Join us for WesFest!
April 17–19, 2013
WesFest, an annual campus event, is a three day celebration of all things Wesleyan. We invite all admitted students and their families to visit Wesleyan during this time to experience University life first-hand and explore the diverse opportunities that a Wesleyan education has to offer. Stay for a day, an afternoon ... stay as long as you can!
A few of the events that occur during WesFest are planned by the staff of the Office of Admission and WesFest interns. However, many of the activities during WesFest are organized by the larger campus community.
Here is a peek at some of the events on our schedule for WesFest 2013:
- Tours of campus, the Freeman Athletic Center, Exley Science Center, and the Center for the Arts
- The All-Campus Barbeque where student bands perform live, and prefrosh visit student groups at the Student Activities Fair
- Opportunities to attend regularly scheduled classes or special WesFest Open Houses hosted by Wesleyan faculty and staff
- "Homerathon," an all-day reading of Homer's "Odyssey"
- Alumni Speakers:
|Learning to Trust Your Gut
Named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women of Web 2.0., Dina Kaplan is co-founder of Blip, http://blip.com. Blip hosts and distributes thousands of original series, from scripted dramas and comedies to shows about fashion, sports, and video games. Before Blip, Dina was an Emmy-award winning television news reporter and an associate producer for MTV News. She founded the Calliope Group to support women tech pioneers. After graduating with her degree from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan, Dina worked at the White House as Director of Research for the Office of the White House Counsel in the Clinton Administration.
Marc Shmuger '80
Marc is founder and CEO of Global Produce, an internationally-known film production company. He previously worked as CEO and chairman for Universal Pictures; his responsibilities included greenlighting, developing, and distributing such films as The Bourne Ultimatum and Inglorious Basterds. Advertising Age honored Shmuger in 1999 and 2000 as the Entertainment Marketer of the Year, making him the first person ever to receive this distinction twice. Shmuger is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Writers Guild of America, and he serves on the board of trustees for the American Film Institute.
Want to know what is happening on a particular day? Look on the side navigation bar for links to daily events.
This is just a snapshot of the many things that you can participate in during WesFest. Check the schedule often for a complete listing, as we are constantly adding events. Think there is too much to do? Welcome to life at Wes!
Pre-registration for WesFest is not required (except for regular decision students requesting overnight stays). Please stop by the Office of Admission upon arrival to register, pick up a schedule, and say hello! Admission staff will be on hand from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring an open mind, a desire to have fun, and some spending money (for a Wesleyan T-shirt, meals, or a night out).
We can't wait to welcome you to campus, and hope that you will enjoy your time with us.
Please feel free to contact the WesFest staff with all of your WesFest inquires.
Simply call us 860-685-2559 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intern — Isaiah Sypher '13
Intern — Geneva Jonathan '15
Intern — Paulina Jones-Torregrosa '15
Intern — Gregory Tavarez '16
Program and Events Coordinator — Andrea Kelly
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