Wesleyan University holds events for alumni and families to gather and network on campus, nationally, and regionally, as well as virtual seminars and events. Interested in getting involved? Email us.

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    Chicago: The 37th Annual John W. Baird '38 Lecture

    An Evening at The Second City

    Monday, June 12, 6–8 p.m.
    230 W. North Avenue, Chicago

    Register for Baird Lecture

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    6–7 p.m. Program
    7–8 p.m. Reception
    8 p.m. curtain for The Best of The Second City (purchase tickets on The Second City website)

    Join Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth '78 and Dean of Arts and Humanities Roger Mathew Grant for an exploration of the importance of improvisational skills in activating the power of a liberal arts education, followed by interactive improvisation exercises led by members of The Second City.

    The Baird Lecture was established in 1987 at the suggestion of John W. Baird '38, Hon'92, P'69, '78, and later dedicated in his name by Wesleyan alumni in Chicago to honor his remarkable contributions to the Wesleyan community during his lifetime.

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    Virtual: Philanthropy 201: Tax-Wise Philanthropy

    An interactive virtual webinar
    Wednesday, June 14, Noon EDT

    Join us for a webinar on tax-wise estate, retirement, and philanthropic planning

    Register here

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    This one-hour virtual discussion will feature Paul Williamson of TIAA Endowment and Philanthropic Services and will cover:

    • The SECURE ACT 2.0 and using your IRA to fund a Charitable Gift Annuity
    • Tax-wise ways methods of charitable giving

    Answers to common questions and concerns on how to structure charitable gifts to take advantage of deductions while, at the same time, securing life income payments.


    • Mark Davis '96, Senior Philanthropic Advisor and Director of Gift Planning
    • Kate Quigley Lynch '82, MALS '20, P'17, '19, Associate Director of Gift Planning
    • Paul Williamson, Wesleyan Relationship Manager - TIAA Endowment & Philanthropic Services

    Registrants will receive the Zoom link for the session via email on Tuesday, June 13.

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    Out & Proudly NESCAC Celebration

    Wednesday, June 28

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    Let's get ready to celebrate PRIDE month with our fellow NESCAC schools! Please join us for this multi-city celebration in NYC, Boston, Washington D.C, Chicago, and San Francisco.

    More details on Out & Proudly NESCAC to come.

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    Friday–Sunday, October 27–29, 2023


Past Events

Homecoming + Family Weekend

November 4–6, 2022
Thanks to everyone who joined us on campus for a memorable weekend! A few events have been recorded, including the John A. Driscoll '62 Memorial.

View photos   Watch event recordings

Dwight L. Greene Symposium

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    Watch the Symposium

    The 30th annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium took place on November 15, featuring Sid Espinosa '00, Ray Sanchez '00, Degan Mercado Leopold '03, and Joshua Cardenas '19. Watch the recording.

Keep Wes Safe

Wesleyan University expects guests of any Wesleyan-sponsored events to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 or to be masked at all times. Plans may be subject to change per state, federal, and local health guidelines. Before attending an event, please review the University COVID-19 policies.