Orientation events: Friday

8­-10:30 A.M.
BREAKFAST
Usdan Marketplace

8 A.M.
PREREGISTRATION ADJUSTMENT PERIOD
If you have not already done so, check your electronic portfolio now for your course reservations and adjustment start time.

8:30 A.M.­-5 P.M.
ADVISOR APPOINTMENTS (ADJUSTMENT)
Your faculty advisor’s office
Meet with your advisor again to review your course reservations, to modify your selections, and to discuss your curricular plans for coming semesters. Times arranged individually.

9­-10 A.M. (CHOOSE ONE)
LIFE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM AT WES
Usdan 108
Curious about life at Wesleyan outside the classroom? Want to know how to get involved in cocurricular activities? Feeling perplexed about how to make friends and navigate the social scene? Get your questions answered and hear advice from students who have lived through it. Deans and other staff members will also share resources that can help you thrive in Wesleyan’s unique social and cultural environment. All are welcome to participate in this informal conversation.

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION FOR THE CLASS OF 2012
Shanklin 107
Study abroad gives students opportunities to learn firsthand about other cultures and societies (as well as their own), improve language skills, think critically about themselves and the world, and prepare for (gulp) life after Wesleyan. Come hear Director of International Studies, Carolyn Sorkin discuss the whys and wheres of study abroad, and how to use your first year to get ready.

9 A.M.­-3 P.M.
PEER ADVISING
Residence Hall Lounges
Meet with your peer advisor to review your registration results and plan the next steps you will be taking with your faculty advisor.

10­-11 A.M. (CHOOSE ONE)
MIDDLETOWN 101: TALKS BY FACULTY
Neural Stem Cell Therapies for Treating Neurodegenerative Disorders and Epilepsy
Janice Naegele, Professor of Neuroscience and Behavior, Chair of Biology Department
Shanklin 201
This lecture focuses on pathological cell death and aberrant neurogenesis in the hippocampus in temporal lobe epilepsy and the potential applications of stem cell therapy for treating seizure disorders. Current research in cell-based therapies and additional applications of stem cell grafts for drug delivery in epilepsy will be discussed.

WRITING AN “A” PAPER
World Music Hall
What does an “A” paper look like at Wesleyan? Get advice from Director of Writing Programs Anne Greene. She will discuss academic writing and the help students can find, including writing tutors in courses and the Writing Workshop. Sample papers will be discussed.

CRC 101: OPPORTUNITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Butterfield A (CRC Library)
It’s not too early to start thinking about next summer. Some of the best internships and summer jobs have early deadlines. Come to this quick introduction to the Career Resource Center and learn how to access their internship and job database online. They’ll also show you how you can set up your own online profile. Get a jump start on your future today.

11 A.M.­-NOON
STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION FOR THE CLASS OF 2012
Shanklin 107
Study abroad gives students opportunities to learn firsthand about other cultures and societies (as well as their own), improve language skills, think critically about themselves and the world, and prepare for (gulp) life after Wesleyan. Come hear Director of International Studies, Carolyn Sorkin discuss the whys and wheres of study abroad, and how to use your first year to get ready.

11:30 A.M.­-1:30 P.M.
DAVISON HEALTH CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Davison Health Center
Visit the Davison Health Center to learn about the services available to support your health and well-being at Wesleyan. The DHC houses three offices–Health Services (medical clinic), the Office of Behavioral Health for Students (mental health support), and WesWELL (health education). Here’s your first chance to meet the staff, take a tour, pick up resources, and get your questions answered.

PICNIC AND PLAY AT THE CFA LUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE
Center for the Arts Green
Rain site for lunch: Usdan Marketplace
Enjoy a picnic lunch, special performances, the opening of new art exhibits, and much more as you take a self-guided tour of the CFA and have a card punched at each of seven sites. Come meet the CFA staff and learn about all the CFA has to offer–jobs, Green Street Arts Center, and the visiting artists series. All who are “fully punched” have a chance to win tickets to concerts, theater, and dance performances, art and film posters, CDs, and other prizes. Bring your WesCard.

1­2 P.M.
STUDY ABROAD FOR SOPHOMORE TRANSFERS
Shanklin 107
Sophomores, come learn about study abroad opportunities with Director of International Studies, Carolyn Sorkin. Study abroad offers you the chance to learn about other cultures, improve language skills, and prepare for the world beyond Wesleyan.

MIDDLETOWN 101: THE BARONS OF MIDDLETOWN
Ron Schatz, Professor of History
PAC 002
The impressive Victorian and Edwardian buildings on High Street where Wesleyan students currently take classes, hear lectures and music, view art, dine, party, and sleep once were the private homes owned by a coterie of wealthy families who dominated Middletown’s economy, society, and politics for a century–from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until the Great Depression and New Deal of the 1930s. U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, a Middletown native, termed these gentlemen “the barons.” Who were these men and their wives? How did they rule the town? And why did they lose power, give their homes to the university, and move away? Who ruled Middletown afterward? By considering these questions, we can not only begin to understand Middletown but also acquire insight into 20th-century U.S. history in general.

1:30­-3 P.M.
HALAL LUNCH AND JUMMAH SERVICE
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
All are welcome to meet members of Wesleyan’s Muslim community over a catered Halal lunch. Afterwards, join in the weekly Friday prayer.

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION FOR THE CLASS OF 2012
Shanklin 107
Study abroad gives students opportunities to learn firsthand about other cultures and societies (as well as their own), improve language skills, think critically about themselves and the world, and prepare for (gulp) life after Wesleyan. Come hear Director of International Studies, Carolyn Sorkin discuss the whys and wheres of study abroad, and how to use your first year to get ready.

3­-4 P.M.
MEETING FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY PARTICIPANTS
Exley Science Center 150
Come meet your fellow participants and get details about your project or trip on Saturday. If you signed up over the summer, make sure to attend in order to receive important information and guarantee your spot on the trip.

TRANSFER, EXCHANGE, AND VISITING STUDENTS: CRC 101–OPPORTUNITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
CRC Library
Join Director of the Career Resource Center, Mike Sciola for a special introduction to CRC resources for transfer, exchange, and visiting students.

3­-5 P.M.
SCIENCES AT WESLEYAN
PAC 001
Learn about the different science departments and discover why the sciences are an integral part of a liberal education. Faculty members will be on hand to discuss course offerings for nonmajors and potential majors, and research opportunities for undergraduates.

4­-5 P.M.
TRANSFER, EXCHANGE, AND VISITING STUDENTS RECEPTION
Daniel Family Commons

4:45­-6 P.M.
SHABBAT SERVICES
The Bayit, 157 Church Street
Everyone is invited to the Bayit for Shabbat services. Come celebrate Shabbat and meet other Jewish students.

5­-8 P.M.
DINNER
Usdan Marketplace

6:15­-7:30 P.M.
SHABBAT DINNER
Beckham Hall
After Shabbat services, come enjoy a yummy catered Shabbat Dinner! All are welcome.
Sponsored by Jennifer A. Daniels ’90 and her husband Ruben Daniels.

7:30­-9:30 P.M.
FYM COMMON MOMENT
Foss Hill
Ice cream, wheelies, and flame throwers! Join the world renowned Liz Lerman Dance Exchange as they stage a once-in-a-lifetime movement happening on Foss Hill for all new students. You’ll embody the results of the residence hall poll. We need your participation to make this historic collective expression about climate change a success.

10 P.M.­-1 A.M.
BEND IT AT BECKHAM
Beckham Hall
It’s gender bending time! At Wes we are aware that gender can be expressed in a variety of ways, and one way it is expressed is through dress. So exchange clothes with your hall mates and challenge what gender is or should be. Pencil a moustache, don a wig, be as creative as you want, and come prepared to bend the gender binary in fun and fashion! Wes ID required for entry.

COFFEE HOUSE
Usdan Café
Looking for an alternative to the dance party scene? Have a cup of coffee, listen to live music, and engage in interesting conversations.

2 thoughts on “Orientation events: Friday

  1. Anonymous

    i’m a senior, and i wish i had gone to the writing an a paper seminar.waaay too late, i guess.

  2. Anonymous

    i’m a senior, and i wish i had gone to the writing an a paper seminar.

    waaay too late, i guess.

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