Schedule of Events For
Wednesday, April 15, 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 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
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, Room 184 (Woodhead Lounge)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for African American Studies Open House
Come chat with current AfAm majors and hear about research and funding opportunities for African American Studies-related projects. Refreshments will be served.
Location: Center for African American Studies, Vanguard Lounge, 343 High Street

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Office of International Studies Drop-In Hours
Stop in and learn about Wesleyan's 150 academic programs in nearly 50 countries.
Location: Fisk Hall, Room 105

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
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 - 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
Creating the Life You Want - with Alumni Keynote Speaker, Bruce Eric Kaplan '87
Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, is an American artist whose single-panel cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker for more than 20 years. He also is a television writer and producer and has worked on TV shows such as Seinfeld and Six Feet Under. Currently, he is a writer and executive producer of Girls. In addition, he is a successful children's book author and illustrator, most notably of the best-selling Monsters Eat Whiny Children.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

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 also is available. Tickets for sale for $5 at registration. Visitors only.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

01:00 pm - 02:00 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)

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 can provide and about the process of establishing a disabilities file with the Deans' Office.
Location: North College, Room 021

01:00 pm - 02:00 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

01:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Center for African American Studies Open House
Come chat with current AfAm majors and hear about research and funding opportunities for African American Studies-related projects. Refreshments will be served.
Location: Center for African American Studies, Vanguard Lounge, 343 High Street

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Ajua Campos Mixer
Come dance, socialize, and eat Latino food with current members of Ajua Campos. This organization has been and continues to be the principal communicative instrument for the Latino community at Wesleyan University, educating Latinos as well as the greater Wesleyan community on Latino cultural values and political issues through different viewpoints.
Location: Zelnick Pavilion

01:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Wesleyan Career Center Open House
Visit our newly renovated Career Resource Center and speak with career counselors about the services offered to students.
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Olson Commons

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: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

02:00 pm - 03:00 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)

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: Usdan University Center, Room 108

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

03:30 pm - 05:30 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: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm
Slavei Performance at Russian House
Come hear Slavei sing at Russian House. Slavei is Wesleyan's one and only Slavic singing group. This is a great way to learn more about singing at Wesleyan, student program housing, and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies major.
Location: Russian House, 163 High Street

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
The Society of Underrepresented Students in STEM Panel
This panel considers what it means to be underrepresented in STEM majors at Wesleyan. We also will discuss what kind of resources are available at Wesleyan for students in STEM including tutoring, research opportunities, grants, and internships. Admitted students will get the perspective of Wesleyan students at different points in their major. STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Location: 41 Wyllys, Room 115

05:00 pm -
Office of Admission Closes
The Office of Admission will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, April 16, at 8:30 a.m.
Location: Office of Admission

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Red Feather Studios Info Session
Join us for an information session about Red Feather Studios, Wesleyan's first student-run recording studio.
Location: University Organizing Center, Room 203

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 also is available. Tickets for sale for $5 at registration. Visitors only.
Location: Usdan University Center, Marketplace

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Desperate Measures
This is a fun hour of completely improvised games for students, parents, admitted students, and guests. We promise laughter and participation but not dry clothing.
Location: WestCo Cafe

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Obvious Child Film Screening
Come watch the 2014 film Obvious Child, sponsored by three reproductive health student groups: Clinic Escorts, the Wesleyan Doula Project, and Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA). Leaders from the groups will discuss the work they do before the film, which tells the story of a stand-up comedian who decides to have an abortion after a drunken one-night stand.
Location: Judd Hall, Room 116

08:00 pm -
Astronomy Public Observing
Come gaze at the stars through our telescope.
Location: Van Vleck Observatory

08:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Invisible Men and the Women of Color Collective Present: Coalescence
Historically, Invisible Men and Women of Color Collective each have offered individual performances. For the first time since their creation at Wesleyan University, these two groups are coalescing to share and showcase each other's experiences on campus. An event like this one has never been done before, and both groups are ecstatic about it. This has been a tumultuous year for students of color, but we continue to support and celebrate one another. So in 2015, we use this positive energy to bring you IM/WOCC Presents: Coalescence." Come, enjoy and celebrate with us!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

10:00 pm -
The Rap Assembly at Wesleyan Cipher
The Rap Assembly at Wesleyan hosts a weekly freestyle rap cipher every Wednesday night. Whether you love to freestyle, enjoy hip hop music, or just want to meet a diverse group of kids, come and partake in the community.
Location: 88 Home Avenue