Student Life

Foster your independent spirit—in the middle of the action!  Our 316-acre campus, located in Middletown, Connecticut, is home to over 300 spaces for you to learn, create, collaborate, and experience life together, including libraries, restaurants, cafés, theaters, a full 11-building art center complex, state-of-the-art science and technology facilities—including an observatory—athletics facilities, and a student-run organic farm.

We believe there is no better way to immerse yourself in discovery and experimentation than to be where the action is, which is why we make “we” a priority: our students live on campus for their entire four years, making Wesleyan an uncommonly close community.

Rigorous + Daring

Our students relentlessly pursue academic rigor but also dare to participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities giving them boundless opportunities to explore their passions, build community, and break barriers to try new and interesting things. From involvement in deeply serious social justice reform advocacy to high-achieving dance performances, our students have passion and energy inside and outside the classroom.

Living on Campus

From your first year to your senior year, our campus living model offers different types of residential experiences that enable you to be part of the community and build your independence.  Sharing a double in a residence hall is typical for first-years. Sophomores may move to program houses with a dozen like-minded residents. Juniors and seniors may move into apartments and wood-frame houses with a handful of good friends. There's a "right fit" for everyone, depending on your interests and where you’re at in your academic journey, and a place for you to belong and live your life to the fullest. 

Residential Life

Dining Options

Rich in taste and diverse in culture, Wesleyan’s on-campus dining options offer selections to please every tradition and palate—carnivore and vegan, kosher and non, glutenous and gluten-free alike. Actively committed to sustainability, Wesleyan even sources some of its food from our own Long Lane Farm.   

Dining Services


Nestled in the heart of the small city of Middletown, Connecticut, our 316-acre campus has it all: beautiful residential campus grounds along the scenic Connecticut River, a historic downtown district, easy access to public transportation, and just two hours from Boston and New York City.

Student Groups

There is always something going on at Wesleyan, in every corner of the campus. The fearlessness, fierceness, and fun that defines our community comes to life in our 200+ student clubs and groups, 30 NCAA Division III varsity teams, and 25 club and intramural sports teams. 

Whether it’s an intensive academic opportunity that adds depth and rigor to your studies, a sports or dance activity that gets your blood flowing and body moving, or an investment club that deepens your understanding of the financial world, you’ll find yourself daring to try new things, meeting new people—and leaving your comfort zone far behind.

Current Student Groups


Our athletics program helps students balance their studies with high-level competitive excellence—which is why so many of our athletes have gone on to be competitors and coaches in both professional and Olympic sports, and successful in sports-related industries.

Wesleyan is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC, an 11-member league in NCAA Division III). We have 30 varsity teams and over 25 club and intramural sports teams playing in state-of-the-art facilities. 

Visit Our Athletics Website

More than 780 students participate in intercollegiate sports each year, and 56% of our student body is active in either varsity, club, or intramural sports every year. While academics are their priority, they put incredible commitment and discipline into building their skills on the field, rink, and court.

Community Engagement

From volunteering in our local community to faculty-led research projects to improve the lives of many, our students have an unparalleled commitment to making the world a better place. We understand that quest for better and have the programs and networks to help you engage with the community in a way that is meaningful to you.