Schedule of Events For
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

08:00 am - 05:00 pm
WesFest 2017
WesFest is a three-day celebration of all things Wesleyan. We invite all admitted students and their families to visit Wesleyan between Wednesday, April 12th and Friday, April 14th 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 2021.
Location: Reid House

08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Stop in to register, pick up an event program book, purchase meal tickets and don't forget to grab your special gift from the Admission Office!
Location: Office of Admission, Beach Conference Room

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

09:00 am - 11:00 am
Play the Chapel Organ
With the help of organ students, visitors can take turns playing the Chapel organ.
Location: Memorial Chapel

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Beats Sale at Cardinal Tech
Cardinal Tech is Wesleyan's campus store, conveniently located in Usdan! During WesFest students will receive a discount of 20% off in stock Beats Headphones, Go Pro, FitBit and more! Class of 2021 will also receive information about how to place orders for their back-to-school computers.
Location: Usdan Rm. 100

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Financial Aid Office Drop-In Hours
Financial Aid representatives are available to answer all of your questions
Location: Office of Financial Aid, North College, 2nd Floor

09:50 am - 10:40 am
WesFest Seminar: Portuguese II
Location: Fisk Hall Rm. 122

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 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
Residential Life Panel
Join Director of Residential Life, Fran Koerting, and student panelists for a Q&A about living on campus
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 184

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Writers' Mingle
Calling all writers! Join Professor Anne Greene, director of Writing Programs, for a light breakfast and 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: Allbritton Rm. 311

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

10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Queer Life, Queer Studies: Highlights from Special Collections & Archives
Stop by the Olin Library Special Collections & Archives room for this ongoing exhibit.
Location: Olin Library, Davison Rare Book Room, 1st Fl.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Center for African American Studies Drop-In Hour
Drop by the Center for African American Studies to discuss the major with faculty and students
Location: Center for African American Studies

11:00 am - 11:30 am
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!
Location: Usdan 108

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.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Hungry? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace for an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet! Meal tickets and Kosher for Passover tickets are available in the Admission Office for $5/each.
Location: Usdan Marketplace

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Theater Department Tour
Interested in theater at Wes? Stop by to learn more! During other times, feel free to stop by and check out the production photo wall, pick up a curriculum guide and maybe run into a few Theater Majors or faculty.
Location: Theater Department

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

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Art Studio Program Drop In Hours
Stop by to discuss the Art Studio Program with faculty and students
Location: Davison Art Center, Digital Design Studio, 2nd Floor

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Teacher, Banker, Coder, Artist; Learning Career Management in a Liberal Arts Environment
Sharon Belden Castonguay, Director of the Gordon Career Center will discuss the benefits of a liberal arts education.
Location: Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Allbritton Open House
Meet Wes students currently involved at the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life for a candid and informative discussion about student life, ways to get involved, and ways to balance academics with extracurriculars. The Allbritton Center houses the Office of Community Service, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Service-Learning program, the Center for Prison Education, the Civic Engagement Certificate, and more.
Location: Allbritton Rm. 318

01:20 pm - 02:40 pm
Romance Languages & Literatures Reception with Cuban Directors, Oneyda Gonzalez and Gustavo Perez
Gather for conversation and Cuban pastries
Location: Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 High St., Common Room

02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
Exley Science Center Tour
Join a Wesleyan tour guide for a tour of our science facilities
Location: Exley Lobby

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Hot Topics for Parents
This Q and A session is an opportunity to ask Wesleyan students questions about campus life. This panel is for parents only.
Location: Usdan 108

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.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Wes in the World
Join members of the Study Abroad staff and students who have traveled abroad for a Q&A session.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 184

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Art History Drop In Hours
Join Professor Joseph Siry, Program Director for the Art History Program, for a chat about Art History at Wes
Location: Boger Hall, Rm. 302

02:00 pm - 04:00 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

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Long Lane Farm Tour
Head down to our campus farm for a tour!
Location: Long Lane Farm

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
College of Letters Open House
Stop by to learn all about the College of Letters!
Location: Boger Hall, COL Library, 3rd Fl.

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
College of Letters Open House
Stop by to learn more about the College of Letters!
Location: Boger Hall, COL Library, 3rd Fl.

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
College of the Environment Open House
Professor Barry Chernoff, College of the Environment (COE) chair, will discuss informally the linked major, certificate program, Think Tank Program that faculty and students participate in, as well as our many events. COE students will be present to answer any questions.
Location: Usdan Rm. 110

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
NSM Crash Course
Find out how to get involved in the diverse STEM-related opportunities Wesleyan offers as 7 programs, clubs, and academic opportunities join together for this main event. After, we will enjoy some cake!
Location: Exley Rm. 150, Tishler Hall

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

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 - 05:45 am
WesBAM Fitness Class: Move & Meditate Yoga
Move & Meditate is a vinyasa flow yoga class with a twist: an optional 10 minute traditional seated meditation at the end of class. It is open to ALL fitness levels and body types, a space where students should feel free to ask questions or pause the class to break down a sequence. Through creative sequencing, students can choose between restorative versions of poses or practice a more difficult stage each week.
Location: Fayerweather Rm. 108

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm
Wasch Center and Religion Department Lecture Series: Genes of History in a Buddhist Ceremony in Inner Asia
In September, 2005, a Buddhist monument (stupa) was erected in the village of Orangoe to commemorate the birthplace of Dashi-Dorzho Etigelov, a pre-revolutionary, reincarnated Buddhist leader whose miraculously imperishable body was exhumed in 2003 and has become a pilgrimage destination in Siberia. Participants at the event do not just tell different histories of Etigelov, they tell these histories in three different genres: a Buddhist genre that integrates Buryat Buddhism into Russian Imperial history through reincarnation, a shamanic genre, in which Etigelov becomes a local place spirit, and a Soviet genre which tells the history of the Orangoe collective farm and its contribution to the Soviet war effort. The ritual illustrates the way in which, for Post-Soviet Buryats, religious practice has become a resource for re-imagining an unstable past, and thereby producing identities in the post-Soviet present.
Location: Wasch Center, Butterfield Room

04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Feminist Activist Ethnography: A Discussion with Dana-Ain Davis and Christa Craven
Join anthropologists Dana-Ain Davis (Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY) and Christa Craven (The College of Wooster) for a free-flowing conversation about the possibilities, challenges, and futures of queer, antiracist, feminist ethnography and what it means (and why, and how) to do politically-engaged scholarship now.
Location: Center for African American Studies, Lounge

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
First Class: Panel and Dinner
Join First Class for an informal panel of current first-generation and/or low-income students from First Class and QuestBridge. After the panel, visitors can stay for dinner and an informal chat.
Location: Usdan Rm. 110

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Hunger Banquet
The Hunger Banquet is an interactive simulation of global inequality related to food, hunger, and income. Attendees will share a meal and participate in a discussion facilitated by fellow Wesleyan students and local community members and learn about the current initiatives taken by Wesleyan students regarding hunger and homelessness.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 184

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

05:15 pm - 06:15 pm
WesBAM Fitness Class: ZUMBAAA
Zumba is a dance fitness exercise class with a variety of music that spans many genres! In this class, there will be songs and dance styles, combining classic Latin American dance moves with more modern ones!
Location: Fayerweather Rm. 106

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
WesBAM Fitness Class: Focusing Flow
This vinyasa class will strengthen both your body and mind, while also building heat, endurance and flexibility. Variations will be offered to provide a challenge for every level while emphasis will be placed on choosing whatever variation serves your practice in the moment. This class will be calendar-conscious and defined by unique flows and playlists that keep you moving.
Location: Fayerweather Rm. 108

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
WesFest Concert: Riffs, Rhythms, and Remembrance - a Choral and Orchestral Celebration
Noah Baerman's Jazz Ensemble and Wesleyan's Orchestra and Concert Choir under the direction of Nadya Potemkina provide a showcase of some of the Music Department's larger ensembles. Come along to enjoy a one-hour musical collage, and see who you might play and sing with in the future! After the show, all interested instrumentalists are invited to stay for an informal sight-reading session. RSVP (required) and inquire about instrument availability to: Nadya Potemkina (
Location: Crowell Concert Hall

07:00 pm - 09:00 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 For the Culture. Performers will demonstrate what different cultures mean to them, how a body moves through culture, and how culture helps define the perception of the body.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Desperate Measures Presents: A WesFest Show!
We're having an hour-long extravaganza of short-form improv comedy. Come out and watch us play!
Location: Nicolson Lounge

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Space Night - Observatory Public Viewing
All visitors are welcome! Space Night begins with a half-hour interactive presentation by a member of the astronomy department on a topic of space news or recent discoveries in astronomy, followed by observing through the telescopes if it's clear.
Location: Van Vleck Observatory Rm. 110

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm
The 2017 Annie Sonnenblick Evening
Join us for a talk with Pulitzer winner Margo Jefferson, New York Times journalist and author of the memoir Negroland.
Location: Russell House

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Wesleyan Film Series - For Heaven's Sake
When a dorky millionaire tries to pay damages on a push cart he knocked over, he somehow finds himself sponsoring a downtown mission. Shenanigans only escalate from there, climaxing with a harrying ride atop a hurtling bus. Lloyd's masterful gag construction made this among the most popular films of the silent era.
Location: The Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Holy Week Catholic Mass
Location: 169 High St., Upper Room