Friday

Schedule of Events For
Friday, April 13, 2018

08:00 am - 05:00 pm
WesFest 2018!
WesFest is a three-day celebration of all things Wesleyan. We invite all admitted students and their families to visit Wesleyan between Wednesday, April 11th and Friday, April 13th 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 2022.


08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Registration
Stop in to register, grab a cup of coffee, and purchase meal tickets for later. Don't forget to grab your special gift from the Office of Admission too!
Location: Office of Admission

09:00 am - 09:45 am
Welcome
Remarks from President Michael Roth '78 and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Financial Aid Office Drop-In Hours
Financial Aid directors are available to answer all of your questions. Stop by anytime!
Location: North College, 2nd Fl.

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 Rm. 110

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Parent-to-Parent Panel
Join us for this interactive discussion with parents of current students. Bring your questions! This panel is for parents only!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

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. This panel is for students only!
Location: WestCo Cafe

10:00 am - 11:00 am
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

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

10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Theater Department Tours
Stop by for a tour of the theater department!
Location: Theater Department Office, TST 100

10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Volunteer at Long Lane Farm
Stop by our campus farm anytime today to help out and get your hands a little dirty!
Location: Long Lane Farm - 243 Long Lane

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

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alumni Keynote Speech: Jenno Topping '89
JENNO TOPPING ?89 - President of Film and Television at Chernin Entertainment. Oscar nominated producer, Jenno Topping has been involved in numerous feature films during her tenure at Charnin Entertainment including: Hidden Figures starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer, The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman, War for the Planet of the Apes, Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence, The Mountain Between Us with Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, Miss Peregrine?s Home for Peculiar Children, Spy with Melissa McCarthy, Snatched starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy (which was the highest grossing comedy of 2013), and the Charlie?s Angels movies. Topping also oversees Chernin Entertainment?s television slate which includes Fox?s Emmy-winning hit comedy New Girl. Upcoming films produced by Topping include Underwater starring Kristen Stewart, Tolkien and the animated feature film Spies in Disguise with Will Smith.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

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

11:00 am - 01:30 pm
Foss Hill Concert
Hang out on Foss Hill with your lunch and listen to amazing Wesleyan student bands perform!
Location: Foss Hill

11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Lunch
Usdan Marketplace will be serving up a special BBQ menu today for visitors to grab and take outside and enjoy the Foss Hill Concert. Meal tickets are available for purchase at the Office of Admission!
Location: Usdan Marketplace

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Cardinal Pictures Student Filmmaking Open House
Come meet the staff of Wesleyan's student-led film production group: Cardinal Pictures! Mix and mingle, get the inside scoop, and learn how easy it is to make a movie on campus. We'll answer any of your questions about Wesleyan, student filmmaking, and what it's like to be a member of our team. Snacks will be provided!
Location: Usdan, Rm. 110

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Chaat 'n' Chat with Shakti
Do you identify as South Asian? Are you interested in learning more about South Asian culture? Do you want some chaat on this fine WesFest day? If your answer was yes to any of those questions, come meet Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Student Coalition!
Location: Usdan, Rm. 108

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Crepes and Conversation
Join French Foreign Language Teaching Assistants for crepes and conversation.
Location: 300 High St., Common Room

12:00 pm - 02:00 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

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Pizza Party
Prospective students, parents and current majors are invited to come talk to faculty about our majors; French, Italian, Hispanic Language and Culture as well as Romance Studies.
Location: 300 High St.

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

12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
Film Studies Tour
Take a guided tour of the Center for Film Studies.
Location: Center for Film Studies Lobby

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Muslim Jummah Service & Halal Lunch
Join the Muslim community for religious services and a yummy halal lunch!
Location: Allbritton Hall, Rm. 311

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Muslim Jummah Service & Halal Lunch
Join the Muslim community for religious services and a yummy halal lunch!
Location: Allbritton Hall, Rm. 311

12:30 pm - 02:30 pm
Hands-On East Asia Outreach
Come visit the College of East Asian Studies Center and learn how to do fun East Asian activities such as sushi-making, calligraphy, paper-cutting, origami, and more!
Location: Center for East Asian Studies

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
College of Letters Drop-In
Stop by to learn more about the College of Letters from Professor Kari Weil.
Location: Boger Hall, Rm. 325

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Hot Topics for Parents
This Q&A session provides parents with an opportunity to ask Wesleyan students all of their burning questions about campus life. This panel is for parents only!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Res Life Panel
Join Director of Residential Life and Associate Dean of Students Fran Koerting and student panelists for a Q&A about living on campus.
Location: Judd Hall, Rm. 116

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: WestCo Cafe

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Rock ID Competition with WUGS
Come join the Wesleyan Geological Society and compete in identifying rocks, minerals, gems and fossils! Prize for the winner and rock candy for everyone!
Location: Exley Science Center Lobby

01:30 pm - 03:30 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

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
(Barely) Controlled Substances - Chemistry Demonstrations
The Free Radicals (chemistry majors group) will perform some of their favorite chemical demonstrations. Those seated in the first three rows should bring proof of insurance. Enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream with survivors afterwards.
Location: Exley Science Center Rm. 150

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: Usdan Rm. 108

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Join a CSS Class Today!
Students visiting for WesFest and interested in studying CSS (The Cocllege of Social Studies) are invited to take part in a class today from 2-4pm. Must be able to stay for the full 2-hours. Space is limited - reserve your spot beginning at 1:30pm in the Public Affairs Center, Rm. 408.
Location: PAC, Rm. 408

02:45 pm - 03:50 pm
Learn About 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 Science Center Lobby

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Second Stage Info Session & Tour
Come chat with Second Stage staffers about the opportunities for getting involved with theater and performance at Wesleyan, and take a tour of the '92 theater, home base for student theater on campus!
Location: Patricelli '92 Theater

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
POC Theater Fest
Come see previews of upcoming Wesleyan shows featuring student directors of color - Julius Caesar, The Last Five Years, and La Violecion of My PapiYon.
Location: Zelnick Pavilion

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
Chemistry Colloquium Series
Join Chemsitry Professor Emeritus Al Fry for the Chemistry Colloquium Series talk "Retrospective".
Location: Hall-Atwater Rm. 84

04:15 pm - 05:00 pm
Introductory Swing Dance Lesson
Join the Wesleyan Ballroom, Latin and Swing Team for an introduction to the elementary steps of East Coast Swing, a dance which is performed to fast swing music.
Location: Movement House - 200 High St.

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm
Shabbat Services
Join us for a musical shabbat with some singing and dancing. All are welcome!
Location: The Bayit - 157 Church St.

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm
Shabbat Services
Join us for a musical shabbat with some singing and dancing. All are welcome!
Location: The Bayit - 157 Church St.

06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Shabbat Dinner
Come hang out with the Jewish Community over some yummy food! All are welcome!
Location: The Bayit - 157 Church St.

08:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Improv Comedy Show
Grab a seat at a top-notch comedy show! Two of Wesleyan's improv groups, New Teen Force and Gag Reflex, are having a joint show that will, at the very least, make you smile a little bit.
Location: Exley Science Center, Rm. 058