Winter Session Financial Aid Application Deadline 10/25

The application for Winter Session Financial Aid is open. To be eligible for aid, you must currently be receiving need-based Wesleyan grant funds, and new this year: International students receiving need-based grant funds may be eligible to receive aid for Winter Session! Need-based grant funds are limited and students also should expect to consider student loans. Applying for financial aid does not obligate you to take a course; if you’re considering Winter Session but are not sure, please apply for aid anyway.

  • Apply for Wesleyan grant aid by October 25, using the link in your Portal’s Courses Bucket.
  • You will receive an award letter Friday, October 27.
  • Enroll in your course beginning Monday, October 30: bring your paper enrollment form, award letter, and payment for the difference between tuition and your award to the Winter Session office (74 Wyllys).
  • If you plan to use student loans to pay for your course, please consult with your financial aid advisor to make sure you have enough loan availability to cover both Winter Session and the spring term – and to complete the additional loan request process.
  • Applications for grant aid will not be accepted after Wednesday, October 25. Need-based grant funds are limited and will not meet full need, as Winter Session is an optional term.

More information about Winter Session, including the course list, is available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/wintersession. Winter Session takes place January 8-21. Course registration, housing requests, and dining requests will open on October 30. Winter Housing and Dining requests will only be accepted until Thursday, November 30 at noon.

Please direct all questions to winter@wesleyan.edu.

Annual Pumpkin Festival 10/14

Long Lane Farms along with the College of the Environment and Bon Appetit are co-sponsoring the annual Pumpkin Festival this Saturday, October 14th from 12pm – 4pm at Long Lane Farm.

There will be tours of the farm, bands, activities, student groups, pie eating contest, farmer’s market, pumpkins for sale, free veggie burgers and cider and much more!

Weather should be amazing for October, so come join us!  Tell your classmates to come on down!

Open House for Prospective Anthropology Majors

Join us at the Anthropology Department Open House for Prospective Majors! We’ll have sweet treats (vegan and not), fruit, and apple cider. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of the major, answer questions, and introduce you to the Anthropology faculty, and you’ll have the opportunity to talk with a few of our current majors. We hope to see you there!

And check out our website which includes alumni stories, “What can I do with a major in Anthropology?,” and our new FAQ.

For more information, contact Prof. Margot Weiss, Chair, at mdweiss@wesleyan.edu

McNair Program Info Session, 10/16, 6-7pm

McNair Program Informational Session
Monday, October 16 6pm-7pm in Usdan 108

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to assist students from underrepresented groups, including students who are first-generation to attend college and low-income, to prepare for and successfully enroll in post-graduate programs, especially PhD programs. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents and currently a 2nd or 3rd year student. Wesleyan’s program focuses on students majoring in STEM fields. McNair Fellows are eligible for summer research stipends to conduct research for 10 weeks with a Wesleyan faculty member, to receive a stipend during the academic year to continue their research as well as funding to attend professional conferences to present their research, GRE preparation, graduate school visits, and graduate school application assistance.

Learn more about McNair and meet with current McNair students at an informational session on Monday, October 16, from 6pm-7pm in Usdan 108.

Theater Department Open House for Prospective Majors 10/12

Please join the Theater Department for an open house for prospective Theater majors on Thursday, October 12th from 12pm-1pm, in the Theater Studios Room 114 (East Room). This event is for freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing Theater educationally. Professors and current majors will talk about the Department and their experiences.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 9th by emailing Dawn Alger at dalger@wesleyan.edu or on the sign-up sheet in the Theater Department lobby.

Preparing for Biomedical Graduate School

Harvard University: “Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate School Preparation and Career Options Advising Session” 

WHEN: Monday, 2 October 2017
WHERE:  Boger Hall, Rm 112
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

PRESENTED BY: David Van Vactor, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Director, Curriculum Fellows Program;  Jason Heustis, PhD, Lecturer, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Graduate Curriculum, Professional Development and Evaluation Specialist

Members of the Harvard Medical School community will be visiting to connect with students interested in discussing graduate school applications, graduate training and professional development, and the expanding range of career options for PhDs.

For decades, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education has followed very traditional models of training and career preparation.  These models are now undergoing change to better prepare graduates for a rapidly evolving career landscape.

Drs. Van Vactor and Heustis will open a dialogue with the audience to explore how students can effectively navigate portfolio development, graduate school applications and training. Please come and join the conversation!

Co-Sponsored by the Wesleyan Ronald E. McNair Programs
Co-Sponsored by the Division of Natural Sciences and Math
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion
Co-Sponsored by WesMASS

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Health

DATE: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM
LOCATION: USDAN, Rm 108

PRESENTED BY: Andrew Bean, PhD, Associate Dean, Professor, Departments of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Pediatrics

“The GSBS has developed a unique curriculum that incorporates the advantages of its association with two medical institutions, which are part of the largest medical center in the world. With 600 labs to choose from, graduate students have significant flexibility in choosing their area of research. Dr. Bean will be speaking about his research in membrane protein trafficking and their graduate programs and the admissions process.” Andrew Bean, PhD

Co-Sponsored by the Wesleyan Ronald E. McNair Programs
Co-Sponsored by the Division of Natural Sciences and Math
Co-Sponsored by WesMASS

Change of Grading Mode Deadline Friday 9/29

For courses with a “Student Option” grading mode, the deadline to change the grading mode is Friday, 9/29 at 5:00p.m.

To review the grading modes for the courses in your schedule, login to WesPortal and click on “Class Schedule.”  The “Grade” column will indicate the current grading mode for the course.  For courses that are “Student Option,” a drop down menu is available through which the grading mode can be changed.

A paper form is no longer required to change grading mode.

Are You Thinking About Studying Abroad or Taking a Gap Year?

Are you thinking about studying abroad or taking a gap year? Are you interested in social justice and impact?  

On Friday 10/13, Makaela Kingsley (Patricelli Center) and Emily Gorlewski (Study Abroad) will do a site visit to Semester in the City, a “semester away” program in Boston.

SITC gives college students the opportunity to do hands-on learning through well-supported internships in the social sector. Students intern four days a week, participate in a social change theory seminar, and engage in reflection sessions and workshops. They receive a full semester of credits with no additional tuition costs. Details are at http://collegeforsocialinnovation.org/sitc/details/

Makaela and Emily are seeking 2-3 students (preferably sophomores considering a semester away next year) to participate in the site visit. Transportation will be provided from campus (departing at 7:00AM and returning at 5:30PM).

If you are interested, please contact Makaela (mjkingsley@wesleyan.edu) as soon as possible.

Overview for Prospective Psychology Majors 10/2

Overview for Prospective Psychology Majors 10/2

Prof. Matthew Kurtz, department chair, will provide an overview of the major to prospective majors and to review requirements with junior majors. Prof. Kurtz will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).
Meet our peer advisor, Julia LeJeune ’18.

Pizza will be provided.

Oct. 2nd (Mon.), 12:20-1:10 pm, Judd 116

Psychology majors Manual:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf
Prospective student email after submitting request:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/declaring_mjr.pdf

Submit a Proposal for International Education Week Poster Session

The FCGS is now accepting proposals for posters during International Education Week (November 13 – 17). Posters will be presented during lunch on Tuesday November 14th. We invite students to submit a proposal to share their international experience — including experiences in the United States — to showcase research, internships, academic study, language acquisition, artistic endeavors, and independent work that has an international component. We hope this experience will allow students to connect with one another, to share their knowledge and experience and to grow personally, academically, and professionally through this experience.

The value of sharing what you know through a poster session can have a far-reaching impact. Because of the collaborative nature of this sessions and International Education Week, presenters often find that through the process of sharing their expertise they often gain new insights themselves. Being a presenter is also an excellent way to build your professional résumé and speaker profile. We hope you will consider participating and help fulfill our mission to support students in expanding international opportunities and experiences by sharing what you know with others.

TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL, PLEASE CLICK HERE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 AT 11:59 PM EST.

Apply for a Writing Mentor

Writing can be scary, but let us help you start the new year out strong! Apply for a Writing Mentor! A Writing Mentor will meet with you privately each week to help you with writing in all of your classes. Mentors are trained to help you at all stages of the writing process, whether it be brainstorming, structure, grammar, style, or time management. By having a mentor, you will be able to continuously improve your writing throughout the semester. Start out strong, and end even stronger!

We work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines, and all services are, of course, free.

Please apply here, by Monday, September 18th at 8:00 AM. We will notify new mentees by the 20th.

We look forward to working with you!