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Of note: Voting closes on Sunday, May 22 at 5 p.m. Send us your email address and we’ll send you a personalized voting link. Contact us for help and we’ll try to respond within a few hours. Voting opened on Monday, April 24 for 2016 Alumni-Elected Trustees. The easiest way to vote is to ensure that […]

Remove Front Door Software

On Oct. 14, 2014, ITS instructed the Wesleyan community to remove Front Door Software from their computers and change protection by the end of December: Wesleyan has discontinued licensing Front Door Software.  The product has had ongoing issues with staying current with Mac operating system updates which impairs its functionality, making location tracking useless in […]

Updated CAPTCHA for login errors

The CAPTCHA widget that appears if you mistype your login credentials has been updated and moved closer to the top of the page. The new version asks for two numbers instead of two words. We think these changes will make it easier to notice the CAPTCHA if it pops up, and to provide the correct […]

VPN Services

While Wesleyan provides full-service email accounts for alumni we cannot offer VPN services after graduation because alumni are not licensed to use any of the University’s database or journal subscriptions. To get you started we’ve compiled a list of pages that contain answers to common questions about VPN. Alumni interested in acquiring a VPN provider […]

JSTOR Register and Read

Alumni sometimes contact Wesleyan seeking access to online databases. Currently, access to Wesleyan Library’s online databases ends upon graduation. However, JSTOR—a digital library of academic journals—has launched a new program called Register & Read. Register & Read Offers free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account. Provides access to recent […]

If you see “The code you entered is not valid” when trying to log in to Wesconnect, even when using the correct username and password, check for a red CAPTCHA box at the bottom of the screen. You will also need to enter the words displayed in the CAPTCHA where it says “Type the two […]

Gmail Inbox changes

Missing any messages? If you use Gmail you might have noticed the new tabs in the Gmail Inbox. The way Gmail now sorts mail, some messages are routed into one of the tabs (Social, Promotions, Updates, etc.) and won’t appear in your unread message count. If you are missing out on messages and want to […]

Email help pages updated

While most of the questions we receive at the Alumni Helpdesk are about WesIDs and passwords, we get quite a lot of inquiries about email. The following help pages have been updated with the latest information about email account configuration as well as tips on transferring mail. General account configuration guidelines An example IMAP account […]

A new page for Wesleyan Alumni Admission Volunteers (WAAV) explains how to post an interview, and how to update your contact information. You can also find this page by navigating to the Wesleyan homepage, clicking Alumni, and scrolling to the WAAV button in the right sidebar.

When you graduate your Student Portfolio is converted to a WesCareer Portfolio, providing ongoing access to your academic, advising, and financial information. You do not need to do anything to get a WesCareer Portfolio. This change happens automatically. If you plan to continue using your Wesleyan e-mail account, we suggest that you also sign up […]

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