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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 PM in Usdan 108

You can also check out the website for more information at http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/student_staff/selection/welcome1.htm .  The deadline for all applications is Monday, February 7th at 4:00 PM.

  • When exposed to cold temperatures, the pipes in your residence can freeze and rupture, causing significant damage to your personal property and to the building. During the winter months, make sure that every window in your residence is closed and locked tightly at all times. If you have storm windows, pull them closed.
  • Set your heating thermostat (if your unit has one) between 65-68 degrees throughout the winter. Never turn your heat off in the winter.
  • If your residence is frequently too hot or too cold, or if your windows do not lock closed,  please call customer service at 860-685-3400 so that Physical Plant can rectify the situation for you.
  • If you have a car on campus, please be sure to pay attention to the parking ban alerts, and move your car to a student lot by the designated time.
  • You are responsible for shoveling snow off of and around your personal vehicle. You can borrow a shovel from the Public Safety office when you leave your student ID with them.
  • If your car requires a tow truck, you are responsible for making the arrangements. Physical Plant cannot push, pull or tow your vehicle.

Due to the potential of a significant snow storm on Sunday, December 19th, we have decided to close student residences at noon on Monday, December 20, 2010.  We encourage you to leave before Sunday if your travel plans allow; but if you are unable to, you may stay in your residence until noon on Monday, December 20, 2010.  Please note that there will not be additional shuttles scheduled for Monday, December 20, 2010.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residential Life at reslife@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3550.

Only students who reside in wood frame houses (does not include program houses) may remain in their unit during the break.  However if you plan to stay in your wood frame house, you will need to register with the Office of Residential Life by Saturday, December 18, 2010 if you have not already done so.  This form is located at:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/Forms/woodframe_house_info.htm.

If you are leaving campus for all or part of the break, please make sure that:

  • All windows and doors are closed and locked
  • Blinds and window treatments are closed
  • All items are unplugged
  • Garbage is removed
  • Doors closed and locked

If you are not returning to your current room in the spring 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.

If you are not returning to campus for the spring 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.   For storage information, please go to: http://www.wesleyan.edu/pplant/studentstorage.html.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Office of Residential Life at x-3550 or email us at reslife@wesleyan.edu.

Thank you for your cooperation.  Have a safe and happy break.

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.  http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/Forms/woodframe_house_info.htm.

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: http://www.wesleyan.edu/pplant/studentstorage.html.

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 them at reslife@wesleyan.edu.

Thank you for your cooperation.  Have a safe and happy break.

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: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/ugrad_housing/pull-in_form_info.htt.  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: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/ugrad_housing/winter_closing.htt 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 jwatson@wesleyan.edu.

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

If you have any questions, please email reslife@wesleyan.edu.

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: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/ugrad_housing/winter_closing.html.

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.

Thanksgiving break begins after the last class on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Immediately following dinner that evening Usdan and Bon Appétit go to break hours. Please make note of this schedule, especially if you are staying on campus for the break.

Usdan General Hours of Operation:

Tues. 11/23 8am-9pm
Wed. 11/24 8am-3pm
Thurs. 11/25 through Sat. 11/27 CLOSED
Sun. 11/28 12pm-2am

Cardinal Technology and Wes Station/Post office will also be closed from 3pm on 11/24 through Sunday 11/28 – no access to mailboxes, postal services, campus ATM, etc.

Dining – Bon Appétit:

Tues. 11/23

Marketplace: Closed after Dinner, limited Service
Late Night: Closed
Café: 8am-5pm
Summerfields: Open 11am-2pm, NO DINNER
Pi Café: Open 8am – 1pm
Weshop: 12pm-4pm

Wed. 11/24 through Saturday 11/27: ALL SERVICES CLOSED

Sun. 11/28

Marketplace: Opens for Dinner 5pm-8pm
Late Night: closed
Café: closed
Summerfields: closed
Pi Café: closed
Weshop: 4pm-12am

Mon. 11/29 All Services back to regular hours

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: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/student_staff/selection/process_CA_spring_2011.htm

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 http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/Forms/woodframe_house_info.htm.

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 http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/ugrad_housing/winter_closing.html. 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 reslife@wesleyan.edu.

The Office of Residential Life will soon begin evaluating available space for the spring semester in order to house returning students.  It is possible that you may have a current housemate going abroad or on leave for next semester and may want to pull-in a student for the spring.  Here is some information concerning this process:

  • If you want to pull-in a person to fill a spring vacancy in your unit, you must complete a Pull-in Form and return it to the Office of Residential Life by December 1, 2010.  The person leaving campus cannot complete the form.  This form is available at the Office of Residential Life or on our web site: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/ugrad_housing/pull-in_form_info.htt
  • In order to be fair and equitable to all students, only class-appropriate pull-ins are allowed.  For example, a sophomore cannot be pulled into a vacant room in a wood frame house or apartment.  This would most certainly mean that a returning junior or senior would end up in that sophomore’s space.
  • If your wood frame house or apartment will be completely vacant for the spring semester you cannot submit a pull-in form.  The pull-in form is for students who will be remaining on campus in the spring with confirmed vacancies in their house or apartment.
  • If you have not identified a person to fill a spring vacancy in your unit and have not contacted the Residence Life office by Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 5:00pm, the Residential Life office may fill the vacancy with a returning student for the spring semester.
  • If you have specific questions about Program Housing vacancies, please contact Dawn Brown, Area Coordinator for Program Housing, at dabrown@wesleyan.edu.

If you have questions about future vacancies in your unit, please feel free to contact Residential Life by phone at x-3550 or email at reslife@wesleyan.edu.

The offices of Public Safety and Residential Life would like to welcome back all continuing students.  We also want to take this opportunity to share some important information with you.

  • All students who have a car on campus must register their vehicle with Public Safety, and park only in designated student lots.  Public Safety will begin ticketing immediately. Parking rules and regulations remain in effect even when classes are not in session.
  • The RIDE route has been changed to better accommodate students.  Students will no longer need to transfer at the Exley Science Center. Go to the Transportation website for this and other updated information- http://www.wesleyan.edu/transportation/.
  • The Zip car program begins its second year – go to http://www.zipcar.com/wesleyan for more information.
  • Please remember to carry your keys with you at all times. Lockouts cost $10.00 and will be posted to student accounts.
  • Please remember to secure your residence at all times.   Even when in your space, make certain to utilize window locks and keep screens in place.  In the past, squirrels, bats and even a turkey have found their way into University buildings through open windows and doors.  In the event that an animal makes its way into your residence, please contact workorder at x.3400 during regular business hours or Public Safety at x.2345 evenings and weekends.  If you are missing a window screen, report it to workorder immediately.
  • The Campus Fire Safety department will soon begin conducting room safety inspections in all residential facilities. Please refer to http://www.wesleyan.edu/firesafety for fire safety guidelines.

In closing, we want to remind you to

  • lock your doors and windows
  • not leave your keys in your door
  • not leave your possessions unattended or unsecured, and
  • report suspicious persons or activities to Public Safety immediately at 685-2345 or 685-3333.

Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our community safe.  Have a great semester!

Waste Not is Wesleyan’s student-organized collection of unwanted items at the end of the Spring semester. Don’t throw away your stuff at the end of the year, give it a new home!

In the fall 2010, we’ll have a huge tag sale in an effort to keep our stuff in circulation and out of the dumpster. Money from the sale and leftover items will go to charity. All food and laundry detergent is also donated to charity!

How to help!

If you live in a residence hall: Look out for the taped off “Waste Not Collection Zones” on your dorm’s entrance or a stairwell landing. You can leave any items there or, if your item is too large, give the Waste Not Coordinators a call or email and we will pick it up for you!

If you live in a program house: Let your house manager know you want to participate in Waste Not and/or send a quick email out to wesustainability@wesleyan.edu. We’re taping off collection zones in any houses that want to participate! You can leave any unwanted items there and they will be collected by volunteers later in the week!

If you live in a senior wood frame: To let us know when your items are ready to donate to Waste Not, just put an official Waste Not hanger on your door (you should have received this over the weekend). All the necessary information is on this hanger. During senior week we will be coming around to pick up items from the wood frames.

You can also drop off items directly at the Waste Not collection center in Zion Church, a few doors down from Neon Deli and across from the Freeman Athletic Center, starting Saturday, May 15th!

Please call the sustainability interns if you have any questions at all:

Jannie Trelogan 202.258.2276
Cella Jones 914.787.0081

or email us at wesustainability@wesleyan.edu

Items you can donate:

  • clothing
  • furniture
  • chests of drawers
  • shelves
  • refrigerators
  • microwaves
  • rugs
  • lamps
  • electronics
  • printers
  • alarm clocks
  • phones
  • textbooks
  • course packs
  • books for classes
  • other books
  • posters
  • dorm decorations in general
  • bedding
  • dishes/kitchen ware
  • hangers
  • mirrors
  • food (will be donated upon collection in the Spring)
  • cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent (also will be donated)
  • brooms
  • household chemicals

Housing Closes Soon…

As your begin making your summer plans, please remember that all residential units must be vacated by noon on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Only graduating seniors and students who have been pre-approved by the Office of Residential Life can remain in their rooms after Noon on May 15, 2010.

Students who fail to check out of their rooms will incur a late checkout fine of $250.00 and may also incur per diem charges until they vacate their rooms.

Physical Plant Room Inspections:

After you move out, Physical Plant will conduct an inspection. A complete list of fines can be found at http://www.wesleyan.edu/pplant/housingguidelines.htm. Your student account will be charged for any damage, missing furniture, or cleaning services that are required. All floors, walls, sinks, tubs/showers, refrigerators, and stoves should be clean and in good condition. This includes removing anything you may have on your door. A guideline you should use is that your residential space should be found in the same condition as when you moved in.

If you have official University business (i.e. work or classes) and need to remain on campus after Noon on May 15, 2010, you must apply for an extension with ResLife. Applications are available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/. Please note that applying for an extension does not guarantee approval, as only extenuating circumstances will be considered. Applications are due on April 30, 2010.

Students who are approved to stay past noon on May 15, 2010 will be required to move out of their spring housing assignment into alternate housing if they live in Hewitt, Fauver Residence Hall, Clark Hall, or Russian House.

Graduating seniors are automatically approved to stay in their current housing assignment until 4:30 pm on Monday, May 24, 2010 and do not have to submit an application.

All students will receive a key return envelope in their University mailbox on April 30th. Students are expected to return this envelope with housing keys to the Office of Residential Life.

Students who have compost buckets, please return them at the end of the semester to the shed behind Turath House (22 Lawn) near Hall-Atwater.

Students who wish to donate unwanted items to be recycled are encouraged to participate in Waste Not! Waste Not! drop-off points will be distributed throughout lounges and hallways across campus. Students living in program houses or woodframes should email wesustainability@gmail.com to arrange for a pick up.

As your begin making your summer plans, please remember that all residential units must be vacated by Noon on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Only graduating seniors and students who have been pre-approved by the Office of Residential Life can remain in their rooms after Noon on May 15, 2010.

Students who fail to check out of their rooms will incur a late checkout fine of $250.00 and may also incur per diem charges until they vacate their rooms.

Physical Plant Room Inspections:

After you move out, Physical Plant will conduct an inspection.  A complete list of fines can be found at http://www.wesleyan.edu/pplant/housingguidelines.htm . Your student account will be charged for any damage, missing furniture, or cleaning services that are required.  All floors, walls, sinks, tubs/showers, refrigerators, and stoves should be clean and in good condition.  This includes removing anything you may have on your door.  A guideline you should use is that your residential space should be found in the same condition as when you moved in.

If you have official University business (i.e. work or classes) and need to remain on campus after Noon on May 15, 2010, you must apply for an extension with ResLife. Applications are available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/.  Please note that applying for an extension does not guarantee approval, as only extenuating circumstances will be considered.  Applications are due on April 30, 2010.

Students who are approved to stay past Noon on May 15, 2010 will be required to move out of their spring housing assignment into alternate housing if they live in Hewitt, Fauver Residence Hall, Clark Hall, or Russian House.

Graduating seniors are automatically approved to stay in their current housing assignment until 4:30 pm on Monday, May 24, 2010 and do not have to submit an application.

All students will receive a key return envelope in their University mailbox on April 30th. Students are expected to return this envelope with housing keys to the Office of Residential Life.

Students who have compost buckets, please return them at the end of the semester to the shed behind Turath House (22 Lawn) near Hall Atwater.

Students who wish to donate unwanted items to be recycled are encouraged to participate in Waste Not! Waste Not! drop-off points will be distributed throughout lounges and hallways across campus.  Students living in program houses or woodframes should email wesustainability@gmail.com to arrange for a pick up.

As your begin making your summer plans, please remember that all residential units must be vacated by Noon on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Only graduating seniors and students who have been pre-approved by the Office of Residential Life can remain in their rooms after Noon on May 15, 2010.

Students who fail to check out of their rooms will incur a late checkout fine of $250.00 and may also incur per diem charges until they vacate their rooms.

Physical Plant Room Inspections:

After you move out, Physical Plant will conduct an inspection. A complete list of fines can be found at http://www.wesleyan.edu/pplant/housingguidelines.htm . Your student account will be charged for any damage, missing furniture, or cleaning services that are required. All floors, walls, sinks, tubs/showers, refrigerators, and stoves should be clean and in good condition. This includes removing anything you may have on your door. A guideline you should use is that your residential space should be found in the same condition as when you moved in.

If you have official University business (i.e. work or classes) and need to remain on campus after Noon on May 15, 2010, you must apply for an extension with ResLife. Applications are available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/. Please note that applying for an extension does not guarantee approval, as only extenuating circumstances will be considered. Applications are due on April 30, 2010.

Students who are approved to stay past Noon on May 15, 2010 will be required to move out of their spring housing assignment into alternate housing if they live in Hewitt, Fauver Residence Hall, Clark Hall, or Russian House.

Graduating seniors are automatically approved to stay in their current housing assignment until 4:30 pm on Monday, May 24, 2010 and do not have to submit an application.

All students will receive a key return envelope in their University mailbox on April 30th. Students are expected to return this envelope with housing keys to the Office of Residential Life.

Students who have compost buckets, please return them at the end of the semester to the shed behind Turath House (22 Lawn) near Hall Atwater.

Students who wish to donate unwanted items to be recycled are encouraged to participate in Waste Not! Waste Not! drop-off points will be distributed throughout lounges and hallways across campus. Students living in program houses or woodframes should email wesustainability@gmail.com to arrange for a pick up.

Applications 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 http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/Forms/student_staff_forms/selection/summer_staff_app.htm 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.

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