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Parents and Families of Graduating Seniors


Parents and families of the Class of 2004 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 will be accepted after April 1, by contacting Chuck or Julie Hurlburt, coordinators, at 860-529-1074 or mcchair1015@cshore.com. Nightly rates are $65 for double occupancy or $50 for single occupancy.  Messages also can be left for Ellen Little, secretary at the First Church of Christ office at 860-345-6657, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. - 2 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 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 the Memorial Chapel.

Commencement Ceremony Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

For more information about Wesleyan's 172nd Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients, click here.

Caps and Gowns
Seniors order caps and gowns from Broad Street Books during the last week of March. Broad Street Books will send a letter to all seniors with instructions for ordering during the last week of March. Call Betty Ann with any questions at 860/685-7323.

Members of the Class of 2004 may obtain their diplomas on Saturday, May 22 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.


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 suit/bathing cap/towel/racket/softball glove/Frisbee, etc., and check your final schedule for facility hours.



If you are a parent of a graduating senior and you have a question, please contact: Camille Dolansky, Office of Parent Programs, 860/685-3756 or cdolansky@wesleyan.edu.

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