Reunion + Commencement 

Mark your calendar for Reunion + Commencement Weekend, May 25-28, 2023! We're celebrating reunion classes ending in a "3" and "8" along with the graduating class of 2023. 

Online registration and a full schedule of events will be available in late March. In the meantime weekend highlights are noted below, and we invite you to visit the Helpful Info section for further details. Please continue to check back as this website will be updated often. 

COVID-19 Safety: We ask that all visitors make note of safety guidelines outlined within the Keep Wes Safe website, before arriving on campus.

Weekend Highlights

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    50th Reunion Kickoff Reception

    And Dinner for the Class of 1973
    Thursday, May 25 | 5:30–8:30 p.m.

    More on the Kickoff Reception

    The Kickoff Reception and dinner will take place off campus, more details will be available soon. 

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    Senior Class Diploma Pick Up

    Friday, May 26 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Registrar's Office, North College

    More on diploma pick up

    Graduating seniors can pick up their diplomas at the Registrar's Office. Please be prepared to show a photo ID.

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    Champagne Reception for Graduating Seniors and Their Families

    Friday, May 26 | 4–5:30 p.m.
    Andrus Field Tent

    More on the champagne reception

    A casual reception to toast graduating seniors. Families, friends, and the Wesleyan community welcome. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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    Reunion Class Receptions

    Friday, May 26 | 5-9 p.m.
    Various locations 

    More on class receptions

    Reunion class receptions will take place for an hour and a half between 5-9 p.m. in various locations around campus. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available. 

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    Annual Parade of Classes

    Saturday, May 27 | 11:15–11:45 a.m.
    Assemble at Huss Courtyard, Usdan University Center

    More on the parade

    The annual parade will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m., rain or shine. Seniors and their families are invited to join this annual alumni tradition. The Alumni Assembly and Annual Meeting will immediately follow in Memorial Chapel.

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    Picnic + Festival on Foss Hill

    Saturday, May 27 | noon–3 p.m.
    Lunch pickup in Marketplace, 2nd floor Usdan

    More on the picnic

    This lively festival with entertainment is a great place to connect with friends and family members between WESeminars and other weekend programs. Lunches are portable and can be picked up in the Usdan University Marketplace.

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    Reunion Class Receptions and Dinners

    Saturday, May 27 | 5:30–9 p.m.
    Various locations More on class dinners
    Reunion class receptions and dinners will be held in various locations on campus.
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    All-Campus Tent Party

    Saturday, May 27 | 10 p.m.–1 a.m.
    Andrus Field Tent

    More on the tent party

    All are welcome to come celebrate and dance! Featuring a live band followed by DJ Mario Torres. A cash bar will be available (cash or venmo).

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    191st Commencement Ceremony

    Sunday, May 28 | 10:45 a.m.–1 p.m.
    10:15 Parents and grandparent educators assemble on Foss Hill
    Andrus Field

    More on Commencement

    The ceremony will take place on Andrus Field, rain or shine, and lasts approximately two to two and half hours. It will also be livestreamed. Registration and tickets are not necessary. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis with 5000 chairs on Andrus Field, guests may also choose to bring a lawn chair and blanket to watch the ceremony from Foss Hill.