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Dear seniors,
Please come out for this benefit for Financial Aid!



Student Account Reminder

To: Class of 2015
From: Student Accounts Office

Please keep in mind that to receive your diploma, your Student Account must be in good standing on Wednesday, May 20th. You may check on the status of your account at anytime by clicking on “Student Account Center” in the “Financial Information” section of your e-portfolio. Payment(s) can be made by e-check on Student Account Center, paper check made payable to “Wesleyan University” or by cash in person at the Student Accounts Office.

To: Class of 2015
From: Circulation Department, Wesleyan University Library

Re: Returning Library Items before the end of the semester

The Circulation Department reminds you that all library items need to be returned to the library by Friday, May 15, 2015.

Please be advised that beginning the week of May 18, 2015, the library will process bills to Student Accounts for any items still charged out to your account. You may check your account to see what items are currently checked out to you. Please go to “My Account” from the “Wesleyan Library Catalog.”

If an item is lost or not returned, there will be a replacement fee of $85.00 per item, or a charge for the actual cost of the item if greater. The library reserves the right to charge a non-refundable processing fee of $35.00 per item for items returned damaged.

If you have any questions about your account, please contact the Circulation supervisors, Dianne Kelly or Randy Wilson at x. 3967 or e-mail to circ@wesleyan.edu.

Thank you for returning library items by May 15, 2015.

Congratulations on your forthcoming graduation and best wishes in your future endeavors.

EunJoo Lee
Head of Access Services
Olin Library


Recovery@ Lunch
An informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are either in or seeking recovery can come together and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another. We will gather for fellowship, discussion and lunch on 5/1 at 12 noon. This is a closed lunch, only for those in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Please email recovery@wesleyan.edu for more information and location.

Teaching Evaluations Panel
Monday, May 4 at 7-8:30pm in Usdan 110
*desserts and coffee*


Hosted by Female Economists of Wesleyan. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, Society for Underrepresented Students in STEM, Women of Color in STEM Forum, and Wesleyan Women in Science.

Professor Joyce Jacobsen (Dean of Social Sciences, 2015-2016 Interim Provost),
Professor Lisa Dierker (Psychology, Inaugural Chair of QAC),
Professor Brian Stewart (Physics),
Professor Ellen Nerenberg (future Dean of Arts and Humanities)

What’s the deal with Teaching Evaluations? Do you have questions or concerns about how teachers or classes are evaluated at Wesleyan? Have you ever wondered how your evaluations at the end of the semester impact the professors and the structure of the classes that you take? Do you have strong opinions about professor tenure? Would you like to see your classes taught in a more interactive and less formulaic way? If you want to voice these and more questions, please attend the Teaching Evaluations Panel!

The discussion will surround the current problems with Teaching Evaluations, faculty and administration’s continuing efforts to improve upon them, and on the role of course evaluations in those teaching evaluations. We want to raise student awareness about the problems with current evaluations and their effects on all of our academic experiences. Plus, we want to spur greater student involvement in Teaching Evaluation reform. Each panelist will speak for 5-10min, and then we will open the panel up to audience Q/A. We’ll have a list of questions ready just in case folks are shy, plus audience members will be able to write down questions to put in a friendly fish bowl.

Finals are around the corner. Know that Final Exam Care Packages are available to help you through long study hours.

Click HERE to order a goodie bag – snacks, drinks, pen, pencil – everything you need to see you thru finals.

Proceeds support Wesleyan athletics and our men’s soccer team. The package will be hand delivered by a men’s soccer play on Friday, May 8!

Tell you friends, your parents – you are almost there.

The last of the three panels discussing drug policy will take place April 28th, 8PM, in Shanklin 107. This panel focuses on regional and national policy, and panelists are very signficant people in the field:

Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts and “the real drug czar,” Nadelmann is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad.

Susan O’Connor, Program Director of Phoenix House Outpatient Services in Springfield, MA. O’Connor is the author of a widely-read piece on Wesleyan, “Missing the Point with Molly” http://www.phoenixhouse.org/news-and-views/our-perspectives/missing-the-point-with-molly/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=social

Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning. Lawlor is among the most influential members of Governor Mally’s staff regarding drug policies in Connecticut.

Welcome to senior year!

Reposted from 8/28 email

Dear class of 2015,

Congratulations and welcome to your senior year!

I will be sending out emails throughout the year regarding graduation requirements to be sure that there will be no surprises in May (many other things will be on the class blog–http://classof2015.blogs.wesleyan.edu–so as not to fill up your inbox). Please be sure to check there, however; an announcement of this term’s student forums just went up, for example.

So, let’s talk about graduation requirements. I strongly urge you to review your Credit Analysis Report, which tracks your progress toward graduation. It reflects your earned and in-progress credit totals, GPA, semesters in residence and oversubscription. It does not track your major, however; your Major Completion Form does. Both of these can be found in your portfolio. Please be sure to check these, particularly now, at the end of this term, and the beginning of the next. For information regarding degree requirements, please look at the 2015 senior packet and information on the registrar’s site.

However, here are the nuts and bolts of Graduation Requirements:

· satisfactory completion of a major
· satisfactory completion of 32.00 course credits with no oversubscription*
· minimum of 16.00 credits earned at Wesleyan or in Wesleyan-sponsored programs;
· cumulative average of 74.00 or higher;
· minimum of six semesters in residence at Wesleyan as a full-time student for those who entered in the first year**
· minimum of five semesters for students entering as full-time first-semester sophomores**
· minimum of four semesters for students entering as full-time midyear sophomores or junior transfers**

*Oversubscription: This term is used to reflect credits that are more than the maximum allowed to count toward graduation. For example, a maximum of 16.00 credits may be counted in any one department.

**Full-time status at Wesleyan means enrollment in at least 3.00 credits (with a normal course load being 4.00 credits in any given semester). Any semester in which a grade is given is counted as a Wesleyan semester for purposes of graduation.

You may also need to complete your General Education expectations. For example, a student who does not meet these expectations by the time of graduation will not be eligible for University honors, Phi Beta Kappa, honors in general scholarship, or for honors in certain departments and may not declare more than a combined total of two majors, certificates, and minors.

If you have questions or concerns about the credit analysis or your progress toward meeting graduation requirements, please contact me to set up a time to meet.

Dean Wood

Graduation Requirements

Reposted from 11.21 email

Dear 2015,

First, as a reminder, in order to participate in the Commencement ceremony on May 24, 2015, you must meet all four of Wesleyan’s graduation requirements:

32.00 credits without oversubscription
Residency (six semesters for most students, but four of five for junior and

sophomore transfer students),
A grade point average of at least 74.00.
Fulfillment of major requirements

If you have any questions about any of these requirements, please look over the senior packet or come speak with me. You should be checking your Credit Analysis to make sure you’re on track with the first three of these requirements and be in touch with your advisor regarding where you stand with your major requirements.

Second, it is a good idea to be in touch with all of your instructors regarding your standing in each of your courses before the withdrawal deadline, which is November 25 at 5:00. If you decide to withdraw from a course, please consider the impact it might have on any of the four degree requirements listed above while being sure to get your instructor’s and advisor’s signatures before mine, as I should be the last stop. If you would like to talk about whether or not you should withdraw from a course, I’m here, so please come by. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to come in to see me, as my drop-in hours are below.

Please note that during adjustment period, which will run until November 25 at 5:00, I will be advertising any new courses or those with open seats on our class blog (as well as any upcoming events, announcements, etc.).

Reposted from 12.8.14 email

Dear Wesleyan Senior,

As we near the end of the term, I hope that you can look back on this semester with a sense of accomplishment and that you have also enjoyed some quality time with your classmates and friends. I know from speaking with many of you that this year is filled with mixed emotions about leaving Wesleyan and planning for life after an amazing (I hope!) experience here. You have undoubtedly begun to think about what you want to do after you graduate, and I encourage you to discuss your plans with Dean Wood, your faculty advisors and professors, and with the staff at the Career Center.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 is Wesleyan’s 183rd Commencement – the day that your family and friends will join all of us here on campus to officially celebrate your hard work and wonderful achievements over the past four years. The weekend, which begins on Thursday, May 21, will offer a rich schedule of activities and programs. There is a preliminary schedule available online at www.wesleyan.edu/rcthat outlines some of the highlights of the weekend. (The Office of Parent Programs will be sending your family this same schedule in the near future.) A complete schedule will be available on the website in March.

I wish you a successful conclusion to the fall semester and I hope you have a wonderful Winter Break. Dean Wood and I look forward to working with you during the remainder of your senior year.

With all best wishes,

Michael J. Whaley
Vice President for Student Affairs

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