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Save the date for our 25th 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 25th Reunion Gift, class specific events and more.

25th Reunion Committee

David S. Bagatelle
Peter H. Braverman
Stephen D. Cadigan
Rosa M. Cho
Dorothy J. Clarke
Andrew A. Cohen
Benjamin A. Fontes
John P. Gannon
Kate Gilhuly Bush
Andrew M. Gordon
Deborah R. Halperin
Jonathan L. Harris
David A. Hill
Eric S. Howard
David S. Kohan
Michael J. Levin
Wilmer H. McCorquodale
Nina Mehta
Rebecca D. Mode
Douglas A. Muller
William O. Queen, Jr.
Patricia A. Queen
Tavy Ronen
Deborah B. Tesser
Peter L. Wallach

‘Hope to Attend’ List

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

Class of 1986 25th Reunion Gift

In honor of our reunion, we are hoping to raise $500,000, through the Wesleyan Fund, to support the University’s highest priorities including financial aid. Click here to make your gift today!

Class of 1986 Reunion Challenge

An anonymous classmate has challenged the class to reach its fundraising goal for the 25th Reunion with the following incentive: if the Class of 1986 donates $500,000 to the Wesleyan Fund, with at least 60% of the class participating, he will match our goal, dollar for dollar. If we do this by reunion, the generous classmate will give an additional $500,000, and Wesleyan will name the courtyard in front of the renovated squash court building, soon to become the new home of the Career Resource Center, College of Letters, and Department of Art History, in honor of the Class of 1986.

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.

Class Photo

Group photos of the class of ’86 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 1986 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.

Class Book

The 25th Class Book is currently being designed—thank you to everyone who submitted a story!

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
Friday, May 20 Arrivals
  WESeminars all day
All-college dinner with tables reserved for the Class of 1986
  25th Reunion Welcome Reception Zelnick Pavilion
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
25th 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

Matt Strekel
Development Officer
318 High Street
Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-2445
mstrekel@wesleyan.edu