Studies confirm that the essential elements of effective learning spaces must combine people, pedagogy, and place. The new design of the library enhances collaboration and fosters student engagement, critical elements of the Wesleyan way of educating. The renovated Willet Library will be a full-service learning, research, and project space that integrates sophisticated technology into a comfortable and welcoming setting designed to offer access to information resources in a variety of spaces that facilitate both collaborative and quiet, focused work.
The library’s main entrance has been relocated to the first floor to improve access from the quadrangle. Students now enter a comfortably furnished active learning space designed to accommodate laptops, tablets, iPads, and cell phones. A large open room with a variety of seating areas, the newly redesigned floor provides students with a casual place to meet, interact, and study 24 hours a day. The first floor is also the new home for The Learning Commons, a consortium of student learning resources including the Academic Center, Peer Tutoring, First Year Experience, and the Writing Center. Moving these services to the library produces a natural synergy, creating one central place where students can find academic and research assistance. The first floor of the building is available by key card access even after the second and third floors close, giving students a secure place to congregate and study at all hours.
The second and third floors will become progressively quieter study zones. On the second floor, students will have access to individual workstations and a large computer lab in addition to collection stacks. Group study rooms will be equipped with white boards, conference tables, and monitors for projecting and sharing work. The “silent” third floor will feature book stacks, individual study areas, an office and display room for Georgia Women of Achievement, and a new Wesleyan Museum that will make our extensive archives more accessible to students, visiting scholars, and the public. Supporting the museum will be a sophisticated open book scanner that will enable the digitization of our historic collections.
Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
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Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.