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


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Parents and Families Weekend Essentials 

For a listing of frequently asked questions (FAQs) pertaining to Commencement, please click here.


Parents and families of the Class of 2003 should arrange for hotel/motel accommodations as soon as possible. Please refer to the “About Wesleyan” section of the University Web site at www.wesleyan.edu/about/lodging.ctt for information regarding local accommodations.

Bed and breakfast accommodations are available in private homes of families of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, the oldest church in Middletown, which has a long history of ties to Wesleyan. Reservations for Reunion & Commencement 2003 (May 22-25) can be made by contacting Mr. Curtis Weybright, coordinator, at 860-301-6483 or 860-349-8826, or via e-mail to curtisweybright@snet.net. Nightly rates are $65 for double occupancy or $50 for single occupancy. Messages also can be left for Ellen Little, assistant at the First Church of Christ office, at 860-345-6657, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Commencement Ceremony Rain Plan

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 limit 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).

Caps and Gowns

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. Questions? Call Betty Ann at Atticus at 860/347-1194, extension 2518.


Members of the Class of 2003 may obtain their diplomas on Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission. Temporary (15-minute) parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Admission building.

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