Wesleyan Community Celebrates Students During Foss Hill Day

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill has been a central part of the Wesleyan experience for generations of students. Pictured, students enjoy the afternoon on Foss Hill during Foss Hill Day April 2.

More than 860 alumni made gifts on Foss Hill Day.

More than 860 members of the Wesleyan community contributed to the success of Foss Hill Day.

On April 2, the Wesleyan community celebrated the inaugural Foss Hill Day. The theme of the day was “Foss Hill: Our Common Ground.” Foss Hill reminds Wesleyan students and alumni of their common purpose: supporting students and the future of liberal arts education at Wesleyan.

On campus, Wesleyan hosted an information booth behind Usdan University Center. Staff passed out flying disks and other Foss Hill Day memorabilia, provided cake, games and raffle prizes.

More than 860 members of the Wesleyan community contributed to the success of Foss Hill Day. Tom Kelly ’73 provided a challenge grant to inspire others to give.

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“I want to thank everyone who celebrated Foss Hill Day by participating in campus activities, sharing thoughts online, volunteering time, or making a gift,” said Wesleyan President Michael Roth. “Whenever you give — on Foss Hill Day or at any time — you make the Wesleyan experience better for our students and help ensure that they are prepared to make a positive difference in the world.”

Learn more about the event on the Foss Hill Day website.

More photos of Foss Hill Day are below: (Photos by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

 

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Foss Hill Day at Wesleyan, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)