Schedule of Events For
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

08:00 am - 05:00 pm
WesFest 2018!
WesFest is a three-day celebration of all things Wesleyan. We invite all admitted students and their families to visit Wesleyan between Wednesday, April 11th and Friday, April 13th to experience University life first-hand and explore the diverse opportunities that a Wesleyan education has to offer. Stay for a day, an afternoon or more! Come celebrate your admission to the Class of 2022.


08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Registration
Stop in to register, grab a cup of coffee, and purchase meal tickets for later. Don't forget to grab your special gift from the Office of Admission too!
Location: Office of Admission

09:00 am - 09:45 am
Welcome
Remarks from President Michael Roth '78 and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Financial Aid Office Drop-In Hours
Financial Aid directors are available to answer all of your questions. Stop by anytime!
Location: North College, 2nd Fl.

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Financial Aid at Wesleyan: What You Need to Know
Come learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Financial Aid process. Bring your questions!
Location: Usdan Rm. 110

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Professions Info Session
Stop by the Gordon Career Center for a conversation about preparation for health professions at Wesleyan.
Location: Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Res Life Panel
Join Director of Residential Life and Associate Dean of Students Fran Koerting and student panelists for a Q&A about living on campus.
Location: Exley Science Center, Rm. 184

10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Campus Tours
Campus tours will leave from the Office of Admission patio every hour, on the hour, between 10am and 3pm. Tours will last approximately 75 minutes.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Film Studies Tour
Take a guided tour of the Center for Film Studies.
Location: Center for Film Studies Lobby

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parent-to-Parent Panel
Join us for this interactive discussion with parents of current students. Bring your questions! This panel is for parents only!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Student-to-Student Panel
Meet current Wes students for an honest and informative discussion about life, academics, and activities at Wesleyan. This panel is for students only!
Location: WestCo Cafe

11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Lunch
Hungry? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace for an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet! Meal tickets are avaialble in the Admission Office for $5/ea.
Location: Usdan Marketplace

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Haiti: Migration & Globalization - Haitians in the U.S. vs. Trump
Alex Dupuy, John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology Emeritus and Co-Director, Wasch Center for Retired Faculty, will discuss the phenomenon of Haitian migration today within the framework of current political and economic trends.
Location: Fisk Hall, Rm. 201

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Writers' Mingle
Calling all writers! Join Professor Anne Greene, director of Writing Programs, for an informal conversation. Talk with students on campus who are involved in Writer's Block, the Writing Concentration and Writing Certificate, summer Writers Conference, and many different publications.
Location: Usdan Rm. 108

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Art Studio Drop-In Hours
Elijah Huge, Art Studio Program Director, will host open drop-in hours for Art Studio in his office. Stop in for more info!
Location: Art Studio North, Rm. 104

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Athletics Drop-In Hours
All are welcome to come and view the Freeman Athletic Center. Visit our information table with staff on-hand to answer questions about intercollegiate athletics. Learn about our varsity, club and intramural sports! If you are interested in speaking with a coach, contact them in advance to set-up an appointment.
Location: Freeman Athletic Center

12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
ED Student Mingle
Meet fellow ED students and then head over to Usdan Marketplace for lunch together. $5 discount tickets are available in the Office of Admission.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Resource Center Drop-In Hours
The Resource Center opened in September 2017 and is the culmination of student advocacy and activism. It provides a centralized space where students can learn about and advocate for diversity and inclusion at Wesleyan as well as their own lives through the four core pillars: interconnectedness, wakefulness, hopefulness and mightiness. Stop by to learn more and meet our team!
Location: Resource Center, 167 High St.

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Hot Topics for Parents
This Q&A session provides parents with an opportunity to ask Wesleyan students all of their burning questions about campus life. This panel is for parents only!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Student-to-Student Panel
Meet current Wes students for an honest and informative discussion about life, academics, and activities at Wesleyan. This panel is for students only!
Location: WestCo Cafe

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Wesleyan Ski and Snowboard Team Info Session & Film
Interested in joining the Ski and Snowboard Team at Wes? Stop by to learn more! We will also be screening a movie on professional skiers and boarders.
Location: Usdan University Center, Rm. 108

03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
Developmental Biology Lab Drop-In
Visitors are invited to drop-in for a tour of Professor Ruth Johnson's lab that aims to understand how tissues/organs are shaped during development.
Location: Hall Atwater, Rm. 210 E

03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
Exley Science Center Tour
Join a Wesleyan tour guide for a tour of our science facilities.
Location: Exley Science Center Lobby

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Majors Panel
Writers, poets, free thinkers, activists, philosophers - members of the Wesleyan community are many things, but are students first. Come hear about the wide range of academic experiences available at Wesleyan from a panel of current students.
Location: Memorial Chapel

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Psychology Meet & Greet
Psychology majors who are officers of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, will be available to speak about the major from the student perspective.
Location: Judd Hall, Rm. 103

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
College of Letters Drop-In
Stop by to learn more about the College of Letters! Professor Kari Weil will be available in Rm. 325 from 3-4pm and Professor Kach Tololyan will be available in Rm. 334 from 3-5pm.
Location: Boger Hall

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Meet your Host
If you have made arrangements through the Office of Admission to stay overnight on campus, this is the time when you'll meet your host. Confirmed pre-registration is required! Please remember to bring your signed medical form and be prompt.
Location: Memorial Chapel

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Theater Department Open House Meet & Greet
Join members of the Theater Department for an open house.
Location: Theater Studios Building, Lounge & Classroom

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Woodrow Wilson Debate Society Demo
Wes Debaters will be presenting a case of their choosing to the opposition team who will then argue the opposite side. Both sides will address each others points methodically and attempt to refute and rebut their opponents.
Location: PAC Rm. 001

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Dinner
Hungry? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace for an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet! $5 discount tickets are available in the Office of Admission.
Location: Usdan Marketplace

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Mabuhay
Mabuhay is Wesleyan's annual pan-Asian/Asian American showcase held during WesFest to collectively showcase both contemporary and traditional performances of Asian/Asian-American culture and to celebrate the diverse community at Wesleyan. Mabuhay is a Tagalog greeting meaning long life.
Location: Crowell Concert Hall

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Organ, Chamber, Jazz and Laptop Ensembles
A concert featuring short performances on the University organ, Wesleyan?s Concert Choir, the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, and other chamber ensembles.
Location: Memorial Chapel

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Prometheus: When The Fire Nation Attacked
Come see Prometheus, Wesleyan's one and only fire-spinning group, as we heat up and bring a fire-y performance for all to see.
Location: Foss Hill

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Big Ol' Writing Open Mic
Come to hear and even speak some long form writing. This includes extended prose, long-form poetry, essays, and short stories. It must be at least five minutes long and only one piece of writing is allowed per time-slot.
Location: Movement House

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Invisible Men/Women of Color Collective Showcase
The Invisible Men/Women of Color Showcase is an annual show put on by the men and women of color on Wesleyan's campus, with the aim of exposing prospective students to the diversity of talent, knowledge, and backgrounds of students of color at Wes. The theme of this year's showcase is FUBU For Us By Us.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wesleyan Film Series - Water Lilies
Marie is a girl fighting to assert herself in a world where her meek and gentle grace is not accepted, while also navigating a new friendship with a synchronized swimming superstar. The writer-director of GIRLHOOD takes a tender look at young love, friendship, sexual exploration, and what it means to belong.
Location: Goldsmith Family Cinema

10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Resource Center Drop-In Hours
The Resource Center opened in September 2017 and is the culmination of student advocacy and activism. It provides a centralized space where students can learn about and advocate for diversity and inclusion at Wesleyan as well as their own lives through the four core pillars: interconnectedness, wakefulness, hopefulness and mightiness. Stop by to learn more and meet our team!
Location: Resource Center, 167 High St.