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 GENERAL INFORMATION

  Weekend Essentials:
      Planning Your Visit
      Parents and Families
      Reunion Class Members
  Camp Cardinal
  FAQs
  Contact Information
 
 

 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

  Thursday, May 22
  
  Friday, May 23
  Saturday, May 24
  Sunday, May 25
 

 WESEMINARS

  Ready to challenge your
  mind and expand your
  horizons? WESeminars
  offered throughout the
  weekend feature
  prominent alumni and
  parents, as well as some
  of Wesleyan’s finest
  students and faculty
  members.
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 REUNION CLASS SITES

  1953 | 1958 | 1963 | 1968
  1973 | 1978 | 1983 | 1988
  1993 | 1998
 

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CAMP CARDINAL

Does Wesleyan have a program for kids during the Weekend?

What is Camp Cardinal?

What is the Camp Cardinal Preschool Program like?

What is the Camp Cardinal Children's Program like?

How do I register my child(ren) for Camp Cardinal?

Q: Does Wesleyan have a program for kids during the Weekend?
A: Yes, Wesleyan offers Camp Cardinal, an organized, supervised program created to entertain your child(ren) during the weekend. Programs for children between the ages of 4 months and 12 years are available.

Q: What is Camp Cardinal?
A: Wesleyan's Camp Cardinal Program is divided into two groups based on age. Children 4-months to 5-years old will be cared for at the Neighborhood Preschool, a facility with licensed instructors located on the Wesleyan campus. The Children's Program (ages 6 through 12) is held on campus and supervised by carefully selected Wesleyan students.

Q: What is the Camp Cardinal Preschool Program like?
A: For the twelfth consecutive year, the Neighborhood Preschool - a licensed day-care facility serving the Middletown and Wesleyan communities - will operate a special preschool program exclusively for children of alumni and parents attending Reunion & Commencement Weekend. The Preschool is conveniently located on the Wesleyan campus at 115 High Street, near the Butterfield residence halls.

Q: What is the Camp Cardinal Children's Program like?
A: The Children's Program will provide entertainment and supervision for 6-to-12-year-olds attending Reunion & Commencement Weekend. Your children can look forward to a scavenger hunt, a pizza party, outdoor activities, a picnic lunch, swimming in the Freeman Athletic Center pool, large screen movies, and an ice cream sundae party.

Q: How do I register my child(ren) for Camp Cardinal?
A: To ensure a place for your child(ren), please return your registration form, located in your preliminary brochure, or register online.  The registration fee includes food, snacks, and other essentials. You may register your child(ren) for all or part of Camp Cardinal. You will receive more detailed program information, along with special permission forms, once you register. If you have questions or need more specific information, please contact Linda Kavan in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (860) 685-2641 or lkavan@wesleyan.edu. For specific information on the Preschool Program, please contact Diane Kischell at (860) 346-4333.

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CAMPUS HOUSING

Will on-campus housing be available?

How do I register for/request on-campus housing?

When will I be notified that I've received on-campus housing?

If I pay for on-campus housing in advance, but do not receive on-campus accommodations will I receive a refund for my housing registration fee?

If I receive on-campus housing, how will I know what to bring and where to go?

Can I have a room next to my classmates?

Can my son or daughter stay on-campus?

What if I do not receive on-campus housing?

Does Wesleyan receive a special rate at local hotels?

What is the reservation cutoff date for booking a hotel room?

Q: Will on-campus housing be available?
A: For alumni and their guests who prefer to stay on campus, Reunion classes will be housed together in the Foss Hill and Clark Hall Residence Hall areas. Priority for the newly renovated Clark Hall will be given to WESeniors (the Classes of 1926Ė1952). Residence hall space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A $25 refundable key deposit will be required when you obtain your housing assignment and key at the Registration site (Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street). The availability of residence hall space is extremely limited; consequently, we urge you to make a reservation at the hotel where rooms have been blocked by your class. If you have not already reserved a room, please do so as soon as possible.

Q: How do I register for/request on-campus housing?
A: You can register online, or you can use the registration form included in the Preliminary Program.

Q:
When will I be notified that I've received on-campus housing?
A: If you request on-campus housing, you will be notified with your registration confirmation whether or not you have secured on-campus housing. Because you won't know until you register, we encourage you to reserve a hotel room just in case. If you obtain on-campus housing, your hotel room can be cancelled without penalty through April 22, 2003.

Q: If I pay for on-campus housing in advance, but do not receive on-campus accommodations will I receive a refund for my housing registration fee?
A: If you do not receive on-campus housing, you will be refunded your housing fee.

Q:
If I receive on-campus housing, how will I know what to bring and where to go?
A: Rooms are very stark, with little furniture or creature comforts. Please bring whatever makes you feel more at home, such as an extra blanket, hair dryer, mirror, alarm clock, your favorite pillow, extra clothes hangers, reading light, radio, or fan. Weather can be very unpredictable at this time of year, so be prepared. The residence halls do not have air-conditioning. Most rooms are singles; doubles are assigned to couples on a first-come, first-served basis. All beds are singles. Towels, sheets, blankets and pillows are provided. There are no private baths; each floor shares a community bath with women on one floor and men on another.

Note: If you secure on-campus housing, specific room assignments will only be available when you arrive on campus for the weekend.

Q: Is it possible to have a room next to my classmates?
A: Residence halls have been reserved by class so that members of the same class will be assigned rooms in the same residence hall. If you wish to be assigned to a room adjacent to a specific classmate (or classmates), you and the other parties must make that request in writing and in advance on the registration form. We will do our best to fulfill your request.

Q: Is it possible for my son or daughter to stay on-campus?
A: If you have secured on-campus housing, there are a few children's bed options for on-campus housing. Since most rooms are singles, there will be a cot/linen charge for each child in your room unless you bring air mattresses or sleeping bags. If you do not wish to supply your own bedding, we can reserve an adjacent separate room, based on availability or a folding cot with linens for your room (for a $25 fee).

Q:What if I do not receive on-campus housing?
A: To ensure accommodations for the weekend, please make reservations directly with area hotel/motels as soon as possible; rooms are limited. Please keep in mind there is a high demand placed on area hotels during the holiday weekend. The hotels will process all reservations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Q:Does Wesleyan receive a special rate at local hotels?
A: Because it is a holiday weekend, most hotels do not reduce rates.  Reunion classes have blocked rooms at area hotels and each hotel offers a different rate. In order to receive a room in the block, please make sure to mention that you are reserving your room for Wesleyan's Reunion & Commencement Weekend.

Q:What is the reservation cutoff date for booking a hotel room?
A: April 22, 2003

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CLASS HEADQUARTERS

Where will my class headquarters be?

Will there be a bar at the class headquarters?


Why should I visit my class headquarters?

Q: Where will my class headquarters be?
A: Class Headquarters - the spaces designated for alumni attending their Reunions to meet up with classmates, leave a message for a friend on the class bulletin boards, see special class exhibits, and gather with friends for a drink or conversation - will be located in or near the residence halls where alumni are housed during Reunion & Commencement Weekend.  WESeniors will have a separate headquarters space featuring a continental breakfast and much more.

Q: Will there be a bar at the class headquarters?
A: Yes. Cash bars will be available throughout the weekend at all class headquarters. 

Q: Why should I visit my class headquarters?
A: This will be the best place to arrange to meet your classmates, family, and friends throughout the weekend.  With a busy weekend program jam-packed with activities, you can use your Class Headquarters as an informal place to gather, hang out, and socialize between other events.

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CLASS PHOTOS


Will Wesleyan offer class photos this year?

When will I receive a copy of my class photo?

Is there a charge for my class photo?

Q: Will Wesleyan offer class photos this year?
A:
Group photos will be offered for the Classes of 1953 through 1978, and for WESeniors (Classes of 1926-1952).  

Q: When will I receive a copy of my class photo?
A:
Photos can be ordered on the registration form in the preliminary brochure or online, or at the photo site (time and location TBD).  Photos will be mailed during the summer.


Q: Is there a charge for my class photo?
A: You will be charged $12 for each 8Ēx10Ē black and white photo ordered.  

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COMMENCEMENT

PLEASE NOTE: In case of rain the ceremony will take place under the large tent on Andrus Field. Since seating for guests will be limited, we respectfully ask you to reduce the number of your guests who will be sitting under the tent to three. There will be additional audio coverage of the ceremony in Crowell Concert Hall (with seating) and the Alumni Field House (standing room).

How many tickets are available per student? Can we reserve seats in advance?

Do students receive Commencement tickets? When will they get them?

What happens if it rains on Commencement day?

Who is the speaker?

How long is the ceremony?

Other than the actual Commencement ceremony (11 a.m. on Sunday), what are the weekend activities for families?

How do I meet up with my child after Commencement is over? Is there anything planned for directly after the ceremony?

When should parents arrive? When should they leave?

Do parents or others attending the festivities need to pay for any of the weekend activities?

What is the dress code?

When is rehearsal for seniors?

When do students need to move out of their campus housing?

Does this include seniors who live in William Street High Rise, Low Rise and In-Town Houses?

Whom can we contact with questions about this?

When and where do students get their caps and gowns?

How do I order Wesleyan sweatshirts or other logo items?

What are the names of some local truck rental places? Can we rent a truck one-way to bring belongings home?

When/how do students get the yearbook? How much does it cost?

Is there a video of Commencement? How do I get one?

Is there a still photo taken of my graduate during Commencement? How do I get one?

Where can we go out to eat in the Middletown area?

How can I get to Middletown without a car?

When might seniors be busy with Senior Week activities during Commencement Weekend?

Whom can we call if we have further questions?

Q: How many tickets are available per student? Can we reserve seats in advance?
A: Everyone is welcome at Commencement, but there are no tickets and seats cannot be reserved in advance. The chairs on Andrus Field are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is additional room for seating on Foss Hill (bring a blanket or folding chairs) and under the tent on Andrus Field.

Q: Do students receive Commencement tickets? When will they get them?
A: There are no tickets, as everyone is invited to attend the Commencement ceremony. Each senior receives 10 announcements from the Dean's Office, which will be delivered to student mailboxes in early March.  

Q:
What happens if it rains on Commencement day?
A: There will be a tent behind the seats on Andrus Field that will accommodate many spectators. Since seating for guests will be limited, we respectfully ask that you reduce the number of guests who will be sitting under the tent to three. Please come prepared with raincoats and umbrellas.

Q: Who is the speaker?
A: In April, a letter announcing the honorary degree recipients and the Commencement speaker will be sent to parents of seniors from the Office of the President.  

Q:
How long is the ceremony?
A: The ceremony will last approximately 2-1/2 hours.

Q: Other than the actual Commencement ceremony (11 a.m. on Sunday), what are the weekend activities for families?
A: All WESeminars and most other Reunion & Commencement Weekend activities are open to all members of the Wesleyan community. Some events are specifically for graduating seniors and their families, such as the Champagne Reception on Friday from 4-6 p.m.

Q: How do I meet up with my son or daughter after Commencement is over? Is there anything planned for directly after the ceremony?
A: Everyone is invited to enjoy the free picnic on the lawn in front of North College after the ceremony. This is a good time for taking pictures, seeing friends, and socializing. It is recommended that you arrange to meet at a specific campus location near North College (for example, the steps of PAC, in front of Judd Hall, under the scoreboard, etc.).  

Q:
When should parents arrive? When should they leave?
A: There is no particular norm in terms of the arrival and departure of parents. Activities begin on Friday and continue through Sunday.  

Q:
Do parents or others attending the festivities need to pay for any of the weekend activities?
A: WESeminars, other activities, parties, and the Saturday All-College Picnic and Festival on Foss Hill are free. The Friday lunch and dinner, however, do require advance payment.  You can register for all meals online or using the registration brochure beginning in March.

Q: What is the dress code?
A: All of the weekend's events are informal. Dress casually and comfortably (and bring clothes that are weather appropriate - many events are held outside).

Q: When is rehearsal for seniors?  
A:
There is no formal rehearsal.  Diplomas may be obtained on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(location TBD).

Q: When do students need to move out of their campus housing?
A: All students (other than seniors) must be out of their housing by Saturday, May 17, at noon.  Seniors must be out by noon on May 27.  

Q:
Does this include seniors who live in William Street High Rise, Low Rise and In-Town Houses?
A: All seniors are allowed to stay in their housing until May 27 at noon.

Q:
Whom can we contact with questions about student housing?
A: Feel free to send questions to our e-mail, reslife@wesleyan.edu, or call (860) 685-3550.

Q: When and where do students get their caps and gowns?
A: Seniors order caps and gowns from Atticus Bookstore during the last week of March. Atticus will send a letter to all seniors with instructions for ordering during the last week of March. Call Betty Ann at Atticus with any questions at (860) 347-1194, extension 2518.

Q: How do I order Wesleyan sweatshirts or other logo items? A: WESGear is available at the Registration site (Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street) throughout the weekend, and under the Reunion & Commencement tent on Andrus Field on Saturday. Atticus bookstore, which sells their own line of Wesleyan clothing and other items, is located at 45 Broad Street or online at www.atticusbookstore.com

Q: What are the names of some local truck rental places? Can we rent a truck one-way to bring belongings home?
A: The following companies will provide one-way rentals and may provide storage here in Middletown as well:


Ryder Truck Rental

30 DeKoven Drive
Middletown, CT
(860) 346-3415

 


Ryder Truck Rental Inc.

1156 Cromwell Ave.
Rocky Hill, CT
(860) 257-4685

U-Haul Co.
613 Washington St.
Middletown, CT
(860) 346-4414

U-Haul Co.
1200 Newfield Street
Middletown, CT
(860) 632-0281

U-Haul Co.
1633 Portland Cobalt Rd.
Portland, CT
(860) 342-4011

Maples Self-Storit
1963 S Main St.
Middletown, CT
(860) 344-9799

Q: When/how do students get the yearbook? How much does it cost?
A: Students can order yearbooks at any time from the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA). The cost is $50. Checks should be made payable to WSA/Yearbook and sent to W.S.A., 190 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459. Questions about the yearbook can be directed to Cari MacDermott, WSA administrator; contact her at (860) 685-2410 or cmacdermott@wesleyan.edu. Please note that yearbooks will be delivered after October 2003.

Q: Is there a video of Commencement? How do I get one?
A: Videos of Commencement are available from Collegiate Video, 52 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410. Tapes cost $55 plus $7 shipping and handling. Call Collegiate Video at (203) 250-9311 or the Office of Parent Programs (860) 685-3756 for an order form and more information.

Q: Is there a still photo taken of my graduate during Commencement? How do I get one?
A: Still photos of students are taken immediately following receipt of the diploma by Chappell Studios. Proofs and order forms will be mailed to the studentís permanent address during the summer. For further information, contact Chappell Studios at (800) 247-3435.

Q:
Where can we go out to eat in the Middletown area?

A: You can call the Connecticut River Valley & Shoreline Visitors Council at (860) 347-0028 or (800) 486-3346, or visit their website at www.cttourism.org, for information on restaurants in the area. Be sure to make reservations in advance, if possible.

Q: How can I get to Middletown without a car?
A: There are many options for public transportation. Review our parking and transportation section for additional information.

Q: When might seniors be busy with Senior Week activities during Commencement Weekend?
A: Starting on Tuesday, May 20, seniors have a variety of on- and off-campus activities planned. They will receive more information about the exact schedule throughout the spring.

Q: Whom can we call if we have further questions?
A: If you have questions about Senior Week or other Class of 2003 sponsored events, email Michael Lewis '03, senior class president, at mslewis@wesleyan.edu. For general questions about the weekend activities, call or email Camille Dolansky in the Parent Programs Office, cdolansky@wesleyan.edu, or (860) 685-3756.

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FEES

Why do I have to pay a registration fee?

Does Wesleyan make money on this event?

How do Wesleyan's fees compare to those charged by other colleges?

Why does Wesleyan combine Reunion Weekend and Commencement?

Q: Why do I have to pay a registration fee?
A: The Registration fee, which applies to alumni and their adult (over 18) guests only, covers a portion of the weekend's overhead costs, including but not limited to: physical plant, public safety, health services, student workers, entertainment, transportation, regalia, some meals and the cost of renting tents, tables, chairs, china, linens, etc.

Q: Does Wesleyan make a profit on this event?
A: No. Wesleyan subsidizes over 80% of the Reunion & Commencement Weekend expenses. The University does not raise funds from event charges. Fundraising for the Wesleyan Annual Fund (WAF) is done by a team of volunteers and staff throughout the year.

Q: How do Wesleyan's fees compare to those charged by other colleges?
A: When comparing our fees to those set by other colleges, we found that Wesleyan's fees are neither the least nor the most expensive. Our comparisons revealed that Wesleyan offers a much more comprehensive program than many other colleges. In addition, some colleges have a surfeit of good dining spaces, for example, and have little need to use tents to create temporary facilities. Unfortunately, that is not the case for Wesleyan.

Q: Why does Wesleyan combine Reunion Weekend and Commencement?
A: Bringing together all members of the Wesleyan community (the senior class, parents, alumni, faculty members and administrators) provides a unique opportunity for learning, for renewing old friendships and for meeting new people in the Wesleyan family. Over the past three years, we have experienced synergy in the successful combination of Homecoming and Family Weekend. Wesleyan combined Reunion and Commencement for the first time in May 2000, and according to feedback from students, alumni, and their families, it has been a resounding success each year.

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Students and parents can enjoy the rich schedule of WESeminars traditionally offered during Reunion Weekend, and can network with alumni.

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Alumni have a chance to meet with faculty members and students, and they can help celebrate Commencement by welcoming a new group into the alumni body.

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Faculty members can connect with former students and graduating seniors as well as with parents.

Although the weekend is designed to bring the Wesleyan community together, it also offers many opportunities for alumni and seniors to spend time with their classmates or families. The wide array of activities allows everyone to create his or her own memorable Reunion and Commencement experience.

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HOUSING

Will there be housing available on campus for parents?

Q: Will there be housing available on campus for parents?
A: Since many students will remain in their rooms during the weekend, we cannot provide on-campus housing for parents. We urge you to reserve rooms at a local hotel. If you have special housing concerns or requirements, please contact Ciaran Escoffery í00 in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at cescoffery@wesleyan.edu or (860) 685-4829.

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MEALS

Do I have to register ahead for meals?

How do I register for meals?

Do you mail meal tickets out once you have received my completed registration form?

I am not sure of my plans. Is there a registration deadline?

I am planning on bringing my children for the weekend. Is there a charge for children's meals?

If my children are attending meals free of charge, do I still have to register them?

What are the on-campus breakfast options?

I am a vegetarian. Will vegetarian meals be available?

Will liquor be available over the weekend?

Is Wesleyan offering dinner on Saturday night, and if so where can this be obtained?

I want to attend my Reunion Class Dinner and would like to bring my children. Is this possible?

How do I invite a faculty/staff member to my Reunion class dinner?

Q: Do I have to register ahead for meals?
A: Yes! To be guaranteed a meal, you must register in advance. Registrations are accepted until May 12.

Q: How do I register for meals?
A: You can register online, or complete the registration form in the Preliminary Program. If you do not purchase tickets by May 12, we cannot guarantee that there will be meals available for you and your guests.

Q: Do you mail meal tickets out once you have received my completed registration form?
A: No, we do not mail meal tickets. When you arrive at the Registration site (Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street), you will receive the appropriate meal tickets in your Reunion & Commencement Weekend welcome packet.

Q: I am not sure of my plans. Is there a registration deadline?
A: Yes! The deadline is May 12, 2003. We cannot process registrations received after May 13. If you choose to wait and register when you arrive on campus, a $25 fee will be charged. We cannot guarantee the availability of meals unless you register by May 12th.

Q: I am planning on bringing my children for the weekend. Is there a charge for children's meals?
A: Children aged 12 or under (and not participating in Camp Cardinal Children's Programs) are welcome to attend all meals, except for the Saturday Reunion Class Dinner and the Sunday brunch, free of charge.

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If my children are attending meals free of charge, do I still have to register them?
A: Yes! If you do not, we cannot guarantee the availability of their meals.

Q: What are the on-campus breakfast options?
A: No advance registration is required for breakfast on campus.  Check the Preliminary Brochure or the online schedule for breakfast options.

Q: I am a vegetarian. Will vegetarian meals be available?
A: A vegetarian or vegan alternative is provided at every meal.

Q: Will liquor be available over the weekend?
A: Cash bars will be available at all luncheons, dinners, and campus parties, as well as at Reunion Class Headquarters.

Q: Is Wesleyan offering dinner on Saturday night, and if so where can this be obtained?
A: All parents will need to make their own arrangements for dinner on Saturday. Alumni will hold traditional Reunion Class Dinners on campus.

Q: I want to attend my Reunion Class Dinner and would like to bring my children. Is this possible?
A: Because Saturday evening is often the highlight of the weekend for members of Reunion classes, we encourage you to register your children in the Camp Cardinal Children's Program that evening, so that you will be free to enjoy your classmates' company. Also, seating is limited at these dinners, and the full dinner price will be charged for all children who attend.

Q: How do I invite a faculty or staff member to my Reunion class dinner?
A: Contact a member of your class committee or Makaela Steinberg '98 in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (860) 685-3836 or mjsteinberg@wesleyan.edu.

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PARKING

If we bring a car to campus, where can we park?

How do we get to campus from the Middlesex Parking Garage?

Is there a fee to park at the Middlesex Parking Garage?

What are the operating hours for the Middlesex Parking Garage?

What parking provision has been made for people with special needs?

Q: If we bring a car to campus, where can we park?
A: Parking is available at the Middlesex Mutual Parking Garage (213 Court Street) and the Vine Street parking lot (adjacent to the tennis courts) during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. There are other smaller parking lots on campus, and on-street parking is also available. A map of parking and other campus locations will be available at check-in.

Q: How do we get to campus from the Middlesex Parking Garage?
A: The garage is within walking distance from campus (about two blocks). Shuttle vans will also run regularly between the Middlesex Garage, the Vine Street lot, and all sites on campus.

Q: Is there a fee to park at the Middlesex Parking Garage?
A: No. University guests may park at the garage free of charge during Reunion & Commencement Weekend.

Q: What are the operating hours for the Middlesex Parking Garage?
A: Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 a.m., and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Q: What parking provision has been made for people with special needs?

A:
A few smaller lots will be reserved for individuals with disabilities, as well as members of the Classes of 1952 and earlier. Detailed information will be available at the Registration site (Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street).

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REGISTRATION

Who should register?

Why should I register?

How do I register?

What is the deadline to register?

Whom do I contact if I have questions about my registration?

What do I do when I arrive on campus?

What are the Check-in and Hospitality site hours?


Why should I check in if Iíve registered in advance?


Who should I contact someone in my group has special needs?

What happens if I need a refund of my registration fees?

Q: Who should register?
A: All alumni MUST register. Parents and families of graduating seniors MUST register if they plan to participate in an event or activity with a fee. If parents and their family/guests are only attending events without a fee, there is no need to register.

Q: Why should I register?
A: To let us know youíre coming. We will have a special packet awaiting you at the Registration site (Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street). Alumni also receive their regalia when they check in, and their attendance counts towards their class attendance record.

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To reserve meals for you and your family/guests. Meals are limited. Unless you make reservations in advance, we cannot guarantee that meals will be available when you arrive on campus.

Q: How do I register?
A: Complete and mail the registration form included in your preliminary  brochure, or register online. Online registration is only available for those paying by credit card.

Q:
What is the deadline to register?
A: Registrations must be postmarked or received online by May 12. You will then receive a confirmation postcard within two weeks of registering. We cannot guarantee that registrations postmarked or received online after May 12 will be processed prior to the weekend. Registrations received after May 12 will be assessed a $25 fee.

Q: Whom do I contact if I have questions about my registration?
A: If you have questions about your registration, need to make changes, havenít received confirmation, or plan to arrive after 10 p.m., please contact Kathy Macko in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (860) 685-2737 or kmacko@wesleyan.edu.

Q: What do I do when I arrive on campus?
A: Go to the Registration site at the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street. There you will receive a final schedule, meal tickets, and other important information that will help you navigate through the weekend.

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What are the Check-in and Hospitality site hours?
A: Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Q: Why should I check in if Iíve registered in advance?
A: The schedule of events is preliminary, subject to change and does not include event locations. EVERYONE should check in to receive the final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, and other essential information, at the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street. The Registration site is also the place to purchase WESGear, to visit with classmates and family members over a cup of coffee, and to receive a warm Wesleyan welcome.

Q:
Whom should I contact if someone in my group has special needs?
A: The University is committed to full access for all people. Please let us know in advance if you or your guests have any special needs. Contact Laurie Zolty at (860) 685-3527 or lzolty@wesleyan.edu as soon as possible so that we can facilitate your visit to campus.

Q: What happens if I need a refund of my registration fees? A: Refunds can only be requested through Friday, May 12, or in extreme emergency situations. Refund checks will be mailed after Reunion & Commencement Weekend bookkeeping is completed in late June.

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SPECIAL NEEDS

I am wheelchair-bound and am uncertain about attending the weekend. Is any provision being made for people with special needs?

I am a vegetarian, should I make special meal provisions?

Q: I am wheelchair-bound and am uncertain about attending the weekend. Is any provision being made for people with special needs?
A:
Wesleyan is committed to full access for all people. Contact Laurie Zolty at (860) 685-3527 or lzolty@wesleyan.edu to discuss your special needs.

Q: I am a vegetarian, should I make special meal provisions?
A:
A vegetarian meal option is provided at every meal.

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TRANSPORTATION

How much does it cost to get a ride to Middletown from Bradley Airport? From the train station?

How do I get from my hotel to campus?

Will there be a shuttle service available on campus?

How late do the campus shuttles run?

Q:How much does it cost to get a ride to Middletown from Bradley Airport? From the train station?
A: Prices vary. You can hire a cab from the Hartford/Springfield airport for a flat rate of approximately $50 (without tip). A cab from the Meriden train station runs about $20 (without tip) and from the New Haven train station for about $40 (without tip).

Q: How do I get from my hotel to campus?
A: Although some hotels provide limited shuttle service (please check with your hotel's front desk), we encourage you to rent a car, or share a ride with another Wesleyan guest. You can also call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (860) 685-2116 to request a campus shuttle pick-up or drop-off.

Q: Will there be a shuttle service available on campus?
A: Yes! Shuttle vans will follow a regular route between the primary parking areas and all sites on campus. They will be clearly marked, and you can flag one down at any given point.

Q: How late do the campus shuttles run?
A: Shuttle service begins at 8 a.m. and continues until approximately 12 midnight.  

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WESeminars

What are WESeminars?

Can anyone attend a WESeminar?

How long do WESeminars last?

Are there any fees involved in attending a WESeminar?

Is space limited in each seminar?

Are some WESeminars offered more than once?

How can I find the location of each WESeminar?

....There's just too much to do!

Q: What are WESeminars?
A: WESeminars are stimulating educational presentations by Wesleyan faculty members, parents, alumni, and students which enable participants to rekindle their connections to Wesleyan and gain insight into the teaching and scholarship that take place at the University today.

Q: Can anyone attend a WESeminar?
A: WESeminars are open to all members of the greater Wesleyan community.

Q: How long do WESeminars last?
A: Seminars run approximately 60 to 90 minutes, and they usually include a question and answer session.

Q: Are there any fees involved in attending a WESeminar?
A: WESeminars are presented without charge and include all classroom materials.

Q: Is space limited in each seminar?
A: Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and attendees are encouraged to be prompt.

Q: Are some WESeminars offered more than once?
A: Yes, some seminars have two sessions to allow greater accessibility.

Q: How can I find the location of each WESeminar?
A: Building and room assignments for all WESeminars will be listed in the final Reunion & Commencement Program, which you will receive when you arrive on campus and stop by the Registration Site at the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations (330 High Street). We will provide you with a campus map and special signage will also be placed throughout the campus to denote WESeminar locations.

Q: I've reviewed the Preliminary Program, and there's just too much to do! I can't possibly attend all the functions and WESeminars that interest me.
A:
Yes, Reunion & Commencement weekend includes a full schedule. We have tried to present a diverse program that will have wide-range appeal. Because there are so many people on campus for the weekend, we offer many events that run simultaneously to limit overcrowding. Although it is impossible for everyone to attend each event that might be of interest, we hope that the choices offered in the schedule will allow you to plan an entertaining and enlightening weekend.

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