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Are you considering applying for a fellowship or scholarship this fall? Now is the time to prepare! There are early on campus deadlines and important facts to be aware of now. Please note that to access many materials and links on the Fellowships webpage, you must be logged into your Wesleyan University Portal.

Thursday, July 6th @ 12:15 PM EST | Live Facebook feed with Q&A to address “First Steps for Fellowships” – a short introduction to fellowships, online resources, and a few tips as you begin to prepare your application(s). Join the conversation on Facebook here: @wesfellowships

A few major fellowships & scholarships to consider as a senior:

Fulbright Grants

For graduate study, independent research and to teach English. Eligible to apply unless you hold a PhD. On campus priority deadline: July 12. Final campus deadline: September 12. Interested in Fulbright? Sign up for email reminders here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/fie/fellowships/nomination.html (scroll down to Fulbright and the drop-down will open with a link for you!)

Marshall Scholarship

For graduate study in the UK. Eligible to apply up to age 24. On campus deadline: August 31.

Mitchell Scholarship

For graduate study in Ireland. Eligible to apply up to age 30. On campus deadline: August 31.

Rhodes Scholarship

For graduate study at Oxford University. Eligible to apply up to 2 years after graduation. On campus deadline: August 31.

Watson Fellowship

Allows you to pursue an independent project around the world. Senior year is the only time you are eligible to apply! On campus deadline: September 15.

For more about each of these fellowships and scholarships, please visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/fie/fellowships/nomination.html. You can also make appointments online for advising! Questions? Please email: fellowships@wesleyan.edu

Summer Sendoffs 2017!

All members of the Wesleyan community are invited to attend Summer Sendoff gatherings. These casual socials are hosted by alumni and parents and are the perfect opportunity to welcome our newest students and their families to Wesleyan. Sendoffs are currently scheduled for:

Atlanta, GA June 20th
Austin, TX, July 16th
Bay Area, CA, July 16th
Boston, MA, July 19th
Chicago, IL, August 15th
Fairfield County, CT, August 10th
Los Angeles, CA, July 15th
Mamaroneck, NY, July 20th
New York, NY, August 3rd
Philadelphia, PA, August 3rd
Ridgewood, NJ, July 26th
Worcester, MA, July 20th

Added locations, event details, and registration can be found on the Summer Sendoff website.
Contact Jenna Starr in University Relations at jstarr@wesleyan.edu

Summer Session Registration- Still Open!

Summer 2017 classes include Intro to Financial Accounting, Bio, Chem, International Politics, Writing with Anne Greene, and more.

More information is available in WesMaps and on the Summer Session website.


To register:


1) Print and complete the registration form (EP>Student>Summer Session>Registration Form). 

2) Meet with your faculty advisor to have them sign your form.

3) Bring your completed form with a check for payment to the Summer Session office (74 Wyllys) during business hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm). You can also put the payment on your student account before bringing your form to the office.


Session schedule and deadlines are online at http://wesleyan.edu/summer/Calendar.html


If you need any additional assistance, please contact the Summer Session office at 860-685-2005 or summer@wesleyan.edu.



The Class Dean’s Corner

Greetings Wesleyan Community! In preparation for a healthy and successful end to the 2016-2017 academic year, the Class Deans Office Roving Reporters are pleased to share some tips and strategies that students use to prepare for final exams and other academic assessments.

Overall Strategies:

  • It gets to the point where I know I have to act like I am in a (Joey ‘18)
  • I’m trying to figure that out. My strategy is to pay attention in class and try to understand what’s happening when learning it and then remembering it is a lot easier. (Avi ‘20)
  • Whenever you get the chance, put any effort you can into studying. Don’t let it build up. Don’t wait for midterms. Be on the lookout at least a week ahead of time. (Ryan ‘18)
  • I look over all my notes and my syllabus to make sure I’m not missing any part of the class and to make sure that I at least know something about each portion of the syllabus. Then I just sort of spend time thinking about it and hope that I do well…and sleep. (Nathaniel ‘19)

Study Places:

  • I like to be in a quiet place where I don’t feel distracted. I also like eating a good meal before studying so you’re not distracted by hunger the whole time.  (Sarafina ‘20)
  • Vary your study locations. Just get up and move every couple hours so you don’t get tired. (Campbell ‘19)

Time Management:

  • Plan your time wisely. Make a daily schedule and a weekly schedule of all the things that you should be doing so you are using your time most efficiently. Also like not forgetting to get a meal and enough sleep. And to take care of yourself. (Steven ‘18)

Study Techniques:

  • Always carry a highlighter everywhere you go…put it in your back pocket. (Mackenzie ‘19)
  • I like to listen to really good music, like lots of rap…it has a steady beat, a set tempo for studying. (Parichat ‘20)
  • I use index cards, rewrite my notes, and review a lot ahead of time and as you go along. (Valerie ‘20)
  • I study in separate chunks with breaks rather than cramming. You should test yourself; don’t just look at the notes. Anticipate questions that will be on the exam; don’t just look at your study guide and say Ah! I know this, and then formulate it into a question.  (Kelly ‘17)
  • Because I am a sociology major, I read a lot of social theory. I have different color codes for each color of highlighter that indicate special things in the text and make it easy to hold onto, like words like therefore, hence, thus, or for questions or definitions. I use colors that contrast two things.  (Grace ’17)

General Advice:

  • Don’t study with your friends. (Willa ‘19)
  • Laugh a lot with your friends, take breaks with Netflix, and workout. (CiCi ‘18)

The Roving Class Deans:

These are terrific insights.  To learn more about the ways that the Class Deans Office can help you, please stop in during drop-in hours or schedule an individual meeting to see us. http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/about/classdeans.html.

To meet with an Academic Peer Advisor for studying or test-taking tips or time management strategies, go to  http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/resources/peeradvisors/index.html .


Last Day to Withdraw from Full Semester & 4th Quarter Classes – May 3, 2017

Classes End – May 10, 2017

Reading Period – May 11 – 15

Final Exams – May 16 – 19

University Housing Closes – May 20

Announcing the 2017 GLASS Prize!

The GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies) Prize is awarded for the best research and writing on a subject in queer, trans*, LGBT, or sexuality studies.

The prize is open to Wesleyan undergraduate students in all classes; senior essays and theses are preferred. The award includes no cash benefit, but the winner’s name will be published in the 2017 Commencement booklet.

Entries must be submitted in hard copy by 4pm on Thursday, April 20 to the Center for the Americas (look for the bin labeled “GLASS Prize” in the downstairs hallway).

If you have any questions, please contact the GLASS Prize chair, Prof. Margot Weiss (mdweiss@wesleyan.edu).

More info at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/queerstudies/glass.html


Attend a webinar hosted by the Watson Fellowship program. Learn about the Watson Fellowship and stay for a Q&A after with campus advisor, Kate Smith.


Juniors! Plan ahead and attend a Fulbright Information Session on Tuesday April 25 @ 12PM in Usdan 110 (feel free to pick up lunch beforehand – the presentation will start just after 12PM!).

FELLOWSHIP WRITING WORKSHOP | Tuesday April 25 OR Wednesday April 26

Thinking about applying to Fulbright or Watson? Maybe the Marshall, Mitchell or Rhodes Scholarship? And not sure where to start? Attend an upcoming Writing Workshop with Kate! Food will be provided, but registration is required. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/v3mLOYgDd6WARl7P2

For more updates, deadlines & opportunities, please follow Fellowships @ Wes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wesfellowships/


  • Register for Housing Selection Immediately! This MUST be done before noon on Monday, April 17, 2017. Note, Housing Selection Drop-In Q & A tomorrow (Friday, April 14, 2017, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM).
  • Sign up down for a Mondo’s Pizza and Salad dinner & Time Management/ Final Exam Prep Workshop Register Here
  • The Spring 2016 Dean’s List is updated for viewing

Microsoft Word – Time Management Workshop flyer rev.docx


Pre-Register Here

Shu Tokita Prize For Students of Color Studying Literature:  The Shu Tokita Prize, established by friends and relatives of Shu Tokita, ’84, will be awarded to one or two students of color (US citizens or residents), current sophomores or juniors, majoring in literature, in area studies or a language major with a focus on literature, who demonstrate need for substantial financial assistance

For further information, please contact the campus coordinator of the Shu Tokita Prize committee, Alice Hadler (Downey House 209, x 2832, ahadler@wesleyan.edu, campus mail: English Dept., 294 High St.). Please submit your application and essay as an email attachment to Prof. Hadler by the Monday April 17 deadline.


Dear Juniors,

Applications for the scholarship described below (you can find the full description on the COL web page under Grants) were due April 4th. Because of my recent illness, the application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 14th, midnight. Please e-mail all materials to me. If you are not working on a thesis that might qualify but know others who do, please inform them as well. Thank you, KT


Candidates must be juniors enrolled full time at Wesleyan or a Wesleyan program overseas who plan to write an Honors thesis or its equivalent (a performance, an exhibit) in any Department of the Humanities and the Arts (Division I), the Social Sciences (Division II), or in interdisciplinary Programs that have a Humanities department as a participant. Any project proposal emanating from these departments may be considered at the discretion of the Committee, as long as the thesis deals with topics closely related to certain areas in which Professor Tölölyan has conducted his teaching and scholarship — diasporas, transnational formations and activities, and the implications of globalization for communities of dispersion.

Topics that exemplify but do not exhaust all possible cases include the study of:

Past and present events and processes that lead to dispersion and the subsequent creation of the social formations variously known as “diasporas,” “transnational communities” and “transnational social fields”;

All forms of past and contemporary cultural production by artists and scholars living and working in diasporic and transnational communities;

Representational practices of such diasporic communities in the spheres of social, religious, political and cultural life;

The effects of dispersion either on the homelands from which the new communities emigrate, or on the new societies and “host-lands” where they settle;

The trajectory, problems and effects of return migration by diasporas to homelands;

Discourses, practices, performances and institutions that motivate, organize, and perpetuate these diasporic formations, such as aesthetic and political ideology, whether deployed in high art, popular culture, social practices, or in forms of historiography and academic research;

Religious, social, educational, and political activities, ranging from lobbying and the creation of digital diasporic communities to the creation of NGOs that link diasporas to each other and the homeland, and to diasporic involvement in cross-border violence and conflicts.

An application consists of:

  1. A proposal for or description of a senior thesis, 1,000-1,500 words in length.
  2. An informal academic transcript.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from Wesleyan faculty, one of whom must be the probable supervisor of the Honors thesis. If the supervisor has not yet been determined, two letters from instructors familiar with the student’s work in fields relevant to the project will suffice.

The proposal should be e-mailed to Professor Tölölyan by midnight, April 14th, at ktololyan@wesleyan.edu. Supporting documents can be e-mailed to him there.

The decision is usually made within a week.


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