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


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


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Weekend Essentials: Planning Your Visit


All alumni MUST register. Parents and families of graduating seniors MUST register if planning to participate in an event with a fee so that we can properly plan for their arrival. If parents and families or guests are attending events for which there is no fee, there is no need to register. You can register by completing and mailing in the enclosed registration form or by using our secure online form.

Pre-registration Deadline

Registrations must be received by May 12. You will receive a confirmation postcard within approximately two weeks of registering. We cannot guarantee that registrations received after May 12 will be processed prior to the weekend. Registrations received after May 12 will be assessed a $25 fee.

On-Site Registration

The schedule of events is preliminary, subject to change, and does not include most event locations. We encourage EVERYONE to check in at the Registration site (Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street) to receive the final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, and other essential information.

Registration Site Hours:

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.

If you have questions about your registration, need to make changes, haven’t 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.


Refunds can only be made through Friday, May 12, or in extreme emergency situations. Refund checks will be mailed after Reunion & Commencement Weekend bookkeeping is completed in late June.

Don’t Forget

Bring your camera, scrapbooks, Wesleyan memorabilia, music, and anything else that will make the weekend special. May weather can be unpredictable in New England; we recommend that you bring a light jacket and umbrella. Wesleyan’s athletic facilities and fields will be open throughout Reunion & Commencement Weekend; bring your bathing suit/cap, racket/softball glove, frisbee, etc., and check your final schedule for facility hours.

Special Assistance

The University is committed to full access and reasonable accommodations for all people. Please let us know in advance if you or your guests have any special needs. Contact Laurie Zolty in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 860/685-3527 or lzolty@wesleyan.edu to make arrangements.

Weekend Meals

Wesleyan Campus Dining service prepares most Reunion & Commencement Weekend meals. To help them plan accurately, please reserve meals in advance to guarantee availability. There may be a limited number of extra meal tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis during the weekend at the Registration site (Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street). Please register as early as possible and not later than May 12. 

Meal tickets will not be mailed in advance; you will receive the appropriate meal tickets when you stop by the Registration site to obtain your Reunion & Commencement Weekend arrival packet.

Breakfast on Friday and Saturday may be purchased at the Campus Center Grill and does not require advance registration.

Note: There is no charge for the Saturday picnic lunch held during the Festival on Foss Hill; therefore, registration and tickets for this meal are not required. Brunch is available on Sunday and does require advance registration.

Children’s Meals

Children aged 12 or under (not participating in Camp Cardinal) are welcome to attend the Friday picnic lunch and Friday All-College Dinner free of charge. For planning purposes, everyone—including those attending free of charge—must register in advance for meals.

Vegetarian or Vegan Meals

A vegetarian or vegan alternative is provided at every meal.

Parking and Transportation


Ample parking is available at the Middlesex Mutual Parking Garage (two blocks from campus at the junction of Court and Main Streets) and the Vine Street parking lot (adjacent to the tennis courts) during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. Shuttle vans will run regularly between these lots and all sites on campus. A few smaller lots will be reserved for members of the Classes of 1953 and earlier, as well as for any individuals with disabilities. A parking/shuttle flyer will be included in your welcome packet.

Student Shuttle Service

If you need a ride from Bradley International Airport (Hartford/Springfield), Tweed Airport (New Haven), or from the Meriden or New Haven train stations, we will do our best to accommodate your needs with our student shuttle service. Please contact Beka Back ’05 in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 860-685-2418 or interns@wesleyan.edu in advance of the weekend to make arrangements.

Car Rental Companies  
Alamo     800/327-9633
Avis                            800/831-2847
Budget                            800/527-0700
Enterprise 800/736-8222
Hertz                            800/543-3131
National                            800/227-7368
Thrifty 800/367-2277
Taxi and Cab Service  
Edie’s Cab Company  860/570-1129
Executive 2000 860/347-4222
Yellow Cab Company 860/666-6666







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