APRIL 16 AND 17, 2014

Attending WesFest? Consider spending a night on campus with a current Wesleyan student. Through our overnight hosting program, we can accommodate Regular Decision admitted students for one night. Space is limited; make your overnight reservation well in advance as accommodations are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

WesFest Overnight Request Form

What to Bring
In addition to your personal things, please bring the following items with you:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Workout clothing and swim suit (in case you want to go to the gym, or do yoga, or take a swim)
  • Spending money for meals, a Wesleyan t-shirt, a night out, etc. You will receive one meal ticket. Additional meal tickets may be purchased at Registration for $5/each.
  • Required signed Permission/Medical Release form

You may store your personal items (sleeping bags, etc.) at the Office of Admission during the day. The office receptionist can direct you to the storage location. Note: The Office of Admission closes at 5:00 PM.

WesFest: Meeting Your Host
Meet your host at 3:30 PM at Fayerweather, Beckham Hall on Wednesday, April 16th or at 5:00 PM in Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 17th. Your host will take you to their dorm and provide you with a place to sleep. We encourage you to get to know your host and their friends to gain a variety of perspectives on Wesleyan. While on campus, take the opportunity to attend WesFest events, visit classes, and meet your (potential) future classmates.  Due to the busy nature of Wesleyan students, your host may or may not be able to accompany you to activities throughout your stay; feel free to explore campus on your own or with other admitted students.

Early Decision Student Overnight Options
This year we will offer hosting to students admitted through Early Decision on a very limited basis. (Request Form) Please call the WesFest office for details at 860-685-2559. Those of you who do not get matched with a host are welcome to participate in WesFest and independently arrange hosting with friends/family who attend Wesleyan or to stay in local hotels at the discounted Wesleyan rate.

Staying with a Friend or Family Member on Campus
If you have friends/family members at Wesleyan, please feel free to independently arrange housing with the current Wesleyan student. If you are being hosted independently with a Wesleyan student (not through the Office of Admission), you are required to properly register with the Public Safety Office. Wesleyan students are required to register any overnight guests prior to their arrival on campus and provide all emergency contact information via the guest registration form located in the Electronic Portfolio.  All guests under the age of 18 should submit the online visitation form no less than 48 hours before their scheduled visit and should present a signed copy of the parent agreement portion of the form upon their arrival to campus to Public Safety. (Guest Policy: Student Handbook page 25)

Family Overnight Options
Parents and family members are welcome to attend WesFest. A list of local hotels can be found here.