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Dear Members of the Class of 2018:

I hope this finds you well rested from the first year of college and well into your summer plans. It is with mixed emotions that I inform you I will be taking a position at Connecticut College and leaving Wesleyan as of July 21, 2015.

It has been my pleasure to work with you during this past year as you transitioned to college life and the Wesleyan community. As you reflect on your first year, I hope that you will implement strategies to use the abundant resources on campus as you move forward in the coming years. As I have said countless times, smart students at Wesleyan use the resources and ask for assistance.

The Dean’s Office will begin the search for a class dean immediately. In the meantime, Ms. Teri Maheu will be the point person. If you have any questions or concerns before your arrival in September, please email tmaheu@wesleyan.edu or call at 860.685.2765. She will direct you to the appropriate dean.

May you thrive at Wesleyan! I’m sure I will bump into you sometime in the near future. As an alumna, I will be back for Homecoming, Reunion & Commencement!
With my warmest wishes for you! GO WES!
Dean Melendez

Registration for Summer Session and Summer Housing is open. You’ll find everything you need to register in your E-Portfolio, in the Summer Session bucket.
Don’t wait to register! Students will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will remain open for courses with open seats until after Commencement, but many courses fill quickly and others may be cancelled due to low enrollment (decision date May 1). The course listing is online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/summer.
If you have any questions, email the Summer Session office at summer@wesleyan.eduor call 860-685-2005.

symposium is a day-long interdisciplinary critique, which:

Prompts the exchange of ideas and methods of inquiry between students and faculty across the curriculum,
Stimulates creativity and innovation,
Serves as a platform for juniors to develop senior research topics.

Why Risk?

Notions of vulnerability, security, and susceptibility are central to the ways we think and avenues of inquiry. “Risk” can apply to issues of statistical probability, genetic citizenship and responsibility, immigration and the precarity of citizenship, or climate change. We are eager to engage in an interdisciplinary conversation that honors these dimensions and complexities from many different vantage points and on a variety of scales.

Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 2. Lunch and dinner will be provided. The event is free, but registration is required. Email Gabriel Frankel (gfrankel@wesleyan.edu) to register.

For more information: Symposium Schedule

Please remember that all residential units must be vacated by Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. Only graduating seniors and students who have been pre-approved by the Office of Residential Life can remain in their rooms after 1 p.m. on May 16, 2015. Students who have not been pre-approved or guests of pre-approved students are not permitted in University residences after this date.
A student is considered checked out when their room is vacated and keys are turned into ResLife by 1 p.m.
Students who fail to check out of their rooms will incur a late check-out fine of $200.00, and may also incur additional per diem charges until they vacate their rooms. The fee will be charged for anytime after 1 p.m. There is no longer the flexibility of a grace period since the time was moved later.
Non-graduating students who are pre-approved to stay past 1 p.m. on May 16, 2015 will be required to move out of their spring housing assignment into alternate housing if they live in Bennet Hall, Clark Hall, Hewitt and Program Houses. They will receive more information about transition assignments the week of May 11th. Students that have to transition to a new room must be on campus on Saturday, May 16th since we cannot grant move extensions.
If you are participating in one of the following and need to remain on campus after 1 p.m. on May 16, 2015, you must apply for an extension with ResLife by April 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.:
• Working for Reunion and Commencement but not through University Relations, Bon Appetit or IMS
**University Relations, Bon Appetit and IMS will be sending us with the names of students working for them and you will receive a confirmation email from us the week of May 4th**

• University Summer Housing participant (applications due Friday, April 24 and will move to Bennet Hall May 26thafter 4 p.m.)
You can apply for housing for May 16 – May 25, 2015 by completing the application that is available: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/summer_housing/transition_housing.html.
Please note that applying for an extension does not guarantee approval.
Applications are due on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. and we will not be able to accommodate any late requests.Housing extensions will not be granted for academic extensions after the closing deadline.
Graduating seniors are automatically approved to stay in their current housing assignment until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015 and do not have to submit an application. For more information please go to our website:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/summer_housing/University_summer_housing.html
If you have any questions, please contact our Office at 860-685-3550 or reslife@wesleyan.edu

Finals are around the corner. Know that Final Exam Care Packages are available to help you thru 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.

Geoffrey Wheeler
Wesleyan Men’s Soccer, Head Coach
860-685-2898, gwheeler@wesleyan.edu
NCAA Appearances: 2012, 2011, 2009, 2006, 2005
NESCAC Champs: 2005
NESCAC Tournaments: 2000-2014

The last of the three drug panels inspired by the Molly incident and arrests 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 Malloy’s staff regarding drug policies in Connecticut.

Are you thinking about your future career or considering going to grad/med/law school? Do you have a lot of questions about life post-Wes? Do you enjoy FREE MONDO PIZZA?

Join the woodframe & Fauver CAs at the Alumni Career Panel where you can ask Wesleyan alumni all of your questions!
Thursday, APRIL 23rd, 6pm – 7:30pm
41 Wyllys, room 115

Our awesome panelists have already made the transition from Wesleyan into the real world, so they will be able to provide some guidance for us students. Plus, most of them are interested in hiring Wes students after graduation! Come to learn, ask questions, and network with the following alums:

Melissa McCaw ’01, Budget Director at the University of Hartford
Brian O’Donnell ’79, Attorney at Reid and Riege
Kevin Egolf ’05, Managing Director of Business Operations at Iroquois Valley Farms
Michael Andolina ’05, MBA Candidate at the Yale School of Management
Win Whitcomb ’84, Chief Medical Officer at Remedy Partners

Wesleyan’s Interfaith Council is proud to sponsor it’s first Faith Shadowing Week! The goal of this week is to allow both religious and nonreligious students on campus the opportunity to see what the different religious and spiritual fellowships and events look like. By providing this opportunity, you will engage in meaningful interfaith dialogue about what it means to be a part of a religious or spiritual community. During the week you will be invited to attend as many or as few events as you would like. We will culminate the week with a final dinner for all of the participants to discuss their experiences and to open up a continuous relationship between our diverse communities on campus.

As of now, we are taking submissions through Wednesday April 15th! Also, the link to sign up is: http://goo.gl/forms/h6CiHkfPzT

Lydia Ottaviano
Wesleyan University ’17
Mathematics, Economics

Spring Closing
As you begin making your summer plans, please remember all residential units (including program houses) must be vacated and keys turned in by Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1 p.m.
• Only graduating seniors and students who have been pre-approved by the Office of Residential Life can remain in their rooms after Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. University students who have not been pre-approved or guests of pre-approved students are not permitted in University residences after this date.
• Students living in wood frame houses and apartments that are not graduating or pre-approved to stay for Reunion and Commencement Week must move out of their residence and have their keys turned into Residence Life on May 16th by 1 p.m.
• Students who fail to check out of their rooms will incur a late check-out fine of $200.00, and may also incur additional per diem charges until they vacate their rooms. The fee will be charged for any time after 1 p.m. There is no longer the flexibility of a grace period since the time was moved later.
• It is important that students vacate their residences on time so Physical Plant staff can start repairing and cleaning the Reunion and Commencement residences (Bennet, Clark, and Hewitt) and rooms can be cleaned and repaired for students that have to transition to other rooms. We transition over 200 students working for Reunion and Commencement/Summer Housing participants and it is important that people leave on time so we can prepare these rooms.
Reunion and Commencement Week
If you need housing beyond Saturday, May 16, 2015 for one of the reasons below*, please read this section thoroughly:
• Summer Classes
• University Summer Housing
• Reunion and Commencement Employment
*Students working on research who are not living on-campus for the summer are not eligible for housing during Reunion and Commencement week.
Students who need to stay for Reunion and Commencement week and are not working for University Relations, need to complete a Transition Housing application by Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Please note that applying for an extension does not guarantee the application will be approved. Only extenuating circumstances will be considered and students will be notified via email the week of May 4, 2015. Housing extensions will not be granted for academic extensions after the closing deadline.
Students living in Bennet Hall, Clark Hall, Hewitt and Program Houses will be required to relocate if approved to stay beyond May 16th. For more information about transition housing, please visit our website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/summer_housing/transition_housing.html.

Graduating seniors, including those living in Program Houses are automatically approved to stay in their current housing assignment until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015 and do not have to submit an application. When they move out, they must remove all their items from their residence and turn their keys into ResLife in North College.

All students who work for Reunion and Commencement week need to move out of their residence (all items removed from residence, keys turned into ResLife in North College) by 4:30 p.m. on May 25, 2015.

Students who are transitioning to University summer housing or Summer Session housing will move to their new assignment on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 after 4 p.m.
Storage
For a list of local storage providers, please visit the following website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/physicalplant/student-storage.html.
University Summer Housing
On-campus summer housing will be located in Bennet Hall (fraternities and societies are not consider University summer housing) and is available between Tuesday, May 26, 2015 and ends Saturday, September 5, 2015. Summer housing is available for Wesleyan undergraduate students that meet the following criteria:
• Summer Classes
• University employment
• International Student
Seniors who have graduated and people not matriculated at Wesleyan are not eligible for summer housing.
The daily rate for summer housing is:
Double-occupancy air-conditioned room: $24.00/day
Single-occupancy air-conditioned room*: $30.00/day
*We have a very limited number of single-occupancy rooms and if you indicate interest in a single-occupancy room we cannot guarantee your request will be honored.

Students must register for a minimum of 2 weeks. Students who break their contract at any point after Friday, May 8, 2015 will be charged a $150 contract breakage fee.

Applications for summer housing are currently available on our website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/summer_housing/University_summer_housing.html

The priority deadline for summer housing applications is Friday, April 24, 2015 and applications are accepted on a rolling basis until July 31 2015 if space is available. Students will be notified of their summer assignment the week of May 8th.
Students who choose to not live in University summer housing will not be able to move back to campus before Saturday, September 5, 2015. Storage items also cannot be delivered to residences prior to Saturday, September 5, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact Residential Life by phone at 860-685-3550 or by e-mail at reslife@wesleyan.edu.

As you may already know, on April 2nd, Garissa University in Kenya was attacked by Al-Shabaab. 148 students died during the massacre. Sadly, it has received little news coverage, and many people do not know about it.

This is a clear contrast to what happened with the Charlie Hebdo Massacre in France. Right after the massacre, almost everyone rushed to post the hashtag #jesuischarlie. Why is nothing being done to even acknowledge the death of these young people?

We are seeing in this case, like many others, the murder of hundreds of black lives — unspoken for, misrepresented, devalued, and disrespected. We should not let this tragedy remain invisible; we should hold a vigil to have a space to raise awareness of the issue, but also to serve as a healing space for the people affected.

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