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The last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes is Wednesday, April 15, at 5:00 p.m. Completed withdrawal forms must include the following signatures: instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • DO use this time to talk to your professors, your advisors, and me about your concerns. If you can’t make my drop-ins, please email me at dphillips@wesleyan.edu or call me at x2757 to schedule an appointment.
  • DO make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • DO get the signatures of your instructor and advisor on your drop/add form. I cannot sign for either without his or her permission, so please save yourself the trouble of waiting to see me during drop-ins just for me to tell you that.
  • DO NOT wait until Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. to see me or you may find yourself waiting in a very long line!!!

Drop-in Hours: M 2-3; Tu 3-4; W 5-7; Th 3-4; F 2-4

  • General Information
    • The Registrar’s Help Line (x3222) is now active with staff available 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
    • Planning: 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 3, thru 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14.
    • Scheduling: Wednesday, April 15.
    • Adjustment: 8:00 a.m. Thursday, April 16, thru 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 21.
    • Pre-Reg on the Web: http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/preregistration.html
  • Enhancements
    • Students must confirm their Spring 2009 Current Classes & Schedule to participate in Planning (i.e. build a plan).
    • Previously students could build a plan, but their plan was not included in the scheduling program.
    • The student pre-reg planning screen will now display the students “Course Oversubscription Status.”
    • Students should click the “Credit Analysis Report” link and review http://www.wesleyan.edu/deans/oversub.html for further detail.

The last day to withdraw from full-semester and fourth-quarter classes is Wednesday, April 15, at 5:00 p.m. Completed forms are due in the Registrar’s Office and must include the following signatures: instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.

The Course Pre-Registration process for Fall 2009 will begin Friday, April 3.

  • Planning:  Opens Friday, April 3, at 8:30 a.m. and closes Tuesday, April 14, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Scheduling:  Wednesday, April 15
  • Adjustment: Thursday, April 16, at 8:00 a.m. through Tuesday, April 21, at 5:00 p.m.

All students participating in April pre-registration are required to receive advisor plan finalization by 5:00 p.m. on April 14. Students must meet with their academic advisor to have their plan finalized. Unfinalized student plans will not be included in the scheduling program, which will run on Wednesday, April 15.

Students who have not confirmed their current course schedules are not eligible to participate in the Planning phase of pre-registration.  If you still need to confirm your course schedule, login to your e-portfolio and navigate to Current Classes & Schedule (EP > Student > Wesleyan Career > Current Classes & Schedule) and click on either the “Schedule is Correct” or “Schedule is NOT Correct” button. If you click on the “Schedule is NOT Correct” button, you will be provided with instructions on how to correct your schedule.

The Online Teaching Evaluations System is now open.  As you know, all teaching evaluations are now collected electronically.

To access the online teaching evaluation system:

  • Go to your E-Portfolio and open My Student Portfolio.
  • Navigate to the Wesleyan Career list then
  • Click on Teaching Evaluations

You may submit evaluations anytime between now and December 10 at 11:59 pm.

In order to encourage student participation, you must submit an online evaluation for each of your courses which are part of the online teaching evaluation process before December 10 in order to be able to see your Fall 2008 grades during fall break.   Faculty will not have access to any evaluations until they have submitted final grades.

If you have any questions about the teaching evaluation process, please contact Eloise Glick at eglick@wesleyan.edu or by phone at ext. 2708.

Now that the Drop/Add period is over, all students are required to confirm the accuracy of their class schedules. To confirm your schedule, login to your e-portfolio and navigate to Current Classes & Schedule (EP > Student > Wesleyan Career > Current Classes & Schedule) and click on either the “Schedule is Correct” or “Schedule is NOT Correct” button. If you click on the “Schedule is NOT Correct” button, you will be provided with instructions on how to correct your schedule.

You must confirm your Fall 2008 schedule to be eligible to participate in the November scheduling phase of course pre-registration process for the Spring 2009 semester.

BIOL 104 Animal Architecture
Professor Stephen Devoto
Thursdays, 7:00 PM- 9:50 PM
Shanklin 201

No pre-reqs
NSM credit

Animals have structures that are optimally suited for their functions. Many human-made objects also have structures optimally suited for their functions. This course will examine the similarities and differences between the processes that shape the form and function of animals and the form and function of human-made structures. Examples from art and architecture will be compared to examples from biology. The course will consists of lectures and discussion. There will be two exams, a writing assignment, and a creative art project.

Please email bmeslin@wesleyan.edu if you are interested in this course.

The Peer Advisor Drop-In Hours Schedule identifies the times and locations where students can find Peer Advisors to get advice and referrals on questions relating to courses, working with professors, time management, and academic skills.  The schedule also identifies the dates when Peer Advisors will be conducting workshops on topics such as reading retention, procrastination prevention, and exam preparation.  Peer Advisor drop-in hours and workshops are open to all students.


The Drop/Add period begins on the first day of classes each semester and lasts ten days. To participate in drop/add, students must first enroll for the semester by clicking on the “Enroll Me” button in the e-portfolio. The drop/add period for the Fall 2008 semester opens at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2 will close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 15. After the close of the drop/add period, all students must confirm their course schedules through the e-portfolio.

The drop/add system enables students to submit drop/add requests on-line. Instructors accept drop/add requests electronically and may drop students who do not attend the first class meeting. Advisors are able to review and approve the drop/add requests of their advisees electronically. An e-mail notification system informs students, faculty and advisors of daily drop/add activity. The ranked drop/add requests which students make during pre-registration will appear in the drop/add system and are used by instructors to admit students to courses. Students may also make unranked drop/add requests once drop/add opens. During drop/add, instructors determine who may be admitted to the course. Advisors must approve the individual drops and adds of each of their advisees.

During drop/add, students may enroll in more than four full credit courses with the permission of their advisor, who must increase their credit limit through the e-portfolio. Students may change the grading mode of courses for which this option is available during the drop/add period. After the end of drop/add, grading mode changes cannot be made. A list of Drop/Add Frequently Asked Questions is maintained of the Registrar’s webpage.

peer advisor blog

Peer Advisors provide students with information about the curriculum and course registration and also serve as a source for academic resource referrals. During New Student Orientation, Peer Advisors will be available in residence halls and at different sites throughout campus to help new students prepare for individual meetings with faculty advisors. Peer Advisors will be maintaining a regular presence in the residence halls during the academic year where they provide information and referral to academic services and resources, and can be contacted via email to schedule individual advising appointments at sarnadvisor@wesleyan.edu. The Peer Advisor blog provides useful tips and information about academic life at Wesleyan. Anyone can browse the blog, but only authenticated members of the Wesleyan community may post comments to it.

faculty and student advsing handbook

As you plan for your arrival at Wesleyan at the end of this month, please review the Faculty and Student Advising Handbook. The Handbook is designed to help you achieve your educational goals by providing advice on how to get the most out of your relationship with your faculty advisor as you build your program of study over the course of your Wesleyan career. The Handbook also provides information about academic departments and programs, graduation requirements, study abroad, the major declaration process, academic support services for students, and the procedures of the Honor Board and the Student Judicial Board.

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