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Feeling overcrowded by all the people looking stressed out anywhere you want to study? Getting easily distracted in your room,  annoyed with hearing people chat in Sci Li, and consistently not getting an armchair in Olin? It might just be that time of year where your brain needs a change of scenery. Here’s the good […]

If you’re an international student, you may be worried about studying abroad for 4 years in the states. The good news is- we have your back! Wesleyan has tons of resources to help international students ease the transition to Wes. Here are some academic and social resources to help with the transition:  1. Prof. Alice […]

Soooooo as we steadily approach the end of June, I’m hoping everyone is beginning to wrap up their remaining high school shenanigans. T- minus two months until orientation! And so the countdown begins…. In the meantime, here are ten things I wish I’d known before the start of my First Year at Wesleyan. 1.  How to […]

I’m sure all of you already have you own email addresses before coming to Wesleyan. You have now received information about your new Wesleyan email address, and may be wondering if you should start using it. The answer is: YES. There are a lot of important reasons to use your Wes email (other than the […]

Sleep like a Champion

“Are we sleep-walking through our waking state or wake-walking through our dreams?” – Richard Linklater, Waking Life   It’s hard to believe that we’re only two weeks into classes. Tired yet? I certainly am. It’s easy at the beginning of the school year to neglect sleep for a while. Everything is fresh and new, and […]

One of my favorite things about Wesleyan is that our student body is exceptional when it comes to balancing work and play. When I’m here I feel like I’m  in an environment full of people who are intellectually interested and academically driven, yet who also make plenty of time to be socially active. Much of […]

The following is a guest post from NSO PA Catherine MacLean.   College is very different from high school, and one of the main ways that it is different is that you are expected to advocate and care for yourself much more like the independent adult you are than you ever have before. One area […]

The Wesleyan Student Assembly, or WSA, is crucial to student life at Wesleyan. They allocate funds to campus organizations, respond to student concerns, and interact with the University and Middletown. What is the WSA? The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) is the democratically elected body that serves as forceful advocate for the interests of the students, […]

Wesleyan is known for students who are active in pursuing their interests both inside and outside the classroom, and there’s an almost infinite number of interests that students have on our campus.  So it should come as no surprise that Wesleyan has an huge number of active student groups, ranging from the fire-spinning group Prometheus to the College […]

By today at 11:59 PM, you will be responsible for selecting a meal plan for the first semester (note: once the school year starts, you may change your plan during drop-add). A couple years ago, the WSA published a blog entry with some statistics suggesting most First Years will be best-served by the 135-meal block […]

The following post was written last year by Peer Advisor Alumna/former ResLife employee Ashley Garrett ’12.   The answer? Nothing. Res Life has nothing against you. In fact like many of the people who work in the offices at Wes, they work to help improve and facilitate your time here. Res Life works very hard […]

This may seem like a minor issue at first, but first impressions are really important and a few of the rules of the game have changed in between high school and college, so let’s talk about how to address your professors. In high school, most (if not all) of you were probably used to addressing […]

“So I’ve been reading this blog for weeks now and its been very helpful with understanding Wes…..but what’s SARN?” As you’ve probably figured out, this is the Peer Advisor blog. Peer Advisors (the bloggers and our crew) are a part of SARN, the Students Academic Resource Network. Offically, SARN “coordinates programs for intellectual enrichment and academic […]

Happy Friday! I hope everyone out there is having a swell day. This is just a reminder that the incoming student Housing Preference Form is due at tonight at 11:59. If you have not completed this form already, consider doing so: if you have even the slightest preferences as to your living situation come September, […]

Over this summer, continuing into this fall and beyond, you as a new college student will be privy to all sorts of advice from all sorts of people – parents, relatives, older friends, and Peer Advisors like myself, to name a few. One piece of advice that I received during my Frosh year that especially […]

Learning the Lingo

If all the acronyms you find while poking around Wesleyan websites have you stumped, have no fear! It’s time to introduce you to the list of acronyms and abbreviations that you’ll come across 24/7 at Wes. Use these in casual conversation and people will start thinking you’ve been here for years. P.S. You’ll soon learn […]