Apr. 16, 2014 by Olivia Drake
WesFest, an annual campus event, is a three-day celebration of all things Wesleyan held April 16-18 for admitted students and their families. WesFest allows the students to experience university life first-hand and explore the diverse opportunities that a Wesleyan education has to offer.
During Wes Fest, Class of 2018 admitted students have the opportunity to tour campus, visit Exley Science Center and the Center for the Arts, have lunch the all-campus barbecue, meet Wesleyan students at student-to-student panels, attend a Student Activities Fair, participate in “Homerathon,” an all-day reading of Homer’s “Odyssey,” learn about classes and programs during academic departmental open houses and much more.
Jennifer Swindlehurst Chan of San Diego, Calif. attended WesFest April 16 with her father Kyle Chan. She learned about Wesleyan through its website and reading about it online.
“Wesleyan sounded like a nice place and it’s one of the top schools on my list,” she said. “Now that I’m here, I think it is a beautiful campus and I enjoyed the students who led the campus tour. I also met [President Roth] this morning. That was so cool to meet the president!”
Hannah Levin of Philadelphia, Pa. attended WesFest with her mother Joan Joanson. The mother-daughter duo, who enjoyed lunch at Usdan’s Marketplace, first visited campus in 2012 and this was their second visit to the university.
“I applied to Wesleyan because I was looking for a liberal arts education that offered professor access and a science program. I also like Wesleyan’s vibrant and creative community,” Levin said.
Photos of WesFest are below. Check back soon. More to come! (Photos by Olivia Drake)