Spring is in the air……well, we hope it is. The college has experienced five snow days since January; more than the total for the last 5 years. However the semester moves on as we begin midterms in the next few weeks with Spring Break following closely behind. Although many students take a break, go home, travel, relax, stay on campus to catch up, prepare for research day, and/or plan for what comes next, the week allows for a less hectic time usually. Reality sets in as students prepare for Commencement in May, summer jobs or internships, summer classes, or time to be away from study but also friends.
WCGA (student government) opened the Student Center space on Monday, March 3; most of the furniture is in and some of the games. The space is for students to gather, enjoy cozy, comfortable furniture areas, cable programs, and a small kitchenette as well. The space will also have a Kid’s Korner for students who may have their children on campus. The area will have books and toys.
Mac/Dav, residential halls, are slated for completion in March as well. Walls are being painted, doors being sanded, and floors polished. Current students had the choice to move into the space when it was complete; the group decided not to do so since the semester will be over half over by the time all is really ready. Room draw for current students will occur in April and they will have the opportunity to tour the renovated space.
Housing for new students which will include males on campus fall 2014 will be assigned based on their choices and sent to the student via their email accounts; this usually happens in early June. Current residence hall council members have outlined the housing polices with the addition of males. The council is a student group that researched various options which might best suit Wilson. There will be still be pet free floors, all females floors, coed wings until we grow enough male population to provide all male floors if wanted. After a new student deposits, instructions and forms will be available to them through their portal access.
Registration for summer and fall will begin the April. Students who do not have a hold on their accounts will be able to do all on line and in real time. Please check the links to the side of the Dean’s Scene for other information you may wish: Business Office, Health Insurance updates, general information.
Hope we all experience a thaw soon and be able to be outside to enjoy pleasant spring weather. Remember if you have any questions, please call. If I am not the one to help, I will find another resource to assist.