In the Company of Others–Performers Needed for Orientation ’16! Sign up by May 11

Dear Students

The New Student Orientation program is now seeking performers for In the Company of Others 2016. This important peer theater piece is a central aspect of the New Student Orientation. In the Company of Others is a time when sophomores, juniors and seniors are able to share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what it means to live in a diverse community. This year, we are particularly looking for applicants who can share experiences around issues of identity. If you are interested in being a performer for this program, please complete the following interest form.

Please submit this application using this link no later than Wednesday, May 11th by 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Elisa Cardona in the Office of New Student Orientation.


Aimee Meredith Cox: The Ethnography of Writing Yourself In…and Out — 4/25, 7:15 p.m.

Key Issues in Black Feminism Presents #BlackGirl Magic

Aimee Meredith Cox

The Ethnography of Writing Yourself In…and Out

Shapeshifters:  Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship

Monday, April 24, 2016  7:15 p.m.

Beckham Hall

Book signing to follow.  Light refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by:

Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life; Anthropology Department; Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program; Office of Equity & Inclusion; and The Ethics Project

Wes Summer Session: housing & finaid app deadline– 4/22

Summer Session – Register Now!

Summer Session registration is open – students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss your chance to take the course of your choice this summer. Summer Session is unique – class meets every day, and students develop close bonds with peers and faculty through the immersion experience. To register, complete the registration form in the Summer Session bucket of your portfolio, and turn it in with payment to the Summer Session office (74 Wyllys). Financial aid recipients must register by this Friday April 22 to use their award. April 22 is also the priority deadline for housing; students who request housing but have not registered in a Summer Session course or provided alternate reasons for requesting housing will lose their summer assignment on April 25. Email with any questions.


Workshops on Writing Personal Statements–Monday at noon–and on Fellowships (4/21) —

Personal Statements & Statement of Grant Purpose for Fulbright

Monday, April 18, 2016 | 12PM – 1PM

Where: Usdan 110

Participate in a workshop series to understand personal statement writing for many types of fellowships, grants and post-graduate opportunities. Please be prepared to participate through writing exercises, reviewing sample statements, and in brainstorming ideas for personal statements. Bring your lunch to enjoy during the discussion!

Info Session: What are fellowships? Learn about Rhodes, Fulbright, Watson and more

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 12PM Where: Usdan 110

Please join Associate Director of Fellowships, Kate Smith, to learn about the many fellowships that exist to teach, conduct research and complete graduate study in the US and abroad. Bring your lunch to enjoy during the information session! Can’t attend? Click here to set-up an appointment with Kate online


Be a Senior Class Officer! Statement due April 10 at 5 p.m.

The WSA is currently holding the elections for next year’s Senior Class officer positions. If you are interested in one of the positions:

  • Senior Class President
  • Senior Class Vice President
  • Senior Class Treasurer
  • Senior Class Secretary

If you would like to run for the Senior class officer positions, please email a candidate statement of 200 words and arrive at the mandatory candidates’ meeting on Sunday, April 10th at 5 pm with a completed petition form. If you have any questions, please email See you at the meeting!