Welcome!

As Chair of the Alumni Association, I am thrilled to help Wes alumni stay connected to each other and the university we love.

As with any organization, greater participation and engagement increases opportunities for success. I hope that you will choose to engage with Wesleyan by attending events on campus, by hosting and attending Wesleyan events in your region, by connecting through affinity groups and professional networks, and supporting the Wesleyan Fund.

I also encourage you to keep Wes central in your lifelong learning opportunities. From lectures to immersive mini-courses, Wesleyan offers us a window into the most important conversations happening on campus and around the world.

Stay curious. Stay engaged. Be well!

With Cardinal pride,

David Hill ’86, Chair, Alumni Association   

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Keep Wes Safe

Keep Wes Safe

Wesleyan is excited to welcome our students, faculty, and staff back to campus this fall 2021. Learn more by visiting this website.

Bringing Wesleyan Together

Bringing Wesleyan Together

We’ve compiled a collection of inspiring online resources for our Cardinal community.

Support Wesleyan

Support Wesleyan

Many have asked how they can help. Here are a number of ways.

Events

Oct 14

Washington, DC: Regional Social Hour

Please join DC area alumni and parents for a regional happy hour gathering at 12 Stories on 10/14!

12 Stories (top of InterContinental Hotel), 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oct 21

Virtual: WesTalks Presents: Social Media and Social Divisiveness

Listen to a panel of inter-generational alumni share views on this topic, sponsored by the 50th Reunion Class of 1972.

Virtual, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oct 23

Boston: Head of the Charles Regional Gathering

Please join us for a Boston regional gathering at the Head of the Charles Regatta on 10/23!

Night Shift Owl's Nest Beer Garden, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Oct 29 - Oct 31

Homecoming/Family Weekend 2021

Come home to Wesleyan and join us in person for Homecoming/Family Weekend.

On Campus
Oct 29, 12:00 AM - Oct 31, 12:00 AM

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News

Betts Hon. ’21 Named A 2021 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow

Betts Hon. ’21 Named A 2021 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow

At the age of 16, Reginald Dwayne Betts was arrested for armed carjacking. He was sentenced to prison—where an unknown person slid a copy of Dudley Randall’s The Black Poets under his cell door. 
Wesleyan’s Englehart ’69 Makes Life In Comics

Wesleyan’s Englehart ’69 Makes Life In Comics

It’s Spring 1966. Steve Englehart, a first-year Wesleyan student, is hanging around his dorm when one of his floormates thrusts a copy of Spider-Man at him saying, “You have to read this. This is great.” 

“You Just Have To Read This. . .” Books By Wesleyan Authors Globus ’05, Isler ’01, And Pallant ’80

In this continuing series, Annie Roach ’22, an English and Italian studies major from Northampton, Mass., reviews alumni books and offers a selection for those in search of knowledge, insight, and inspiration. 
Alumni Create Environment-Focused Summer School For Youth In Japan

Alumni Create Environment-Focused Summer School For Youth In Japan

For a truly sustainable future, Class of 2016 alumni Kotaro Aoki and Kota Uno believe it’s crucial to teach people how to view—and properly “use”— nature. “Education is the most important piece in solving the root cause of climate change and environmental problems,” Aoki said. 
FDR Memorial By Bergmann ’76 Is A Tribute To Overcoming Physical Barriers

FDR Memorial By Bergmann ’76 Is A Tribute To Overcoming Physical Barriers

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ 
Stern ’80 Hosts Retrospective Art Show “Stronger Than Dirt”

Stern ’80 Hosts Retrospective Art Show “Stronger Than Dirt”

Melissa Stern ’80, an artist and journalist, is hosting a retrospective art show at the Lockwood Gallery in Woodstock, New York. Stern’s show is called “Stronger Than Dirt” and looks back at her past 20 years of work. 
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