WesFest Gives Admitted Students, Families a Taste of Campus Life

Wesleyan welcomed about 450 admitted students and their families to campus April 15-17 to experience life at Wesleyan first-hand. Visitors had an opportunity to explore all that Wes has to offer through tours of campus, film studies, science facilities, the Center for the Arts, and the theater department; parent-to-parent and student-to-student panels; departmental and center open houses; and a student activities fair, as well as lectures, performances and film screenings. (Photos by Dat Vu ’15, Hannah Norman ’16, Gabe Rosenberg ’16, Dena Matthews and Lauren Rubenstein.)

The Cardinal made an appearance, April 15.

The Cardinal made an appearance, April 15.

On April 16, President Michael Roth spoke to students and families in Beckham Hall.

Admitted students answer the question “Why Wesleyan?”

Admitted students at WesFest.

Admitted students at WesFest.

Foss Hill at WesFest, April 15.

Foss Hill at WesFest, April 15.

Students discussed their experiences at Wesleyan in the student-to-student panel, April 15.

Students discussed their experiences at Wesleyan in the student-to-student panel, April 15.

On April 15, many admitted students and their parents participated in Student-to-Student and Parent-to-Parent panels held in Beckham Hall.

On April 15, many admitted students and their parents participated in Student-to-Student and Parent-to-Parent panels held in Beckham Hall.

Visiting family at WesFest, April 15.

Visiting family at WesFest, April 15.

Parent-to-parent panel, April 15.

Parent-to-parent panel, April 15.

Emerson Obus '16 reads from Homer's "Odyssey" outside Olin Memorial Library on April 16 as part of the annual day-long Homerathon sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies.

Emerson Obus ’16 reads from Homer’s “Odyssey” outside Olin Memorial Library on April 16 as part of the annual day-long Homerathon sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies.

Student activities fair at Freeman Athletic Center, April 17.

Student activities fair at Freeman Athletic Center, April 17.