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This just in from Richie Starzec ’14:

Friday, April 4th is House Hopping Day for Rising Seniors.

The Class of 2015 can come to Pi Cafe between 1 and 3 PM to grab a list of participating houses before walking around Senior Woodframes to explore some of their housing options for next year. Senior CAs will be available throughout the period in Pi Cafe for any questions that might arise.

Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 1PM-3PM
Place: Pi Cafe, Senior Woodframes

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Program House Hopping Day

Sunday February 16th from 12pm-5pm at all Program Houses

Are you applying to Program Housing but unsure what the spaces look like?

Do you want to meet current residents to get a sense of what it’s really like to live in a particular Program House?

Here’s your chance … it’s a full day of open houses!  — See map and list of houses below…


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1. Alpha Delta Phi, 185 High St.

2. Art House, 230 Washington St.

3. Asian/Asian American House, 107 High St.

4. Beta Theta Pi, 184 High St.

5. Buddhist House, 356 Washington St.

6. Chinese House, 34 Lawn Ave.

7. Community Service House, 28 Lawn Ave.

8. Delta Kappa Epsilon, 276 High St.

9. Earth House, 159 High St.

10. Eclectic, 200 High St.

11. Farm House, 344 Washington St.

12. Film Hall, Nicolson 6

13. French Hall, Nicolson 7

14. Full House, 202 Washington St.

15. German Haus, 65 Lawn Ave.

16. International House, 151 Church St.

17. Japanese Hall, Nicolson 5

18. La Casa, 240 Washington St.

19. Lighthouse, 210 Cross St.

20. Malcolm X House, 345 High St.

21. Music House, 230 Washington St.

22. Open House, 154 Church St.

23. Outhouse, 132 High St.

24. Psi Upsilon, 242 High St.

25. Russian House, 163 High St.

26. Science Hall, Hewitt 8

27. Sign Language House, 64 Lawn Ave.

28. The Bayit, 157 Church St.

29. Turath House, 73 Pearl St.

30. Well Being House, 250 Court St.

31. Womanist House, 44 Brainard St.

32. Women of Color House, 227 Pine St.

33. Writers’ Block (Writing House + Writing Hall), 156 High St.

Don’t forget to stop by BECKHAM HALL anytime from 11:30AM-2:30PM to check out your options for Program Housing for next year!!


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The following Program Houses/Halls have anticipated vacancies for the Spring 2014 semester.  To apply to Program Housing, please contact the House Managers (HMs) indicated below for applications and information for each house you wish to apply.  You may apply to a maximum of three (3) houses or halls.  Applications will be available from the HMs starting Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 12pm (noon) and are due back to the HMs on Friday November 22, 2013 by 12pm (noon).

Alpha Delta Phi – Richard Fessler

Art House – Gabe Gordon

Buddhist House – Nikki Dodd

Chinese House – Lynn Ma

Community Service House – Adin Vaewsorn

Earth House – Julia Chanin

Eclectic – Calhoun Hickox

Farm House – Alexandria Williams

French Hall – David Mai

Full House – Laura Hess

German House – Kaito Abe

International House – Christian Hosam

La Casa – Anthia Diaz

Lighthouse – Joshua Lee

Malcolm X House – Joelle Dupiton

Music House – Matthew Fine

Open House – Ben Romero

Out House – Eliza Kingsley-Ma

Russian House – Marjorie Hunt

Science Hall – Michael Glasser

The Bayit – Talia Baurer

Turath House – Nabil Islam

Well Being House – Kehan Zhou

Womanist House – Marjahn Finlayson

Women of Color House – Lynna Zhong

Writing House – Chukwuemeka Uwakaneme


For information on all of our Program Houses and House Managers, you may visit The Office of Residential Life’s website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/ugrad_housing/program-housing.html


This Saturday the 28th at 5PM is the potluck outside of 14 Warren. If you’re interested in attending, please sign up for a dish to bring!

You are encouraged to try a new recipe and bring it to the potluck to share with all.  Your CAs compiled a cookbook of favorite recipes from within your community and sent it your email.  The cookbook should serve as a good jumping point, but if you’re not comfortable making one of those dishes (or you don’t have the time or means) feel free to try any other recipe that you’d like to share with your neighbors!

Here’s the potluck dish sign-up: https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgrBn-oAHXhJdDZ0N3pWZHR6VlFqU0U5enJBdV9ZblE#gid=0



CLASS OF 2014 …

 You likely heard about this event while collecting your keys at ResLife or at the Career Center meeting(s) in Tischler Hall.

Remember Feet to the Fire? Common Moment? All that fun stuff? Remember taking that photo on Foss Hill the first day? When was the last time the entire Class of 2014 did something fun together?

Never! Let’s celebrate those early days again.


  • THERE WILL BE: Brunch Food (for 1 swipe), Music (DJ Prodigy), Badminton, Volleyball, Pie Eating Contest, Water Balloon Toss, RAFFLE! [(2) $250 Gift Cards to Broad Street Books will be raffled off]
  • WHAT TO BRING: Blankets, Frisbees, Friends, Food to share

Additionally, information about the Senior Gift Committee (SWAG) will be available on site

In the event of rain, the Picnic will be postponed.


Starting this Sunday September 8th (12:00pm), the Community Advisors (CAs) in the Woodframe area will be leading a Community Cleanup Team.  There will be several opportunities this year to volunteer your time to clean up the streets.  If you are interested in keeping your community clean and would like to volunteer (for this weekend or any other time), please contact any of your CAs for more information: Nelle Herrick (jherrick@wesleyan.edu), Richie Starzec (rstarzec@wesleyan.edu), or Leo Liu (lliu@wesleyan.edu). Thanks in advance for your help!

Students and their families tend to view the housing assignment as a significant part of the first-year experience.   We have found that students’ residential experiences depend more on the connections they make with other members in their community rather than the assigned residence hall.  Students quickly discover that each hall has its own positive attributes, and all provide the ability to make plenty of friends, regardless of the location.  The campus is fairly compact, with all of the residences within a five to ten minute walk to any other part of campus.  Wherever first-year students are housed, at least half the residents will be from their class.

All students who have roommates are expected to complete a roommate agreement, which provides an opportunity to discuss community versus personal items, visitors, neatness expectations, hours to be able to sleep or study, etc.  These forms will be distributed to students by the Resident Advisors during New Student Orientation.

Wesleyan housing stock is very diverse, with multiple room sizes within each building, so it is difficult to provide room dimensions.  Every student receives a desk, chair, dresser, bed, bookcase and closet or wardrobe.  The furniture is movable, with the exception of some Foss Hill (West College and Nicolson) rooms that have built-in units.  Most beds are adjustable in height, so risers are not needed.  At its lowest level, the mattress is 15” from the floor.  There are shades or vertical blinds on the windows.   Bennet, Clark and 200 Church have sheet rock walls, the others are cinder block.  Almost all of the rooms have tile floors.  Should students bring a rug, we find a 5×7 best fits most spaces.  Roommates should coordinate who will bring shared items, such as rugs and refrigerators, so as not to end up with duplicates.  We encourage all students to limit what they pack and assess their needs upon arrival.  There are a number of stores in the area, including Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Staples, and Bed, Bath and Beyond, so additional items can easily be purchased.  All students whose belongings are not covered by a parent’s homeowners insurance should purchase a renter’s insurance policy, such as those offered by National Student Services Inc. at https://www.nssi.com/ or Gallagher Koster  at https://www.gallagherkoster.com/.

As parents, you can support your son or daughter’s successful transition to college in a number of ways.  You can help them evaluate situations from different perspectives and generate possible solutions, encourage them to address concerns as they arise rather than avoid a situation or have it escalate into a more serious problem, and help them accept responsibility for their actions and learn from the consequences.  In addition, a member of the Residential Life staff is always available to assist them or at the least, point them in the right direction.

Wesleyan values the personal growth that the residential experience offers so much that students are required to live on campus throughout their undergraduate career.  Residential Life supports this commitment through offering increasingly independent housing options and focusing on five learning outcomes, which include critical thinking, self-empowerment and life skills, effective citizenship, diversity, inclusion and social justice and effective communication.  The increasing independence model can be found at https://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/Increasing%20Independence%20Model.pdf, and our learning outcomes at https://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/learning_outcomes.html.

Please refer to our website at https://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/ and our blog at http://reslife.blogs.wesleyan.edu/ for additional information throughout the year, and you can “like us” on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.   We look forward to welcoming your sons and daughters as they embark on this new, exciting experience.



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