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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.

Wesleyan now offers an electronic transcript ordering service through the National Student Clearinghouse!

For information on this new service, please go to http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/transreq.html. This site provides all relevant information and instructions.

The online system that allows for credit/debit card payments, FedEx delivery, request status tracking and 24/7 service.

2010-11 Meal Plans

It’s time to start thinking about the meal plan option that you would like to select for the upcoming academic year. As always, Bon Appétit will be expanding upon its offerings to better serve the needs of the students; they continue to improve upon overall student satisfaction (83%!) each year since they arrived at Wesleyan.

Sophomores will be able to go to their portfolio and choose from one of four block plans or a fifth plan(Block 105/$705 points per semester) that is only available to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

The other plan is an All Declining Balance Plan which is only available to juniors and seniors. Meal plan costs are included in the Residential Comprehensive Fee except for the additional cost of the Block 285 meal plan.

For the coming year, Bon Appétit will be updating menu selections and adding a Halal component to the marketplace options; as part of the Late Night program in Usdan new menu options will be available there as well. In addition, the EcoToGo program continues and is now available at lunch and dinner in Summerfield’s and during lunch in Usdan. Also continuing are the guest meals put in to place in 2009-2010 – each block includes four meals which can be used as guest meals. This is automatically built into each block plan but if you choose not to use them as guest meals you may use them as a regular meal over the course of the semester.

Here is a summary of the meal plan information for 2010-2011:

Block 210 MEALS/$104 POINTS PER SEMESTER (averages 14 meals per week)
Block 165 MEALS/$286 POINTS PER SEMESTER (averages 11 meals per week)
Block 135 MEALS/$496 POINTS PER SEMESTER (averages 9 meals per week)
*Block 285 MEALS/$52 POINTS PER SEMESTER (averages 19 meals per week)
*Additional cost of $300 per semester

The following plan is only available to sophomores, juniors or seniors:

Block 105 MEALS/$705 POINTS PER SEMESTER (averages 7 meals per week)

The following plan is only available to juniors and seniors:


Please make your meal plan selection in your electronic portfolio by August 1.

WesStation will forward mail between May 24th and August 21st. Mail which accumulates between your departure and May 24th will be forwarded at that time.

For those of you who will be spending the summer at your permanent home address do nothing, your mail will automatically be forwarded to that location.

If you are remaining on campus and would like to receive mail at your WesBox, please notify WesStation by sending an email with your name and box number to: wessta@wesleyan.edu. You must also indicate this in your portfolio by following the directions below.

If you would like your mail forwarded to a different location or if you are remaining on campus please follow these directions:

  • Log into your student eportfolio. Click on “WesStation Forward” in the Tools & Links bucket.
  • If you are remaining on campus click the button next to “Set your forwarding address to your WesPO”.
  • If entering a forwarding address, make sure to enter all required fields and hit the submit button to activate.
  • You will have the option to delete or edit this address at any time.

By going back into WesStation Forward you can totally delete this address by clicking on the delete button (your mail would then be forwarded to your permanent home address). Or you can edit the forwarding address to enter a new one, or you can click on the button to have your mail directed to your WesBox.

Please call Wes Station at x3900 with any concerns or questions.

Weselyan student HyoJeong Lee (Rusia) is organizing a spring break volunteer trip to Guatemala, which will allow participants to interact directly with local communities, live in an authentic home-stay, and get a feel for working in the non-profit sector in just one-week (March 06-13).

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to do something different over break” says Lee. “You can make new friends, push your personal boundaries and give back to the world in a meaningful way.” “Not to mention, it’s a great way to improve your Spanish and learn about a new culture!”

This volunteer trip is not affiliated with the university, but Lee is working with Encountour, a volunteer and adventure travel company based out of NY, to organize all of the travel logistics. The price is affordable at $699, and the sign-up process is easy. Just email HyoJeong at hlee06@wesleyan.edu for more details on how to participate.

Space is very limited so submit applications now (latest by the end of this week)! Applications can be found on http://encountour.com/Application-wesleyan.html.

Social Justice Leadership ConferenceNext Saturday, February 20th, SALD and the WSA will be hosting Wesleyan’s second annual Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC). All members of the Wesleyan community, and other guests, are invited to attend.

Dr. Jason Irizarry will be returning to Wesleyan as SJLC’s keynote speaker. This time around he will be bringing some of his students.

Conference sessions include:

  • Radical Accessibility: Ableism and Social Justice Organizing
  • Planning Social Actions: The Down and Dirty Nitty Gritty Details of Social Movements
  • Local Agriculture and Food Politics at Long Lane Farm
  • Permaculture Fundamentals
  • Navigating the 7C’s of Deep-End Leadership
  • Student-Labor Solidarity: What Works, What Doesn’t
  • The SRI Model – An Introduction to Sustainable Investing
  • LGBTQ Issues: Creating Solidarity in Your Social Justice Work
  • Justice for Khojali
  • The Art of Social Justice
  • Perspectives in Environmental Racism, and Climate Justice

For more information, and to pre-register, visit the SJLC website at www.wesleyan.edu/sjlc.

The Science Library will be closed this Saturday, January 16 because of the scheduled power shutdown in the Exley Science Center. You will still be able to access most of the library’s electronic resources from off-campus. Just search for a resource using the Indexes or Journals tab on the library’s home page, then click on the link. A login page will appear. Enter your Wesleyan username and password to get to the resource.

The Usdan Center will be operating on a reduced schedule during the winter break.

  • December 21 – 22.  8 a.m. – 10.p.m.
  • December 23.  8.a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • December 24  – January 3.  CLOSED
  • January 4 – 16.  8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday only.  CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays
  • January 17. 12 noon – 9 p.m.
  • January 18 – 20.  8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • January 21.  Regular hours resume, 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Please check the Usdan website for specific area hours of operation at:

Because of the schedule for reading days and finals, ITS Help Desk has modified hours. Please take note of the following hours for service:

  • 12/18/09 Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 12/19/09 Saturday CLOSED
  • 12/20/09 Sunday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Note the earlier hours for Sunday.
  • 12/21/09 Monday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • 12/22/09 Tuesday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Friday December 18 is the last day to purchase all shuttle tickets to and from destinations over Winter Break. Tickets must be purchased at the box office in Usdan.

Shuttles are available to and from Union Station in New Haven, Bradley Airport, Penn Station in NYC, Grand Central Station in NYC, and South Street Station in Boston.

Tickets for the return trip to Wes in January must be purchased by this Friday. They will not be available for last-minute purchase in January.

Shuttle Times

New Haven Shuttle, Union Station, $9 each way

To New Haven:

  • Monday 12/21 – 2pm
  • Tuesday 12/22 – 2pm
  • Wednesday 12/23 – 10am

From New Haven:

  • Sunday 1/17 – 4pm
  • Monday 1/18 – 4pm
  • Tuesday 1/19 – 11am

New York City and Boston, NYC – Grand Central Station and Penn Station, Boston – South Street Station, $20 each way

To NYC  (Penn Station or Grand Central Station) or Boston (South Street Station):

  • Wednesday 12/23 – 10am

From NYC (Penn Station or Grand Central Station) or Boston (South Street Station):

  • Monday 1/18 – 3pm

Bradley Airport, $25 each way

To Bradley:

  • Monday 12/21 – 5:45 am, 12pm, 4:30pm
  • Tuesday 12/22 – 5:45am, 12pm, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday 12/23 – 5:45am, 12pm

From Bradley:

  • Sunday 1/17 – 1pm, 6pm, 10pm
  • Monday 1/18 – 6pm, 10pm
  • Tuesday 1/19 – 6pm
  • Wednesday 1/20 – 1pm

Davison Health Center will close for Winter Recess on Tuesday, December 22,  2009 at 5:00 p.m.

(Please note: On call services will not be available over break but will begin on Sunday, January 17, at 9:00 a.m. — 860.685.2470 option 2.)

DHC will reopen regular hours on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

Please note: Hours on January 18-20 are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Regular schedule begins Thursday, January 21.

Students in need of medical assistance when Health Services is closed may contact:

  • Community Health Center*
    635 Main Street, Middletown
    $5.00 co-pay for students with University Insurance
    (*please alert CHC staff that you are a Wesleyan student)
  • Preferred Walk-In Medical Center (next to Super Food Mart)
    842 Washington Street, Middletown
  • Middlesex Family Physicians
    400 Old Saybrook Road, Middletown

If the above facilities are closed, students should access

  • Middlesex Hospital Emergency Department
    28 Crescent Street, Middletown

In case of emergency, call 911.

Please remember that University Housing closes at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 23, 2009. All housing will re-open at 9:00 AM on Sunday, January 17, 2010. 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 December 22, 2009 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 January 17th. 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 December 23rd 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 contact the Office of Residential Life at x.3550 or reslife@wesleyan.edu.

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

Please submit a session proposal for the second annual Social Justice Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 20, 2010.

This collective conference provides a space to learn about social justice and refine leadership skills. SJLC empowers its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.

Visit wesleyan.edu/sjlc to submit a proposal.

Rolling deadline: 12/14/09 – 1/10/10

From the WSA:

Shuttles will be available again for Winter Break. To reserve your seat, go to the box office by Friday December 18. You must purchase all tickets by then, including those for the trip back to Wes.

Due to student demand, there will be shuttles to New York City going to both Penn Station and Grand Central Station.

Also, don’t forget to check the Rideboard. You can find it under the “Student Life at Wesleyan” section in your ePortfolio. On the Rideboard you can find rides offered by other students, request a ride, or offer rides yourself.

Shuttle Times

New Haven Shuttle, Union Station, $9 each way

To New Haven:

  • Monday 12/21 – 2pm
  • Tuesday 12/22 – 2pm
  • Wednesday 12/23 – 10am

From New Haven:

  • Sunday 1/17 – 4pm
  • Monday 1/18 – 4pm
  • Tuesday 1/19 – 11am

New York City and Boston, NYC – Grand Central Station and Penn Station, Boston – South Street Station, $20 each way

To NYC (Penn Station or Grand Central Station) or Boston (South Street Station):

  • Wednesday 12/23 – 10am

From NYC (Penn Station or Grand Central Station) or Boston (South Street Station):

  • Monday 1/18 – 3pm

Bradley Airport, $25 each way

To Bradley:

  • Monday 12/21 – 5:45 am, 12pm, 4:30pm
  • Tuesday 12/22 – 5:45am, 12pm, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday 12/23 – 5:45am, 12pm

From Bradley:

  • Sunday 1/17 – 1pm, 6pm, 10pm
  • Monday 1/18 – 6pm, 10pm
  • Tuesday 1/19 – 6pm
  • Wednesday 1/20 – 1pm

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 x3333 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 that the residential units will close for the fall semester at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 23, 2009. All residential units, with the exception of the wood frame houses, will close at this time. Students can return to campus at 9:00 am on Sunday, January 17, 2010.

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 December 2, 2009. 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 11, 2009.

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