About University Lectures

Wesleyan University offers lectures throughout the year on and off campus. Sponsored by academic departments and programs, campus organizations, and regional Wesleyan clubs, the lectures celebrate the academic excellence for which Wesleyan is noted.  Most lectures are free and open to the public.

University Lectures are part of Wesleyan’s Voices of Liberal Learning, a series of educational programs that includes WESeminars and WESeminars on the Road, as well as on-campus lectures. These programs bring together leaders and visionaries in a variety of forums, creating opportunities to discuss the issues that shape our world. They offer a substantive outside-the-classroom learning experience for all members of the Wesleyan community.

Endowed Lectures

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends, as well as foundations and corporations, Wesleyan offers endowed lectures each year on and off campus. Please check the listing of endowed lectures.

Funding Opportunities

The University Lectures Committee invites faculty and students to submit proposals for funding for special projects and lectures each year. Please see Guidelines for University Lectures Funding for instructions on submitting proposals.