Diversity & Inclusion Events

Congratulations on your acceptance to Wesleyan University!

Due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Wesleyan will not be hosting any in-person events for admitted students and their families this spring. As a result, the Office of Admission will be offering a wide range of virtual events throughout the month of April — in addition to WesFest (Wesleyan’s Admitted Student Program) — for the opportunity to learn first-hand how Wesleyan supports and fosters diversity and inclusion for underrepresented* students.

While these sessions are open to all admitted students and their families, this series of events are designed to provide underrepresented* students with additional information to help them make an informed college decision. Register HERE to access all events for admitted students and families.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Admission Interns if you have any questions.


First Gen to Wes:  A Wesleyan Alumni Panel
Saturday, April 10, 6:00 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT
Hear from a panel of alumni who navigated Wesleyan as first-generation students and learn about how they've applied their experiences with the liberal arts into the workforce.

Community-Based Organization (CBO) Connections
Wednesday, April 14, 6:00 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT
Are you a member of a community-based organization (CBO) and/or college access program? Join us for an interactive discussion with current Wesleyan students and CBO alumni as they discuss their journey to Middletown, experiences navigating campus life, and learn about campus resources available at Wesleyan.

Faculty of Color Panel
Friday, April 16, 6:00 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT 
At Wesleyan, we value diversity, including the persons shaping our next generation of learners. We recognize that representation matters and the value that is added when students see the accomplishments of their fellow persons of color. Come hear from our own faculty on their journeys to Middletown, why they choose to be here and what they value about teaching Wesleyan students.

Sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas: Para Estudiantes Admitos y Familias
Saturday, April 17, 6:00 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT
Únase a nuestra presentación virtual con estudiantes y exalumnos de la Universidad de Wesleyan que discutirán sus experiencias al navegar la vida universitaria y demostrarán los recursos disponibles en toda la Universidad. Esta sesión también presentará a los padres / familias de estudiantes de nuestra comunidad. Esta sesión se llevará a cabo en Español.

Pathways to Inclusive Education: A Research Panel
Wednesday, April 21, 6:00 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT
This panel will highlight several special fellowships and research-based programs at Wesleyan that aim to increase access to research and post-secondary education for students who come from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Hear from panelists about their own experiences within these programs and how community is built among the program’s participants.

Q&A with Malcolm X House
Thursday, April 22, 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. EDT
Come chat with current residents of this historic program house to learn about fulfilling our mission at Wesleyan. Ask about living in the space, hosting events, and exploring the Black diaspora on campus!

Inclusive Excellence Beyond Wesleyan: Alumni of Color (AOC) Council
Saturday, April 24, 6:00 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT
Inclusive Excellence is key to who we are at Wesleyan and that extends beyond your four years in Middletown. We invite you to connect with Alumni of Color, and learn more about the alumni of color community and how this community has helped to facilitate their professional successes after college.

Admitted Student Q&A with Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez '96
Wednesday, April 28, 6:00 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT
Join us for a live Q&A! While this session is open to all admitted students, this event is designed to address questions and concerns from underrepresented* students. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions HERE.


*This term includes (and not limited to) students from groups who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx American, Native American, and Asian-American, in addition to LGBTQQI, first-generation college students and/or those from families with limited financial resources.