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[Wesleyan University]

[Reunion & Commencement Graduation]

[Reunion & Commencement Weekend May 21-24, 2009]

Sunday, May 24

Sunday Program
8–10 A.M. Class of ’74 Softball

Join your classmates for an early morning softball game. Bagels, beverages, and bandaids will be provided. Not responsible for any hip, knee, wrist, ankle, or other joint damage.

Softball Field, Freeman Athletic Center

8 A.M.–1 P.M. All-Campus Brunch Buffet

We're sorry, but this meal is now sold out. Other options for food and beverages on campus include the Usdan Cafe, Pi Cafe (in the Exley Science Center), or one of Middletown's terrific restaurants. We'll also have flyers available at Registration which will include a list of restaurants within walking distance of campus. If you registered in advance, you will receive your tickets to brunch in your welcome packet which will be available at Registration in the Usdan University Center.

Marketplace, Usdan University Center

9 A.M. Senior Voices (Baccalaureate)

Come join the Class of 2009 as they reflect, share, and recap some unique and transformative moments from their years at Wesleyan. All are welcome.

Speaker: Neely Bruce, professor of music
Sponsor: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Memorial Chapel

9:30 A.M. GLSP Graduates’ Commencement Preparation

GLSP staff will prepare graduating students for the Commencement Ceremony.

Lounge, Downey House

10 A.M. Faculty and Undergraduates Assemble for Commencement

Top of Foss Hill

11 A.M. The 177th Commencement Ceremony

Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients announced.

If you'd like to see the Commencement Ceremony but can't make it to campus, you may view the ceremony live here.

The ceremony will be simulcast in the Memorial Chapel, Patricelli ’92 Theater, Crowell Concert Hall, and Tishler Lecture Hall (Room 150) at Exley Science Center, rain or shine. The ceremony may also be viewed online. Please check back for details the week of May 17, 2009.

Andrus Field

President’s Commencement Celebration

A reception celebrating the Class of 2009 will take place immediately following the Commencement ceremony. Due to the size of the gathering, families and students who wish to meet during the reception are encouraged to identify a "meeting place"; in advance (e.g., one of the buildings on College Row). Light refreshments will be available.

North and South College Lawn

  Cap and Gown Recycling

Graduates who wish to recycle their cap and gown may do so after the Commencement Ceremony in the boxes marked "Cap and Gown Donations" on the Huss Courtyard, Usdan University Center and in the breezeway between North and South College.  Caps and Gowns will be offered to next year’s graduating class on a first-come, first-served basis during the spring 2010 semester.

Sponsored by: Usdan University Center

Huss Courtyard, Usdan University Center and Breezeway between North and South College

  Diploma Cover Recycling

Any graduate who will not have use for their diploma cover (handed out during the Commencement Ceremony), may recycle the cover by dropping it off in the lobby of North College in the box marked "Diploma Cover Recycling" after the ceremony.

Lobby, North College

1:30–2:30 P.M. GLSP Champagne Reception and Diploma Distribution

GLSP graduates and guests are invited to this reception for toasting the graduates, distributing diplomas, and enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a special celebration cake.

Tent, Russell House

1:30–2:30 P.M. Graduate Student Champagne Reception

All MA and PhD degree graduates and their guests are invited to a special post-commencement champagne reception to celebrate this auspicious occasion.

Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center


Please check back regularly for updates to the schedule and revisit this page for the most up-to-date information about the weekend.