For Parents of New Students

As a parent of a new Wesleyan student we welcome you to our community! In May your student will receive a packet of information from the Office of Admission. Within that packet is an insert from our office. At that time we will ask you for your contact information. You will begin to hear more regularly from Wesleyan during the summer. Should you need any assistance please contact us at

Submit Your Contact Information
Every student is asked to have parent contact information on file.  Submit contact information for each parent/guardian in the family so we can stay in touch with you.

Summer Sendoffs
Join members of the Class of 2019, new transfer students, and their families for a casual summer social as they prepare to head to campus. This is an opportunity to meet others new to Wesleyan, as well as current students and their families, alumni, and friends of Wesleyan. The Summer Sendoff web site will be updated on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer. More details will be emailed in the spring and throughout the summer to parents, students, and alum

A Note from Residential Life

Summer Mailing Packet to Parents 
We send our annual mailing packet to all parents in mid-July. This mailing contains the Handbook for Parents, academic calendar magnet along with other useful information.

New Student Arrival Day September 2, 2015
An important and exciting day, New Student Arrival Day is when students officially register as Wesleyan students.  Refreshments and lunch will be offered, and students and parents are invited to hear President's Roth's remarks. There are also workshops for parents to attend. We invite parents to depart campus at 5pm. Also please read the Helpful Hints for Families to Navigate the First Year Residence Hall Check-In Process guide. 

New International Student Orientation, Sunday August 30
International Student Orientation begins prior to NSO, to give international students time to recover from travel and acclimate to campus, make cultural adjustments, and connect with campus resources.  ISO also offers sessions that address health and medical insurance issues, programs about cultural adaptation, weather adjustment, and liberal arts education, as well as informational sessions about US systems that many international students are not familiar with or are very different from their home country. 

Speak with a Parent of a Current Wesleyan Student
We maintain a list of parents of current students who have agreed to be contacted by parents of new or prospective Wesleyan students. Gain the insight and perspective from a Wesleyan parent! View the list here.

2015-2016 Academic Calendar 

Class of 2019 Blog

Live Chat
The Office of Admission hosted a live online chat for parents of new students on Thursday, April, 23 from 7-8 P.M. EST. View the chat here.

Visiting Campus
Information about Wesleyan and area transportation, accomodations and restaurants. The Inn at Middletown is located within walking distance from campus. The Inn also offers a special program for Wesleyan parents.

New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation (NSO) is a comprehensive introduction to Wesleyan University. The program helps students build a foundation for academic and co-curricular success.  Students will build relationships with other students, faculty and administrators and have important discussions about values, traditions, and community standards at Wesleyan.  For any questions, please contact the orientation office at 860-685-5666.

Homecoming/Family Weekend
Come experience and celebrate Wesleyan during Homecoming/Family Weekend, November 6-8, 2015. Details will be available in the summer.

Student Accounts/Tuition Billing
The Student Accounts Office is primarily responsible for the billing and collection of tuition, fees and miscellaneous charges that students incur while attending Wesleyan. Please note that students are responsible for meeting all payment deadlines. Students may add authorized payers to their accounts.

The Unofficial Packing list
A list of dorm essentials for incoming students

Undergraduate Housing Options ( video)

Sustainability at Wesleyan
Wesleyan University has been actively promoting sustainability since the 1980s, when it began a recycling program.  Through the efforts of the sustainability coordinator, Sustainability Advisory Group (SAGES), and the campus community, Wesleyan has expanded its sustainability efforts to include greenhouse gas inventories, a climate action plan, and sustainability policies and projects.  Look through our website to learn more about SAGES, the Sustainability Office, and our specific initiatives: Climate Commitments, Energy, Waste Reduction, Procurement, Green Building, Technology, and Transportation.

Cardinal Technology Center (Wesleyan Computer Store)
The Cardinal Technology Center (formerly the Wesleyan Computer Store) is  located in room 100 of the Usdan Campus Center.  The Cardinal Technology Center sells computer hardware, software, accessories, video games, iPods and more at an educationally discounted price. The store offers systems from Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Sony, as well as printers from HP, Canon and Epson. With a valid Wesleyan University ID, students, faculty, and staff are eligible for the store's special pricing. If the store does not have what you are looking for in stock, it can be special ordered. Usually shipping takes 1-2 days! The Back-to-School catalogue and order form are available online. It will highlight all of the back-to-school specials along with other special deals. Prices are very competitive and we strive to make purchasing your computer a positive helpful experience.

Wesleyan Station/Wesleyan University Mail Services
Find information about all shipping and mailing needs. Please note that packages should not arrive prior to August 18. Students will receive an email once packages are received at Wesleyan Station.

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