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The Administrators and Faculty of Color Alliance (AFCA) hosted a Students of Color Reception Aug. 28 in Usdan University Center. The reception allowed new students who identify themselves as a “student of color” to meet fellow students, faculty, staff and administrators. The group gathered for lunch and a brief program led by Antonio Farias, vice president for equity and inclusion.

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Wesleyan’s Class of 2018 gathered for a group photo Aug. 27. On Arrival Day, Wesleyan welcomed 757 new students to campus. 

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How did you decorate your dorm? The Class of 2018 arrived, unloaded, unpacked and set-up their home-away-from-home on Aug. 27. 

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Students from 25 different countries joined Wesleyan’s Class of 2018 during International Student Orientation, held Aug. 24-26.

This fall, 109 undergraduate students come from international countries, including students who are U.S. citizens but live abroad. Three students are visiting from Germany, two from Spain and one from France.

This year, Wesleyan has students who hail from Guatemala, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Egypt and Bangladesh. Wesleyan rarely enrolls students from these particular countries, explained Janice Watson, coordinator of international student services. “They’re our ‘standout countries’ this year,” she said.

Wesleyan’s orientation program has two components, International Student Orientation (ISO) and New Student Orientation (NSO). International Student Orientation is held prior to new student orientation in order for students coming from across the the globe to recover from travel. 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 U.S. systems that many international students may not be familiar with or that are very different from their home country. This program prepares international students and US citizens living abroad to successfully transition to New Student Orientation, held Aug. 27-31.

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International students, Residential Life student staff and graduate students are trickling onto campus, Aug. 26. 

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Warped Wesleyan! Aug. 22.

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A wide-angle view of Wesleyan’s campus, Aug. 15. 

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Long Lane Farm is Wesleyan University’s student run organic farm devoted to allowing students a place to experiment and learn about sustainable agriculture.

This summer, seven students are tending the two-acre farm full-time. New to this year’s farm are Rhode Island red hens, who reside in the farm’s chicken coop. The coop was designed and built by Wesleyan’s Architecture II class in 2013.

Pictured, Catherine Walsh ’16 handles a young hen July 14 at Long Lane Farm. The hens will start laying in fall and supply Bon Appétit and Wesleyan’s Dining Services with fresh eggs.

Learn more about the garden and view more photos here

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Following the principles of permaculture, the student group WILD Wes (Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan) has transformed the West College Courtyard — once an eroded hillside with compacted soil and diseased trees — into complex ecosystems that provide food, attract insects and requires minimal resources and maintenance. The students also are working on a terraced garden near Summerfields. Follow the group’s progress on their blog.

Pictured are summer blooms, berries, bees and other bugs thriving in the garden this July. 

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Wesleyan’s Posse Foundation Veteran Scholars attended an academic immersion and campus visit July 10-11. They started their visit to Wesleyan with a student-led campus tour.

The 10 scholars are funded by The Posse Foundation, which supports students with a four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarship. The students will join Wesleyan’s Class of 2018.

This is the inaugural year for Posse at Wesleyan; the university hopes to add 10 veterans per class for the next three years. Deborah Bial, president and founder of The Posse Foundation, stressed that the Veterans Posse Program seeks to recruit veterans “who have tremendous leadership potential to go out into the workforce and become major contributors” in whatever field they pursue. 

While typical college freshmen are 18 years old and straight out of high school, the average veteran entering college is in his/ her late 20s or early 30s, and has spent time in Afghanistan and Iraq.

While on campus, the fellows learned about classroom culture, Wesleyan expectations, study strategies, time management, class selection, library resources and other campus resources.

Read more about Posse Scholar Andrew Olivieri ’18 in this News @ Wesleyan article.