Family Weekend

Mark Your Calendar for Family Weekend, September 27-28, 2014

Wesleyan families are invited to Family Weekend and to experience life at Wesleyan by attending classes and WESeminars, enjoying campus meals, cheering on our teams, and much more.  Additional details coming soon and a complete schedule will be available at the end July.

Preliminary Outline of Events (subject to change)

Friday, September 26

  • WESeminars 
  • Attend a class
  • Campus tours
  • Student affairs office hours
  • All-campus dinner
  • Shabbat dinner
  • Wesleyan Career Center open house
  • Stargazing 
  • Center for the Arts performances and exhibitions

Saturday, September 27

  • WESeminars
  • Parents Assembly
  • Legacy Photo
  • Family Swim
  • Football, Field Hockey, Men's & Women's Soccer vs. Hamilton
  • All-Campus lunch
  • Tailgating
  • The 22nd Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium 
  • Alumni and Student of Color Reception
  • Center for the Arts performances and exhibitions
  • Campus tours 

Sunday, September 28

  • Fall Harvest Brunch
  • WESeminars 
  • Center for the Arts performances and exhibitions
  • 4th Annual Stone a cappella concert 


Online registration for Wesleyan’s Family Weekend will be available at the end of July. We encourage everyone to register in advance as it helps us better plan for your time on campus and allows us to place our catering orders more accurately. If you choose not to register in advance or miss the online registration deadline, you may register onsite during the weekend; however, an onsite surcharge may be applied to your registration fee.

Wesleyan T-Shirts

Traditional Wesleyan T-shirts will be available only to those who register online by September 12. Whether you are cheering on the Cardinals vs. Hamilton College on our athletic fields, soaking up knowledge in one of our acclaimed WESeminars, or heading home after a great weekend in Middletown, wear your Red and Black with pride! Purchase your shirt when you register for the weekend. Registration will be available at the end of JulyShirts will be available for pickup when you arrive on campus and check in at the Usdan University Center.


Several Family Weekend events will be webcast live (“WEScast”), and made available on iTunes U or as streaming video after the weekend. If you can’t make it to campus, please join us online!  The WEScast listing of events for the weekend will be available in mid-September.  For instructions on how to view them during or after Family Weekend, visit the WEScast home page.


WESeminars provide opportunities to revisit the classroom and experience firsthand the academic excellence that is the essence of Wesleyan, with presentations by scholars, pundits, and other experts in their fields. Programs run approximately 60 minutes, followed by audience Q&A. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and because of the state fire code, the University is unable to offer standing room space on the floors or aisles of venues. 


Parents and families contact: Dana Coffin, Office of Parent Programs, at (860) 685-3756 or

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, at (860) 685-2116 or