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
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
email@example.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
Commencement Ceremony Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients
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Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients, click
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
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