The College of the Environment at Wesleyan University was created with a belief in the resilience of the human spirit and a desire to develop a long-term vision of human and ecosystem health. Our mission, simply stated: to change the world. The most important challenge facing current and future generations of humans will be the quality of the environment and the allocation of dwindling natural resources among populations. In the face of severe challenges, we believe in the possibility of changing the trajectory of humans on the planet for the better. To that end, Wesleyan’s College of the Environment seeks to develop informed citizens who can discuss environmental issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, understand their connections to social or political issues, and derive well-formulated independent conclusions.

Wes students: Apply today for a College of the Environment Research Fellowship!


Pumpkin Fest 2023

Saturday, October 14, 2023
noon to 4 pm
Long Lane Farm
Middletown, CT
FREE and open to the public!
🎃 Join us from noon to 4 pm for FREE veggie burgers and hot cider, FREE music, homemade baked goods and crafts for sale, activities for the kids, and much more! This event is FREE and open to the public. Rain date: Sun, Oct 15 noon to 4 pm.

COE Open House

Thursday, October 26, 2023
noon to 1 pm
Downey House Lounge/Room 200
What exactly is a linked major? What’s the difference between an ENVS linked major and a minor? What can you do with an ENVS linked major? Join Barry Chernoff for cider, donuts, and the answers to these and other questions about the environmental studies (ENVS) linked major at Wesleyan!