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Save the date for our 50th 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 50th Reunion Gift, class specific events and more.

The 50th 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 Tim O'Brien at (860) 685-5376 or tobrien01@wesleyan.edu. We hope to see you in May!

50th Reunion Committee

‘Hope to Attend’ List

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

Class of 1961 50th Reunion Gift

In honor of our reunion, we are hoping to raise $300,000, through the Wesleyan Fund, to support the University’s highest priorities including financial aid. Click here to make your gift today!

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 emohney@wesleyan.edu with your name, class year, requested number of beds, and preferred roommate/hallmates. Emma will get back to you if space becomes available.

The 50th Class Book is currently being designed—thank you to everyone who submitted a story!

Class Photo

Group photos of the class ’61 will be taken at the base of Denison Terrace (behind Olin Library) on Saturday, May 21. Alumni who pre-register for a photo in advance of the weekend will receive free shipping ($4 for unframed prints and $15 for framed prints). Please follow the 1961 link for this special savings. All are encouraged to browse through the Panfoto website where you can view earlier reunion photos along with special Wesleyan images—all for purchase.

2011 Reunion Weekend Schedule

A preliminary schedule will be released online in March, when formal registration begins. To see what the weekend may offer, take a look at last year’s schedule. The general outline of the schedule is as follows:

Preliminary Schedule
Thursday, May 19 Arrivals
  50th Reunion Welcome Reception and Dinner
Friday, May 20 WESeminars all day
All-college lunch with tables reserved for the Class of 1961
  Campus Tours
  50th Reunion Dinner hosted by President Roth
Late-night Eclectic party with music by different generations of Wesleyan bands
Saturday, May 21 WESeminars continue all day
Traditional Alumni Parade and Annual Assembly
All-college picnic lunch and Festival on Foss Hill
50th Reunion reception and dinner
All-college sing followed by the tent party on Andrus Field
Sunday, May 22 Brunch
  179th Commencement
Good-byes!

Staff Class Contact

Pam Vasiliou
Director, The Wesleyan Fund
110 Mt. Vernon Street
Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-2546
pvasiliou@wesleyan.edu

Tim O'Brien
Assistant Director, The Wesleyan Fund
110 Mt. Vernon Street
Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-5376
tobrien01@wesleyan.edu