SOC Events

Events are being updated weekly!  Check back often.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019

9:00 am - 9:45 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

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 - 4:00 pm
Campus Tours
Campus tours will leave from the Office of Admission patio every hour, on the hour, between 10am and 4pm. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

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

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Resource Center Drop-In Hours
The Resource Center opened in September 2017 and is the culmination of student advocacy and activism. It provides a centralized space where students can learn about and advocate for diversity and inclusion at Wesleyan as well as their own lives through the four core pillars: interconnectedness, wakefulness, hopefulness and mightiness. Stop by to learn more and meet our team!
Location: The Resource Center, 167 High St.

2:00 pm - 3:00 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

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Muslim Students 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

4:00 pm - 5:00 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

6:00 pm - 8:00 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

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Invisible Men/Women of Color Collective Showcase
The Invisible Men/Womxn of Color Showcase is an annual show put on by the men and womxn 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.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

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

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

9:00 am - 9:45 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

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Campus Tours
Campus tours will leave from the Office of Admission patio every hour, on the hour, between 10am and 4pm. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

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

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

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Resource Center Drop-In Hours
The Resource Center opened in September 2017 and is the culmination of student advocacy and activism. It provides a centralized space where students can learn about and advocate for diversity and inclusion at Wesleyan as well as their own lives through the four core pillars: interconnectedness, wakefulness, hopefulness and mightiness. Stop by to learn more and meet our team!
Location: The Resource Center, 167 High St.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alumni Keynote Speech—Marysol Castro ‘96
Marysol Castro has spent the last two decades challenging the TV news status quo as a journalist and host.  In an unusual turn of events, Castro made history by becoming the first Public Address Announcer for the New York Mets.  This new calling would also make her the first Latina Public Address Announcer in the entire MLB.

In her spare time, Castro creates television shows.  Her latest, Somos, is a profile show where Castro profiles Latinos of all walks of life.  When she is not calling games in Flushing Queens, or hosting Somos, Castro is also the host of The Weekly Good on OGTV, a weekly show featuring a round-up of good news. And because how can you be a human and not have a podcast, Castro has added that to her resume too.  She is the host of the wildly popular CTBites Hot Dish podcast where she talks about another favorite subject: food.

From her humble beginnings in 2000 at News 12 The Bronx, to WPIX-TV in NYC, Castro honed her ability to think quickly and speak coherently in front of the nation’s most difficult viewers:  New Yorkers. With serendipity and timing on her side, Castro would go on to anchor the weather at Good Morning America in 2003 for seven years.  In addition to greeting viewers each morning with the nation’s weather patterns, Castro honed her skills as an interviewer by profiling everyone from Tom Brady to Miley Cyrus to Colin Powell (though she rarely if ever asked them about weather).  

In 2010, Castro anchored weather at CBS’s The Early Show.  She spent 2 years at ESPN as a Host and Sideline Reporter for the Little League World Series, Invictus Games and Premier Boxing Champions.

Castro attended the The Westtown School in Westtown, Pa, Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, NY. Because she is outnumbered, Castro runs a zone defense in her home in Connecticut with her 2 young sons.

3:00 am - 4:00 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

4:00 pm - 5:00 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

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ajua Campos Presents: Café Frida
Join Ajua Campos for Café Frida, a mixer, art gallery, and showcase for
prospective and current students to get to know the Latinx community at Wesleyan. Student speakers will share their experiences at Wesleyan as it relates to being Latinx .
Location: Zelnick Pavillion

4:30 pm - 05:30 pm
AFAM Student Round Table on Black Horror and Jordan Peele's "Us"
Join AFAM Students and faculty for a round table discussion moderated by Visiting Assistant Professor Casey Hayman.
Location: Center for AFAm Studies, Vanguard Lounge, 343 High St.

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
SOC Fashion Show 2019
The SOC Fashion show is where students of color showcase their magic, their finesse, their style, their drip, their beauty, their personality and their culture. It's a show where SOC are free to be unapologetically them and represent themselves through fashion. This year's theme is melanin magic.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

 


FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019


9:00 am - 9:45 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

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Campus Tours
Campus tours will leave from the Office of Admission patio every hour, on the hour, between 10am and 4pm. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

10:00 am - 11:00 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: Judd Hall, Rm. 116

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Student Activities Fair
Want to get involved with clubs and activities when you come to Wes? Of course you do! Stop by to learn about many of the clubs on campus.
Location: Andrus Field

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Foss Hill Concert
Hang out on Foss Hill with your BBQ and listen to amazing Wesleyan student bands perform!
Location: Foss Hill

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chat ‘n’ Chaat with Shakti
Do you identify as South Asian? Are you interested in learning more about South Asian culture? Do you want some chaat on this fine WesFest day?  If your answer was yes to any of those questions, come meet Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Student Coalition!
Location: Usdan University Center, Rm. 108

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Resource Center Drop-In Hours
The Resource Center opened in September 2017 and is the culmination of student advocacy and activism. It provides a centralized space where students can learn about and advocate for diversity and inclusion at Wesleyan as well as their own lives through the four core pillars: interconnectedness, wakefulness, hopefulness and mightiness. Stop by to learn more and meet our team!
Location: The Resource Center, 167 High St.

2:00 am - 3:00 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