I thought I was going to get work done tonight, but the pre-reg deities had other plans. Welcome to WesMaps 2017-2018, your new form of future-building, stress-inducing procrastination.
Truth be told, we don’t usually post about fall WesMaps until spring pre-reg, but since the new WesMaps link is already spreading like wildfire on social media, we thought we’d make an exception. Most of the courses aren’t even up yet, so we’ll hold off on our “best of” list, but here are some initial observations:
“Prereg? Already???” Yes, already. Buckle your seatbelts for the next 2+ weeks, because it’s time for course selection! Even though Wesleyan’s preregistration system got a much-needed update a couple years back (forever immortalized in my favorite Wesleying post), the process of picking out classes for next semester is same as it ever was: convoluted and stressful af.
If you’re like me, you’re probably frantically emailing your professors right now because all your required courses are highly-selective POIs (film major 4 lyfe). If, however, you have one or two free slots in your schedule and have no clue what to take – especially if you’re a frosh – then there’s plenty to choose from within the dark depths of Wesmaps. Here are some of our favorites, available in the spring:
This one requires an RSVP but has the potential of free food:
Whether you’re a freshman who wants the scoop about the cool profs, a sophomore trying to choose a mathy/sciencey major, a junior curious about journal club, or a senior with advice to share, Wescourses is for you! We’ll have ~in-the-know~ upperclassmen from many majors that will calm your pre-reg nerves and answer questions about how to navigate your major. There’s free lunch too! All genders welcome.
RSVP to msnow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you’re interested!
Date: Friday, November 6 — today!
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Downey House Lounge
From Adam Macalister ’17:
Come chat with department representatives about anything and everything academic at the WSA’s FIRST EVER SPRING ACADEMIC FAIR! From noon-3 on Monday the 6th in Beckham Hall you will have the opportunity to ask all of those burning questions you’ve been holding in about courses for next year, majors, minors, certificates, administrative confusions etc. This is a great opportunity to get some insight from the inside and sort through your academic career. We will see you there!
Date: Monday, April 6
Time: 12-3 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Well, yeah. Planning began yesterday and ends two weeks from the date. Some helpful links from Associate Registrar Paul Turenne, in case you glossed over the drab-looking all-campus email:
Also: fight the power here.