Schedule of Events

This schedule is updated frequently between now and throughout the Weekend.

As a result of our continuing efforts to be environmentally responsible, we are not handing out a printed brochure/schedule of events.  The schedule can easily be found online during the weekend by using your phone or tablet or check in with any of our student workers during the weekend.

If you feel you need a printed schedule, please print out in advance and bring with you during the weekend.

Use the buttons to skip down.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Usdan University Center Hours of Operation
Usdan University Center is the primary gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the RC schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Espwesso
Espwesso, Wesleyan's student-run cafe, will be serving sustainably sourced, specialty drip coffee, espresso drinks, and tea in the basement of Allbritton (Rm 003). Come try the best coffee on campus. Cash only!
Allbritton (Rm 003)
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Office of Admission Information Session
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thesis Art Exhibition
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2018's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program. Each student is invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for this curated year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and architecture. Curated by Sara Kim ’19 and Rachel Rosin ’19.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Campus Tour Presented by the Office of Admission
Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
50th Reunion Class of 1968 Headquarters
Refreshments available.
Develin Room, Olin Memorial Library
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Registration
Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in for nametags, meal tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more. Reunion alumni: please be sure to purchase your reunion class dinner tickets at registration at any time during the weekend. Tickets are not available at the dinner site.
Note: As a result of our continuing efforts to be environmentally responsible, we are not handing out a printed brochure/schedule of events.  The schedule can easily be found online during the weekend by using your phone or tablet or check in with any of our student workers during the weekend.
If you feel you need a printed schedule, please print out in advance and bring with you during the weekend.
Exley Science Center Lobby
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Shelley the Glyptodon
In Spring 2017, the Wesleyan Glyptodon (giant extinct armadillo), which had been on display in the Wesleyan Museum of Natural History in Judd Hall until 1957, returned to the light. She is called Shelley, and is established outside the Science library in the lobby of Exley. Stop by to visit Shelley, and if you want to reminisce further on Wesleyan's natural history collections, you can visit other resurrected fossil casts (ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and more) shown on the 3d and 4th floor of Exley.
Exley Science Center
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
50th Reunion Kickoff Reception and Dinner for the Class of 1968
Cocktails and dinner will be available.
NOTE: This meal is included in the registration fee for all 50th reunion attendees. Online registration is available through Friday, May 11. 
Patricelli '92 Theater (show in map)

Friday, May 25, 2018

8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Usdan University Center Hours of Operation and Cardinal Connection Cafe
Usdan University Center is the primary gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the RC schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Usdan Cafe Hours
Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Usdan University Center (show in map)
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Senior Films
  • Digital: 9-11 a.m.
  • Digital and 16mm: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Digital: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Digital and 16mm: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Goldsmith Family Cinema

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Registration
Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in for nametags, meal tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more. Reunion alumni: please be sure to purchase your reunion class dinner tickets at registration at any time during the weekend. Tickets are not available at the dinner site.
Note: As a result of our continuing efforts to be environmentally responsible, we are not handing out a printed brochure/schedule of events.  The schedule can easily be found online during the weekend by using your phone or tablet or check in with any of our student workers during the weekend.
If you feel you need a printed schedule, please print out in advance and bring with you during the weekend.
Exley Science Center Lobby
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Pi Cafe Hours
Snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Exley Science Center
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Espwesso
Espwesso, Wesleyan's student-run cafe, will be serving sustainably sourced, specialty drip coffee, espresso drinks, and tea in the basement of Allbritton (Rm 003). Come try the best coffee on campus. Cash only!
Allbritton (Rm 003)
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Shelley the Glyptodon
In Spring 2017, the Wesleyan Glyptodon (giant extinct armadillo), which had been on display in the Wesleyan Museum of Natural History in Judd Hall until 1957, returned to the light. She is called Shelley, and is established outside the Science library in the lobby of Exley. Stop by to visit Shelley, and if you want to reminisce further on Wesleyan's natural history collections, you can visit other resurrected fossil casts (ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and more) shown on the 3d and 4th floor of Exley.
Exley Science Center
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
50th Reunion Panel and Continental Breakfast
Panel and open reflections on 1968 turmoil - war, civil rights, counterculture, etc. and '68 Shorts.
Highwaymen Common Room, Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 High Street
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Senior Class Diploma Pick-Up
Members of the Class of 2018 may pick up their diplomas in the Registrar’s Office, North College. Graduates should be prepared to show a photo ID.
Registrar’s Office, North College (show in map)
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Office of Admission Information Session
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
WESU Open House for Returning and Current DJs
WESU staff members new and old! Come to your beloved college radio station to visit, chat with current board members, eat some food, and look at WESU merch!
WESU Middletown Station, 2nd Floor, 45 Broad Street
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Welcome Lunch

Join friends, classmates, and family members for lunch when you arrive on campus for the weekend.
TICKETS: This lunch requires advance purchase/registration. If you are unable to purchase tickets in advance, lunch tickets may be available for purchase at Registration in the Exley Science Center.  Ticket sales are not available at the lunch location-- please plan accordingly.

Lunch is included for members of reunion classes with a flat rate fee (5th, 10th, and 50th Reunion classes). Lunch is complimentary for post-50th alumni (Classes of 1940 through 1967) and their guests. To make sure that we have an accurate number of meals, we'd like to know if reunion alumni who have the flat rate fee and who are members of the post-50th group plan to attend this lunch.  Please click on the Friday lunch option when registering if you plan to attend. All other reunion classes and parents and families of graduating seniors will be charged the following for lunch:
$20 per person for all other adults and children over age 12 (including graduates)
$10 per person for children 12 and under
Marketplace, Usdan University Center

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thesis Art Exhibition
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2018's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program. Each student is invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for this curated year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and architecture. Curated by Sara Kim ’19 and Rachel Rosin ’19.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Campus Tour Presented by the Office of Admission
Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) Open House
Join staff and students from the Patricelli Center and members of Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS) for an open house and networking reception. To learn more about the PCSE or to volunteer, visit wesleyan.edu/patricelli
PCSE, Ground Floor, Allbritton Center
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gordon Career Center Open House

All are welcome to stop by the Gordon Career Center! Come to see the beautiful space and stay to speak with the GCC staff. The Gordon Career Center works with students to plan their summer and post Wesleyan pursuits. We provide skilled advising and access to alumni, parent, and employer partners from around the world as well as resume and cover letter review and workshops.
Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall. 41 Wyllys Avenue

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
50th Reunion Class of 1968 Headquarters
Refreshments will be available.
Develin Room, Olin Memorial Library
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
WESEMINAR Of Ospreys and Sea Grass Beds: Adaptation in the time of Human-Altered Landscapes
Humans have altered the planet since the origin of humans. As a society we must focus on how we adapt to continued alteration and protect critical parts of the natural world for both human and environmental health. In this WESeminar we will present two studies that demonstrate how we can protect the critical linkages between humans and ecosystems with positive outcomes.
Presenters: Barry Chernoff, Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies, is Director of the College of the Environment and Professor in the departments of Biology, and Earth and Environmental Studies. Dr. Chernoff researches aquatic ecosystem ecology and conservation genetics of fishes. He teaches courses in science and environmental issues. Helen Poulos is an adjunct associate professor of environmental studies at Wesleyan. She is a plant ecologist who examines the effects adaptive management on forest, grassland, and wetland health. Dr. Paul Spitzer ’68 is a lifelong professional ecologist, with special interest in Ospreys (50 years) and nonbreeding Common Loons (30 years). He and Christine have lived by the Choptank River, MD eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, for 30 years.
Allbritton 311
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WESEMINAR This Place Matters: Student Research on Middletown’s African American History commemorates 50 Years of AFAM at Wesleyan
In the 1820s, as northern slavery ended and the political battle over southern slavery intensified, free African Americans formed a remarkable property-owning community on what is now the western edge of Wesleyan’s campus. These men and women transformed Middletown, a slave trading river port during the 18th century, into a center of the antislavery movement. Here they sheltered those escaping on the Underground Railroad, hosted renowned abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, and owned homes that demonstrated free African Americans’ independence and fitness for freedom in a slave society skeptical of both. Join Professor Jesse Nasta and the students in his African American Studies/service learning course as they share their research on Middletown’s nationally-significant African American history. Through the efforts of the Vanguard Class fifty years ago in establishing the Center for African American Studies, the relationship of this community to Wesleyan can be told.
Presenter: Dr. Jesse Nasta '07 is a Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies. His Black Middletown Lives service learning course draws upon his 2007 Wesleyan honors thesis, “‘Their Own Guardians and Protectors’: African American Community in Middletown, Connecticut, 1822-1860.”
Student presenters: Samantha Aibinder '18; Tatiana Ettensberger '18; Tedra James '18; Rose Johnson-Brown '18; Henry Prine '18; Jess Wachtler '18; Catherine Wulff '18 
Room 116, Judd Hall
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WESEMINAR Five Years Out
Alumni from the class of 2013 will come together to talk about their career paths, the struggles they've faced and the successes they've achieved, and share their perspectives on navigating today’s workforce as a young professional. Sharon Belden Castonguay, Director of Wesleyan’s Gordon Career Center, will offer opening remarks and facilitate the discussion. Bring your own stories and add your voice to the conversation; interactive audience participation is encouraged.
Presenters: Kevin Curtin ’13 is a Private Banker with J.P. Morgan Chase’s Private Bank in Boston. He began his career in J.P. Morgan’s TMT Investment Banking practice in New York, and before rejoining the firm spent two years in private equity at Summit Partners and as a Special Projects Manager to the CEO at Jobcase. Leah Koenig '13 is trying to make a career out of talking about sex, currently as research faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her research looks at the intersection of social factors and reproductive health, and has recently involved studies of condom use among sex workers and of the influence of gender norms on sexual health.Jessica Sherry ’13 is a PhD candidate at The University of California, San Francisco. She studies the interactions between various bacterial pathogens and their human hosts. Kyle Somersall ’13 is an entrepreneur, meditation teacher, and the founder of Innerglow. He's interested in building community around mindfulness and meaningful connection.
Room 112, Boger Hall
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
WESEMINAR Expanding Access with the Center for Prison Education
Since 2009, the Center for Prison Education has brought the transformative power of a Wesleyan Education behind prison bars. Please join us for a panel discussion of why college-in-prison is important for reversing the trends of mass incarceration and fostering healthier communities and universities.
Moderator: Noah A. Barth, Center for Prison Education Program Manager
Presenters: Xavier Cornejo ’18, Center for Prison Education Undergraduate Volunteer; Anthony Ryan Hatch, Associate Professor of Science in Society; Associate Professor, African American Studies; and Associate Professor, Sociology at Wesleyan University; Nate Martinez, Center for Prison Education alum; Margot Weiss, Associate Professor of American Studies; Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology; and Associate Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University.
Room 208, Fisk Hall
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
WESEMINAR The Circle of Life and the Lost Rites
In our drive to live in a highly technical but basically desacralized cosmos, we modern humans have lost those Rites of Passage that guided our forebears through life’s great transitions – adolescence, midlife, and the elder passage. This seminar will re-introduce those Lost Rites, using ancient wisdom to inform and give shape to contemporary rituals to fill the vacuum. Although we will discuss all three Rites, our focus will be on the Rite for the Elder Passage.
Presenter: Bill Roberts ’63, P’96, lived in Africa when he was a student at Wesleyan. There he met a traditional shaman, a ju ju man, and heard about the rituals that initiate adolescents into adulthood. When he returned for his senior year, he wrote an honor’s thesis on African Religious Thought and began a life-long quest to rediscover the power of classic Rites of Passage. Bill was an Assistant Dean of Admissions in the dynamic but turbulent late 1960s, then the minister of the First Church in Middletown for nearly 20 years, where in 1974 he created an Initiation Rite. He has published two books: INITIATION TO ADULTHOOD: AN ANCIENT RITE OF PASSAGE IN CONTEMPORARY FORM and CROSSING THE SOUL’S RIVER: A RITE OF PASSAGE FOR MEN (AT MIDLIFE). He has offered courses in the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning, including most recently a course on Psyche and Science.
Putnam Classroom (114), Boger Hall
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Retirement Reception for Professor Rob Rosenthal
All are invited to join in celebrating the retirement of Rob Rosenthal, John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology.
Russell House
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
WESEMINAR The Workplace for Wesleyan Women Today
Wesleyan women have been making their mark on the world for over forty years. In light of #MeToo, Time’s Up and other women’s movements, what does the workplace look like for Wes Women today? Alumnae from across the decades come together to share their experiences. Interactive audience participation is encouraged.
Sponsored by the Wesleyan Women’s Network and the Wesleyan Lawyers Association
Presenters: Lynn Chen ’98 is an actor, food host/blogger, and an Ambassador for The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). She is directing her first feature film later this year. More info at lynnchen.com. Jessica Golden Cortes ’98 is a partner in the Labor & Employment group of Davis & Gilbert LLP in New York. She regularly counsels and actively litigates on behalf of her clients in all aspects of employment law, and frequently conducts employment trainings across the country, educating her clients in subjects such as respect in the workplace (including how to navigate claims in the #metoo movement), internal investigations, unconscious bias and manager best practices. Lisa Renery Handalian ’88 is a User Experience Researcher at UBER. She spends her days interviewing Drivers and telling their stories back to the Design and Product teams to improve the Driver experience. Lisa learned at UBER during the 2017 upheaval that exposed gender inequities found in many Silicon Valley corporations. Libeth Morales ’08 is a public relations professional with over ten years of experience in entertainment publicity, cause marketing, and social justice movement communications. She is a proud LA native and an avid Dodgers fan; and Melody Oliphant '13 is a fundraiser with the Stacey Abrams for Governor campaign, working to elect the nation's first Black woman governor in her home state of Georgia. She began her post-Wesleyan career as a research associate in genetics at Icahn School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine. In 2017, she left scientific research to work in service to Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Mark Herring, who were elected to statewide office in Virginia last November.
Moderator: Megan Norris ’83, P’17 is the chair of the Managing Partners and leader of the Employment and Labor Group for Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in Detroit. Elected by her national peers to both the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers, she has expertise litigating all matters of employment law. At Wesleyan, she is an Emerita Trustee and longtime volunteer, having served as chair of the Alumni Association and co-chair of the Wesleyan Annual Fund, to highlight just two of her many volunteer roles.
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Champagne Reception for Graduating Seniors and Their Families
Join graduating seniors and their families and friends, as well as other members of the Wesleyan community, for champagne and light hors d’ oeuvres at this casual reception.
Andrus Field Lawn (tent)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cardinal Connection Cafe
This is the place to meet-up with classmates, relax between events, charge your phone, enjoy a game of pool, or just take in the scenery. Snacks, beverages, beer and wine are available for purchase.
Usdan University Center
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Alpha Delta Phi Reception and Banquet
For members of Alpha Delta Phi and their families. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Second Stage Reunion
This event is open to anyone who participated in Second Stage in any capacity during their time at Wesleyan, from staff members to actors to run crew. This is a chance to reminisce on the shows your participated in, see all of our archival material, and meet the others who were part of theatre-making during their time here.
Patricelli '92 Theater
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wes Men’s Rugby Club Barbecue for Alumni, Parents and Friends
14B Warren Street
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
President’s Reception Honoring Leadership Donors and Volunteers
Please join President Michael Roth '78 and the Wesleyan Board of Trustees at a reception celebrating members of the Wesleyan Leadership Societies. Wesleyan Leadership Societies—the Wesleyan Circle, the 1831 Society, the Olin Associates—recognize the extraordinary commitment and support of Wesleyan leadership donors and volunteers. By invitation only.
President’s House Lawn
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Red, Black, and Green! All-College Dinner

Join friends, classmates, and family members for an informal, eco-friendly buffet dinner in the Marketplace at the Usdan University Center.
TICKETS: This event requires advance purchase/registration. If you are unable to purchase tickets in advance, dinner tickets may be available for purchase at Registration in the Exley Science Center.  Ticket sales are not available at the dinner location-- please plan accordingly.

Dinner is included in the registration fee for post-50th (Classes of 1942-1967) and members of reunion classes with a flat rate fee (5th, 10th, and 50th reunion classes). To make sure that we have an accurate number of meals, we'd like to know if reunion alumni who have the flat rate fee and who are members of the post-50th reunion group plan to attend this dinner. Please click on the Friday Red, Black, and Green Dinner option when registering if you plan to attend. All other reunion classes, parents and families of graduating seniors will be charged the following when they register:
$20 per person for adults and children over age 12 (including graduates)
$10 per person for children 12 and under
Marketplace, Usdan University Center

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Alpha Delta Phi Banquet Dinner
For members of Alpha Delta Phi and their families. 
Alpha Delta Phi
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Shabbat Services
Please join Wesleyan’s Jewish chaplain, Rabbi David Leipziger Teva, and the Wesleyan Jewish community for Shabbat services. All are welcome. No reservations necessary.
The Bayit, 157 Church Street
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
60th and 65th Reunion Reception for the Classes of 1953 and 1958 and for Post-50th Alumni (Classes of 1942-1967)
Huddleston Lounge, Downey House
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
55th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1963
Taylor Meeting Room (108) and Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
President's Reception and Dinner in Honor of the 50th Reunion Class of 1968
NOTE: Members of the 50th Reunion Class will receive a separate invitation in the mail for this special dinner.  Please let us know if you're planning to attend by responding using the reply card included with the invitation.
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (show in map)
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
45th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1973
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
20th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1998
Room 311, Allbritton Hall(formerly top floor of Davenport Campus Center)
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Quasimodal 35th Anniversary Concert and Celebration
Start your weekend off right by reminiscing about the good ol’ days with Wesleyan’s oldest co-ed A Capella group, Quasimodal! Sing some songs, hear tunes new and old, and join us for an evening of beautiful music and reconnecting with other Quazzles.
Location: Tent with red flag, McKelvey Green
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
40th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1978 and Dedication of the Class of 1978 Library
Reconnect with classmates and celebrate the Resource Center’s new Class of 1978 Library, generously donated by members of the 40th reunion class.
The Resource Center, 167 High Street
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
35th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1983
Zelnick Pavilion
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
30th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1988
Olson Commons, Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
15th Reunion Reception for the Class of 2003
Lobby, Fries Center for Global Studies, Fisk Hall
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
WESEMINAR The Leavers: A Novel
The Wesleyan R.J. Julia bookstore welcomes Lisa Ko ’98, author of The Leavers, a novel which was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction and won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.
One morning, Deming Guo’s mother Polly goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. Left with no one to care for him, eleven-year-old Deming is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. They rename him Daniel Wilkinson in their efforts to make him over into their version of an “all-American boy.” But far away from all he’s ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his new life with his mother’s disappearance and the memories of the family and community he left behind.
A vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging, The Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he’s loved has been taken away—and how one woman learns to live with the mistakes of her past.
Presenter: Lisa Ko’s ’98 writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, O. Magazine, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the MacDowell Colony, among others. Born in Queens and raised in Jersey, she lives in Brooklyn.
Moderator: Sean McCann, Professor of English and Director of Academic Writing at Wesleyan, studies late-nineteenth and twentieth century American literature and its relation to contemporaneous political development. He is the author of A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and Presidential Government (Princeton University Press, 2008) and Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal Liberalism (Duke University Press, 2000), which received honorable mention for the America Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Prize for the best book in American Studies. His essays have appeared in American Quarterly, The Common Review, ELH, Radical History Review, Twentieth-Century Literature, Studies in American Fiction, the Yale Journal of Criticism, and several edited volumes.
Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore, 413 Main Street
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
25th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1993
Campbell Reference Center, Olin Memorial Library
7:45 PM to 10:00 PM
Shabbat Dinner
At this special dinner for returning alumni, graduating seniors, and their families, we will welcome Shabbat with song, food, and joyful fellowship.
TICKETS: This dinner requires advance purchase/registration.
$20 per person for all and children over age 12 (including graduates)
$10 per person for children 12 and under
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
5th reunion Reception for the Class of 2013
Nicolson Lounge
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
10th Reunion Reception for the Class of 2008
Hewitt Lounge
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Academic Open House
ASTRONOMY: Van Vleck Observatory
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Friday Night Annual Reunion Party
All are welcome! Come dance the night away and mingle with classmates, fellow alumni and graduates. Featuring Bronson Rock, with band members: Gary Mezzi ’83 (vocals & guitar), Eric Bloomquist (bass), Tom Smith (drums), and Lou St. John (keyboards); and Brothers of Others band members: Joshua Stedman '98, Derek Cintron, and Vic Kingsley
200 High Street (Eclectic)

Saturday, May 26, 2018

8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Usdan University Center Hours and Cardinal Connection Cafe
Usdan University Center is the primary gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the RC schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Usdan Cafe Hours
Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Usdan University Center (show in map)
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Registration
Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in for nametags, meal tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more. Reunion alumni: please be sure to purchase your reunion class dinner tickets at registration at any time during the weekend. Tickets are not available at the dinner site.
Note: As a result of our continuing efforts to be environmentally responsible, we are not handing out a printed brochure/schedule of events.  The schedule can easily be found online during the weekend by using your phone or tablet or check in with any of our student workers during the weekend.
If you feel you need a printed schedule, please print out in advance and bring with you during the weekend.
Exley Science Center Lobby
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Annual Family Swim
Enjoy a morning swim in the Freeman Athletic Center pool. Towels will be provided.
Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Shelley the Glyptodon
In Spring 2017, the Wesleyan Glyptodon (giant extinct armadillo), which had been on display in the Wesleyan Museum of Natural History in Judd Hall until 1957, returned to the light. She is called Shelley, and is established outside the Science library in the lobby of Exley. Stop by to visit Shelley, and if you want to reminisce further on Wesleyan's natural history collections, you can visit other resurrected fossil casts (ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and more) shown on the 3d and 4th floor of Exley.
Exley Science Center
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
50th Reunion Class of 1968 Continental Breakfast
Develin Room, Olin Memorial Library
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Informal Breakfast for the Class of 1983

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Glastonbury, CT

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cardinal Loop Fun Run (2.1, 3.2, 4.3 Mile Courses)
Start the day off with an exhilarating run through campus.
Meet at the base of Foss Hill (show in map)
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
55th Reunion Class of 1963 Headquarters
Klingher Classroom (113), Boger Hall
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Reunion Class Headquarters for 1953 and 1958
Discussion with Logan M. Dancey, Assistant Professor of Government, will take place from 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Room 110, Boger Hall
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Class of ’73 Conversation: I Never Knew You
Reconnect with ’73 friends and perhaps meet classmates you never knew, as alumni share stories from their journeys since leaving Wesleyan. Discussion led by ’73 Reunion Committee.
Braitmayer Classroom (115), Boger Hall
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tennis Mixer
Kick the morning off with a tennis mixer and check out the new tennis facilities! All tennis levels are encouraged and welcome. Interested in joining? Contact Zach Stanton ’98 (Text 917-434-5322 / email: stano1@hotmail.com).
John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts, Vine Street
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Psi Upsilon Continental Breakfast
242 High Street
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Pi Cafe Hours
Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Exley Science Center (show in map)
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Espwesso
Espwesso, Wesleyan's student-run cafe, will be serving sustainably sourced, specialty drip coffee, espresso drinks, and tea in the basement of Allbritton (Rm 003). Come try the best coffee on campus. Cash only!
Allbritton (Rm 003)
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Gathering of ’83 CSS Alumni
Come join your fellow '83 CSS alumni and faculty for coffee and light breakfast fare and have the chance to reminiscence about our beer and bull sessions. Look for our table at Usdan.
Usdan Café, 1st Floor
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSES
ART AND ART HISTORY: Center for the Arts Green
COLLEGE OF FILM AND THE MOVING IMAGE: Lobby, College of Film and the Moving Image
MUSIC: Center for the Arts Green
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
WESEMINAR The Transgender Body and Undoing the Male Gaze
This Capstone project presents the work of master photographers Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, and Ruth Bernhard and how their work inspires and informs the portrait photography of the author. The project also includes the book Transfiguration: How Bright Is the Light, a collection of 45 photographs of the author's wife, Brianna Johnston, a trans woman. The paper and the photographs delve into the challenges of being transgender in society, how the gaze -- male and female -- influences photographs of women, and the radiant beauty of a woman simply being her true self. *Please note: nude photographs are included in this presentation.
Presenter: Sharron Emmons holds an MBA and MS in Industrial Relations from the University of New Haven and will receive a MALS degree this weekend from Wesleyan University. She is a retired energy industry professional who actively participated in the Marriage Equality movement and continues to work on other social justice efforts.
Room 208, Fisk Hall
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
WESEMINAR Lessons from Hamilton
Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, the guiding force of Hamilton, studied at Wesleyan University and for a time with Karl Scheibe, Professor of Psychology Emeritus. Hamilton is a convincing example of the value of melding the perspective of theater with the concepts of psychology. The play is not only a lesson in history—celebrating the genius of an 18th Century figure. It is also an exhibition of what might be achieved by adroit leadership of a talented group of people—where the ensemble performance is more than the sum of its parts. This is a musical for the ages—producing an experience for its audiences that has multi-dimensional depth—of character as well as of history. It is a work suffused with emotion and productive of joy.
Presenter: Karl E. Scheibe is Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Wesleyan University, where he taught from 1963-2005. From 2004-2017 he was Director or Director Emeritus of the Wasch Center for Retired Faculty at Wesleyan. He received his undergraduate degree at Trinity College and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California. He was twice a Fulbright Professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is a social psychologist and licensed clinician, author or editor of eight books and scores of journal articles. He is the former Director of the Saybrook Counseling Center. His recent books include Self-Studies, The Drama of Everyday Life, Deep Drama: Explorations in psychology and theater, and The Storied Nature of Human Life: The Life and Work of Theodore R. Sarbin.
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Senior Films
  • Digital: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Digital and 16mm: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Goldsmith Family Cinema

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Athletics Alumnae Gathering
Find more information about the gathering here and register here.
Woodbridge Classroom, Freeman Athletic Center
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
WESEMINAR Celebration of Wesleyan Writing: Practicing Journalism in the Time of Fake News
Join us and talk with this panel of distinguished alumni about the challenges journalists face today.
Hannah Dreier ’08 is currently a reporter at ProPublica covering immigration. Previously she was Venezuela correspondent for Associated Press, where she received awards from The Society of Professional Journalists and Overseas Press Club, and the James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. Emily Greenhouse ’08 has worked at The New York Review of Books and Granta magazine, and she was a reporter on gender and politics at Bloomberg News. She is now the managing editor of The New Yorker magazine. Steven Greenhouse ’73, P’08 was a reporter for the New York Times for 31 years, retiring from the Times in late 2014 after spending his last 19 years there as the NYT's labor and workplace reporter. He is the author of The Big Squeeze, Tough Times for the American Worker (2008 Alfred A. Knopf). He has taught at Wesleyan as a
Koeppel Journalism Fellow, and he is now working on a new book. Maria Santana-Guadalupe ’98 is New York anchor and correspondent for CNN En Español, and she also worked as a reporter for Mega TV, a network in the Spanish Broadcasting System. She is a two-time News and Documentary Emmy nominee.
Moderator: Prof. Anne Greene, University Professor of English; Coordinator of the Writing Certificate and the Kim-Frank Visiting Writers program
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
WESEMINAR Genetics in Medicine: How technology is improving our ability to screen, diagnose, and treat
How does modern medicine use genetics? Join ’03 leaders in the field for a discussion about recent technological breakthroughs, and how these advances influence diagnosis and treatment today.
Presenters: Matthew Fox ’03 is the Chief Executive Officer for Pairnomix, a genetic research company focused on rare neurological disease. Prior to joining Pairnomix, Matthew led corporate strategy on the executive team at Upsher-Smith Laboratories, a branded and generic pharmaceutical company. Before joining Upsher-Smith, Matthew spent a decade as a professional healthcare investor, last working as a Portfolio Manager at Bank am Bellevue in Zurich, Switzerland. Additionally, Matthew is a Board Member for Proximagen, a clinical stage biotech company, and Treasurer of the Edina School Board in his home town in Minnesota. He holds a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Wesleyan University. Mark Umbarger ’03 is the Head of Technology – Reproductive Health at Invitae. Mark has over 14 years of experience developing enabling genomic technologies, including the polony sequencing system, one of the first next generation DNA sequencing (NGS) systems, which he worked on while in lab of George Church at Harvard Medical School. More recently, Mark was responsible for the development of Good Start Genetics’ (now Invitae) genetic testing portfolio which included carrier and preimplantation genetic screening offerings, tests that made routine genetic testing both more accurate and affordable. Mark holds a PhD in Genetics from Harvard University and a BA in Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Wesleyan University.
Moderator: Ishita Mukerji is Fisk Professor of Natural Science and in the Molecular Biophysics Program at Wesleyan University. She investigates protein-DNA interactions using a variety of spectroscopic approaches. She has been honored with the National Science Foundation Career Development Award (CAREER, 1995) and received the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation Investigator Award (2001). Her research has also been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. She was recently elected to be a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and named a Woman of Innovation by the Connecticut Technology Council. She is also actively involved in promoting diversity in science at all levels and currently directs the Wesleyan Math and Science Scholars program, which supports students from underrepresented groups pursue a degree in STEM fields.
Room 116, Judd Hall
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
WESEMINAR College of the Environment
Regardless of one's opinions about issues such as climate change or carbon taxes, it is clear that environmental issues will dominate national and international politics and news over the next century. To fully prepare students to participate effectively in these important discussions, Wesleyan has taken a major step to support environmental research, communication, teaching, and policy development, with its Environmental Studies Program and the College of the Environment (COE). Come listen to the exciting details of the Environmental Studies Program and the College of the Environment by Professor Barry Chernoff, Chair of the Environmental Studies Program. Then join us while the Class of 2018 presents their senior capstone projects during our poster session.
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Skull and Serpent Society Annual Meeting
The Tomb
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Psi Upsilon House Meeting
242 High Street
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mystical Seven Society Annual Meeting
Templum, corner of Lawn Avenue and Pine Street
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Stephen Horvat ’68 Memorial Tree Dedication
Please join us for a tree dedication in celebration of the life of Stephen Horvat ’68 by his Gardner Open friends, his baseball teammates, and the Class of 1968.
Northwest side of Clark Hall, facing Foss Hill and Dresser Diamond
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Crew Reception and Alumni Row
Relive good times on the water.  All former oarsmen, oarswomen, and friends are invited to gather at the boathouse for an afternoon row and refreshments.
Macomber Boathouse, 35 Harbor Drive
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSES
AMERICAN STUDIES: Center for the Americas
ARCHAEOLOGY: Lounge, Downey House
CLASSICAL STUDIES: Lounge, Downey House
DANCE:Cross Street Dance Studios
FEMINIST, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES: Allbritton 311
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: Center for the Americas
MEDIEVAL STUDIES: Lounge, Downey House
PHILOSOPHY: Allbritton 311
SCIENCE IN SOCIETY: Allbritton 311
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WESEMINAR Wesleyan and The Great War
In 1914, The Great War—known later as World War I—broke out in Europe. Wesleyan became a war campus in the years that followed. After the U.S. Congress declared war on Germany in 1917, college life at Wesleyan “took on a belligerent aspect,” as Carl F. Price, Class of 1902, observed later. “Minor sports, dramatics, dances, were dropped. The students were in army uniform, rose early in the morning to drill, were allowed no cuts from classes. A trench seamed part of the back of campus, and armed guards challenged all comers.” By the time the Armistice was signed in 1918—100 years ago this year—some 1,200 Wesleyan faculty, staff, students, and alumni provided military or civilian service, including twenty-six students and alumni who died. Attend this illustrated presentation to learn how the “War to End All Wars” impacted Wesleyan.
Presenter: Leith Johnson, University Archivist
Room 112, Boger Hall
11:00 AM to 1:15 PM
ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSES
ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
EAST ASIAN STUDIES: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Assemble for the Annual Parade of Classes
Seniors and their families are invited to join alumni for this traditional Wesleyan festivity featuring a live Dixieland band. The parade is scheduled to begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. rain or shine, and is followed immediately by the Assembly and Annual Meeting. Look for the class year signs and line-up beside the sign with the year you graduated.  The parade begins on Huss Courtyard (behind the Usdan University Center) and parades around the Memorial Chapel onto McKelvey Green.  All parade participants are encouraged to parade into the Memorial Chapel for the Wesleyan Assembly and Alumni Association Meeting.
Huss Courtyard, Usdan University Center (show in map)
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Taiko, Sushi, and Japanese Garden Tour
Come join us for Taiko at 11:30, Sushi at noon, and a tour of our Japanese garden with Garden Curator Stephen Morrell at 12:30.
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Fluid-Yin Outdoor Yoga with Leigh Stewart ’13
Get your groove on this reunion weekend with Fluid-Yin: A flow and yin practice hosted by Leigh Stewart ‘13. This hour-long yoga workshop overlooking Foss Hill provides an opportunity to soak in some sunshine while strengthening your muscles and stretching your deepest tissues. Leigh taught yoga while at Wesleyan and now enjoy hosting yoga retreats, workshops and implementing mindfulness-based curriculum in public schools. Please bring a mat or towel.
Top of Foss Hill
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Special Collections and Archives Open House
Drop in at the University’s Special Collections and Archives to remember your student days—yearbooks, The ArgusHermes, face books, and many other historical Wesleyan materials are all here. Chat with SC&A staff about the riches of the University’s rare book collection and how it supports Wesleyan’s educational mission.
Special Collections and Archives and Davison Rare Book Room, Olin Memorial Library
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Psi Upsilon Buffet Lunch and Open House
242 High Street
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thesis Art Exhibition
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2018's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program. Each student is invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for this curated year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and architecture. Curated by Sara Kim ’19 and Rachel Rosin ’19.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wesleyan Assembly and Alumni Association Meeting

Featuring President Michael S. Roth '78 on Liberal Education: Protected or Connected?

The 2018 Distinguished Alumni, McConaughy, and Outstanding Service Awards are presented at this time.

Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented to alumni in recognition of achievement in their professions.
Robert (Bob) Crispin ’68
Brian Frosh ’68
Robert (Bobbito) Garcia ’88
Paul Weitz ’88
Jessica Rosenworcel ’93
Maria Santana-Guadalupe ’98

The James L. McConaughy Jr. Award was established in 1959 by the class of 1936 in memory of James L. McConaughy Jr. '36, the James L. McConaughy Jr. Memorial Award recognizes a member of the Wesleyan family (including students, faculty, alumni, parents, and members of their respective families) whose writing, or other creative achievement, conveys unusual insight and understanding of current and past events.
Hannah Dreier ’08  

The Outstanding Service Award is presented to alumni, parents, or other members of the Wesleyan community in recognition of outstanding volunteer service to Wesleyan, their community, or the nation.
Alexander (Sandy) See ’68, P’98
Megan Norris ’83, P’17
Memorial Chapel

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lunch in Honor of the Post-50th Reunion Alumni (Classes of 1942-1967)
By invitation only.
Patricelli ’92 Theater (show in map)
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
WESEMINAR Epilepsy Research & Advocacy at Wesleyan and Beyond
One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime and 65 million people around the world need a cure. Randy ’83 and Lisa Siegel are parents of a daughter with severe epilepsy and a healthy adult son. They are strong advocates for families and parents of children with epilepsy and help to spread the word about epilepsy and the search for new cures. They are regular visitors in neuroscience classes at Wesleyan, and have inspired many undergraduates when talking about their advocacy work. Randy and Lisa have generously supported five research internships for Wesleyan undergraduate students working on novel therapies for epilepsy in the Naegele Lab. In this panel, three former Siegel summer research fellows will join Randy, Lisa and Jan to talk about the impact that this fellowship has had on their careers and the importance of translational research on epilepsy. 
Presenters: Janice R. Naegele P'16 is the Alan M Dachs Professor of Science, Professor of Biology, and member of the Program in Neuroscience and Behavior. Research in the Naegele Lab focuses on gene and neural stem-cell based therapies for epilepsy. Professor Naegele is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Since joining the faculty in 1991, she has served as Chair of the Department of Biology, Director of the Center for Faculty Career Development and is currently Chair of the Wesleyan faculty. Daniel B. Lawrence '15, MA '16 BA and MA in Neuroscience and Behavior from Wesleyan University. After his graduate training, he worked as a research associate in the Naegele lab for an additional two years investigating a novel gene therapy for epilepsy and small-molecule inhibitor for treating temporal lobe epilepsy. This fall, Daniel will be joining the University of Connecticut School of Medicine as a member of the class of 2022. Sylwia Lipior ’18 is a senior Neuroscience and Behavior major at Wesleyan. As a member of the Naegele lab, she is looking at how overexpression of Neuroligin 2 in the hippocampus enhances inhibitory circuitry and alters behavioral outcomes in mice. Janice R. Naegele is the Alan M Dachs Professor of Science, Professor of Biology, and member of the Program in Neuroscience and Behavior. Research in the Naegele Lab focuses on gene and neural stem-cell based therapies for epilepsy. Professor Naegele is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Since joining the faculty in 1991, she has served as Chair of the Department of Biology, Director of the Center for Faculty Career Development and is currently Chair of the Wesleyan faculty. Elizabeth Paquette '16 is a former Siegel summer research fellow. Randy Siegel ’83 is CEO of Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 25 cities. Since joining Advance Publications in 2001, Randy has served as President of Local Digital Strategy as well as President of Parade Publications when it was part of Advance Publications. He was also an executive at The Washington Post Company. Randy has published three children’s books with Neal Porter Books and has written for several publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Advertising Age. He has served on the boards of Share our Strength, Research America, An Open Book Foundation, Cure Epilepsy and the Epilepsy Foundation.
Room 116, Judd Hall
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
WESEMINAR Reclaiming the Gaze: African American Prints and Photographs, 1930 to Now
Reclaiming the Gaze presents a dynamic survey of African American prints and photographs from the 1930s to the present. These striking works range from the expressionist style of Hale Woodruff to the photographs of the Civil Rights movement by Ernest C. Withers, and from feminist interventions by Betye Saar and Faith Ringgold to postmodern commentaries on identity by Glenn Ligon ’82 and Robert Pruitt. The exhibition highlights forty-two prints and photographs from the Davison Art Center collection, representing a wide range of styles and subject matter, and created across nine decades. Each artist claimed his or her vision as an African American, intervening in the artistic conventions that assumed a white male gaze. Reception to follow.
Presenters: Peter A. Mark, Professor of African and African-American Art at Wesleyan University and Rielly Wieners ’18, student curator of this exhibit.
Gallery, Davison Art Center
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) Open House
QAC common space (Allbritton 106)
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wesleyan Posse Veteran Pre-Graduation Celebration
Celebrate the first graduating class of Wesleyan Posse Veterans! This event will honor veteran students in the Class of 2018 who have paved the way for the continuing success of the program. Members of the graduating class will play music, sing, and present remarks. Food and drinks will be served.
The Fries Center for Global Studies, Fisk Hall
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Pa’lante! Ceremonia de Graducíon
Sábado 26th, Mayo 2018
Les invitamos a Pa’lante! una ceremonia de graduación en español de Wesleyan! Pa'lante! será una ceremonia íntima en honor a los graduados de la comunidad Latinx y sus queridos para reconocer sus logros en Wesleyan. Se servirán comida y bebidas.

We cordially invite you to attend Pa’lante! the second annual Spanish language graduation ceremony intended to provide an intimate ceremony for non-English speaking families. Pa’lante! will honor Latinx identifying students in the Class of 2018 and recognize their achievements in the Wesleyan community. Food and drinks will be served.
Tent, Center for the Arts Lawn
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Strolling Magician and Magic Show
For children of all ages!
Andrus Field (show in map)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Freeman Asian Scholars Reception
Freeman Asian Scholars and their families, friends, and alumni are invited to a program honoring the Freeman Asian Scholars of the Class of 2018. 
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Picnic and Festival on Foss Hill

This lively festival of entertainment and games is a great place to connect with friends and family members between WESeminars and other weekend programs. Don’t miss the magic show, tattoos, and more. Lunches are portable and can be picked up on your way to Foss Hill, afternoon WESeminars, or other events and destinations.
TICKETS: This lunch requires advance purchase/registration. If you are unable to purchase tickets in advance, picnic lunch tickets may be available for purchase at Registration in the Exley Science Center.  Ticket sales are not available at the lunch location-- please plan accordingly.

Lunch is included for members of reunion classes with a flat rate fee (5th, 10th, 50th and the post-50th reunion classes of 1942 through 1967). To make sure that we have an accurate number of meals, we'd like to know if reunion alumni who have the flat rate fee plan to attend this lunch.  Please click on the Saturday Festival on Foss Hill lunch option when registering if you plan to attend. All other reunion classes, graduates, and parents and families of the graduates will be charged the following for lunch:
$15 per person for adults and children (including graduates)
Tent, Andrus Field and Foss Hill (show in map)

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE
SOCIOLOGY: Tent with black flag, North College Lawn
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSES
COLLEGE OF LETTERS: COL Library, Boger Hall
ECONOMICS: Tent with Red Flag, North College Lawn
GERMAN STUDIES: Room 403, Fisk Hall
GOVERNMENT:Tent with Red Flag, North College Lawn
HISTORY: Tent with Red Flag, North College Lawn
PSYCHOLOGY: Allbritton 311
RELIGION: Tent, Religious Studies
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
WESEMINAR Shifting Conversations: Communities of Color in Today’s Political and Social Climate
Alumni of color will discuss how discourse across multiple sectors is shifting in response to the current political and social climate, the impact on communities of color, and the extent to which people of color are participating in the discourse.
Presenters: Joyce Y. Hall ’78 is the Director of Practicum and Career Development and Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Master of Public Health Program at Long Island University Brooklyn. Ms. Hall has extensive experience in primary health care services, public and community health, adolescent health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS services, coalition building, and research through governmental and non-governmental agencies. She earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry and a Certificate from the Institute for Not-For-Profit Management, Columbia University Business School. Daniel Martinez HoSang ’93 is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race & Migration at Yale University. His teaching and scholarship examine the contradictory labor of race within U.S. political culture across a wide range of sites. Before graduate school, he worked as a labor and community organizer in California for a decade around racial justice issues. He earned a Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Alford A. Young, Jr. ’88 is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. His central research focus has been on how low-income African American men construct understandings of various aspects of social reality. He has also researched the experiences of African American scholars. His books include The Minds of Marginalized Black Men: Making Sense of Mobility, Opportunity, and Future Life Chances (Princeton University Press) and Are Black Men Doomed? (Polity Press). He earned an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Moderator: Saeyun D. Lee ’93 is an education policy consultant who is contributing to the development and implementation of education policies and initiatives to increase students’ access to transformative learning opportunities from birth through postsecondary education; close persistent attainment and achievement gaps; increase college and career readiness; and enhance policy alignment, collaboration, and organizational coherence across the early education, K-12, and higher education sectors. She earned an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Room 112, Boger Hall
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
WESEMINAR The Annual Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival presents The Wedding Doll
This WESeminar will consist of the screening of the Israeli movie Wedding Doll, followed by a Q/A session with its director, Nitzan Gilady, Center for Jewish Studies Distinguished Scholar in Residence. Wedding Doll inaugurated the 10th Annual Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival in 2017 and is the first feature film which he directed, wrote and produced. It won 3 International awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2015 (including Best Debut Film), premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, received 9 Israeli academy award nominations and received 2 awards: Best Actress and Best Costumes as well as 7 additional international awards.
Presenters: Nitzan Gilady is a director, producer and scriptwriter of the documentary films “Jerusalem Is Proud To Present,” “Family Time,” “In Satmar Custody” and “The Last Enemy”. His films have received 13 international awards, participated in hundreds of international film festivals and been broadcast by prestigious TV channels all over the world (among them: Sundance channel and ZDF-ARTE). Dalit Katz, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, will introduce the director and moderate the discussion.
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL STUDIES SENIORS RECEPTION: CSS Lounge, Public Affairs Center (PAC)
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
WESEMINAR What if the community was your classroom? What we have learned from 20 years of Service Learning at Wesleyan
Service Learning integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. How did it begin at Wesleyan and what has happened since? Faculty and alumni instrumental in shaping this experiential learning program share stories from its twenty year history.
Speakers: Peggy Carey Best is Director for Service Learning. Rob Rosenthal was a founding director of the Service-Learning Center and the Center for Community Partnerships. He retired as John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology on January 1, 2018. Tim Whyte '98 is Secretary General at ActionAid Denmark, a global justice organization. He helped start the Service Learning program while at Wesleyan and has since worked in the field of global development, human rights and social activism. Alan Schlechter ’98, MD is a clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center and the director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Services at Bellevue Hospital Center. Alan teaches “The Science of Happiness” to almost 1,000 NYU students each year, in which he shares the mental health education that he believes all people should receive early in life. Alan is interested in using the best science that we have to foster behaviors and thoughts that might help prevent mental illness and grow well-being. Kevin Wilhelm is the President and CEO for Middlesex United Way which is creating measurable, lasting change in Education, Income, Health and Housing. He is currently the President for the Middletown Rotary Club, Chair for the Middlesex Community College Regional Advisory Council, a founder of the Coalition for Housing and Homelessness and a board director for the Middlesex Coalition for Children.
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Eclectic Society Reception and Meeting
Reception at 2 p.m.; meeting at 3 p.m.
200 High Street
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Delta Kappa Epsilon Reception
For members of Delta Kappa Epsilon and their families. Light refreshments will be served. State of Gamma Phi review will be at 3:00. Members of the Kent Literary Club Board of Directors will be in attendance to answer any questions about Gamma Phi at Wesleyan.
Delta Kappa Epsilon
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE
ENGLISH: Lounge, Downey House
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES: Center for African American Studies
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSES
ANTHROPOLOGY: Anthro Room 6
BIOLOGY: Terrace, Exley Science Center
CHEMISTRY: Terrace, Exley Science Center
COMPUTER SCIENCE:Terrace, Exley Science Center
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES: Terrace, Exley Science Center
MATHEMATICS: Terrace, Exley Science Center
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY: Terrace, Exley Science Center
NEUROSCIENCE AND BEHAVIOR: Terrace, Exley Science Center
PHYSICS: Terrace, Exley Science Center
ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES: Highwaymen Common Room
RUSSIAN, EAST EUROPEAN, AND EURASIAN STUDIES: Highwaymen Common Room
THEATER: Theater Lounge, Theater Studios
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Alumni of Color (AOC)/ Students of Color (SOC) Reception
Please join us at a reception honoring Alumni and Students of Color. All are welcome.
Center for African American Studies
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
WESEMINAR U.S. Healthcare: Achievements, Problems, and a Glimpse of the Possible Future
How will the next generation physicians and consumers thrive in the era of artificial intelligence, healthcare mergers and mobile biometrics technology? Join members of the class of ’73 for an engaging conversation about the future of healthcare.
Presenters: Wayne Barber ’73, P'01 MD, FACS, is the co-founder of Hearing.Games. He graduated from Yale Medical School, and completed his residency at Harvard Otolaryngology - Mass Eye & Ear/Mass General Hospital. Wayne is a former member of Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees. Tom Kelly ’73 has held a series of executive positions in health care financing and delivery. Most recently (2014 – 2016), he served as CEO of HealthSmart, the largest independent (non-carrier) administrator of health benefits. Prior to his work at HealthSmart, Tom served (2006 – 2013) as Head of Medicaid for Aetna, and as President then CEO of Schaller Anderson, its predecessor. During his professional career, Tom has also served in a wide variety of community leadership positions. He is a current board member at Fidelis Care New York (the single largest Medicaid plan in the country), among others, and also serves on advisory boards of four development stage companies. Jim Powers ’73, MD is Professor of Medicine, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt where he runs the Geriatric Fellowship. He is also the Associate Clinical Director of the Tennessee Valley GRECC. Dr. Powers received his MD with Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester (NY) in 1977 and served in the USPHS National Health Service Corps from 1980-83. He was then recruited to Vanderbilt to develop a Geriatric Medicine Teaching Program, which has grown into a Geriatric Division, with over twenty sites of care and numerous Geriatric curricula throughout the medical center. Also an accomplished author, Dr. Powers has devoted his academic career to Geriatric Nutrition, Education, and Healthcare Quality and Safety.
Room 116, Judd Hall
2:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Athletic Department Senior Awards Presentation
Come celebrate the accomplishments of our senior student-athletes as they gather together one final time as undergrads in Silloway Gymnasium.
Silloway Gymnasium, Freeman Athletic Center
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WESeminar: Meditation with Dina Kaplan '93, Founder of The Path
Dina will guide us in a half-hour meditation, followed by Q&A, covering three different techniques of meditation: mindfulness, mantra and loving-kindness. Beginning and advanced meditators are welcome to this relaxed gathering for anyone interested in mind training.
Putnam Classroom (114), Boger Hall
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WESEMINAR Wesleyan and the Hollywood Connection
Distinguished alumnus Paul Weitz ’88, Writers Guild of America award-winning television writer Evan Katz ’83, and Academy award winner Akiva Goldsman ’83 talk about their work in movies and television and answer questions about the Wesleyan connection to the business of moving images.
Moderator: Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, with an introduction by Scott Higgins, chair of Film Studies.
Goldsmith Family Cinema, College of Film and the Moving Image
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Wesleyan Argus 150th Anniversary Celebration
Join current Argus editors, alumni, and the Wesleyan journalism community for a reception commemorating the 150th anniversary of the oldest twice-weekly newspaper in the country. Come share your favorite Argus memories, reflect on the state of journalism, and catch up with old friends. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Writing Certificate, a program dedicated to supporting Wesleyan's thriving community of journalists and writers.
Russell House
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSES
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL STUDIES ALUMNI RECEPTION: CSS Lounge, Public Affairs Center (PAC)
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Reunion Class Headquarters for 1953 and 1958
Room 110, Boger Hall
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Conversation for the Good of the Class of 1963 (and others)
Rarely do we have the opportunity to converse with age peers as we do at our 55th Reunion. We are now in our mid- to late-seventies. Although it is easy to focus on our losses, it is appropriate to focus also on our unique opportunities and the gifts of aging. During this hour of gently facilitated conversation we will explore these (and other) opportunities that come with being septuagenarians.
Klingher Classroom (113), Boger Hall
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?: Class of 1958 Conversation
Room 002, Public Affairs Center (PAC)
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
WESEMINAR Curatorial Walkthrough: Thesis Art Exhibition
Join Sara Kim '19 and Rachel Rosin '19, student curators of the Thesis Art Exhibition, for a guided curatorial walkthrough led by Tula Telfair P'13, Professor of Art. Curators will share personal highlights of the exhibition and the exhibition-making experience. Reception to follow this session. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and University Relations.
Note: The Gallery is open from 12 noon- 5 p.m.
Main Gallery, Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Wesleyan Spirits Concert
Come hear Spirits past and present come together and sing a few songs from the repertoire of Wesleyan's oldest all male a cappella group.
Lobby, Exley Science Center
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Alumni Reception
Please join members of the LGBTQ Alumni Network, parents and friends as we welcome graduating seniors to the alumni community.
The Resource Center, 167 High Street
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
COL Dedication
Please join the Class of 1968 for a special dedication honoring Professor of German and Letters, Emeritus, Herbert A. Arnold.
COL Library, Boger Hall
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
WESEMINAR Resilience and Recovery: Responding to Environmental Disasters
How do we as a nation respond to environmental disruptions and disasters? In recent memory there have been many large-scale events that have challenged how we respond as communities and as a nation – BP Oil spill, hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Irma, Maria, Sandy. In this WESeminar we examine the response to environmental disasters with an exploration of the Vietnamese refugee community in New Orleans and an examination of the oil and gas industry.
Presenters: Barry Chernoff, Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies, is Director of the College of the Environment and Professor in the departments of Biology, and Earth and Environmental Studies. Dr. Chernoff researches aquatic ecosystem ecology and conservation genetics of fishes. He teaches courses in science and environmental issues. Marguerite Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of English. She is author of America's Vietnam: The Longue Durée of U.S. Literature and Empire (2018) and co-editor of Refugee Cultures: Forty Years after the Vietnam War (2016). Her next project examines cultures related to displacement and disaster in New Orleans to understand broader issues concerning refugee populations.
David F. Work ’68, P’93 is a former member of Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees and retired from BP Amoco Corporation in 2000 where he was Regional President. In this position, he was the senior BP Amoco representative in the Gulf Coast, Southwest and Rocky Mountain states. Among other senior positions in Exploration and Production and Shared Services, he also previously served as Amoco’s Group Vice President of worldwide exploration and was responsible for the company’s oil and gas exploration activities in some 30 countries. Work received his BA in Geology from Wesleyan and joined Amoco as a geologist in Denver in 1970, where he spent his early career leading exploration in the Western U.S. and Alaska. He is currently a board member of Hat Creek Energy and WPXEnergy, and is a member of the Land Trust Alliance’s Advisory Council, the board of The Teton Regional Land Trust and the Wyoming chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He also is involved in several professional organizations, including the American Geologic Institute and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Work and his wife, Susie, have a daughter (’93) and two sons and eight grandchildren, and live in Victor, Idaho and Hawley, Pennsylvania.
Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107)
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Annual Reception Honoring Retiring Faculty
All are welcome to honor members of the faculty who retire this year.
David Bodznick, Professor of Neuroscience and Behavior and Professor of Biology
Mary Ann Clawson P'98, Professor of Sociology and Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (attending)
Susan Lourie MALS'82, Adjunct Professor of Dance (attending)
Peter Mark, Professor of Art History (attending)
Priscilla Meyer, Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (attending)
Rob Rosenthal, John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology (attending)
Nancy Schwartz, Professor of Government (attending)
Philip Scowcroft, Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics

In addition, we will honor faculty who retired after May, 2017:
Clark Maines, Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus (attending)
Susan B. and William K. Waasch Center for Retired Faculty, 51 Lawn Avenue
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Psi Upsilon Reception
242 High Street
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
Please find a list of the seniors who have been elected into Wesleyan University’s Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Spring 2018 here.
Featured speaker:  Alford A. Young Jr. '88, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan
Memorial Chapel
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cardinal Connection Cafe
This is the place to meet-up with classmates, relax between events, charge your phone, enjoy a game of pool, or just take in the scenery. Snacks, beverages, beer and wine are available for purchase.
Usdan University Center
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Professional Network Mix-n-Mingle
Grab a drink and connect with fellow Cardinals working in Arts & Entertainment, Digital Media, Education, Finance & Banking, Law, Philanthropy & Public Service and Real Estate. The Cardinal Connection Café will have snacks, beer, wine and other beverages available for purchase.
Cardinal Connection Cafe (Usdan Cafe), Usdan University Center
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Anugerah
Performing arts showcasing the diverse talents of the international student body at Wesleyan.
World Music Hall
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Reunion Class Receptions and Dinners
Post-50th Alumni (Classes of 1942–1967) and the Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 gather for their Class Dinners and special programs.

TICKETS: Each dinner requires advance purchase/registration. If you are unable to purchase tickets in advance, Reunion Class Dinner tickets are available for purchase at Registration in the Exley Science Center.  Ticket sales are not available at the dinner location.

Dinner is included for members of reunion classes with a flat rate fee (5th, 10th, and 50th reunion classes) and is complimentary for Post-50th Reunion Alumni (Classes of 1942 through 1967) and their guests. All other reunion classes will be charged the following for dinner:

$55 per person

Post-50th (Classes of 1942-1967 not in a reunion year): Andersen (110) and Taylor (108) Meeting Rooms, Usdan University Center
1953: Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center
1958: Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center
1963: Olson Commons, Gordon Career Center
1968: Campbell Reference Center, Olin Memorial Library
1973: Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center
1978: Patricelli ’92 Theater
1983: President’s House Lawn
1988: Mink Dining Wing, Usdan University Center
1993: Beckham Hall, Fayerweather
1998: Tent with red flag, McKelvey Green (lawn in front of College Row)
2003: Tent with black flag, McKelvey Green (lawn in front of College Row)
2008: The West Wing, Usdan University Center
2013: Tent, Andrus Field

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Senior Voices (Baccalaureate)
Come join the class of 2018 as they reflect, share and recap some of their unique and transformative moments from their years at Wesleyan. You don’t want to miss this. All are welcome.
Faculty speaker: Danielle Vogel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in English
Reflections by: Natacha Bielikoff'18; Taisa Vasilkova'18; David Machado'18; Sara Eismont '18
Sponsor: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Memorial Chapel
9:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Traditional All-College Sing
Steps of North College; Rainsite: Memorial Chapel
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
All-Campus Tent Party
Don't miss this year's annual All-Campus Party featuring DJs Ben Resnick '13 and Clément Guerner '13. Since graduating, they moved to Berlin where they DJ in their free time. For the tent party they have prepared a mix of their favorite tracks, both old and new, and look forward to seeing you on the dance floor! Open to all. Cash bar. ID required. Bar closes at 12:45 a.m. No outside alcohol permitted.  Tent, Andrus Field
10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
New Group 30-Year Anniversary Concert
After thirty years of hopping between genres (but never straying far from Toto's "Africa,") current members and Alumni of Wesleyan's self-proclaimed Sexiest A Capella Group will take the stage to sing through their catalog of crowdpleasers. Join us for a night of spontaneous fun and music!
Memorial Chapel

Sunday, May 27, 2018

7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pi Cafe Hours
Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Exley Science Center (show in map)
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Usdan University Center Hours
Usdan University Center is the primary gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the RC schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Usdan Cafe Hours
Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Usdan University Center (show in map)
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration and Information
Exley Science Center Lobby
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
All-Campus Brunch Buffet

Wrap up a great weekend with a hearty brunch in the new Usdan University Center.
Tickets: This event requires ticket purchase at time of registration. If you are unable to purchase tickets in advance, brunch tickets may be available for purchase at Registration in the Exley Science Center.  Ticket sales are not available at the brunch location-- please plan accordingly.

Brunch is included in the registration fee for Post-50th Reunion alumni (Classes of 1942-1967) and members of reunion classes with a flat rate fee (5th, 10th, and 50th reunion classes). To make sure that we have an accurate number of meals, we’d like to know if reunion alumni who have the flat rate fee plan to attend this brunch. All other reunion classes, graduates, parents and families of graduating seniors will be charged the following when they register: $20 per person for all other adults (including graduates) and children over age 12, and $10 per person for children 12 and under.
Usdan University Center (show in map)

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Graduate Student Breakfast Celebration and Rehearsal
The Graduate Marshal will prepare the graduating MA and PhD students for the Commencement Ceremony.
Lobby, Exley Science Center (show in map)
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Espwesso
Espwesso, Wesleyan's student-run cafe, will be serving sustainably sourced, specialty drip coffee, espresso drinks, and tea in the basement of Allbritton (Rm 003). Come try the best coffee on campus. Cash only!
Allbritton (Rm 003)
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Roman Catholic Mass
Memorial Chapel
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
50th Reunion Brunch for the Class of 1968
Members of the Class of 1968 are planning to gather for brunch around 9 a.m. 
TICKETS: Brunch is included in the 50th reunion flat rate registration fee.
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
GLS Graduates' Commencement Preparation
GLSP staff will prepare graduating students for the Commencement Ceremony.
GLS Office, 74 Wyllys Ave.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Faculty and Undergraduates Assemble for Commencement
Top of Foss Hill
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Parent and Grandparent Educators Assemble for Commencement
Parents and Grandparents of graduating seniors who work in the field of education are invited to march as a division in the Commencement Ceremony. Educators are then welcome to sit as a division, along with a guest, or may choose to sit in general seating following the procession. Educators must supply and wear their own regalia. Please respond to Dana Coffin via email at dcoffin@wesleyan.edu, or by phone at 860/685-3756 by May 15 if you would like to participate. 
Top of Foss Hill 
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
186th Commencement Ceremony
The ceremony will take place in the center of campus, rain or shine, and will last approximately 2–2½ hours. The ceremony may also be viewed online

Tickets: All are welcome to attend Wesleyan's 186th Commencement Ceremony. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony. The 5,000 chairs on Andrus Field (some are outside, some under the large tent with full view of the podium) are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is additional room for seating on Foss Hill (bring a blanket or folding chairs).

Accessibility Seating and Parking: Visitors needing accessible parking may utilize any of the designated spaces on campus with a properly displayed state-issued plate or placard from any state. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony takes place on Denison Terrace, which is parallel to the back of Olin Memorial Library. Mobility impaired guests may park in the “C” lot off of Church Street or the Office of Admission parking lot. University staff and students driving golf carts will be available at each lot to assist in transporting guests to-and-from the accessibility section on Andrus Field. Drivers may also drop of guests on Wyllys Avenue and then park elsewhere. Each disabled person may be accompanied by two family members in the accessible section (located on the area adjacent to the Zelnick Pavilion and Public Affairs Center).  You can sign up for seating in the accessibility section and find more details pertaining to accessibility accommodations here

Water: Wesleyan is proud to announce a bottled water-free Commencement. Reusable bottles and water stations are available to keep guests hydrated. If you do not wish to take your reusable bottle home with you, please leave it under your chair or place in one of the clear recycling containers located on Andrus Field or at the President’s Commencement Celebration so that we can reuse bottles for future occasions.
Andrus Field (show in map)

Inclement Weather Plan

The Commencement Ceremony is held outdoors, rain or shine. Under certain weather conditions, the ceremony may be shifted from the open field, where seating is unlimited, into the large tent on Andrus Field. Although the tent accommodates numerous spectators, seating is limited. In this scenario, we respectfully request that each graduate limit his/her guests to 3 seats under the tent. Please come prepared with raincoats, umbrellas, and appropriate footwear.

Information will be posted on the Wesleyan homepage and the Reunion & Commencement website, and graduating seniors will be notified via email. Details will also be available at Registration (Usdan University Center). The ceremony will be simulcast in the Memorial Chapel, Patricelli ’92 Theater, Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, and Tishler Lecture Hall (Room 150) at Exley Science Center, rain or shine. The ceremony may also be viewed online. Please check the Reunion landing page or the WesCast (webcast) page for details the week of May 21, 2018.
Tent, Andrus Field (show in map)

Following the ceremony

President’s Commencement Celebration: A gathering celebrating the Class of 2018 will take place immediately following the Commencement ceremony. Due to the large crowds at the gathering, families and students who wish to meet are encouraged to identify a place in advance (e.g., one of the buildings on College Row). Light refreshments will be available.
McKelvey Green (lawn in front of College Row) (show in map)

GLS Champagne Reception and Diploma Distribution: GLS graduates and guests are invited to this reception. We will distribute diplomas and raise our glasses in a toast to the graduates!
Tent, Davison Health Center