Arrival Day

The first volunteer project of the year, this program provides an opportunity for experienced parents to reach out to parents of first-year and transfer students on their first day at Wesleyan.
  • Experience: must be a veteran Wesleyan parent
  • Expertise: none; just a willingness to chat with new parents about whatever topics come up
  • Commitment: 2-6 hours timeslots, depending upon your availability
  • Goal: to personally greet new Wesleyan families, both in the Student Resources Pavilion and in the residence halls
  • Timeframe: Arrival Day on Tuesday, August 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

How it works:

  • Sign up in August to volunteer.
  • Check in at the Parent Programs table at the Student Resources Pavilion ( upon arrival, you'll be given an "Ask Me...I'm a Wesleyan Parent" button and a nametag).
  • Meet and welcome families in your assigned area, offering moral support and practical tips as needed.
  • Enjoy lunch on us!

Still have questions? Call the Office of Parent Programs at (860) 685-3756 or e-mail