Commencement Events


It’s fight fight fight for Wesleyan! Melisa Olgun ’20 and Clara Babbott-Ward ’20 lead the 146 Cross Street Virtual Band (including students and staff) in a rousing rendition of the Wesleyan Fight Song. Congratulations Melisa and Clara and a huge GO WES! to all our students at the end of the 2020 academic school year!

View a Message to the Class of 2020 from the Board of Trustees

View a Special Message to the Class of 2020 from Rabbi David L. Teva, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

Thursday, May 21 - Saturday, May 23

College of Film and the Moving Image Senior Theses Films 2020
View senior thesis films at any time Thursday, May 21st through Saturday, May 23rd. The password for all the screenings will be: "Wesleyan".

Thursday, May 21 

8 P.M.                      
Athletics Award Ceremony
Wesleyan's Athletic Department will host a special virtual event to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of its incredible scholar-athletes. The ceremony will combine annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet with the end-of-the-year Senior Awards presentation. 

Join the Athletics Award Ceremony Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 957 1412 3756
Password: 448992

Or join by phone
+13126266799,,95714123756# US (Chicago)
+19294362866,,95714123756# US (New York)

Friday, May 22 

Economics Department Virtual Open House
Additional details TBA.

Saturday, May 23

1:00– 2:00 P.M.                       
Zoom Social Hour for Math and Computer Science Majors
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 995 6607 5709; Password: 2020grads
Dial in by location

1:30 – 2:30 P.M.                       
Dance Department Virtual Open House
Additional details TBA.

1:30 – 2:30 P.M.                       
Art History Program Virtual Reception
Graduating seniors and alumni are warmly invited to attend Wesleyan's Art History Program Zoom Reception. If you cannot attend, but would like to share news or greetings, please contact Joseph Siry

2:30 P.M.                      
Science in Society Program (SISP)/Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies (FGSS)/ Philosophy Virtual Open House
Zoom invitations will be sent to all graduating seniors for this virtual event.

3:00 – 4:00 P.M.                      
Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (REES) Virtual Open House
REES majors, minors, alumni and their families and friends are cordially invited to chat with REES faculty during this virtual celebration. Please contact Susanne Fusso, Marcus L. Taft Professor of Modern Languages and Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies for Zoom meeting details.

4:00 P.M.                      
Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony
Invitations to be sent to new inductees and members of the Chapter.

Sunday, May 24th

10:30 A.M.                   
Baccalaureate Mass 2020
We will celebrate a virtual Baccalaureate Mass at 10:30 A.M. via Zoom immediately prior to Wesleyan’s virtual Commencement scheduled for noon. Please find more details on the Catholic Life at Wesleyan website

Between 11:00 A.M.5:30 P.M.; exact time TBA                  
Psychology Department Virtual Open House
Psychology majors, alumni and their families and friends are cordially invited to zoom chat with Psychology faculty during this virtual celebration. The faculty have also prepared a recorded message for graduates and family. Links to these can be found on the Psychology Department’s website.

12 noon                     
Virtual Commencement Ceremony 
Join us here at 12 p.m. EDT on May 24 or on the Wesleyan University Facebook page to view the Commencement Ceremony live.
Videos of the speeches will be available for viewing afterward as well.

4 P.M.                     
Theater Department Virtual Open House  
Graduating seniors, families, and alumni are invited to a virtual Theater Department open house.
Join Theater Department Virtual Open House Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 970 9934 1944
Password: WesTheater

Mid-June, 2020

Commencement Keepsake Box Delivery 
Look out for a commemorative box of Commencement keepsakes (including diplomas) to come in the mail. We are so proud of you. Go, Wes graduates!

May, 2021

In-person Commencement