SOC Events

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Registration
Stop in to register, pick up an event program book and purchase meal tickets.  Don't forget to grab your special gift from the Office of Admission!
Location: Office of Admission, Beach Conference Room

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Welcome
Remarks from President Michael Roth ‘78 and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

10:00 am - 3:00 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

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Center for African American Studies Drop-In Hour
Drop by the Center for African American Studies to discuss the major with faculty and students.
Location: Center for African American Studies

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet Your Host
This is the time when you'll meet your overnight host. Confirmed pre-registration is required. Please bring your signed medical form and be prompt.
Location: Memorial Chapel

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Class: Panel and Dinner
Join First Class for an informal panel of current first-generation and/or low-income students from First Class and QuestBridge.  After the panel, visitors can stay for dinner and an informal chat.
Location: Usdan Rm. 110

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Invisible Men/Women of Color Collective Showcase
The Invisible Men/Women of Color Showcase is an annual show put on by the men and women of color on Wesleyan's campus, with the aim of exposing prospective students to the diversity of talent, knowledge, and backgrounds of students of color at Wes. The theme of this year's showcase is For the Culture. Performers will demonstrate what different cultures mean to them, how a body moves through culture, and how culture helps define the perception of the body.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Registration
Stop in to register, pick up an event program book and purchase meal tickets.  Don't forget to grab your special gift from the Office of Admission!
Location: Office of Admission, Beach Conference Room

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Welcome
Remarks from President Michael Roth ‘78 and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

10:00 am - 3:00 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

12:30-2:00 pm
SOC Leadership Lunch
Participants will meet current student leaders, faculty and staff of color.  They will learn about various Wesleyan affinity groups, organizations and clubs and about offices on campus that provide student services.
Location: Russell House

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alumni Keynote Speech: Luke Wood '91
Luke Wood is president of Beats by Dr. Dre, a premium brand of headphones and speakers that was acquired by Apple in 2014. A producer, guitarist, and music industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, he has been involved with Beats since its early days, officially joining the company in 2011. Prior to working at Beats, Mr. Wood served as chief strategy officer of Interscope Geffen A&M Records (IGA) and president of the imprint DGC Records, where he worked with many artists including Weezer, All American Rejects, Rise Against, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He began his career with Geffen Records in 1991 as a director of publicity, representing such bands as Nirvana and Sonic Youth. A lifelong songwriter and musician, Mr. Wood signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Group in 1996, and during that year his band, Sammy, released its third album, Tales of Great Neck Glory, on Geffen/DGC Records. In August 2014, he joined the board of directors of Fender Musical Instruments, alongside U2's Bono and The Edge.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ajua Campos Presents: Cafe Frida
Join Ajua Campos for Cafe Frida, a mixer for prospective and current Wesleyan students to get to know the Latinx community at Wesleyan. A few student speakers will talk about their experience at Wesleyan as it relates to also being a Latinx student.
Location: Zelnick Pavilion

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet Your Host
This is the time when you'll meet your overnight host. Confirmed pre-registration is required. Please bring your signed medical form and be prompt.
Location: Memorial Chapel

6:30-8:30 pm
Taste of Middletown Dinner/Alumni speaker
Enjoy the delicious dining options that Middletown has to offer and hear our SOC program alumni keynote speaker share thoughts on the Wesleyan experience and career trajectory after graduation.   Participants will be given tickets to the evening shows (Mabuhay or Fashion Show) at this dinner.  Students only.
Location: Usdan, Daniel Family Commons

8:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Mabuhay
Mabuhay, a WesFest tradition, is an Asian/Asian American show that provides an opportunity for different student groups and individuals to showcase their talents and raise awareness regarding diversity on campus.
Location: Crowell Concert Hall

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
For Us By Us (FUBU): SOC Fashion Show 2017
Featuring alumni artist, Sandflower Power, as well as student models, designers, artwork, and performances, this is a must see event! There will be lit music, vibrant hosts, and photographers all around. You'll truly feel like you're at a fashion event in Paris; but this time from the comfort of your school, Wesleyan, arranged For Us By Us. Doors open at 8:30 pm.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017

10:00 am - 3:00 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

10:45 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. 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

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

11:00 am - 02:00 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

2:40 pm - 3:40 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

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Asian Student Mixer
Join Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian student organization, for a casual mixer.
Location: Usdan, Rm. 110