APRIL 15 & 16, 2020

Attending WesFest? Consider spending a night on campus with a current Wesleyan student. Through our overnight hosting program, we can accommodate regular decision students for one night each. Space is limited and accommodations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.   

Request an overnight here

All overnight request forms must be in by Wednesday, April 1. NO late requests will be honored.


What to Bring

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

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Workout clothing and swimsuit (in case you want to go to the gym, take a yoga class or go for a swim)
  • Spending money for meals, a Wesleyan hoodie, a night out, etc. Discounted meal tickets may be purchased at the Office of Admission for $5/each.

You may store your personal items (sleeping bags, etc.) at the Office of Admission during the day. Note: The Office of Admission closes at 5:00 PM.

Meeting Your Host

A few days prior to WesFest you will receive an email with contact information for your overnight host.  You should contact them and plan a convenient time for you both to meet at the Office of Admission.  Interns will be here all day to help you find your host and make sure you have everything you need.

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. 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. (Student Handbook: Guest Policy)

Family Overnight Options

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