• Academic Affairs

    The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for supporting the work of the faculty, whose teaching, advising, and scholarship brings the academic program to life.  As chief academic officer, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees: the University curriculum and new curricular initiatives; faculty hiring and promotion; support for faculty research and teaching; and the administration of all academic departments and programs, the library, and offices within the division of Academic Affairs.  The Provost is a core participant in the University's budget development and strategic planning. Located on the 3rd floor of North College.

    Picture of Joyce Jacobsen Joyce Jacobsen Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs BA Harvard University
    MSC London School of Economics and Political Science
    PHD Stanford University
  • Academic Departments

    Wesleyan is dedicated to providing a rigorous liberal arts education that values putting ideas into practice. At Wesleyan you’ll discover what you love to do and learn how to apply your knowledge in meaningful ways. With 45 majors, 17 minors, 12 certificates, a diverse collection of distinctive programs and an open curriculum, you'll have the freedom to explore your options and follow your passion.

  • Fellowships, Internships & Exchanges

    The Center for Global Studies is committed to helping all members of the Wesleyan community achieve the knowledge, language skills, and sensitivity each person will need in order to exercise effective and responsible citizenship in an increasingly inter-dependent world.

    Our emphasis on intercultural communication, experience, and knowledge reflects the value we place on adaptability, compassion, and cultural self-awareness with respect to the world beyond our borders.  These qualities and practices put Wesleyan’s liberal arts program at the forefront of global education and are the hallmark of responsible global citizenship.

    The CGS supports students preparing fellowship and scholarship applications, offering guidance for internship credit and in supporting the development  university exchanges.

    Picture of Kate Smith Kate Smith Associate Director Fellowships, Internships, and Exchanges BA Wellesley College
    MA George Washington University
  • Math Workshop

    Need help with math? This is the place to go.

    The Math Workshop is located in Room 133A Science Center, in other words in the Main floor Conference Room in the Science Library. It is open Sunday through Thursday from 7 to 10 pm and Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5 pm during the semester. The staff members on duty are either experienced undergraduates or math graduate students. The staff offers a drop-in tutoring service, available to all members of the Wesleyan community. Staff members provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere while answering questions about mathematics.

    Picture of David Pollack David Pollack Associate Professor of Mathematics MA Harvard University
    PHD Harvard University
    SB University of Chicago
  • Office of Equity & Inclusion

    The Office of Equity & Inclusion provides leadership and accountability to resolve systemic inequities for all members of the Wesleyan community through a metrics-based approach to research, education, and service, by promoting a healthy, thriving campus climate and a community of excellence. We are especially interested in the lived experience and success of historically underrepresented minority students, first generation and low income students, as well as Veterans.

    Located on the 1st and 3rd floors in North College.

    Pictutre of Debbie Colucci Debbie Colucci Equity Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator BA Bowling Green State University
    MS Western Illinois University
    Picture of Antonio Farias Antonio Farias Vice President for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX Officer, and Posse Veteran Liaison
    BA University of California. Berkeley
    MA University of California, Berkeley
    MFA University of California, Riverside
    Picture of Teshia Levy-Grant Teshia Levy-Grant '00 Dean for Equity & Inclusion
    Project Director, Upward Bound
    BA Wesleyan University
    MS Central Connecticut State University
  • Registrar's Office

    The Office of the Registrar oversees a broad range of activities in support of student enrollment, course registration, academic history and transcript maintenance, services to faculty, and other related activities.  In addition, the Honors Program is coordinated by the office. Enrollment statistics are regularly summarized for use by various administrative offices.  The office also responds to a variety of data requests from outside agencies.  The Office of the Registrar is located on the first floor of North College, the Main administration building.

    Picture of Anna van der Burg Anna van der Burg Registrar BA The College of Wooster
    MALS Wesleyan University
  • Student Academic Resources
    Student Academic Resources (SAR) coordinates programs for intellectual enrichment and academic support. The goals are to foster a community culture that recognizes the relationship between intellectual growth and personal development; to ensure that students know about and are encouraged to seek out appropriate services; and to share information among programs and constituents to ensure the provision of high quality and accessible services that facilitate academic achievement for all students.
    Picture of Laura Patey Laura Patey Associate Dean of Student Academic Resources BS Rowan University
    MED Bowling Green State University
  • Study Abroad

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    Wesleyan considers study abroad an essential part of the liberal arts education for students majoring in any subject. A meaningful cross-cultural experience sharpens our understanding of ourselves in relation to the world in which we live and is, for most, the best path toward true intercultural expertise and multilingualism. Careful "advanced planning" with your faculty advisor is crucial in order to ensure your access to this important experience.

    Picture of Zehra Abbas Zehra Abbas Study Abroad Advisor MS Central Connecticut State University
    Picture of Emily Gorlewski Emily Gorlewski Associate Director of Study Abroad BFA Northern Illinois University
    MFA University of Arizona
    MSED Northern Illinois University
    EDD University of Minnesota
  • Wesleyan Libraries

    The mission of the Wesleyan Libraries are to provide the information services and resources required to support the learning, teaching and research of the Wesleyan community.  To carry out this mission the library will:

    • Organize and provide intellectual and physical access to collections and information resources locally and world-wide.
    • Develop and preserve local collections
    • Teach and guide users in the library research process.
    • Provide an atmosphere conducive to study, research, and learning.
    • Contributing to the larger scholarly world.

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  • Writing Workshop

    At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process.  You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor's comments on completed work.  Tutors meet with first-year students, senior thesis writers, and even faculty members.  Everyone is welcome and all services are free.

    Picture of Meg Weisberg Meg Weisberg Interim Director, Student Writing BA University of Connecticut
    MA Yale University
    MPHIL Yale University
    PHD Yale University

Student Services

  • Accessibility Services

    Wesleyan University is committed to supporting all students in their academic and co-curricular endeavors. The mission of Accesibility Services is to create an accessible and inclusive learning environment where disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity.  The goals and objectives of Accessibility Resources are to promote access through education, engaging the community in evaluating accessibility and barrier removal and ensuring the effective delivery of accommodations.

    Picture of Laura Patey Laura Patey Associate Dean of Student Academic Resources BS Rowan University
    MED Bowling Green State University
  • Athletics

    In the pursuit of excellence, the Athletic Department strives to be the most innovative and successful athletic program in the prestigious New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and a leader at the national level. Wesleyan University pursues excellence in all of its programs. Athletics, as an integral part of the overall educational process, is uniquely positioned to enhance a liberal arts education. Wesleyan coaches share the same goal as the entire Wesleyan community: to transform the lives of our students. To achieve this goal, the University is committed to support our highly trained and dedicated faculty-coaches who practice their craft in state-of-the-art facilities.

    The Wesleyan Athletic Department supports a broad range of intercollegiate teams that encourage scholar-athletes to develop their skills and themselves to their full potential and to benefit from the lessons learned from perseverance, competition, sacrifice and teamwork. The University believes that successful intercollegiate teams serve to build a sense of spirit and community on campus and are a source of institutional pride for our alumni. Wesleyan's commitment extends to all intercollegiate athletic activities for women and men’s sports and benefits from the outstanding student-athletes who matriculate to Wesleyan each year.

    The Athletic Department also provides a wide array of health and wellness courses and lifetime skill activities that encourage students to develop the habit of leading healthy and balanced lives.

    Picture of Whalen Mike Whalen Frank V. Sica Director of Athletics and Chair, Physical Education BA Wesleyan University
    MS Springfield College
  • Class Deans

    Class deans are responsible for a comprehensive program of academic advising and class management in the context of a residential liberal arts environment. This includes helping students develop educational goals and complete their graduation requirements; working with faculty to support student success in the classroom; facilitating access to academic and non-academic support services; and supporting student transitions from high school through the undergraduate years to life post-Wesleyan.

    Picture of Louise Brown Louise Brown
    Dean for Academic Advancement
    Dean for the Class of 2021
    BA Mount Holyoke College
    PHD University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Pciture of Renee Johnson-Thornton Renee Johnson Thornton Dean for the Class of 2018 BA Binghamton University
    MALS Wesleyan University
    PHD University of Rhode Island/Rhode Island College
    Picture of David Phillips David Phillips Dean for the Class of 2020
    BA University of California, Santa Cruz
    MA University of California, Santa Cruz
    PHD Yale University
    Picture of Jennifer Wood Jennifer Wood Dean for the Class of 2019 BA University of Connecticut
    EDM Harvard University Graduate School of Education
    MA Yale University
    PHD Yale University
  • Counseling & Psychological Services

    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers individual psychotherapy for all undergraduate and graduate students through multidisciplinary integration with Davison Health Center and WesWell. CAPS is a space where students may discuss in confidence any worries, distressing feelings, or difficult situations they are currently experiencing. CAPS seeks to assist students as they navigate through life's challenges within the context of a highly rigorous and demanding academic environment.

    Picture of Jen D'Andrea Jennifer T. D'Andrea, Ph.D Director, Counseling and Psychological Services  

    BA College of the Holy Cross
    MED Boston College
    PHD Fordham University
    Postdoctoral specialization: Yale University Medical School

  • Dean of Students

    The Dean of Students Office has primary responsibility for the coordination of services and programs relating to students co-curricular experience. The dean of students and the assistant director of student life work with other staff in student affairs to provide a variety of programs, experiences, services and leadership opportunities that support and complement students academic experience. The office also advises the Student Judicial Board.

    In support of the University's academic mission, the dean of students office oversees a variety of services and programs relating to the students' co-curricular experience.  Included in this area are the offices of Residential Life, the Davison Health Center (Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and WesWELL), International Student Services, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, as well as the Usdan University Center, home to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development, the Office of University Events and Scheduling, and Campus Dining.  Working closely with the dean of students, administrative staff from these areas, oversee a variety of programs, services and leadership opportunities that support and complement students' academic experience.  The Dean of Students and the Associate Dean of Students advise the Student Judicial Board; you may want to consult with the Dean of Students office on matters related to the student judicial system.  This office is also a resource for students who are unsure how to resolve an issue or problem.

    We encourage you to explore your interests both inside and outside the classroom and to involve yourself in the many dimensions of student life at Wesleyan.  Your active participation in the many campus activities, organizations, and other leadership opportunities will enhance your living and learning experiences.

    picture of kevin butler Kevin M. Butler Assitant Dean of Students BA Saint Michael’s College-Vermont
    MFA The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Picture of Rick Culliton Rick Culliton Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students BA Boston College
    MED University of Vermont
    EDD University of Vermont
    Picture of Fran Koerting Fran Koerting Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life BA University of Rhode Island
    MA Bowling Green State University
  • Financial Aid

    The Office of Financial Aid at Wesleyan University is committed to enabling the best qualified students to attend, regardless of the family's financial circumstances. Accordingly, Wesleyan's financial aid program awards assistance solely on the basis of financial need. These pages contain information on the financial aid application process as well as award and financing options for prospective first-year, transfer and returning undergraduate students as well as graduate students.

    Picture of Bob Coughlin Bob Coughlin Director of Financial Aid BA Middlebury College
  • Gordon Career Center

    The Gordon Career Center works with students of all class years to translate their liberal education into a lifetime of meaningful work.

    The Center’s innovative approach to career education encourages students to design their own careers by exploring the intersection among their interests, the skills they have and wish to acquire, and market demand. The Gordon Career Center links students to alumni and employers across the globe in fields that reflect the impressive breadth of opportunities explored by Wesleyan graduates.

    Picture of Sharon Belden Castonguay Sharon Belden Castonguay Director of the Gordon Career Center
    BA Smith College
    MA University of Michigan
    EDM Harvard University
    EDD Harvard University
  • Health Services

    Our mission is to provide high quality healthcare and health promotion to improve students' overall health, to support their educational goals, and to develop skills for long-term healthy lifestyles.

    Our vision is to meet the health, education and wellness promotion needs of students and members of the campus community in an up-to-date facility through high quality, relevant, efficient and competitively priced services and programs. A diverse team of professionals who believe that "health" involves every aspect of well-being: emotional, nutritional, sexual, spiritual and physical provides comprehensive primary care for illness and injury.


    Picture of Joyce Walter Joyce Walter Director of University Health Center BS Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
    MS Pennsylvania State University
  • Information Technology Services

    Information Technology Services (ITS) provides technical services and support to all faculty, staff and students. ITS is comprised of five teams dedicated to different areas of service, and also employs dozens of talented student workers.

    Picture of Dave Baird Dave Baird Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer BS University of New Brunswick
    PHD Cornell University
  • Office of International Student Affairs

    A warm welcome to the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA)! We provide advice and counsel on every aspect of your adjustment to life at Wesleyan--cultural, academic, personal, financial, and immigration.   We organize International Student Orientation when you arrive and on-going programs on issues of particular interest to international students, coordinate support for undergraduate international students who choose to remain on campus during official university breaks and offer individual advice on just about anything that concerns you.  Our goal is to smooth your way into U.S. academic culture, and to help you integrate on all levels into the vibrant and challenging intellectual and social community that is Wesleyan University.

    Picture of Alice Hadler Alice Hadler Associate Dean for International Student Affairs
    Picture of Janice Watson Janice Watson Coordinator of International Student Services
  • Office of Religious & Spiritual Life

    The Chaplains from Wesleyan’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life have been appointed by the University to ensure and promote the spiritual and religious well-being of the campus community. We do this by providing leadership, counseling, and programming that promotes holistic student development and by nurturing many diverse and vibrant religious communities at Wesleyan.

    Picture of David Teva David Teva Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and University Jewish Chaplain BA Columbia University
    BA Jewish Theological Seminary
    MHL Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
    Rabbinic Ordination Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
  • Office of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education

    The Office of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education offers 1:1 crisis counseling and survivor advocacy for students affected by sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.  This office is dedicated to assisting survivors with navigating the reporting process as well as accessing campus resources.  

    picture of Alysha Warren

    Alysha Warren

    Director, Office of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education

    BA Hollins University
    MA Trinity Washington University

  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

    The Office of Student Affairs is an important academic and co-curricular esource for all students, offering guidance on any issue that may affect students’ academic progress and well-being. The vice president for student affairs (VPSA) is responsible for ensuring that procedures are followed, and for developing and implementing additional procedures as necessary.

    Picture of Mike Whaley Mike Whaley Vice President for Student Affairs BS Cornell University
    MS Central Connecticut State University
  • Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

    The PCSE supports students and alumni interested in creating and sustaining programs, businesses, and organizations that advance the public good. We offer courses, specialized counseling and networking services, grants, and incubator workspace on Wesleyan's campus.

    Picture of Makaela Kingsley Makaela Kingsley '98 Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship BA Wesleyan University
    MALS Wesleyan University
  • Residential Life

    The Office of Residential Life strives to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive residential environment which complements and extends the educational experience of students. As a residential campus, undergraduates are required to live on campus throughout their Wesleyan career. The diversity of housing options affords our students the opportunity to experience increasingly independent living as they progress through their time at Wesleyan. A variety of housing options are also available to graduate students who choose to live on campus.

  • Student Accounts
    The Student Accounts Office is primarily responsible for the billing and collection of tuition, fees and miscellaneous charges that students incur while attending Wesleyan. The University Cashier, which processes deposits, the Student Loan Office, which maintains institutional based loan and repayment records, and WesCard, the ID system for dining, etc. are also part of Student Accounts. The Student Accounts Office is located on the 1st Floor of North College.
    picture Robert Mirabal Robert M. Mirabal Director of Student Accounts BA Lehman College


  • Student Activities & Leadership Development

    The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development provides advice, guidance and acts as a resource for students and student organizations. Our goal is to help student organizers be successful in planning and executing social, cultural, intellectual, political, and recreational programs. The office enhances out-of-classroom experiences that promote personal development and leadership training.

    Picture of Joanne Rafferty Joanne Rafferty Director, Student Activities and Leadership Development/New Student Orientation

    BS Quinnipiac University
    MED Central Connecticut State University

    Picture of Shelissa Newball Shelissa Newball '05 Associate Director, Student Activities and Leadership Development

    BA Wesleyan University
    MED University of Connecticut

  • Student Employment

    The Student Employment Office is committed to giving students the opportunity to satisfy the work-study component of their financial aid package. In addition, we endeavor to assist students that are not eligible for work-study to gain employment.

    Picture of Michael Albano Michael Albano Associate Director BSBA Western New England University
    MED Springfield College
  • Usdan University Center

    The Usdan University Center at Wesleyan University is a focal point of activity and central programming space for the campus community.  It provides a comfortable gathering place for students, staff, faculty, alumni and visitors and plays a significant role in enhancing the sense of community on campus. Programs in the Usdan Center foster the intellectual exchange between students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    Picture of Allison Grella Allison Grella Assistant Director, Wesleyan Events and Conferences MS Central Connecticut State University
    picture of nate lerner Nate Lerner Director, Wesleyan Events and Conferences

    Undergraduate Diploma (honors), Longy School of Music
    MALS Wesleyan University

    Picture of Frank Marsilli Frank Marsilli Facility and Events Manager, Usdan/Fayeweather MED University of Connecticut
    Picture of Michelle Myers-Brown Michelle Myers-Brown Director of the Usdan Center PHD Georgia State University
    Picture of Rachel Prehodka-Spindel Rachel Prehodka-Spindel Facility and Events Manager BA Smith College
  • WesCard

    The WesCard Office is located on the first floor of North College, the University's main administration building, located on College Row. The WesCard Office is responsible for producing and distributing the University identification card (The WesCard) for all students, faculty and staff on campus as well as proximity card access, meal plans through the BlackBoard Transaction System and the Middletown Cash Program.

    Picture of Cathy Rizza Cathy-Lee Rizza Assistant Director of Student Accounts
  • Wesleyan Dining by Bon Appetit

    Wesleyan University Dining Services is managed by Bon Appétit Management Company. Founded in 1987, Bon Appétit is an onsite custom restaurant company that provides café and catering services to corporations, colleges and universities, and specialty venues. Bon Appétit is known for its culinary expertise, commitment to socially responsible food sourcing and business practices, and strong partnerships with respected conservation organizations.

    The Wesleyan University community is proud to partner with a company that shares our values and equally proud of the level of culinary expertise and commitment to social responsibility they will bring to our campus dining program.

    There are multiple dining venues on campus, managed by Bon Appetit including the Usdan Marketplace, Usdan Cafe, Summerfields, and Pi Cafe. The Wes Shop is also managed by Bon Appetit and provides a mini-market with a large inventory for on campus groceries. Dining locations are only open during regular semester periods. Breaks and summer they are either closed or on a modified schedule.

  • Wesleyan Student Assembly & Student Groups

    The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) aims to empower student voices on campus to enact meaningful, impactful, and lasting change. We are a bicameral assembly, composed of a 35 elected member Senate and rolling membership of student leaders in the House. We bridge the gap between students, administrators, staff, faculty, and other community members to illuminate needs and create solutions that will meet those needs.

    Want to get involved at Wes? There are more than 250 student-run groups, focusing on areas from the arts and publications to community service and sports. Don’t see a group you’d like to join? Start one!

  • WesWell: Office of Health Education

    WesWell, the Office of Health Education, is an integral part of Wesleyan University's Health Services. WesWell understands the impact of student health on academic performance and is committed to providing services that are designed to develop healthy behaviors and prevent health concerns that may interfere with academic and personal success.

    Picture of Sierra Fowler Sierra Fowler Director of Health Education
    BA The Ohip State University
    MPH The Ohio State University

Middletown Community

  • Downtown Business District

    There has been a “Renaissance” in Downtown Middletown. Restaurants and Shops are thriving and you will find a lot happening in this city, founded 360 years ago on the banks of the Connecticut River. Our website will introduce you to the DBD, its businesses, special events, commercial opportunities and much more.

    The Downtown Business District (DBD) is a special services district created in 2001 following a successful referendum of property owners located within the proposed district boundaries. The members are committed to supporting commerce, culture and community in the Downtown Business District and a Board of Commissioners oversees the operation of the district, which is funded by a property tax. The tax has remained at 3 mils since July 1, 2001.

    The DBD extends from one block north of the intersection of Main and Washington to Union Street on the east side, and from Liberty Street to William Street on the west. The east side of Broad Street from Washington to William is included as well as Court, College and William Streets between Main and Broad Streets. The ordinance that created the DBD allows property owners outside the district to join providing that their property has a boundary on, or access to, Main Street. We have welcomed new members who are located at the north end of Main Street.

  • In the Middletown Community

    Middletown is a mid-sized manufacturing city, pop. 47,000, situated along the Connecticut River in central Connecticut with many attractions. The city and nearby communities are rich in cultural and natural resource.

  • Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

    The idea behind the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships [JCCP] is simple: we've centralized the different offices which work on university-community initiatives in one place so it's easier for everyone to access our resources. Combining the assets of the the Office of Community Service and Volunteerism, the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, the Center for Prison Education, WESU 88.1FM, and in collaboration with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the JCCP seeks to serve the development of both the individual and the community, guided by principles of mutual respect and shared responsibility.

    Picture of Cathy Crimmins Lechowicz Cathy Crimmins Lechowicz Director of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships BS University of Virginia
    MPA New York University
    Picture of Diana Martinez Diana Martinez '07 Assistant Director BA Wesleyan University