely vacate your housing assignment and return your residential keys by noon on May 15, 2010.

Note from Dean Brown: Adjustment, MM Videos, 2013 Mural Painting, Housing

Hey Class of 2013—

 Can you believe it?  Counting today—April 23, there are only nine more days of classes left in the spring semester!   Amazing….   

Adjustment & Ranked Enrollments:  And speaking of classes, today is the last day of adjustment.  Make sure you have four courses and have submitted all of your ranked enrollment requests.

MM Videos:  Up on the class blog (scroll below) are the videos (in order of performance) from Musical Madness 2010.  Check them out !  The Class of 2013 rocks! 

Mural Painting:  Stay tuned for info this weekend or next regarding the creation of the 2013 mural.  You bring the imagination; the 2013 Class Council supplies the paints, brushes and ice pops. 

Housing:  As you know, room selection will take place over two different nights next week.  Groups 319-450 will select on Monday (4/26) and groups 451-548 on Wednesday (4/28).  Students should report to Exeley Science Center 150 at 6 p.m.  You may only select a room that fits your group size.  So if you are a group of two, and you would like to select single rooms, you will need to split your group before you can be placed.  There will be plenty of opportunity to do splits that night, once you know whether or not single rooms are available.  Should you want to select a double room, and you are currently in a group by yourself, you will need to merge with another individual.  The new group is assigned the “worst” rank number of the two.  Rising sophomores may only form groups of one or two.  You will have the opportunity to merge groups that night as well.

Please be sure to bookmark all rooms in which you have an interest, as you will not be able to select a room that you have not bookmarked.  Know your preference of your bookmarked rooms, so that you can quickly choose from among those that are still available when it is your turn to select. 

If no one from your group is able to attend room selection night, please contact the Office of Residential Life about assigning an agent to select for you.  Feel free to contact ResLife with any additional questions at 860-685-3550. 

In Closing:  Be organized for GRS, for your end-of-semester papers, projects, and exams, and for some healthy down-time.  Don’t hesitate to come see me with questions or concerns or to strategize about workload.  You will soon have one year of college under the proverbial belt!

Best, Dean Brown



Friday, April 16

3:00pm – 4:30pm

(unless otherwise noted) 

  •  Check out our WOODFRAMES HOUSES:  Stop by @ Pi Café to pick up a list of participating houses  1:00 – 4:00pm 
  •  NICOLSON wants YOU!  Stop by the Nic Lounge to play some Wii games! We’ll have rooms to check out in case you’re interested in living in Nicolson next year. Pick a free gift while you’re there (limited supplies) 
  •  Is LOW/HIGH RISE on your radar?  Stop by the HIGH RISE lounge to learn more about these areas and see some of the apartments 
  •  Want to Tie-Dye a shirt while decorating and eating cookies? Stop by Lighthouse/Interfaith (230 Washington Street) 
  •  Fauver Apartments – Stop by to check out some apartments. Snacks will be provided 
  •  Get to know the BUTTS & 156 High   Stop by the Butterfield A Lounge for food, games and to tie-die your own tees. We’ll have a list of  rooms that you can visit!

 EVENTS will happen rain or shine

Two Internship Opportunities for ’10-’11

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.

Summer RA/CA Application Due 4/9

2010 Summer RA/CA Application      Due Friday, April 9, 2010 by 4pm!

Basic CA Job Description:

–       Summer CAs will live in Hewitt 9.

–       You CANNOT be a Dean’s Orientation Intern, Orientation Leader, Senior Interviewer, or a Res Life staff member for Fall ’10.

–       The position runs from May 17, 2010 to September 5, 2010.

–       In addition to hours spent in the residence hall, you will work 30 hours per week in the Office of Residential Life.

–       See the full job description.

Basic RA Description (anticipated):

–       Summer RAs will live in Hewitt 10.

–       The position runs only during the Summer Session.

–       You CAN be a returning Res. Life staff member for Fall ‘10

–       Position compensation for this position will be Room/Board.

–       See the full job description.

 If you are interested in applying for either position, please go to and complete the online application form by 4:00pm on Friday, April 9, 2010.   Note: Preference will be given to current and past Res Life staff members.

Thank you, Jonathan E. Connary, M.Ed, Area Coordinator, Office of Residential Life,  (860) 685-3168

Program House Openings — April 2 deadline

Are you still interested in applying to a Program House?

Well, it is not too late!

 The following program houses still have vacancies for the 2010-2011 year:Russian alphabet

Chinese House      Farm House      Interfaith House      International House      La Casa      Lighthouse      Malcolm X House      Russian House      Sign Language House      The Bayit      Well Being House      Womanist House      Writing House       

The process to apply through the GRS system is as follows:

  1. Click on “Housing Contract” and read then accept the housing contract.  You must also read and accept the “Lead Paint Notice”.
  2. Click on “Select” under the Program Housing/Community Based Living section.  A list of the available program housing and CBLV options will be displayed.
  3. Select an option.  This will take you to a web site that has a description, a place to rank your preference, and a link to the application.
  4. For any program house  you are interested in applying to, you must rank your preference and complete an on-line application.

If you are interested in Program Housing or CBLV, you must complete the above steps by April 2, 2010 at 11:59pm.

To learn more about these program houses, please visit: