Schedule of Events For
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

08:00 am - 05:00 pm
WesFest 2019!
Congratulations on your admission to Wesleyan University! We hope you will join us for WesFest 2019 - three fun-filled days packed with information sessions, tours, department open houses, keynote speakers, film screenings, student performances and a student activities fair! You can even spend the night with a current student to get the full Wesleyan experience! Online registration is not required, but strongly encouraged. Whether you register online or not, please remember to check-in at the Office of Admission upon arrival to let us know you've arrived, pick up a schedule and a little gift from us to you! Admission staff and regional deans will be on hand from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See you at WesFest 2019!


08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Registration
Stop in to register, grab a cup of coffee, and purchase meal tickets for later. Don't forget to grab your special gift from the Office of Admission too!
Location: Office of Admission

09:00 am - 09:45 am
Welcome
Remarks from President Michael Roth '78 and Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Financial Aid Office Drop-In Hours
Financial Aid directors are available to answer all of your questions. Stop by anytime!
Location: North College, 2nd Fl.

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Financial Aid at Wesleyan: What You Need to Know
Come learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Financial Aid process. Bring your questions!
Location: Usdan University Center, Rm. 110

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Professions Info Session
Our Health Professions Advisor will be on hand in the Gordon Career Center for a quick presentation and conversations about planning and preparation for the health professions.
Location: Gordon Career Center

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Res Life Panel
Join Director of Residential Life and Associate Dean of Students Fran Koerting and student panelists for a Q&A about living on campus.
Location: Exley Science Center, Rm. 184 Woodhead Lounge

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Campus Tours offered every hour
WesFest! Tours are offered every hour on the hour between 10am and 4pm during WesFest! Pre-registration is not necessary.
Location: Office of Admission

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Study Abroad Drop-In Hours
Interested in studying abroad during your time at Wes? Stop by to learn more!
Location: Fisk Hall Rm. 201A

10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Campus Tours
Campus tours will leave from the Office of Admission patio every hour, on the hour, between 10am and 4pm. Tours will last approximately 75 minutes.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Film Studies Tour
Take a guided tour of the Center for Film Studies.
Location: Film Studies Lobby

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parent-to-Parent Panel
Join us for this interactive discussion with parents of current students. Bring your questions! This panel is for parents only!
Location: Usdan University Center, Rm. 108

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Student-to-Student Panel
Meet current Wes students for an honest and informative discussion about life, academics, and activities at Wesleyan. This panel is for students only!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Lunch
Hungry? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace for an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet! Meal tickets are avaialble in the Admission Office for $5/ea.
Location: Usdan Marketplace

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
English Department Presentations & Information Session
Senior English majors will present senior essay projects, followed by a discussion of the major. Information about the Creative Writing concentration will be a focus of the conversation. A light lunch will be served.
Location: Downey House, Rm. 200

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Athletics Drop-In Hours
All are welcome to come and view the Freeman Athletic Center. Visit our information table with staff on-hand to answer questions about intercollegiate athletics. Learn about our varsity, club and intramural sports! If you are interested in speaking with a coach, contact them in advance to set-up an appointment.
Location: Freeman Athletic Center

12:15 pm - 02:00 pm
College of Letters Drop-In Hours
The College of Letters (COL) is a three-year interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy, from Antiquity to the present. Visit the COL on the third floor of Boger Hall, across from Usdan, and drop in for a conversation with a COL professor.
Location: Boger Hall Rm. 322

12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
ED Student Mingle
Meet fellow ED students and current Wes students, then head over to Usdan Marketplace for lunch together. $5 discount tickets are available in the Office of Admission.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Research at Wes Panel
Two student/professor pairs will discuss research at Wes. Come learn about their projects and ask questions about research opportunities.
Location: Usdan University Center, Rm. 108

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Writers' Mingle
Are you interested in writing, editing, or publishing? Join an informal conversation about writing at Wesleyan, moderated by Professor of English, Anne Greene, coordinator of the Writing Certificate and Wesleyan Writers Conference. Talk with students on campus who are involved in the Writing Certificate, summer Writers Conference, and many different publications.
Location: Albritton Hall, Rm. 311

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Romance Language & Literatures Open House
Considering studying French, Italian, Spanish and/or Portuguese at Wes? Stop by to learn more! Coffee and cookies will be served.
Location: 300 High St.

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Resource Center Open House
The Resource Center seeks to support, empower, and engage students with underrepresented and marginalized identities at Wes.The Center's areas of focus include promoting dialogue and coalition building around the intersections of race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, sexuality, sustainability, spirituality, and social and political activism. Stop by to learn more!
Location: Resource Center

01:30 pm - 02:30 pm
Economics Department Open House
Come meet with Department of Economics Professor and Chair, Richard Grossman, about the major. Bring your questions!
Location: Public Affairs Center, Rm. 314

01:30 pm - 02:30 pm
Psychology Meet & Greet
Psychology majors who are officers of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, and the departments peer advisor, who provides additional support to pre-major students, will be available to speak about the major from the student perspective.
Location: Judd Hall Rm. 103

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Hot Topics for Parents
This Q&A session provides parents with an opportunity to ask Wesleyan students all of their burning questions about campus life. This panel is for parents only!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Student-to-Student Panel
Meet current Wes students for an honest and informative discussion about life, academics, and activities at Wesleyan. This panel is for students only!
Location: Exley Science Center, Rm. 150 Tishler Hall

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
College of Letters Drop-In Hours
The College of Letters (COL) is a three-year interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy, from Antiquity to the present. Visit the COL on the third floor of Boger Hall, across from Usdan, and drop in for a conversation with a COL professor.
Location: Boger Hall Rm. 326

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
History Department Drop-In Hours
Pop by the History Deaprtment to learn more!
Location: Public Affairs Center, Rm. 113

02:30 pm - 04:30 pm
Woodrow Wilson Debate Society Demo
Wesleyan's Debate Society competes at regional tournaments against other schools - come check out a demo!
Location: Exley Science Center, Rm. 184 Woodhead Lounge

03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
Exley Science Center Tour
Join a Wesleyan tour guide for a tour of our science facilities.
Location: Exley Science Center Lobby

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Muslim Student Association Hang Out
MSA is a student group solely made for the purpose of connecting all the Muslim students across Campus, creating a safe and open environment for a variety of individuals from different backgrounds to interact in. We will have ice cream, board games, outdoor games, and a student run card trick show for all WesFest students. Come talk about what being a Muslim on campus is like!
Location: Usdan University Center Courtyard

04:00 pm - 04:45 pm
Dance at Wesleyan: Moving Bodies of Knowledge
How is dance a part of your intellectual journey in college? How can we think, research, ask questions, and solve problems through our moving bodies? Come explore dance at Wesleyan in this WesFest workshop with Katja Kolcio, Chair of the Dance Department, Associate Professor in Environmental Studies and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
Location: Schonberg Dance Studio (147 Pine St.)

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Cookies & Conversation with your Class Dean
The role of a class dean is to support your academic success over the next four years. They monitor your progress towards graduation; facilitate access to academic and non-academic support services; and support students as they transition from high school through the undergraduate years to life post-Wesleyan. Join Class of 2023 Dean, Jennifer Wood for cookies and conversation.
Location: North College, Rm. 203

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Preparing for the Global World
The Fries Center for Global Studies welcomes parents and prospective students to check out the wide range of resources we offer related to language learning, study abroad, international fellowships, and more. There will be faculty and student representatives across our 14 language programs available to answer questions, as well as staff representatives from Study Abroad and Fellowships. Bring your curiosity and questions! Let us help you build connections across the globe! Snacks and tea will be served.
Location: Fisk Hall Rm. 201

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Cardinal Pictures Info Session
Cardinal Pictures is a student-run production house whose main goal is to facilitate student filmmaking on campus, regardless of experience. Stop by to chat with members of Cardinal Pictures!
Location: Usdan University Center, Rm. 110

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Dinner
Hungry? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace for an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet! $5 discount tickets are available in the Office of Admission.
Location: Usdan Marketplace

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Mabuhay
Mabuhay is Wesleyan's annual pan-Asian/Asian American showcase held during WesFest to collectively showcase both contemporary and traditional performances of Asian/Asian-American culture and to celebrate the diverse community at Wesleyan. Mabuhay is a Tagalog greeting meaning long life.
Location: Crowell Concert Hall

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
WesFest Concert 1
A concert featuring performances by Wesleyan Music Department ensembles, including jazz, and new organ compositions by graduate composers.
Location: Memorial Chapel

07:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Acapella Musical Chairs
Join us on the Usdan Courtyard for a fun game of musical chairs, acapella-style!
Location: Usdan University Center Courtyard

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Gag Reflex WesFest Show
WesFest is stressful. We get it, we do. Between finding the right balance between appearing amiable but mysterious, deciding which side of the dining hall you will have to eat on for the next four years, and securing your senior housing group, it's a lot to take in.That's why we're here. To offer laughs, entertainment, and to make more of a fool of ourselves than you ever could. Come join us for a night of social relief, hilarity, and a performance you will never forget.
Location: Judd Hall Rm. 116

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Space Night
Location: Van Vleck Observatory Van Vleck Observatory 110

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Invisible Men/Women of Color Collective Showcase
The Invisible Men/Women of Color Showcase is an annual show put on by the men and women of color on Wesleyan's campus, with the aim of exposing prospective students to the diversity of talent, knowledge, and backgrounds of students of color at Wes. The theme of this year's showcase is FUBU For Us By Us.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wesleyan Film Series - Too Late to Die Young
A teenage girl on the cusp of adulthood finds her idyllic bohemian community disrupted by sociopolitical uncertainty. Castillo, the first woman to earn Best Direction honors at Locarno, imbues this narrative with a dreamy atmosphere that celebrates nostalgia while pointing to its ultimate unsustainability.
Location: Goldsmith Family Cinema

08:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Quizbowl Jeopardy!
Test your trivia knowledge in several rounds of Jeopardy, with questions written by Wesleyan?s Quizbowl team. Quizbowl is an academic trivia competition team, we travel to tournaments and learn new things together
Location: Public Affairs Center, Rm. 001

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Shades Theater Festival Launch
Second Shades Theater Collective strives to create a community in which students of color have the opportunity to both create and witness stories that reflect their experiences through the art of theater. This semester, Shades Theater Collective is producing two original plays and are partnering with Second Stage on two more productions showcasing talented students of color. Join us to celebrate the launch of the Shades Theater Festival . We'll have delicious food, some fantastic performances, and get to hear from some of the talented participants in the Festival. You don't want to miss this!
Location: The Resource Center