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Save the date for our 55th Reunion, May 19–22, 2011

Throughout the year you will be able to check this page for updated information regarding the weekend’s events and logistical details—including who’s planning to be there, progress with our 55th Reunion Gift, class specific events and more.

The 55th Reunion Committee has already started planning, but we are looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved in planning for the weekend and/or helping with our Reunion Gift effort please contact Katie Pugliese at (860) 685-5992 or We hope to see you in May!

55th Reunion Committee

George Chien, Co-Chair
Bob Runyon, Co-Chair
Dick Irwin
Alan Grosman
Barry Passett
Jim Wagner

‘Hope to Attend’

Click here to see who else is planning to attend and add your name to the list!

Reunion Accommodations

The following hotels still have rooms available, but they are no longer holding blocks of rooms for Wesleyan. You may contact the hotels directly and inquire as to their availability.

Hilton Garden Inn Glastonbury 860-659-1025
Comfort Inn Cromwell 860-635-4100
Crowne Plaza Cromwell 860-635-2000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Meriden 203-443-5700
Homewood Suites by Hilton Glastonbury 860-652-8111
Hampton Inn Meriden 203-235-5154
Fairfield Inn Wallingford 203-284-0001
Comfort Inn Wethersfield 860-563-2311
Super 8 Motel Cromwell 860-632-8888

*Due to the high volume of dorm reservations this year, registration for on-campus housing is now closed. If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please e-mail Emma Mohney '12 at with your name, class year, requested number of beds, and preferred roommate/hallmates. Emma will get back to you if space becomes available.

Class of 1956 55th Reunion Gift

In honor of our reunion, we are hoping to raise $30,000 through the Wesleyan Fund with 90% class participation. To support the University’s highest priorities including financial aid, click here to make your gift today!

A great way to create a comprehensive Reunion contribution is to include a planned gift along with your annual gift. There are many options available including bequests, life insurance or retirement plan designations, and life income gifts which will benefit you or a loved one through retirement years. For further information, please contact Cheryl Brodowski in the Office of Gift Planning at (860) 685-5775 or visit the website at

2011 Reunion Weekend Schedule


Preliminary Schedule
Friday, May 20 Arrivals
  WESeminars all day
  Reception for Sigma Nu Members
All Sigma Nu alumni and their guests are invited to a wine and cheese reception in the
former Sigma Nu house (now the University Relations Office).

Hosted by: Gary Miller '56
1st floor, Office of University Relations, 318 High Street

55th Reunion Reception and Panel Discussion
Fayerweather Fantasies: Athletics at Wesleyan 1952-1956
Led by Jim Gramentine '56
All-college dinner with tables reserved for the Class of 1956
Saturday, May 21 WESeminars continue all day
  55th Reunion Breakfast and talk with Dave '56 and Beryl Fricke
Traditional Alumni Parade and Annual Assembly
  President’s Luncheon in honor of WESeniors (classes of 1937-1960)
All-college picnic lunch and Festival on Foss Hill
55th Reunion reception and dinner
All-college sing followed by the tent party on Andrus Field
Sunday, May 22 Brunch
  179th Commencement

Staff Class Contact

Katie Pugliese
Project Coordinator, The Wesleyan Fund
110 Mt. Vernon Street
Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-5992