Sunday, November 6

Space is limited for some events and meals. Be sure to register early to reserve your spots!

Register by Oct. 21

Please note: Athletics Hall of Fame and the 1980s All-Decade Football Team Celebration, both off campus, each have their own registration.

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    Usdan University Center Hours

    8 a.m.–11 p.m., Usdan University Center More on Usdan hours

    Usdan University Center is a gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to p connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out.

    Usdan University Center

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    Usdan University Cafe Hours

    8 a.m.–8 p.m., Usdan University Center More on Cafe hours

    Food and beverages available for purchase on site.

    Usdan University Center

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    Welcome Center

    10 a.m.–2 p.m., McKelvey Room, Office of Admission 

    More on registration and information

    Everyone—parents, families, and students—please visit the Office of Admission for a final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), any pre-purchased meal tickets, nametags, and more.

    McKelvey Room, Office of Admission 

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    Campus Tour

    10–11:30 a.m., Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission

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    Advance registration required through the Office of Admission. Register for the tour.

    Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission

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    Homecoming + Family Weekend Protestant Worship Service

    11 a.m.–noon, Memorial Chapel

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    Wesleyan Christian Fellowship (WesCF) would like to welcome the entire Wesleyan community to worship together at this student-led worship service. The service is interdenominational and we aim to celebrate the diversity of culture and religious backgrounds represented among the Protestant community on campus.

    Memorial Chapel

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    Japanese Garden Tour and Talk

    11 a.m.–noon, Japanese Garden, College of East Asian Studies

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    Join Stephen Morrell, designer and curator of Wesleyan's Japanese Garden, for a tour of the grounds and a brief talk about the garden's horticulture and history.

    Japanese Garden, College of East Asian Studies

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    Fall Harvest Brunch

    11 a.m.–2 p.m., Marketplace, Usdan University Center 

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    Parents, families, friends, and other guests are invited to join students for brunch at the Usdan University Center. From seasonal, locally-grown fruit to made-to-order waffles piled high with delicious toppings, there will be something for everyone at this traditional Homecoming + Family Weekend festivity. Vegetarian, vegan, and Kosher-style options are available.

    Tickets: $15 adults. (Wesleyan students use their meal plans and should not buy tickets.) Purchase  tickets when you register before October 21. A limited number of tickets may be available on-site at the Usdan Univeristy Center cashier (second floor).  

    Note: A select menu of a la carte food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site at the Usdan Café.

    Marketplace, Usdan University Center 

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    In the Galleries: Massive Power Ball

    Noon–4 p.m., Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, 343 Washington Terrace

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    Massive Power Ball by Karen Xu ’22 is rooted in a close relationship to basketball. Growing up in China, Xu regularly played the game and watched broadcasts of the NBA. The past few years living in the U.S. have enabled Xu to gain a more complex understanding of her favorite pastime. In Massive Power Ball, Xu has created a character who may simultaneously be a surrogate for the artist, a basketball star, or the crowd of fans. Through animation and printmaking, Xu places that character in scenes that incorporate both communist propaganda and screenshots of basketball games. She inquires how basketball can be an arena for the clash and meditation of individual desire and collective force, extending the thrill of the game into her consideration of the dynamics of the China-U.S. relationship and Chinese Communist Party ideals. Xu’s playful criticality manifests in many different media including printmaking, collage, and video, embodying her basketball world of lighthearted fantasy within an uncompromising reality. This presentation marks the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition.

    Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, 343 Washington Terrace

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    In the Galleries: fron/terra incognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94)

    Noon–5 p.m., Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace

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    fron/terra incognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94) is an exhibition comprising a series of lectures, performances, readings, and art installations on the broad theme of borders, migration, displacement, and violence. Programming will provoke reflections on the territorial dimensions of borders and their consequential effects.

    The exhibition is anchored by the Hostile Terrain (HT94) installation in the gallery. HT94 has been installed at many institutions both nationally and globally in 2021 and throughout 2022. The work of forensic anthropologist and MacArthur Fellow Jason de León (University of California, Los Angeles), HT94 is a visceral and visual documentation of migrant deaths along the United States / Mexico border. ​The exhibition is composed of over 3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. The installation is created by Wesleyan student volunteers, who record identifying details of each person and then pin the toe tags to a map of the border region.

    Curator: Benjamin Chaffee, Associate Director of Visual Arts 

    Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace

Keep Wes Safe

Wesleyan University requires all guests of any Wesleyan-sponsored events, both on and off campus, to be fully vaccinated to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Before coming to campus, please review the University COVID-19 policies, updated as of September 2022. The University is also closely monitoring the ongoing global outbreak of monkeypox. More information on monkeypox can be found on the Davison Health Center website.