No advance registration required. All are welcome,
including members of the senior class, alumni, and their families.
8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Reunion & Commencement 2003 Registration
Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please
check in for a final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal
tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more.
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations,330 High Street
Projects in Film Studies
a series of eight 16mm films, eleven digital videos, and two examples of virtual
filmmaking made by members of the graduating Class of 2003.
Campus Walking Tours
Russell House, a National Historic Landmark, is one of
the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the Northeast. Learn more
about Russell House during this informative tour.
Talk on Photographs of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson
Middle East: Crisis, Conflict, and Change
a.m.-1 a.m. (Saturday)
Clark Hall Lounge
of 1953-1998, Hewitt Lounge
Luncheon for WESeminar Presenters and Members of the
(by invitation only)
Everyone is invited to
Enjoy the outdoors and spend time with friends and family. Please register for
this picnic on the form in your preliminary brochure or online.
(The picnic is complimentary for members of the 50th,
55th, 60th, and 65th Reunion Classes and their guests, but advance registration
Class Celebration and Barbecue (Class of 2003)
by The Alumni Association and the Wesleyan Annual Fund; catering provided by
Northern Light: Photographs by David Octavius Hill and
Robert Adamson from St. Andrews University, Scotland
Working in partnership over a period of four years, the
Scotsmen David Octavius Hill (1802–1870) and Robert Adamson (1821–1848) produced
some of the most sophisticated and beautiful calotypes ever made. The exhibition
will include 30 views of the town of St. Andrews as well as a variety of other
portraits and views. The Davison Art Center is the sole U.S. venue for this
This exhibition is funded in part by the Edward W.
Davison Art Center
Love: Juliet and Gender
Great Passages: Adolescence, Midlife, and the Elder Passage
Wesleyan University Press Open House
Staff members of Wesleyan University Press welcome new
writers, established writers, and anyone seeking a fuller understanding of how
the complex book-publishing industry works. Writers and others who are
interested are welcome to drop by for a beverage, to informally browse the
library of Wes Press publications, and to discuss their writing plans with the
in Music: Writing for the Hip-Hop Generation
Warriors and Poets of World War II
Ludlum War Stories: Talking About Our Days with Bob Ludlum
one of a three-part series retrospective on the work of Robert Ludlum.
Come join this informal panel of Alpha Delts and other
friends for a fun discussion about Robert Ludlum ’51, best-selling author of 21
suspense novels. Share your memories, too. Open to all who knew Robert Ludlum,
and those who want to know more about Ludlum and Alpha Delta Phi’s link to the
Moderators: Bill Wasch ’52 and Dixie Sanger ’52, with special
guest Chuck Briggs ’49, retired inspector general of the CIA
Cosponsored by the Adelphic Literary Society, the
Adelphic Educational Fund, and the Middletown Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi
Alpha Delta Phi, 185 High Street
Bells of South College
Career Imperatives for the 21st Century
Champagne Reception for Graduating Seniors and Their
Hosted by the Senior Class Officers and the
Parents Council. Special thanks to event sponsors, Barry '66 and Ann Reder
(parents of Kate '03) and Gerald and Lynn Stein (parents of Laura '03 and Rachel
Reunion Class Gatherings
The following classes will be meeting for cocktails and
conversation to kick off the weekend:
Class of 1953
Class of 1963
Class of 1968
Class of 1978
Alpha Delta Phi Reception and Dinner
Followed by a 6:15 banquet (open only to members of Alpha
Delta Phi and their families)
Alpha Delta Phi House, 185 High Street
Psi Upsilon Annual Corporation Meeting
to begin at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.
Psi Upsilon, 242 High Street
President’s Reception in honor of the Donor Associates
Honoring members of the
Olin Associates, Founders Club, Willbur Fisk Associates, College Row Society,
John Wesley Associates, 1831 Society, and the Douglas Cannon Club.
(by invitation only)
Theta Pi Annual Meeting and Dinner
Theta Pi House, 184 High Street
Viva Italia! An All-College Dinner to Kick Off the Weekend
Mangia! Join friends, classmates, and family members
for an informal Italian-style buffet dinner. Enjoy a relaxing evening of
Chianti, conversation, and music. The meal is available until 8:30 p.m. Please
register online or by using the form in your preliminary brochure.
House Dinner for Queer Alumni and Their Guests
House, 154 Church Street
Screening: Lost in La Mancha
Bricca '93 will present the feature documentary Lost In La Mancha, which
he edited. La Mancha, which was released in theatres nationwide in
January, is a first-hand account of filmmaker Terry Gilliam's failed attempt to
bring his adaptation of Don Quixote to the screen. "There's no
shortage of disaster stories in the history of film production, but none have
been recorded with such frankness, immediacy and aching sense of disappointment
as in Lost in La Mancha...entertaining and instructive...a tantalizing
memorial."-Derek Elley, Variety.
Every Voice: An Open Workshop with Marichal Monts '85
You've Never Seen It
Class of 1998 Reception
Visit the Van Vleck Observatory, where you’ll have an
awesome view of the stars and sample such heavenly delights as Milky Ways, Mars
Bars, and Starbursts.
An Evening of Mainstream Swing, blues, and Jazz
Enjoy popular classics from the likes of Gershwin, Kern,
Rodgers, Ellington, Waller, and more. Featuring Charlie Hoyt ’53, P ’99, P ’03
(piano); Dave Rich ’55 (clarinet and sax); Sam Hoyt ’99 (lead trumpet); Craig
Grant (trombone); Jim Schettino (drums); and Bugsy Moran (bass).
Sponsored by the Class of 1953
Department Open House
9 p.m.–2 a.m.
9-10 p.m. – Progressive Jazz
Andrew Drury '88 and his progressive jazz quartet with Brad Shepik (Dave
Douglas), Jenny Scheinman (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones), and Adam Lane (Tom
Waits). Critics all over the country have praised Drury’s “world class
improvised music,” which is “rigorously crafted and liberatingly
10-11 p.m. – Mumbo Jumbo
Mumbo jumbo music from cornettist Taylor Ho Bynum '98, guitarist Evan O’Reilly
'98, bassist Adam Lane '89, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. These four musicians
have gained great acclaim in the music world. Bynum leads his own ensembles and
works with Anthony Braxton, the Fully Celebrated Orchestra, Cecil Taylor, and
many others; O’Reilly performs with the NYC rock group HUNK; Lane leads his
own quartet and works with Leo Smith, John Tchicai, and others; and Fujiwara
performs with the performance troupe STOMP. Expect these four to do something
very cool and beautiful.
11 p.m.-Midnight – Punk Cabaret
The Dresden Dolls featuring Amanda Palmer '98, a punk-cabaret band recently
voted “Best New Band in Boston” in the local music polls. Original songs
with a tragicomic flair for the absurd in the spirit of Nick Cave, Kurt Weill,
and Violent Femmes. The Dolls have just finished their first full-length studio
album and will be touring in the fall; visit www.dresdendolls.com
to find out more.
Midnight-2 a.m. – Indie Rock
Northern Spy led by Steve McPherson '98, indie rock of the stripe beloved by
sweater-wearing college students. Unabashedly sentimental, occasionally angular,
and often brainy, the band has taken pages from the playbooks of Hendrix, Big
Star, the Police, and Sunny Day Real Estate and brought them to stages and radio
stations across New England and New York. And yes, it is all thanks to Steve’s
B.A. from the Wesleyan Music Department.
Screening: The Bourne Identity
– an all-college performance open mic thang
got more talent—the graduating Seniors or the WESeniors? Find out at this
all-college open mic! Music, drag, poetry, comedy, video, dance—if you can do
it on a stage in under 5 minutes (or if you just want to watch) this is the
place to be. A microphone, mic stand, stools, chairs, tape deck, CD player, and
VCR will be available to all performers. Interested in performing or
want more information? Contact Jaclyn
service is available to all area hotels and the residence halls.