Welcome to to the Spring 2017 Semester


Welcome to the second semester of your junior year at Wesleyan University. For most of you time seems to be passing at lightning speed as you are immersed fully in your majors and personal pursuits. Please visit the class of 2018 blog at https://classof2018.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2016/10/13/juniors-preparing-for-graduation-in-senior-year-or-december-completion/ to review the process of preparing for graduation in May 2018 or December Completion, and to learn about important events and opportunities available to you as juniors.

The next few weeks will be a wise time to review your academic history report and major certification forms (available in your e-portfolio) to identify any issues that might pop up next year, such as oversubscription. I am happy to review your reports with you and to help you strategize ways to address early any concerns we discover. Additionally, spring of junior year is an important time to acquaint yourself with the Gordon Career Center staff and update your resume using their on-line tool, Handshake.

Remember to keep deadlines in mind: Drop/Add ends on Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017 and the last day to change the grading mode in courses the offer the option will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

There will be several events for our class this semester:

Monday, February 6th Noon – 1 PM – Meeting of the 2018 Class Council

Wednesday, February 8th 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (location provided upon rsvp)- Welcome Back Dinner: Transfer Students Cultivating Community

Wednesday, March 1st 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (location provided upon rsvp) – Class of 2018 Faculty Dinner featuring Professor Yamil Velez of the Government Department

Tuesday, April 4th 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (PAC 001) – Thesis and Honor Essays Q/A Session.

I am looking forward to checking in with you this semester. Please note my drop-in sessions below or contact me to schedule a meeting at a different time.

I wish you all the best for a healthy and successful Spring semester.

Dean Thornton

Renée N. Johnson Thornton, Ph.D., Dean for the Class of 2018

217 North College – Wesleyan University

860-685-2764 (office) – 860-685-3940 (fax)

Please contact my colleague, Mrs. Maheu at tmaheu@wesleyan.edu or by phone at 860-685-2765 to schedule an individual appointment.

Drop-in hours:

Mon. 2-3 p.m., Tues. 3-4 p.m., Wed. 5-7 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-noon, Fri. 2-4 p.m.


Visit Class of 2018 Blog for updates, opportunities, & important dates: https://classof2018.blogs.wesleyan.edu/

Visit Peer Advisor Blog for helpful study tips