Open House Schedule - November 11, 2020

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host our annual Open Houses on campus, but with the help of students, faculty and staff on campus we're putting together a very robust schedule of virtual events for you and your family. 

Note: Zoom links will not be published here - participants must register in advance and will receive an email with links 24hrs. prior to the event.

 

9:00-9:45 a.m.
Welcome and Overview
Opening remarks from Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez ‘96, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, and members of the Class of 2021.

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Virtual Campus Tour
Take a virtual tour of campus with a pair of Wesleyan tour guides! 

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Drop-In
Want to ask specific questions pertaining to your individual situation? Pop in to chat one-on-one with a Financial Aid staff member.

10:00-10:45 a.m. (repeated at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
College Life: An Inside Look
Join a Dean of Admission and a panel of Wesleyan students who will share their diverse experiences and answer your questions.

10:00-11:00am
Virtual Tour of the College of Film and the Moving Image
The short virtual tour of the Center of Film Studies will be followed by a Q&A segment with Scott Higgins, Director of the College of Film and the Moving Image and Professor of Film Studies. Please join us! 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Office of Study Abroad Drop-In
Study abroad is an integral part of a liberal arts education, and all students should consider it! Programs are available for every budget and every major. Please drop by the Office of Study Abroad Virtual Advising Hours to have all your questions about study abroad answered.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Accessibility Services Drop-In Hours
The mission of Wesleyan’s Accessibility Services team is to create an accessible and inclusive learning environment where disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity. We offer all students a broad range of programs which provide academic as well as co-curricular support and enrichment. Our top priority is to ensure that student support continues whether a student is taking remote, in-person, or hybrid courses. During this time, students and/or parents with questions about accessibility services can pop in for a one-on-one discussion with Accessibility Specialist, Crystal Rose Hill.

11:00-11:45 a.m. (repeated at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.)
Applying to Wesleyan
Wesleyan Admission Deans will discuss the application process in detail. Bring your questions!

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Virtual Campus Tour
Take a virtual tour of campus with a pair of Wesleyan tour guides! 

11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
VISIT A CLASS!  Math 119: Elements of Calculus - Part 1
This course is the first half of a two-semester calculus sequence. This sequence is designed for students who have not previously studied calculus. The courses will cover limits, derivatives, and integrals. Exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions will be introduced and their calculus will be studied. Applications of calculus to biology, economics, physics, and/or other fields will be emphasized.  Space is limited - sign up today!

12:00-12:45 p.m.
Roth on Wesleyan
Wesleyan President Michael Roth '78 will share his perspective on a Wesleyan education.

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Virtual Campus Tour
Take a virtual tour of campus with a pair of Wesleyan tour guides! 

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Wesleyan Jewish Community: Drop In Session
Join David Leipziger Teva, Wesleyan’s Rabbi and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and student leaders for a virtual Q&A.  Come learn about what makes our community unique, welcoming, and engaging.  For more info contact Rabbi David at dleipziger@wesleyan.edu

1:00-2:00 p.m.
SHAPE Open House
Come meet the SHAPE Office staff, to learn more about our work on intimate violence prevention, awareness events, and supporting survivors on campus. Drop in for a private chat with us. All are welcome! For more info, please contact the SHAPE Director, Johanna DeBari at jdebari@wesleyan.edu.

1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m.
VISIT A CLASS!  SISP 262: Cultural Studies of Health
This course investigates the complex embroidery of biosocial and cultural processes that shape the unequal experiences and meanings of health.  Space is limited - sign up today!

2:00-2:45 p.m.
Writing at Wesleyan
A conversation about writing at Wesleyan with Kim-Frank Writing Fellow Ginger Hutchinson.

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Teacher, Banker, Coder, Artist: Learning Career Management in a Liberal Arts Environment
Sharon Belden Castonguay, Director of the Wesleyan Career Center, will present on the benefits of a liberal arts education after college.. fter the presentation, breakout rooms will be available for those wanting to chat with the pre-law and pre-med advisors.

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Athletics Drop In
Join Assistant Softball Coach Nikki Cuccio and Associate Head Women's Lacrosse Coach/Assistant Field Hockey Coach Riley Smith for a virtual Q&A.

2:50 p.m.-4:10 p.m.
VISIT A CLASS!  PHIL201 - Living the Good Life
For many philosophers, Eastern and Western, philosophy has been more than an effort to answer fundamental theoretical questions. It has been an activity aimed at changing one's orientation to the world and, thus, how one lives one's life. We will explore Chinese, Greco-Roman, and contemporary versions of the idea that philosophy should be seen as a way of living a good life. Despite their differences, Confucians, Daoists, Aristotelians, and Stoics all agreed that philosophy should aim at making us better people. Can such an idea still get traction in today's world?  Sign up today!

2:50 p.m.-4:10 p.m.
VISIT A CLASS!  MB&B507: Molecular Biophysics Journal Club
This course includes presentation and active discussion of a series of current research articles in the field of molecular biophysics and biophysical chemistry from journals including but not limited to the Biophysical Journal, Biopolymers, Current Opinion iIn Structural Biology, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, and the Annual Review of Molecular Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure.  Sign up today!

2:50 p.m.-4:10 p.m.
VISIT A CLASS!  ENG 286: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
During this course, students will read canonical and popular literary works by early-20th-century African American authors in tandem with the vibrant body of literary criticism that emerged from this cultural moment in order to arrive at a richer understanding of how the early 20th-century African American canon was curated and proliferated. To this end, we will pay special attention to the role of anthologies and literary magazines (such as "The Crisis," "Opportunity," and "Fire!!") in collating an emergent modern African American literary tradition.   Sign up today!

3:00-3:45 p.m.
College Life: An Inside Look
Join a Dean of Admission and a panel of Wesleyan students who will share their diverse experiences and answer your questions.

3:00-3:45 p.m..
Applying to Wesleyan
Wesleyan Admission Deans will discuss the application process in detail. Bring your questions!

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Virtual Campus Tour
Take a virtual tour of campus with a pair of Wesleyan tour guides! 

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Languages at Wes
Did you know Wesleyan now offers full classroom instruction in 15 different languages?  It’s the most of any liberal arts college in the country!  Whether you’ve studied a language for many years or are a novice, there’s a place for you here.. oin our zoom session to have all your language learning questions answered.

4:00-4:45 p.m.
Affording Wesleyan
Join Bob Coughlin, Director of Financial Aid, for an informative session on affording a Wesleyan education.

4:00pm-7:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Drop-In
Want to ask specific questions pertaining to your individual situation? Pop in to chat one-on-one with a Financial Aid staff member.

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Virtual Campus Tour
Take a virtual tour of campus with a pair of Wesleyan tour guides! 

6:00-7:00 p.m.
College Life: An Inside Look
Join a Dean of Admission and a panel of Wesleyan students who will share their diverse experiences and answer your questions.

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Accessibility Services Drop-In Hours
The mission of Wesleyan’s Accessibility Services team is to create an accessible and inclusive learning environment where disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity.. e offer all students a broad range of programs which provide academic as well as co-curricular support and enrichment.. ur top priority is to ensure that student support continues whether a student is taking remote, in-person, or hybrid courses.. uring this time, students and/or parents with questions about accessibility services can pop in for a one-on-one discussion with Accessibility Specialist, Crystal Rose Hill or Laura Patey, Dean for Academic Advancement.

7:00-8:00 p.m.
Applying to Wesleyan
Wesleyan Admission Deans will discuss the application process in detail. Bring your questions!

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Virtual Campus Tour
Take a virtual tour of campus with a pair of Wesleyan tour guides! 

7:00-7:45 p.m.
Athletics and Fitness at Wesleyan
Interested in athletics and fitness? Our panel of student athletes will tell you all about varsity, club, intramural sports and staying fit in college.

8:00-9:00 p.m.
Residential Life Panel
Join students involved in ResLife for a Q&A about living on campus and our progressive independence model.

9:00-10:00 p.m.
Virtual Campus Tour
Take a virtual tour of campus with a pair of Wesleyan tour guides!