Parents

Homecoming/Family Weekend FAQ's

When is Homecoming/Family Weekend this fall? In future years?
This fall's event is Friday-Sunday, November 1-3, 2013. Click here for future years.

How do I find out more information about the weekend?
In the late summer, see visit the Homecoming/Family Weekend web site or contact the Office of Parent Programs  at (860) 685-3756, or via email.

Do I need to register for the weekend?
You should register, especially if you plan to participate in an event, activity, or meal with a fee. Since some meals are limited, we can guarantee meals only for those who make advance reservations.

How do I register?
Complete and online registration form, which will be available on the Homecoming/Family Weekend web site in the fall.

What is the deadline to pre-register?
Registrations must be received in late September, via mail or online.

When should I arrive on campus?
There is no particular norm in terms of the arrival and departure of parents. Activities begin Friday late morning and continue through Sunday afternoon.

Where can I stay overnight in the area?
See the Wesleyan Visitors Guide. Early reservations are suggested.

Where can I eat in the area?
See the Wesleyan Visitors Guide

Is there a dress code for the weekend?
All of the weekend's events are informal. Dress casually and comfortably (and bring clothes that are weather appropriate, since some events are held outside).

Do I need to sign up in advance to attend WESeminars?
All WESeminars are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a few exceptions noted in the preliminary brochure (see Web site for further information).

How will I know the locations of specific events or WESeminars?
Your welcome packet, obtained at the registration/check-in site, will provide the most up to date information on event times and locations.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance for CFA box office events?
Yes. Please contact the University Box Office at (860) 685-3355 to order tickets or click here for more information or to purchase tickets online. The University Box Office is on the first floor of the Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue.

Are there activities for younger siblings?
High school siblings will enjoy many of the WESeminars and athletic events scheduled throughout the weekend.  Babysitting arrangements can be made in advance by calling Suzanne Kampen at 860.685.2828.

Where can I park while attending events on campus?
Ample parking is available at the Middlesex Mutual Parking Garage (two blocks from campus at the junction of Court and Main streets), the Vine Street parking lot (adjacent to the tennis courts) and the Freeman Athletic Center parking lots (Cross Street and Pine Street). Shuttle vans will run regularly between these lots and all sites on campus. Shuttle vans will be available to accommodate the larger crowd on campus.

Where can I purchase Wesleyan clothing and other logo items?
Wesleyan's bookstores, Broad Street Books (with two locations, at 45 Broad Street and in the Usdan University Center) sell a full line of Wesleyan clothing and gifts.