Visit Campus Virtually

What’s it like to be on campus this semester? Student life does look different, but Cardinals have always been resilient, innovative, and creative. Watch these videos to learn how students are rising to the occasion and working hard to keep each other safe and engaged in academics, athletics, and extracurriculars. Check back often, as this page will be updated with additional videos as we approach Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Wesleyan Athletics Fall 2020

While all competition this semester has been canceled, the Department of Athletics has been able to provide a top-of-the-line training regimen for its athletes. Discover how student-athletes, coaches, and staff are making creative adjustments in order to keep teams in top shape.

Inside the (Virtual) Actors’ Studio

How do acting students explore their vocal, physical, and imaginative tools in a class that’s taught exclusively online? Through the magic of Zoom! Assistant Professor of Theater Maria-Christina Oliveras’s Acting I course takes advantage of technology to help students discover the creative process through exercises including games, improvisation, and scene work.

Socially Distanced Science

Curious about how a hybrid science class works? Along with teaching assistants, professor Michelle Murolo is teaching Principles of Biology—both over Zoom and in a socially distanced lab. Hear from Professor Murolo and students about the unique way they are experiencing class this fall.

Campus Life - Fall 2020

Members of the Wesleyan community this semester are wearing masks, social distancing, and getting tested regularly—but that hasn’t dampened the intellectually stimulating atmosphere and energy on campus. See how students are continuing to fully experience all that Wesleyan has to offer.

Arrival Week

Wesleyan welcomed students back to campus during the week of Aug. 24. Traditionally, students would arrive on New Student Arrival Day, and be accompanied to their new home-away-from-home by families and fellow students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Residential Life stretched Arrival Day activities over the span of a seven days, and students were assigned a formal arrival date and time to minimize crowds and allow for appropriate social distancing. Only students could enter residences during the move-in period. Classes began virtually on Aug. 31.

Virtual Common Moment

The “Common Moment” is an annual shared participatory arts event that is one of the culminating experiences of New Student Orientation during the students’ first week on campus. Chair and Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan, Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, Interim Director of the Center for the Arts Jennifer Calienes, and student choreographers Zachary Farnsworth '21, Shirley Sullivan '21, and Jace Arouet '21 discuss the virtual "Common Moment" for the Class of 2024, which took place on Friday, August 28, 2020. The synchronous movement experience for incoming students featured choreographers from the Wesleyan University Dance Department (both faculty and students), breakout groups that learned different choreography set to the same music, and a final performance of the dance they learned.

Show Us Your Mask!

Students show off their mask style and talk about the importance of wearing masks.