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If you’re seeking to improve your writing this semester, you should sign up for a Writing Mentor! Your mentor will work with you one-on-one throughout the semester on anything and everything you’re writing, from term papers to cover letters to short stories.

Students of all academic disciplines and levels of expertise are encouraged to apply. All services are free.

Check out the Wesleyan Writing Blog for more info. You can read a bit more about the program and access the online application here. Please note that this is an incredibly popular program that consistently has a wait list. If you’re interested, get your application in quickly!

Applications are due by noon on Thursday, February 2.

To: Members of the Class of 2012
From: David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2012
Subject: Preparing for Graduation

Welcome back to your final semester!

This on-line “packet” contains important information about the graduation process and Wesleyan’s graduation requirements. Please review the contents carefully and contact me immediately (217 North College, x2757, dphillips@wesleyan.edu), if you have any questions or concerns.

Preparing for Graduation: Explains Wesleyan’s graduation requirements, the Major Certification Form, the Credit Analysis Report, oversubscription, December Completion, and honors.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Senior Year: Answers to common questions about graduation requirements and the graduation process.

Academic History: Your academic history can be found in your e-portfolio in the “Wesleyan Career” bucket.

Major Certification Form: The Major Certification Form, which can be accessed through your e-portfolio, is used to identify the courses that you have taken and will be taking to complete your major. The form must be submitted electronically by February 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Credit Analysis Report: The link to this report, which reviews your academic record in light of oversubscription and monitors your progress towards meeting graduation requirements, can be found in the “Weselyan Career” bucket in your e-portfolio.

Honors and Thesis Information: Deadlines and other important information for students undertaking honors theses.

Graduation does not just happen; you must make it happen! It is important that you fully understand Wesleyan’s graduation requirements (concentration, credit, GPA, residency) and that you are able to interpret your academic record in light of these requirements. As the you choose courses and build a program of study for your senior year, it is essential that you know exactly where you stand in terms of fulfilling Wesleyan’s graduation requirements so that everything goes smoothly when degree certification takes place in the Spring. Remember, you are responsible for your own graduation and you must fulfill all graduation requirements to participate in the Commencement ceremony on May 27, 2012.

Have a great semester!


David Phillips
Dean for the Class of 2012

Drop-in hours: Mon. 2-3 p.m.; Tue. 3-4 p.m.; Wed. 5-7 p.m.; Thu. 11-12 p.m.; Fri. 2-4 p.m

The editors of Historical Narratives, Wesleyan’s peer-reviewed undergraduate journal in history, are now collecting papers for the journal’s 2011-2012 issue.

This will be the last time you can submit a paper for publication in this year’s issue.

Historical Narratives accepts submissions between 5 and 30 pages from any field in history and from a variety of other disciplines examining historical problems and issues. In the past the journal has published seminar papers, thesis chapters and excerpts, and museum and art reviews.

The journal is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to have their work peer-reviewed, edited and potentially published.

The submission deadline is Friday, February 3. Papers should be sent to hnarratives@gmail.com. The selection process is entirely anonymous.

You are cordially invited to a Welcome Back Reception for the Class of 2012, hosted by Megan Norris ’83 and SWAG (Seniors of Wesleyan Annual Gift)!

Come enjoy Wine & Cheese with your classmates and celebrate
the beginning of Spring semester.

Friday, January 27 at 6:00 pm
Daniel Family Commons (3rd floor Usdan)

We hope that you can find time in your schedule to join us.

See you there!

Peter Frank and Cella Jones, Senior Gift Interns
Dean Mike Whaley and Dean David Phillips

Bring your photo ID