Hundreds of admitted Class of 2022 students and their families attended WesFest April 11–13 on campus. Guests had the opportunity to experience University life firsthand and explore the diverse opportunities that a Wesleyan education has to offer. The admitted students had ample time to mingle with their future classmates during the event.
English major Rob King ’84, senior vice president of original content newsgathering and digital media at ESPN, delivered the alumni keynote speech during WesFest on April 11. King oversees ESPN’s entire portfolio of newsgathering and storytelling assets across television, digital, and print. He also oversees the Stats and Information Group and leads ESPN’s Editorial Board, which sets the tone and direction of ESPN’s overall content coverage and standards.
Prospective parents attended an interactive discussion with parents of current students. Kate Quigley Lynch ’82, P’17, ’19; Kimberly Pope MALS ’14, P’19; and Marek Fuchs P’19 served as panelists and answered questions from the audience.
Campus visitors enjoy a parent-to-parent panel on April 11.
Student-led campus tours were held throughout WesFest.
Campus tours are approximately 75 minutes long.
Wesleyan Trustee Shana Simmons ’03 provided the keynote discussion during the Student of Color Dinner on April 12. The SOC dinner provides an opportunity for newly admitted students to learn about various Wesleyan affinity groups, organizations, and offices on campus that provide student services.
Wesleyan students hosted a student-to-student panel April 11 in the WestCo Cafe.
On April 13, Wesleyan students hosted a Student Activities Fair to introduce Class of 2022 admits to the many clubs and activities available on campus.
Parents also attended the Student Activities Fair with their children.
Robert Coughlin, director of financial aid, spoke to families about obtaining financial aid at Wesleyan.
More than 200 individual events were held during the three-day WesFest, which is sponsored and coordinated by the Office of Admission. Families are invited to attend festivities for one day or all three days.
Oscar-nominated producer Jenno Topping ’89, president of film and television at Chernin Entertainment, delivered the alumni keynote speech on April 13. Topping has been involved in numerous feature films during her tenure at Chernin Entertainment, including Hidden Figures, The Greatest Showman, War for the Planet of the Apes, Red Sparrow, The Mountain Between Us, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Heat, and more.
As part of WesFest, multiple a cappella groups performed at Exley Science Center. Wesleyan has more than a dozen a cappella groups.
Class of 2022 admitted students and their families traveled from all over the country to visit campus during WesFest. Additional photos of campus visitors are below: (Photos by Olivia Drake and Caroline Kravitz ’19)