Diversity & Inclusion Events

Congratulations on your acceptance to Wesleyan University!

While registration is open to all admitted students and their families, these events are designed to provide historically underrepresented* students with additional information about Wesleyan. Please keep this in mind as you register, thank you! 

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

**This includes, but is not limited to, students from groups who have been historically 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.


Student of Color, First-Generation and/or Low Income Voices

You do not want to miss out on this one! Panelists will discuss their experiences on campus as students coming from historically underrepresented backgrounds, from the resources that they have discovered to the community that they have found, they will discuss it all! You will also have opportunities to ask your questions directly to our panelists, so come ready!

Wednesday, March 30, 6PM


Hora de visita para hispanohablantes / Spanish-language Drop-In Hour 

OJO: ¡Aquí se habla español! Traiga sus preguntas y curiosidades a esta hora de visita informal con hispanohablantes de la oficina de Admisión. Aprovecha esta oportunidad para hablar con un decano de admisión y una directora de ayuda financiera sobre el proceso de aplicaciones, becas u otra información sobre la universidad. Además, nos acompañará una estudiante actual para compartir su experiencia de vivir y aprender en Wesleyan University. ¡Nos vemos pronto!

ATTENTION: We speak Spanish! Bring your questions and curiosities to this informal drop-in hour with Spanish-speakers from the Office of Admission. Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with an admission dean and financial aid director about the application process, financial aid, or other details about the university. We will also be joined by a current student who can share her experience living and learning at Wesleyan University. See you soon!

Tuesday, April 5, 6PM - Register here


Generations of Wes

What does life look like after Wesleyan? Join us on Saturday, April 9th at 2pm for a conversation with a panel of alumni from a range of graduation years. During this intergenerational panel you will learn how our graduates are shaped by their time at Wes, and how their experiences empower them in their professional and personal lives. This is your chance to not only get a glimpse of life after Wes, but also to learn about how Wesleyan has changed over time and how alumni come to reflect on their time on campus.

Saturday, April 9, 2PM - Register here

*a recording of this session will be available the next day.  Please contact jnyberg@wesleyan.edu for a link.


Practical Passion: Open Curriculum, Open Career

How do I make sure my major will help me get a good job after I graduate? Are pre-med and pre-law really my best chances to have a high paying job? First-generation college students often bear the burden of choosing between their passions and financial responsibility. But what if your passion IS practical? Hear from our special panel of First-Generation, Low-Income students as they share their academic journeys and professional opportunities in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM. They will be joined by Sharon Castonguay, Director of the Gordon Career Center, for a moderated Q&A.

Tuesday, April 12, 6PM - Register here

*a recording of this session will be available the next day.  Please contact jnyberg@wesleyan.edu for a link.


Self Care Session: Unwind with Wes                        

Making a decision about where you will spend the next four years of your life is stressful. All big decisions are! When we are living day to day with chronic stress, we start to feel a toll on our body, mind, and spirit. And when that happens, our ability to make good decisions can be negatively impacted. Join Dr. Jen D’Andrea on Wednesday April 19th at 6 PM for a virtual self-care session. We will talk about stress and its impact on the body and mind, and then we’ll consider ways to better manage it in order to take care of our wellbeing. We will also talk about some strategies you can use to enhance your decision-making process. Hope to see you there!                    

Tuesday, April 19, 6PM - Register here