Schedule of Events For
Thursday, April 16, 2015

08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Event Registration
Families come and register students/parents for WesFest 2015.
Location: Office of Admission, Beach Conference Room

09:00 am - 09:45 am
WesFest Welcome
Remarks by Wesleyan President Michael Roth '78, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn, and student representatives.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

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

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teacher, Banker, Coder, Artist: Learning Career Management in a Liberal Arts Environment
Director of the Wesleyan Career Center Sharon Belden Castonguay, will discuss the benefits of a liberal arts education.
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Olson Commons

10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Campus Tours
Tours will leave from the Office of Admission patio every hour, on the hour, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending with a 3 p.m. tour. Please note: tours will last 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

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: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Science Programs Information Session / Science Facilities Tour
Professors representing various science majors will talk about the many science opportunities at Wesleyan. Afterwards, join an undergraduate science major who will lead a tour of our science facilities.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 150 (Tischler 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: Usdan University Center, Room 108

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wes in the World
Assistant Director of the Office of International Studies Gail Winter, and current students will talk about the Wesleyan study abroad experience.
Location: Office of Admission, McKelvey Room

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Lunch
Looking for lunch? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace. Kosher food is also available. Tickets for sale for $5 at registration. Visitors only.
Location: Usdan University Center, Marketplace

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Early Decision Student Mingle
Meet fellow ED students and then head over to Usdan University Center Marketplace for lunch. Kosher food is also available. Tickets for sale for $5 at registration. Visitors only.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
English Department Open House
Visit the English department for a discussion about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: Downey House Lounge (Downey 200)

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Majors Panel
Writers, poets, free thinkers, activists, part-time philosophers & the members of the Wesleyan community are certainly many things, but we are students first. Come hear about the wide range of academic experiences available at Wesleyan from a panel of current Wesleyan students. You just may be inspired.
Location: Office of Admission, McKelvey Room

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Writing Program Mingle
Calling all writers: Come together and talk with students on campus who are involved in Writer's Block, the Writing Concentration and Writing Certificate, and many different publications. Questions about writing at Wesleyan? Contact Professor Anne Greene, the director of Writing Programs, agreene@wesleyan.edu.
Location: Allbritton Center, Room 311

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm
Health Professions Information Session
Stop by the Wesleyan Career Center for a chat about preparation for health professions at Wesleyan.
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Olson Commons

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Student Academic Resources Drop-In Hours
Come by and discuss any concerns you may have regarding services for students at Wesleyan. Find out about the types of accommodations Wesleyan provides and about the process of establishing a disabilities file with the Deans' Office.
Location: North College, Room 021

01:00 pm - 02:15 pm
West African Dance Class
Come dance with us. Join us for a West African Dance Class taught by Iddi Saaka, our Artist in Residence. Open to all. No experience required.
Location: Cross Street Dance Studio

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Civic Engagement, Social Impact, and Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan
The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. Come learn about the classes, trainings, advising, funding, and extracurricular opportunities we offer the programs that helped Wesleyan earn Princeton Review's title as #1 "Best School for Having an Impact."
Location: Allbritton, Room 311

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Residential Life Panel
Join Director of Residential Life Fran Koerting, and student panelists for a Q and A about living on campus.
Location: Exley Science Center, 184 (Woodhead Lounge)

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Science Programs Information Session / Science Facilities Tour
Professors representing various science departments will talk about the many science opportunities at Wesleyan. Afterwards, join an undergraduate science major who will lead a tour of our science facilities.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 150 (Tischler Hall)

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Office of International Studies Open Hours
Stop in and learn about Wesleyan's 150 academic programs in nearly 50 countries.
Location: Fisk Hall, Room 105

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Center for the Arts Tour
Join Director of the Center for the Arts Pam Tatge, and current Wesleyan students for a tour of the arts, music, and theater buildings on campus.
Location: Center for the Arts, Crowell Concert Hall

03:00 pm - 04:00 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: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
New Programs in Science and Mathematics: Information Session
If you are interested in majoring in science or math, come to this information session to learn about new opportunities in the sciences and mathematics including the College for Integrative Sciences, the Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars (WesMaSS) Program, and the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 184 (Woodhead Lounge)

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
College of East Asian Studies Open House
Visit the College of East Asian Studies for a discussion about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: College of East Asian Studies

03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
History Department Social and Open House
Visit the History department for a discussion about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: Downey House Lounge (Downey 200)

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Protestant Student Meet and Greet
Please drop by for refreshments and to meet the Protestant Chaplain, Rev. Tracy and current members of the fun, vibrant, caring, and engaged Protestant Community at Wesleyan. Find out about our rich theological diversity, our phenomenal Christian student groups, and some of the fulfilling community service and fellowship opportunities. All are welcome!
Location: Zelnick Pavilion

04:00 pm - 05:00 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: Usdan University Center, Room 108

04:15 pm - 05:15 pm
English Majors Talk Series
A senior English Honors candidate will read from and discuss a portion of their previously submitted Honors thesis.
Location: Downey House, Room 113

04:15 pm - 06:00 pm
"April is the cruelest month" Open House in Special Collections and Archives
Wesleyan's superb holdings of rare books, archives, and artists' books include excellent poetry collections, In honor of April's National Poetry Month celebrations, join us for an open house in the Davison Rare Book Room, where poetry in all formats will be on display. Highlights include the first edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, contemporary artists' books based on the poems of Emily Dickinson, and the work of Wesleyan student poets of the past 184 years.
Location: Olin Library, Davison Rare Book Room

04:30 pm -
Theater Department Tour / Meet and Greet
Visit the Theater department for a tour followed by a Meet and Greet. Talk with professors and current students about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: Theater Studios Building, East Room # 114

05:00 pm -
Office of Admission Closes
The Office of Admission will reopen tomorrow, Friday, April 17, at 8:30 a.m.
Location: Office of Admission

05:15 pm - 07:15 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. Bring a great attitude and enthusiastic spirit to this gathering of accepted students and hosts. Confirmed pre-registration is required. Please remember to bring your signed medical form and be prompt.
Location: Memorial Chapel

06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Dinner
Gather in the Office of Admission where a group of Wes students will meet you and head to the Usdan University Center Marketplace for dinner and a chat about life at Wesleyan. Parents are welcome to meet each other at this time as well. Kosher food is also available. Tickets for sale for $5 at registration. Visitors only.
Location: Usdan University Center University Marketplace

06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Throw Back Thursday Party
Join us for an epic Throwback Thursday party! We have over $400 in prizes to give out (instagram contests, N64 Mario Kart competitions, etc), free pizza, soda, a photobooth, Fujifilm Instax pics for you and your friends to take home, and so much more! You must join this event by April 15th to attend. Use #CardinalTechTBT on Instagram to enter the contest the night of the event to win prizes! Follow @WesCardinalTech on Instagram!
Location: Usdan University Center, Room 108

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Wesleyan A Cappella Concert
Come by and hear the melodies created by some of our best a cappella groups.
Location: Exley Science Center Lobby (Lawn Avenue side)

08:00 pm -
40th Annual Freeman Lecture
The 40th Annual Freeman Lecture, titled, The Human Dot on Yellow Mountain Re-Thinking 45 Years of China Study, will be given by Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies and Professor of History Vear Schwarcz.
Location: Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons

09:00 pm -
Schmooze with the Jews
Come hang out with the Jewish community at Wesleyan and nosh on Kosher desserts. All are welcome!
Location: The Bayit, 157 Church Street