For the Community

Wesleyan requires all visitors (attendees to athletic events, performances and conferences) to be fully vaccinated and boosted. All visitors will need to provide proof of having been vaccinated. Vaccinated visitors may attend outdoor events and outdoor activities unmasked. For more information, refer to Keep Wes Safe

You can stay up to date on virtual events and opportunities by subscribing to the Wesleyan ENGAGE newsletter.

Wesleyan also supports a number of diverse programs that work with K-12 students in our community. Learn more here.



Center for the Arts hosts over 400 music, dance, theater, and visual arts events annually. Seasonal brochures are available online. 80% of events are free, and no ticket is higher than $35.
283 Washington Terrace

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery is dedicated to presenting groundbreaking solo and group exhibitions and installations that explore contemporary issues, often through through an interdisciplinary lens. Free admission.
Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00-5:00 p.m.;
Thursday, 12:00-7:00 p.m.;
Friday through Sunday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
283 Washington Terrace

Wesleyan Film Series features films four nights a week during the academic year. Admission is free on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and $5 on Fridays. All films start at 8pm
301 Washington Terrace
(860) 685-3542

College of East Asian Studies Mansfield Freeman Center – 2-3 exhibitions are presented each academic year. See the gallery, the Japanese garden, and the tatami tea room.
Free admission.
Monday-Friday, 12-4pm
343 Washington Terrace

Wesleyan Concert Choir Under the direction of Nadya Potemkina, this choral ensemble welcomes members of both Wesleyan and Middletown communities. No audition is necessary. Contact: Nadya Potemkina,

Wesleyan Orchestra Under the direction of Nadya Potemkina, this orchestra welcomes members of both Wesleyan and Middletown communities. For more information and to inquire about an audition (required to register), contact Nadya Potemkina,


Wi-Fi – Visitors are welcome to access wi-fi all around campus: Guest Access to Wesleyan Systems
Self-guided tours and mobile tours: Access the self-guided walking tour here:  Self-Guided Walking Tour

Films on Foss – On summer nights, bring a blanket and a picnic to watch a family movie on Foss Hill

Van Vleck Observatory
Rain or shine space nights- every Wednesday at 8pm in the academic year. ½ hour presentation, followed by a chance to observe through the telescopes
Kids’ nights- 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 8pm
One Saturday per month- observing with the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford
Schedule a visit for your school or scouting group! Sign up for their mailing list here: Astronomy Events
96 Foss Hill
(860) 685-2130

Events and Conferences
Facility Rentals – for private events or organization events
Wesleyan Events & Conferences
45 Wyllys Avenue
(860) 685-2280

Wesleyan RJ Julia books, gear, author talks and Bon Appetit cafe.
413 Main Street 
(860) 685-7323

Campus Tours
The Office of Admission is open:
Monday-Friday 8:30am- 5pm
Summer hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
Tours are offered most days at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm


Sledding on Foss Hill
Tennis courts on Vine Street
Walking – campus, trail on Long Lane, or track (indoor track accessible to senior citizens)
Free sporting events - Athletics
Sports Camps during academic breaks, including summer. Camps include soccer, squash, rowing, swim, basketball, field hockey, volleyball, and baseball.


Audit a class – Subject to any conditions set by the instructor, permission to audit does not include permission to have tests, examinations, or papers read or graded. Wesleyan alumni and members of the community who are not registered students are permitted to audit undergraduate courses, subject to the following conditions:

·  That the presence of an auditor not compromise undergraduates' access to the course;

·  That the auditor receive permission of the instructor;

·  That the terms of the auditor's participation in the work of the course be mutually agreed upon in advance with the instructor;

·  That no academic credit be awarded to an auditor and no transcript issued.

Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning
7-10 courses are offered each semester. These courses are offered at minimal cost, are not part of a degree-granting program, and are designed to offer topics of particular interest to members of our community. Special one-day courses on particular topics will be offered once each semester.

Graduate Liberal Studies
Wesleyan offers a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) and the more advanced Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (MPhil), as well as non-degree graduate study. Courses are offered in visual arts, art history, creative and professional writing, literature, history, mathematics, film, government, education, biology, psychology, astronomy, and more.
74 Wyllys Avenue
(860) 685-2900

Libraries –  The Wesleyan Libraries are open to all users for research purposes and for access to the US federal government depository collection.

Olin Library
Monday- Thursday 8:30am-2am
Friday 8:30am-11pm
Saturday 10am-10pm
Sunday 10am-2am
252 Church Street
(860) 685-2660
Information for Visitors

Science Library
Monday- Thursday 8:30am-2am
Friday 8:30am-12am
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-2am
265 Church Street
(860) 685-2860
Information for Visitors

The Joe Webb Peoples Museum of Natural History houses a collection of fossils, dinosaur footprints, and minerals.
When classes are in session:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
4th Floor, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street


Long Lane Farm
Student-run and collectively organized farm which grows produce for the North End Farmer’s Market, the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, and Bon Appetit Dining Services.
Workdays every Saturday 10am-2pm while classes are in session.
Pumpkin fest: Every year hundreds of people from the Wesleyan and Middletown communities come out to Long Lane to celebrate the harvest with music, food, and crafts.
May Day: In early May come to Long Lane to celebrate the planting season and springtime. May Day features student bands, food, and a May pole.
Visit or get involved!
243 Long Lane

Bon Appetit
All locations accept cash. Usdan Marketplace, Summerfields, Usdan Café, Pi Café, Weshop Essentials
For Summerfields and Late Night orders using Zingle, text your order to 860-724-2526

Menu features buffalo wings, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, pasta, BBQ ribs, and caprese salads. Brunch on the weekends includes omelets, eggs Benedict, and smoked salmon.
Lunch 11am-2pm
Dinner 5pm-8pm
156 High Street
(860) 685-3510

Red & Black Cafe
Menu features sandwiches, coffees, paninis, soups, and breakfast sandwiches.
Monday-Friday 9am-8pm
Weekends 9am-5pm
45 Broad Street
(860) 685-7333 phone
Text ordering (860) 650-1214