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.


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


Spring Break!


Whether you are staying on campus of leaving for home or travel,

have a safe, productive and fun



Romance Languages Open House! 10/12 at Noon

Romance Languages & Literatures 

Open House

Monday, October 12, 2015 at Noon

The Common Room

300 High Street

Food and refreshments

Increase your global potential!

Study French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese, and open the door to life and work experiences on five continents.

Major in:

French studies: reach 250 million speakers worldwide (blue)

Italian studies: reach 65 million speakers worldwide (yellow)

Hispanic Literatures & Cultures: reach 420 million speakers worldwide (green)

Romance Studies: combine 2 languages!

Portuguese language (no major): reach 260 million speakers worldwide (orange)

If you are interested in our majors but cannot attend the information session on October 12, please contact Kristine Schiavi (

Disabilities Studies Film Presentation: Sins Invalid, 12/4, 7:30 p.m.

The Disability Studies Course Cluster is pleased to announce an upcoming screening of the brand new, short documentary film Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty. Sins Invalid is a performance project that celebrates and centralizes artists with disabilities, artists of color, and queer and gender-variant artists.  Check it out at

The screening is this Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30pm in Downey 113. Snacks and discussion will follow.



Note from Dean Brown 11/26/13: Course Withdrawal Deadline Today

Hey 2017’ers,

Just a reminder that today at 5 p.m. is the deadline for withdrawing from courses.  Please consult with the professor and your faculty advisor about doing so and if it’s a yes, then get their signatures before bringing the form to my office for my signature.

Use the Thanksgiving break to get organized and on top of your work for the last week of classes and finals.

Whether you will be on campus, at home or visiting friends, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Best, Dean Brown