Schedule of Events

A listing of events and activities taking place during Homecoming/Middletown Day 2016.

Friday, October 21

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Usdan Cafe Hours
The Usdan Cafe is open for beverages and snacks.
Usdan Univerisity Center

9:00 AM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

10:30 AM
Wesleyan Admission Information Session
Gather insight into the admission process at Wesleyan by attending this information session for prospective students.
Presented by: The Office of Admission
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

12:00 PM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Athletics Advisory Council Meeting
By invitation only.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center

2:00 PM
Wesleyan Admission Information Session
Gather insight into the admission process at Wesleyan by attending this information session for prospective students.
Presented by: The Office of Admission
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

3:00 PM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

7:00 PM
Volleyball v. Connecticut College
Silloway Gymnasium, Freeman Athletic Center

8:00 PM
Television Reality! Shark Tank Director Ken Fuchs ’83 P'17 in Conversation
Fuchs is a television director with expertise in non-scripted series. He will share his experiences directing  SHARK TANK, THE BACHELOR, FAMILY FEUD, and more.
Moderator: Scott Higgins, chair of film studies, College of Film and the Moving Image
Goldsmith Family Cinema

Saturday, October 22

9:00 AM
Women's Lacrosse Alumnae Game
Smith Field

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Usdan Cafe Hours
The Usdan Cafe is open for beverages and snacks.
Usdan Univerisity Center

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Joint Meeting of the Alumni Association Executive Committee,
Wesleyan Fund Volunteer Leadership Committee
By invitation only.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center

10:00 AM
Wesleyan Admission Information Session
Gather insight into the admission process at Wesleyan by attending this information session for prospective students.
Presented by: The Office of Admission
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

10:00 AM
Team Tailgates
The following teams are hosting tailgates during the football game.  Please check back often as more teams are added.
Baseball (Concessions) 
Men's & Women's Basketball

Men's Ice Hockey 
Women's Lacrosse
Softball (Concessions)
Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Alumni Association Executive Committee Business Meeting
and Lipman Hearne Focus Group
By invitation only.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tailgating and Parking on Andrus Field
The Wesleyan men's and women's tennis teams oversee and direct visitor parking at all home football games.  In return, many visitors choose to make a donation to the tennis program that goes towards defraying equipment, travel, and numerous other expenses to the program.  The suggested donation is $3 per car, but any amount, more or less, is graciously accepted.  Further, the donations are optional and at the complete discretion of individual attendees.  The tennis teams thank you for your support.
Open Container Policy: University policy and NESCAC regulations state that alcohol is not allowed at any sporting event with the exception of the tailgate area on Andrus Field.  Open containers are not allowed near the football field.
Andrus Field and Foss Hill (show in map)

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wesleyan Fund Volunteer Leadership Committee Business Meeting
and Lipman Hearne Focus Group
By invitation only.
Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center

11:00 AM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch in Honor of the Class of 1966 Football Team
By invitation only.
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Middletown Day Festivities
Wesleyan alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, and the Middletown community are invited to join us for Middletown Day as we cheer on the Cardinals.  Stop by the Spirit Tent for fun activities for everyone including, face painter, balloon animals, bouncy house, snacks, spirit gear and more. WEATHER UPDATE: The bounce house has been canceled due to high winds in the forecast.
Located behind North & South College

12:00 PM
Field Hockey vs. Amherst College
Smith Field

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
"Saddle Up! The Western Film" Gallery Exhibit
“Saddle Up! The Western Film.”  The exhibit showcases western-themed film posters from 1936 to 1992, and features films  from directors including Cecil B. DeMille, John Ford, Raoul Walsh, King Vidor, and Clint Eastwood.  The Gallery is open Friday and Saturday afternoons from 12 to 4 and admission is FREE.
Center for Film Studies Film Studies Rick Nicita Gallery

12:00 PM
Women's Soccer vs. Amherst College
Jackson Field

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Young Alumni Tailgate
Stop by for food, fun, friends, and of course FOOTBALL. What more can you ask for? 
Tent in the tailgate area parallel to the Fayerweather parking lot on Andrus Field

12:30 PM
Alumni of Color Council Meeting
Center for African American Studies (CAAS)

1:00 PM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

1:00 PM
NEIL GAIMAN: DREAM DANGEROUSLY (2016)
Dream Dangerously offers viewers a fly-on-the-wall look at Gaiman (SANDMAN, AMERICAN GODS, CORALINE) on the road, interacting with fans and experiencing the struggles and joys of being an acclaimed public speaker and in-demand personality. At the same time, the film delves deeply into Gaman’s writing process, exploring the childhood origins of his love of mythology, up to his struggles to keep his writing fresh after 25 years of successful storytelling.
DIRECTOR, Patrick Meaney ’07, will conduct a Q&A after the film screening.
Powell Family Cinema

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wesleyan Women of Class of ’74 Gathering
By invitation only for the women of 1974.
Klingher Classroom (113), Boger Hall

1:00 PM
Football vs. Amherst College
To view a live streaming video of the game, log on to http://wescast.wesleyan.edu/ approximately 1/2 hour prior to game time and follow instructions. Halftime show featuring the Middletown High School Marching Band.
Corwin Stadium, Andrus Field (show in map)

2:30 PM
Men's Soccer vs. Amherst College
Jackson Field

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
President’s Reception Honoring Leadership Donors & Volunteers
Please join President Michael Roth '78 and the Wesleyan Board of Trustees at a reception celebrating members of the Wesleyan Leadership Societies. The Wesleyan Circle, the 1831 Society, and the Olin Associates recognize members of the Wesleyan community who put the University first in their philanthropy—as donors and volunteers. All are welcome. 
Olson Commons, Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall

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