Essentials for Reunion Classes

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Weekend Essentials for Reunion Classes

Saturday Night Reunion Class Dinners

The Class Dinner on Saturday night is often the highlight of the weekend. We encourage all alumni with children to utilize Camp Cardinal (Wesleyan’s on-campus childcare program) throughout the evening so they can enjoy dinner, spend time with friends, and take advantage of late-night parties.

Each Reunion class is encouraged to invite members of the faculty or administration to join them for their class reception and dinner. If there is someone you would like to invite, please contact a member of your class committee or the Wesleyan staff member working with your class.

Staff Contacts

WESeniors (Classes of 1932–1962)
Katie Pugliese, kpugliese@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-5992
Brittany Richard, brichard@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-4840

60th Reunion Class of 1953
Brittany Richard, brichard@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-4840

55th Reunion Class of 1958
Katie Pugliese, kpugliese@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-5992

50th Reunion Class of 1963
Pam Vasiliou, pvasiliou@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-2546

45th Reunion Class of 1968
Pam Vasiliou, pvasiliou@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-2546

40th Reunion Class of 1973
Samantha Slade, sslade@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-2371

35th Reunion Class of 1978
Theresa Kidd, tkidd@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-4878

30th Reunion Class of 1983
Stephanie McQueen, smcqueen@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-2408

25th Reunion Class of 1988
Stephanie McQueen, smcqueen@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-2408

20th Reunion Class of 1993
Immanuel Lokwei ’12, ilokwei@wesleyan.edu

15th Reunion Class of 1998
Joe Giaimo ’11, jgiaimo@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-3693

10th Reunion Class of 2003
Joe Giaimo ’11, jgiaimo@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-3693

5th Reunion Class of 2008
Rebecca Looney, rlooney@wesleyan.edu, (860) 685-3479

Off Campus Accommodations

A limited number of on-campus residence hall rooms will be available to alumni only on a first-come, first-served basis beginning when Reunion registration opens in mid-March.  There is a housing fee of $120 per twin bed for unlimited nights (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights).  Most rooms are doubles or triples and there are shared bathrooms on each hall.  We recommend that you reserve one bed per adult.  Child's cots are also available at $30 per cot. 

Regardless of whether you plan to stay on campus, we urge all alumni to reserve a hotel room well in advance of Reunion.  Hotels can be canceled later at no penalty (see cancelation dates below) if you secure on-campus housing or make other plans.

A full list of area hotels is available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/about/lodging.html, and special rates have been arranged at the following hotels for alumni attending their Reunion.  When calling any of these hotels, please ask for a room in the “Wesleyan Reunion” block.

Recommended for: 5th Reunion Class of 2009 and 10th Reunion Class of 2004
Comfort Inn, Wethersfield
Phone: (860) 563-2311
Rate: $89/night
Included: full buffet breakfast
Block cutoff date: April 23
Minimum stay: none
Cancelation without penalty: 48 hours

Recommended for: 15th Reunion Class of 1999
Courtyard by Marriott, Wallingford
Phone: (203) 284-9400
Rate: $149/night
Block cutoff date: May 9
Minimum stay: None

Recommended for: 20th Reunion Class of 1994
Fairfield Inn, Wallingford
Phone: (203) 284-0001
Rate: $93/night
Included: continental breakfast, wireless internet, and parking
Block cutoff date: April 24
Minimum stay: none
Cancelation without penalty by: May 20

Recommended for: 25th Reunion Class of 1989 and 30th Reunion Class of 1984
Sheraton, Rocky Hill (formerly Rocky Hill Marriott)
Phone: 888-627-8263
Rate: $149/night
Block cutoff date: May 2
Minimum stay: none

Recommended for: 35th Reunion Class of 1979 and 45th Reunion Class of 1969
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Glastonbury
Phone: (860) 652-8111
Rate: $129/night
Included: free shuttle to and from campus, by reservation before May 15 only, call (860) 659-5003
Block cutoff date: April 23
Minimum stay: None
Cancelation without penalty by: 24 hours before day of arrival

Recommended for: 40th Reunion Class of 1974
Hilton Garden Inn, Glastonbury
Phone: (860) 659-1025
Rate: $129/night
Included: free shuttle to and from campus, by reservation before May 15 only, call (860) 659-5003
Block cutoff date: April 23
Minimum stay: none
Cancelation without penalty by: 24 hours before day of arrival

Recommended for: 45th Reunion Class of 1969
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Glastonbury
Phone: (860) 652-8111
Rate: $129/night
Included: free shuttle to and from campus, by reservation before May 15 only, call (860) 659-5003
Block cutoff date: April 23, 2013
Minimum stay: none
Cancellation without penalty by: 24 hours before day of arrival

Recommended for: 50th reunion class of 1964 and any alumni whose class block fills up (this is a large block, relatively close to campus) 
Crowne Plaza, Cromwell
Phone: (860) 635-2000
Rate: $134/night
Minimum stay: 2 nights

Recommended for: 50th reunion class of 1964  (We apologize, but this block is not available to alumni in other classes.)
Inn at Middletown
Phone: (860) 854-6300
Rate: $329/night
Block cutoff date: March 22
Minimum stay: 2 nights

Recommended for: WESeniors (Post-50th Classes of 1936-1963)
Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell
Phone: (860) 635-1001
Rate: $169/night
Block cutoff date: May 2
Minimum stay: None
Cancelation without penalty by: 6 p.m. on day of arrival

Recommended for: Any alumni whose class block fills up
Any alumni who want a suite with full kitchen and other amenities

Residence Inn by Marriott, Rocky Hill
Phone: (860) 257-7500
Rate: $159/night
Included: full buffet breakfast
Block cutoff date: April 20
Minimum stay: None

Recommended for: Any alumni whose class block fills up
Hampton Inn, Rocky Hill
Phone: (860) 563-7877
Rate: $139/night
Block cutoff date: April 20
Minimum stay: 2 nights

Recommended for: Any alumni whose class block fills up
Sheraton FourPoints, Meriden
Phone: (800) 368-7764
Rate: $129/night
Block cutoff date: April 25
Minimum stay: None
Cancelation without penalty by: April 25

Hotels in the Area Accepting Pets

Comfort Inn 
860-635-4100

Crowne Plaza Hartford-Cromwell (under 25pounds, $50 fee)
860-635-2000

Super 8 Motel of Cromwell
860-632-0028

Candlewood Suites   
203-379-5048

Four Points by Sheraton ($50 one-time fee)   
203-238-2380

Residence Inn by Marriott
203-634-7770

On Campus Housing/Residence Halls

Alumni who prefer to stay on campus will be grouped by class in Clark Hall, Hewitt, and Fauver Residence Hall. If you wish to stay in the dorms, please register here. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a housing fee of $120 per twin bed for unlimited nights (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights). When you register, you will be asked who you would like to room with and near. Room assignments will be available when you arrive on campus and check in at Registration. A $25 refundable room/key deposit will be required upon check-in. Residence hall rooms must be vacated by 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.

Please keep in mind that residence hall rooms are basic, with little furniture or creature comforts. There are no private bathrooms. Beds are twin-sized. Basic sheets, a light blanket, a pillow, and a towel are provided, but we recommend that you bring an extra blanket, a pillow, and/or a towel.

You may also want to bring hangers, an alarm clock, a hair dryer, a mirror, an iron, and/or other amenities. Before you arrive on campus, please check the local weather forecast and plan your trip accordingly.

Regalia

Reunion regalia is included in the registration fee for all Reunion class alumni who register by the May 9 deadline. It is also included in the registration fee for alumni who register on-site while supplies last. Pickup your regalia when you arrive on campus and check in at Registration (Usdan University Center), and wear it proudly while you are on campus and when you head home after Reunion! Most classes will receive t-shirts and hats. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee availability of specific shirt sizes. In the unlikely case that regalia runs out for a particular class before Reunion & Commencement Weekend is over, pre-registered alumni will receive their regalia by mail following the event. Guests of Reunion class alumni do not receive regalia.

See Who’s Here

Check out the “See Who’s Here” board at registration in the Usdan University Center in order to find out where your classmates are staying and how to catch up with them.

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.