COVID-19 Policies

  • What COVID-19 guidelines be in place for the weekend?

    A: All University visitors and attendees at Wesleyan-sponsored events, both on and off-campus, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means receiving a booster shot within 30 days of CDC eligibility. By registering for or attending this event, you attest to being fully vaccinated. Please visit the Keep Wes Safe website to review safety guidelines. 

Campus Housing - For 2020 BA Graduates

  • Will on-campus housing be available? 

    A: The deadline for the Class of 2020 BA graduates to request on-campus housing was April 11 and has passed.  If you secured a room prior to the deadline, please note that rooms are for graduates only (no guests); most are not air conditioned and are doubles (or “pass-through” rooms); and there are no private bathrooms. All have twin beds. 

    As a guest of these residence halls, graduates agree to respect these facilities and those around them. Non-compliance with requests from Public Safety may result in a restriction of access to facilities or events, or in a report to law enforcement.

    Residence Hall Check Out is Sunday, June 5th t 2:00 p.m.
    ***Please drop access cards and keys in designated boxes no later than 2:00 pm***

    If you did not secure a room, you can vist our accommodations page, to view hotel room blocks and other hotels that potentially have availability.

  • When and how will I receive my room key?

    A: If you secure on-campus housing, specific room assignments and keys will be available when you arrive to the registration site on campus for the weekend. 

  • If I receive on-campus housing, what items should I bring?

    A: Basic linens, a light blanket, a pillow, and a towel are provided, but please bring whatever else would make you feel more at home, such as an extra blanket, hair dryer, mirror, alarm clock, your favorite pillow, extra clothes hangers, reading light, radio, extra towel, or fan.  

  • Where can Class of 2020 graduates stay if they do not reserve a dorm room?

    A: Local hotels are listed on the Class of 2020 Celebration accommodations page. Please be sure to make note of your hotel’s cancellation policies.  

  • Is on-campus housing available for parents or guests? 

    A: No. Parents, family members, and other guests are encouraged to reserve rooms at a nearby hotel.

Travel Stipend - For 2020 Graduates

  • How does Wesleyan’s special travel stipend work?

    A:   The deadline to reqeust the travel stipend was April 11 and has passed. Only those who filled out the online HEERF certification form can receive the stipend. You must be logged into your Wesleyan Google account and must be able to access your Wesleyan email account (WesPortal) to accept the stipend once issued.

  • How do I access my Wesleyan email?

    A: Each Wesleyan graduate receives a permanent email account (or keeps their existing one). Email account management is provided through the WesPortal system. To access your Wesleyan email, please sign into WesPortal, click on “communication” and then “WebMail.” Additional information regarding our new WesPortal system is available here 

  • What if I place my request for the travel stipend after the registration deadline?
    A: Travel stipend requests made after the deadline cannot be honored.


  • Will guests be permitted for Commencement?

    A: It is our intention and hope to celebrate Commencement with family and friends. We do not anticipate limitations to the number of guests attending the outdoor ceremony on Andrus Field; however, we will continue to assess conditions of the pandemic and provide updates that could alter current plans. Per COVID campus visitor guidelines, all guests attending Commencement must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means receiving a booster shot within 30 days of CDC eligibility. By attending the Commencement ceremony, you attest to being fully vaccinated. Please continue to make note of safety guidelines outlined within the Keep Wes Safe website. 

  • What time is the Commencement ceremony and how long does it last?

    A: The Commencement ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 5, and last approximately 1.5 hours. 

  • How and when can graduates order regalia?

    If you already ordered your regalia through Oak Hall and requested that it be shipped to Wesleyan (not home), please pick up it up at Registration at Exley Science Center (not Wesleyan RJ Julia, as noted when you ordered).  

    If you did not pre-order Commencement regalia via the Oak Hall website, you may still order it through the Wesleyan RJ Julia website before you arrive on campus. Please note your height in the web order note section. If you choose this option, pick up your gown at the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (413 Main Street) starting Thursday, June 2. Store hours: Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.

    If you do not order regalia in advance, you may still come to the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore to purchase a gown when you arrive, but we highly encourage all Class of 2020 alumni to pre-order their regalia to ensure availability and size.

    Last, if you would simply like to rent regalia, a limited supply will be available at Cardinal Tech in Usdan. It requires a $20 cash or check deposit, which is fully refunded when you return the rental to Cardinal Tech by 3 p.m. Sunday. Cardinal Tech hours are:

    Thursday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday:  8 a.m.– 3 p.m.

    RJ Julia phone:  (860) 685-3939


  • Is there a still photo taken of each graduate during Commencement? How do I order one

    A: Yes. Wesleyan has partnered with GradImages and professional photographers will be at the ceremony to take a candid photograph. You may pre-register for photos and receive a coupon for 20% off your entire order.

  • I am attending the ceremony with guests who have mobility challenges. What arrangements are available?

    A: There is a seating section for people with accessibility needs. Special accommodation/accessibility requests will be taken when guest registration opens in April. 



  • Who should register?

    A: Anyone planning to attend any portion of the Class of 2020 Celebration Weekend must register in advance. All University visitors and attendees at Wesleyan-sponsored events – both on and off campus – must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means receiving a booster shot within 30 days of CDC eligibility. By registering for this event, you, and additional guests you register, attest to being fully vaccinated.  

    Advance registration allows us to reserve meals for you and your family/guests and to ensure that we have enough space for class-specific events.  

  • How do I register? 

    A: Class of 2020 graduates received an email with registration instructions and they should only register on that site with their unique registration code. Registration for parents, family members, and guests is now available.

  • What is the deadline to register? 

    A: The deadline for Class of 2020 alumni to request housing and/or a travel stipend was April 11, 2022. The event registration deadline for Class of 2020 alumni, family members and guests is Friday, May 6, 2022.  

  • Who should I contact if I have questions about my registration?

    A: If you have questions about your registration, or need to make changes, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at

  • What do I do when I arrive on campus? 

    A: Visit the on-campus registration site in Room 189, Exley Science Center. There you will receive a final schedule, meal tickets, if purchased, and other essential information that will help you navigate the weekend. 

  • What are Registration hours?

    A: Registration hours are
    Thurs. June 2: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Exely
    Fri. June 3: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Exley
    Sat. June 4: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Exley
    Sun. June 5: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Usdan

  • Why should I check in if I have registered in advance?

    A: The online schedule of events is always current but subject to change. Everyone should check in at registration to receive their nametag, meal tickets, and other essential information.  

  • What happens if I need a refund of my registration fees?

    A: As a general policy, fees collected for event registration and other expenses are non-refundable. In most circumstances, these fees cover the cost to reserve a facility or catering needs. However, more importantly, the fees commit and confirm guest attendance which is important when other guests are interested in registering. The staff in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations understands that unique circumstances do prevent some guests from fulfilling their obligations and accepts written exceptions to the refund policy. Please direct those appeals to the office at 291 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 or We are not able to process refunds during the weekend. 


  • Is parking available on-campus?

    A: Yes. There are a limited number of parking lots available that event attendees can use over the weekend. Please check the campus map and look for parking signage once you arrive on campus. The inner lots L, C,T,G,A, and Vine Street will be best for the Class of 2020 activities. Daily parking is also offered at the Middlesex Corporate Center Parking Garage located on Court Street; however, they will be cleaning the garage that weekend, so only the upper level is available.

  • What parking provision has been made for persons with disabilities? 

    A: A few smaller lots will be reserved for individuals with disabilities. Please see the Accessibility map of campus for details. Limited parking will be available in E lot on Thursday through Friday for  individuals with special needs. On Sunday, parking will be available in E lot and C lot on a limited basis.


Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities


Wesleyan provides up to 3 seats in the accessible seating area per request. We ask that at least one guest/escort remain with the person requiring accessible seating for the duration of the ceremony. Arrangements can be made for additional guests if necessary. Please be advised that the accessible seating section is located outdoors on an open, grassy field. Guests should come prepared for appropriate weather conditions (hat, umbrella, reusable water bottles, sunscreen, etc.) as these seats are exposed to the elements. Real time simulcasts of the ceremony are available indoors for guests who would be more comfortable there. Reservations do not need to be made for the indoor simulcasts.

Please complete and submit the Accessible Seating Request Form to reserve up to 3 seats in the accessible seating area.  You will receive an email with a copy of the request you have made.  A confirmation email will also be sent on the Wednesday prior to Commencement.  If you need additional information or assistance, please send your inquiry to

  • How can I obtain a wheelchair for use during the weekend

    A: Wesleyan is committed to full access for all people. While we cannot provide wheelchairs on a rental basis, we suggest you contact one of the following companies to make temporary arrangements. Please continue to check back as updates are made to this page. 
    Ellsworth Medical  
    540 Windsor Avenue  
    Windsor, CT  
    (860) 298-9333  
    $50 per chair for the weekend Friday through Monday (pick up only). Approx. $200 charge for delivery.  
    Volusia Medical Supply  
    (866) 956-2025  
    Weekly Rental: $70 for Up to 250 pounds.  $85 Delivery to local hotels. 


    APEX Pharmacy  
    2380 Dixwell Avenue  
    Hamden, CT  
    (203) 281-6571  
    $25 Daily; Pickup Only 

    APEX also offers transport chairs for$15 daily.


  • Is there a shuttle available on campus?

    There will be a shuttle offered on campus to and from parking lots and to and from Main Street.  Please call 860 982 8031 to inquire.

    Although some hotels provide limited shuttle service (please check with your hotel’s front desk), we encourage you to rent a car, or share a ride with another Wesleyan guest. We do not offer hotel shuttle service.


WESeminars are stimulating educational presentations by Wesleyan faculty members, parents, alumni, and students which enable participants to rekindle their connections to Wesleyan and gain insight into the teaching and scholarship that take place at the University today.
  • Can anyone attend a WESeminar?

    A: WESeminars are open to all members of the Wesleyan community on a first-come, first-served basis, and are presented without charge. Building and room assignments for all WESeminars will be listed online.