Members of the Wesleyan community, friends and family gathered on Andrus Field on Nov. 7 for tailgaiting before the Homecoming football game against rival Wlliams College. The Cardinals won the game 27-7. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)
During Homecoming/Family Weekend Nov. 6-8, more than 2,000 family members, alumni and friends visited Wesleyan for a flurry of festivities. Football fans packed Corwin Stadium on Nov. 7 to cheer on the Cardinals as they defeated rival Williams College 27-7 in the annual Homecoming game.
More than 4,000 Cardinal fans attended tailgating events and the 2015 Homecoming game. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)
While on campus, alumni and families participated in an array of WESeminars, the annual Homecoming/Family Weekend Dinner, campus and department tours, the 12th annual Schumann Symposium “Where on Earth Are We Going?,” a Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale, a leadership donor reception, art exhibits, a student a cappella concert, a West African Drumming and Dance workshop and much more.
The campus community also celebrated and honored retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and Wesleyan Alumni Director John Driscoll ’62.
In other Homecoming weekend sports highlights, men’s soccer defeated Middlebury in penalty kicks on Nov. 7 and advanced to the NESCAC Men’s Soccer Championship on Nov. 8. Bowdoin College, however, claimed a 1-0 victory over Wesleyan at Middlebury. Men’s soccer finish its season at 8-8-2.
“Homecoming/Family Weekend 2015 was a huge success,” said Deana Hutson, director of special events. “Alumni were thrilled to be back on campus while families enjoyed their time sitting in on regularly scheduled classes, attending WESeminars, and learning about Wesleyan culture with their students. This weekend truly celebrates some of the best and most enjoyable aspects of life at Wesleyan.”
View photos of the weekend below or in the full Homecoming/Family Weekend photo gallery hosted on Wesleyan Flickr. View a Storify stream of #weshcfw15 social media activity online here.
During Wesleyan’s Homecoming game Saturday, Wesleyan’s Director of Athletics Mike Whalen honored the achievements of outstanding student athletes. He praised the 2014-15 men’s basketball team, 2015 baseball team, and tennis stars Eudice Chong ’18 and Victoria Yu ’19. (Photo by John Van Vlack)
Parents and relatives checked in at Usdan University Center on Friday, Nov. 6 to register for the Homecoming/Family Weekend festivities. Wesleyan students assisted with registration. (Photo by Olivia Drake)
The Wesleyan community came together on Friday, Nov. 6 to honor Alumni Director John Driscoll ’62 (center) and celebrate his retirement. (Photo by John Van Vlack)
Members of the Wesleyan community, friends and family gathered on Andrus Field on Nov. 7 for tailgaiting before the Homecoming football game. (Photo by Ryan Heffernan ’16)
Wesleyan’s football team took on Williams College for the annual Homecoming game on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Photo by John Van Vlack)
Alumni and their children joined in for Homecoming/Family Weekend’s annual legacy photo on Nov. 7. (Photo by John Van Vlack)
Students and their families toured the Wesleyan campus during Homecoming/Family Weekend, Nov. 6. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)
Assistant Professor of Psychology Shellae Versey presented “A Systems Approach to Healthy Places” during the 12th Annual Robert Schumann “Where On Earth Are We Going?” Symposium, Nov. 7 during Homecoming/Family Weekend. (Photo by Hannah Norman ’16)
During Homecoming/Family Weekend, members of the Class of 2016 shared their summer and fall research projects at “Celebrating Seniors: Research Excellence at Wesleyan and Abroad” Nov. 6. (Photo by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19)
The Wesleyan Board of Trustees and University President Michael Roth ’78 celebrated members of the Wesleyan Circle, the 1831 Society, and the Olin Associates donors societies and volunteers on Nov. 7, as part of Homecoming/Family Weekend festivities. (Photo by John Van Vlack)
The Student of Color Reception, held in Beckham Hall on Nov. 7, provided an opportunity to recognize and share student accomplishments and experiences. Parents also attended the reception. (Photo by John Van Vlack)
Alumni, students and their families toured the Wesleyan campus during Homecoming/Family Weekend, Nov. 6. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)
Kennedy Odede ’12 (at left) and Jessica Posner Odede ’09, co-founders of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) and co-authors of the new book “Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum,” spoke at Memorial Chapel on Nov. 6 about their work in Kibera, Kenya. Kennedy also signed copies of their new book. (Photo by John Van Vlack)
The Susan B. and William K. Wasch Center for Retired Faculty hosted a reception during Homecoming/Family Weekend on Nov. 7 to celebrate its 10th anniversary. (Photo by Nikki Alekson/Iris Photography)
Friends celebrate Homecoming on Andrus Field, Nov. 7. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)
For the 23rd annual Dwight Greene Symposium on Nov. 7, Michele Roberts ’77, executive director of the National Basketball Association players’ union, led a discussion on Equality, Justice, and Sports with DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the National Football League’s players union. (Photo by John Van Vlack)
Participants in the West African Drumming and Dance workshop performed in Crowell Concert Hall on Nov. 7, with retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and alumni accompanying on drums. Current Wesleyan students also performed. (Photo by John Van Vlack)
Dozens of furry friends also attended Homecoming/Family Weekend at Wesleyan. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)