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  Thursday, May 22
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Reunion Class Members Weekend Essentials

Reunion Headquarters

Reunion classes will have space reserved for casual gatherings with classmates and special class exhibits (message boards, collages, artwork, and performances). These alumni lounges will be the best place to find your classmates, take a break from the weekend activities, or congregate between events. Bars will be open at all class headquarters throughout the weekend.

Saturday Night Reunion Class Dinners

The Class Dinner on Saturday night is often the highlight of the weekend. We encourage all alumni with children to utilize Camp Cardinal (Wesleyan’s on-campus childcare program) throughout the evening so they can enjoy dinner, spend time with friends, and take advantage of late-night parties. 

Each Reunion class is encouraged to invite members of the faculty or administration to join them for their Class Reception and Dinner. If there is someone you would like to see, please contact a member of your class committee or Makaela Steinberg ’98, associate director of alumni relations, at 860/685-3836 or mjsteinberg@wesleyan.edu.

Cash bars will be available at all luncheons, dinners, and campus parties.

Reunion Class Photos

Group photos of the following Reunion classes will be taken during the Reunion Class Receptions on Saturday, May 24. Exact times and locations will be included in the final brochure provided at Registration. Copies of class photos can be ordered on the enclosed registration form or online. Photos will be mailed to you during the summer.

WESeniors (Classes of 1926 through 1952), 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978


Hotels and Motels

Alumni are strongly encouraged to make reservations at the hotel where their class has blocked rooms—even if they plan to request campus housing. Rooms are limited, and there is a high demand placed on area lodging during the holiday weekend. When calling a hotel, make sure to request the “Wesleyan Reunion” block of rooms.

The reservation cancellation cutoff date for all blocked hotel rooms is April 22.

Reunion classes have blocked rooms at:


Holiday Inn, Cromwell


Holiday Inn, Cromwell


Holiday Inn, Cromwell


Holiday Inn, Cromwell


Marriott, Rocky Hill


Hawthorne Inn, Berlin


Radisson, Cromwell


Marriott, Rocky Hill


Marriott, Rocky Hill


Ramada Plaza, Meriden


Fairfield Inn, Wallingford


Hampton Inn, Rocky Hill


Hampton Inn, Meriden


Super 8, Cromwell


Courtyard by Marriott, Wallingford

Please refer to the “About Wesleyan”
section of the University Web site at
www.wesleyan.edu/about/lodging.ctt for
additional information regarding
local accommodations.

Comfort Inn, Cromwell

Holiday Inn, Cromwell

Radisson Hotel, Cromwell

Fairfield Inn, Wallingford

Hampton Inn, Rocky Hill

Hawthorne Inn, Berlin

Ramada Plaza, Meriden

Marriott, Rocky Hill

Super 8 Motel, Cromwell

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 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.

Residence Halls on Campus

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 1926–1952). 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).

If you request on-campus housing you will ONLY be notified in advance if you do NOT secure a residence hall room. If you do not receive on-campus housing, you will be refunded your housing fee when bookkeeping is complete in late June.

***NOTE: As of the May 12 registration deadline, on-campus housing is nearly sold out.  Only a very limited number of rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis once on-site registration opens (beginning Thursday, May 22 at 9 a.m.).*** 

What to Bring

Keep in mind that residence hall rooms are basic, with little furniture or creature comforts. There are no private baths; each floor shares a community bath with women on one floor and men on another. A linen packet, including sheets, blanket, pillow, and towel is provided for each bed. The Foss Hill Residence halls are not air-conditioned (Clark Hall is); all beds are twin-sized. You might want to bring a reading lamp, hangers, small fan, alarm clock, hair dryer, mirror, iron, and/or extra blankets or pillows if needed. Extra blankets are also available at the Registration site.

Residence Hall Room Assignments

If you wish to be assigned to a room adjacent to a classmate (or classmates), you and all other parties involved must make the request when you register. We will do our best to fulfill your request. Room assignments will be available when you pick up your welcome packet at the Registration site.

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