Friday

Schedule of Events For
Friday, April 14, 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
Registration
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
Welcome
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

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Volunteer at Long Lane Farm
Stop by our campus farm any time today to help out and get your hands a little dirty!
Location: Long Lane Farm

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

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Parent-to-Parent Panel
Join us for this interactive discussion with parents of current students. Bring your questions!
Location: Usdan Rm. 108

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Social Impact, Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Panel Discussion
A casual discussion featuring current students involved with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, Center for Prison Education, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Service-Learning program, Civic Engagement Certificate, and more. Hear about their experiences and share your own in a roundtable setting.
Location: Allbritton Rm. 311

10:00 am - 11:00 am
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

10:00 am - 12:00 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

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Classical Studies Department Open House
The Department of Classical Studies is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. Stop by to learn more!
Location: Downey House, Rm. 115

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.

10:45 am - 01:45 pm
All-Campus BBQ
Everyone is invited to this fun outdoor barbecue on Foss Hill. Tickets for visitors are available in the Office of Admission. Non-meat and Kosher offerings will be available. The Wesleyan Sustainability Office Eco Facilitators will be on hand to provide composting at the BBQ. Make sure you stop by and chat with them about the importance of sustainability in the Wesleyan community!
Location: Foss Hill

10:50 am - 12:10 pm
WesFest Seminar: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Rethinking the Italian Renaissance
Location: Fisk Hall Rm. 210

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
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

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Residential Life Panel
Join Director of Residential Life, Fran Koerting, and student panelists for a Q&A about living on campus
Location: Judd Hall Rm. 116

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WesBAM Fitness Class: Power Vinyasa Flow
Power Flow focuses on aligning breath with movement in the course of a 60 minute fast-paced, strengthening flow series. Each class is open for ALL levels to cultivate & develop your own yoga practice. Power Vinyasa encourages you to explore your own edge mindfully as you grow your practice, strengthen your body, expand your heart and open your mind.
Location: Fayerweather Rm. 108

11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Foss Hill Concert
Hang out on Foss Hill with your BBQ and listen to 7 amazing Wesleyan student bands perform!
Location: Foss Hill

11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Student Activities Fair
Want to get involved with clubs and activities when you come to Wes? Of course you do! Stop by to learn about many of the clubs on campus.
Location: Andrus Field

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition
For many decades Betty Tishler was a fixture at Wesleyan musical events and she provided for an annual competition and winner's recital. This year Arienna Liu (2020) and Yujie Cai (2020) will share a varied program of music by Beethoven, Ravel, Schostakovich, Bach and Lizst. A reception will follow in Zelnick Pavilion.
Location: Memorial Chapel

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

12:00 pm - 01:20 pm
Romance Languages & Literatures Open House with Pizza
Come and talk to RLL faculty about classes and majors. Our languages include French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Location: Romance Language & Literatures, Common Room

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

12:45 pm - 01:45 pm
Weekly Jummah Prayer Service and Lunch
The Muslim community will host the weekly Friday Jummah prayer service including a sermon delivered by the campus Muslim Chaplain, Imam Sami Aziz. The prayer will be followed by a halal lunch -- all are welcome to join!
Location: Usdan Rm. B25

01:00 pm - 02:00 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 Rm. 108

01:00 pm - 02:00 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

01:00 pm - 02:00 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: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Career Center Drop In Hours
The Gordon Career Center staff will be available to discuss searching for a job and finding a career with a liberal arts education.
Location: Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
WESU Open House
Come take a tour of the radio station at 45 Broad Street and learn how you can get your own show and get involved!
Location: 45 Broad St.

01:45 pm - 05:00 pm
WesFest Seminar: CSS class and social hour
Students interested in studying CSS (The College of Social Studies) are invited to take part in a CSS class, then join students and staff for a CSS social hour afterward. Space is limited.
Location: Public Affairs Center, Rm. 408

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Explosions, Implosions and More! Live CHEM420 Demonstrations
Each year Chemistry majors put on a show for prospective students that allows them to gain perspective on undergraduate life as Wes through controlled, colorful and explosive reactions. These demonstrations outdo the aesthetics of almost any other show and offer pre-frosh the chance to witness unique reactions that they may never see up close again.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 150, Tischler

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: Judd Hall Rm. 116

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

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Boffer Swordfighting with the Strategic Gaming Club
The Strategic Gaming club will host a lesson in basic swordfighting moves used in live-action roleplaying. All weapons are padded for safety. Costumes are not necessary!
Location: Usdan Rm. B25

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Kai Wes Open House
Kai Entrepreneurship (Kai for short) is a student-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Stop by to learn about all of Kai's programs including Kai Speaker Series, Kai-labs (student forum), Silicon Valley/New York trips and mentorship program.
Location: Boger Hall, Rm. 110

02:40 pm - 03:40 pm
Meet the Wesleyan Math and Science Scholars
The Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars (WesMaSS) Program is a highly selective academic program designed to support students from traditionally underrepresented groups pursue study in mathematics and natural sciences. Visitors will learn about the program and application process. There will also be some fun, science related activities!
Location: Exley Science Center Rm. 137

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

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Good Friday Service and Stations of the Cross
Location: Religious and Spiritual Life Library, 169 High St.

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Tour: Sustainability at Wes
Wesleyan has been actively promoting sustainability since the 1980s. Through the efforts of the Sustainability Office, Sustainability Advisory Group and the campus community, Wesleyan has expanded its sustainability efforts, which now include include a climate action plan and many interesting policies and projects. Join the sustainability interns and campus eco facilitators for a tour to learn more!
Location: Usdan University Center - Back Patio

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
South Asian Student Mixer
Join Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian student organization, for a casual mixer.
Location: Usdan Rm. 110

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
Why Foreign Language Study is a Good Idea for Every Student - Alumni Panel
Wesleyan alumni will discuss the study of foreign language in college and its benefits.
Location: Fisk Hall, Rm. 201

03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
Speaking up for the Earth: Artists books on the environment
An open house exhibit at Special Collections & Archives.
Location: Olin Library, Davison Rare Book Room, 1st Fl.

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Beginner Swing Dance Lessons
Come learn the basics of swing dancing! No experience or partner necessary! Just wear comfortable clothes/shoes and be ready to meet new people. Prospective students, current students, parents and faculty are all welcome!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
What Does Dance Know? Liberatory Moves for Social Justice
Join the Department of Dance for our annual Cynthia Novack lecture featuring a roundtable conversation with Darrell Jones, Diyah Larasati and Jawolle Will Jo Zollar. This distinguished panel will discuss the ways and practices as artist/scholars serve as critical interventions in politics of pooression.
Location: Cross Street Dance Studio

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
WesRugby vs. Old Methodist - Rugby Game
A friendly co-ed game of Rugby with the two club teams of Wesleyan. Come join us to meet our players, discover rugby and get an idea of what we do on a weekly basis!
Location: Long Lane Rugby Field

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm
Second Stage Theater Tour
Second Stage is hosting a tour of the Patricelli '92 Theater, which is the building out of which our organization operates. Visitors will have the chance to walk through our facilities. In addition to the performance space, include a fully equipped scene shop, a large props and costume inventory, a wide range of lighting and sound equipment, and a green room. Come see how student-run theater is made!
Location: 92 Theater

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm
The Wesleyan Doula Project presents: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump
Loretta Ross, feminist activist and founder of SisterSong Women of Color Collective, is one of the coiners of the term 'reproductive justice,' which is a philosophy that recognizes the limitations of reproductive rights and bases reproductive health activism on an intersectional human rights framework. Ross furthers the conversation on abortion and birth to look at issues of access and economic justice for abortion as well as support for pregnant people who want to give birth and their ability to raise their children in healthy environments. Two FGSS majors will serve as discussants, followed by a Q and A.
Location: Public Affairs Center, Rm. 001

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Spanish Play: Un Hogar Solido
Please, join us for Elena Garro's one act play Un hogar solido (A Solid Home), in which a family crypt becomes the waiting room where multiple branches and generations of relatives wax nostalgic about life and speculate about what lies ahead for them beyond the tomb. Although written in 1957, this play promises a timeless take on life after death. This performance will be in Spanish.
Location: Romance Language & Literatures, Common Room

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Shabbat Service & Dinner
Join members of the Jewish community for a musical Shabbat with some rockin' tunes and a yummy catered Kosher for Passover meal
Location: The Bayit

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Good Friday Program
A gathering to be in community with one another as we recall the Passion story.
Location: Boger Hall, Rm. 114

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Comedy Combo Show
Three of Wesleyans comedy groups are coming together to perform a show that will surely become engrained in your minds forever! Participating are: New Teen Force, Desperate Measures and Lunchbox.
Location: 200 Church St.