Weekend Essentials for Everyone

Wesleyan University is thrilled to invite you to Reunion & Commencement Weekend, May 19–22!

Per COVID-19 campus visitor guidelines, all guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means receiving a booster shot within 30 days of CDC eligibility. Following current CDC and Connecticut Department of Public Health Guidelines, and with everyone’s safety in mind, plans are subject to change if conditions necessitate. Thank you for your flexibility!

Questions about Registration

If you have a question about registration, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (860) 685-2116 or rc@wesleyan.edu.

2022 Fees

Thursday – 50th Reunion Dinner for the Class of 1972 – 6 p.m.  Full Bar Included
$40 per person for all adults 

Friday – Welcome Picnic – 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
$25 per person for all adults

Friday – Reunion Class Receptions (times and locations vary, see schedule for details) – Light Snacks and Full Bar Included
Free for all reunion class alumni and their guests

Friday – Red, Black and GREEN! Dinner – 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
$30 per person for all adults 

Friday – Shabbat Dinner – 7:30 p.m.
$30 per person

Saturday – All-College Picnic and Festival on Foss Hill – Noon–3 p.m. – Cash Bar
$20 per person 

Saturday – Reunion Class Receptions and Dinners – Alumni and Guests Only – Beer and Wine Included
$65 per person

Sunday – Brunch – 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
$25 per person 

On-Campus Lodging – Alumni and Guests ONLY – Includes Thursday – Saturday Nights 
Single – $200
Double – $325

Wireless Access on Campus

Guests may obtain access via a self-registration page that is presented upon connecting to the Wes-Guest network. Follow these instructions for accessing Wesleyan's guest network. You will request an account using an email address and optional cell phone number where a username and password will be sent.  Guest accounts will be valid for 72 hours.  Guests on campus longer than that may register as often as needed. 


Anyone planning to attend any portion of Reunion & Commencement Weekend should register and purchase meal tickets in advance. Please register online through May 5. After May 5, the next opportunity to register will be at on-site Registration during the weekend in Exley Science Center. Please note that meals are limited so we encourage you to register early online.

On-campus Registration

Stop by Registration in the Exley Science Center (Show in Map) and visit with student staff, ask questions, learn about schedule changes and updates, or purchase available meal tickets. Reunion alumni: limited reunion class dinner tickets may be available for purchase at registration at any time during the weekend. Tickets are not available at the dinner site.

On-site registration Hours:

  • Thursday, 2 p.m.–7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Sunday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

If you have questions about registration or plan to arrive after registration closes, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at rc@wesleyan.edu or (860) 685-2116.

Form of Payment

At registration and all ticketed meals guests must use credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover). At any cash bars please use cash or venmo if available. 


As a general policy, fees collected for event registration and other expenses are non-refundable. In most circumstances, these fees cover the cost to reserve a facility or catering needs. However, more importantly, the fees commit and confirm guest attendance which is important when other guests are interested in registering. The staff in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations understands that unique circumstances do prevent some guests from fulfilling their obligations, and accepts written exceptions to the refund policy. Please direct those appeals to the office at 291 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 or rc@wesleyan.edu. We are not able to process refunds during the weekend.

Campus Map

Find an interactive map of Wesleyan University here or one to print and bring with you to campus here.

Usdan University Center Hours of Operation and Cardinal Connection Cafe

Usdan University Center is the primary gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the RC schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Weekend Meals

Bon Appétit, Wesleyan’s campus dining service, prepares most Reunion & Commencement snacks and meals. Most dining options require tickets and advance purchase/registration. For these meals, we strongly recommend you reserve a ticket in advance to guarantee availability and to help us plan accordingly. Meal tickets are limited.

Meals requiring advance purchase/registration:

  • Thursday 50th Reunion Dinner
  • Friday Welcome Picnic Lunch
  • Friday Red, Black, and Green Dinner
  • Friday Shabbat Dinner
  • *Saturday Festival on Foss Hill Picnic Lunch (lunches will be served out of the Marketplace in Usdan University Center, seating is under the Andrus Field Tent)
  • Saturday Reunion Class Dinner
  • Sunday All–Campus Brunch

There may be a limited number of extra meal tickets available for purchase at Registration in the Exley Science Center lobby. Ticket sales are not available at the various meal locations–please plan accordingly.  If you registered online, meal tickets will not be mailed in advance; you will receive the appropriate tickets when you stop by Registration to obtain your Reunion & Commencement Weekend welcome packet.

*Saturday ALL–College Picnic and Festival on Foss Hill lunches are portable.  If you wish to attend a seminar or another event, please stop by the Marketplace in the Usdan University Center and pick up a lunch to go.

The Usdan Café (Usdan University Center) and the Pi Café (Exley Science Center) will be open for a la carte breakfast, lunch, and snacks Thursday through Sunday for limited hours. These dining options do not require advance purchase.

Some bars are cash–only, and ID is required at all bars throughout the weekend.

If you're looking to dine off campus, please check the restaurant section of Wesleyan's Visitor's Guide for a list of area options.


Information about sustainability efforts (bottled water elimination, dining, recycling, and composting) during the weekend is available here.

Photos and Video

University staff will take photos and video throughout the weekend and may publish them in any format or media without additional permission from the individuals in the photos or videos.

Transportation and Parking

The closest transportation hubs to Wesleyan are Bradley Airport (BDL) and New Haven Train Station (NHV). Connecting service is available to the Hartford Bus Station and Meriden Train Station, then from there to campus.

Carpooling between campus and New York City, Boston, airports, train stations, and area hotels is encouraged. 

Free on–campus shuttles are provided during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. 

Public Transportation To/From Campus

Area transportation options can be found within the visitors guide. Know of a better route? Tried this and don’t think it’s a good choice? Please tell us so we can update this section.

Public transit is an available option for anyone hoping to come to campus without a car. For most, this will involve taking a train from New York or Boston into New Haven. From New Haven Union Station, transfer to the Hartford Line/Amtrak Hartford Line north to Meriden, and from there transfer to the 590 bus. The bus will drop you off at the Middletown Bus Terminal on Main St. Please note that all CT Transit buses in CT are free April through June. (https://www.cttransit.com/news/three-month-suspension-bus-fares-statewide-starts-april-1)

Campus Parking

We do our best to accommodate the larger crowds on campus during the weekend, but please expect delays and plan accordingly. Parking on the streets and Wesleyan's parking lots are available on a first–come, first–served basis. 

Parking Locations

  • Middlesex Corporate Center Garage (two blocks from campus at the junction of Court and Main streets
  • Freeman Athletic Center Lots)
  • Along the streets in designated parking spaces
  • Various smaller lots on campus

The lot adjacent to the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission, 70 Wyllys Avenue and the “C” lot on Church Street will be reserved for members of the Classes of 1971 and earlier, as well as for any individuals with disabilities. Spaces are available on a first–come, first–served basis.

See the Wesleyan University Visitor Parking page for more information.

On Campus Shuttles

Wesleyan's Transportation Department  will provide limited campus-operated shuttles which will run regularly between Middlesex Corporate Center Garage, Middletown’s Main Street, and all sites on campus. You can flag down a shuttle or call Transporation Services during the shuttle hours listed below at (860) 982-8031 to arrange for a ride. Please allow at least 30 minutes for all requests during the weekend. 

Shuttle Hotline

During the Shuttle Hours listed below you may contact  Transportation Services at (860) 982-8031. Please allow at least one half-hour for all requests during the weekend.

Shuttle Hours

  • Thursday, 2 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Shuttle Pick-up and Drop Off Locations

  • Wyllys Avenue: Registration, Usdan University Center, College Row, Center for the Arts
  • Middlesex Corporate Center Garage (two blocks from campus at the junction of Court and Main streets)
  • Inn at Middletown: 70 Main Street
  • Church Street: Olin Library, Exley Science Center, Public Affairs Center, Clark Hall, Judd Hall
  • Freeman Athletic Center: Cross Street Entrance
  • Vine Street Parking Lot
  • Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore, 413 Main Street, near the intersection of Washington Street

Don’t Forget

Bring your camera, scrapbooks, Wesleyan memorabilia, music, and anything else that will make the weekend special. May weather can be unpredictable in New England; we recommend that you bring a light jacket and umbrella—and if you’re staying in a dorm room—an extra blanket and towel. Wesleyan’s athletic facilities and fields will be open throughout Reunion & Commencement Weekend; bring your suit/bathing cap/towel/racket/softball glove/Frisbee, etc., and check your final schedule for facility hours.

Lost & Found

The campus-wide Lost & Found can be found at Public Safety. If you lose an item or come across something that was left behind by someone else, please call (860) 685-2345 or stop by the Public Saftey office at 208 High Street.