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Football’s 35-0 Victory, “The Big Roll”: Highlights of 2017 Homecoming/Family Weekend

Hundreds of Wesleyan alumni and families participated in the traditional Homecoming/Family Weekend Tailgating event on Andrus Field.

Hundreds of Wesleyan alumni and families, visiting campus for Homecoming/Family Weekend Nov. 3–5, participated in the traditional Homecoming/Family Weekend tailgating event on Andrus Field.

On Nov. 4 during Homecoming/Family Weekend, more than 5,000 Cardinal football fans cheered Wesleyan to a 35–0 victory over Little Three archrival Williams College.

Throughout the three-day event, parents, alumni, students, families and friends also attended tailgating events, campus tours, 20 WESeminars, the 25th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium, the 7th Annual Stone A Cappella Concert, gallery exhibits, a family swim, multiple dinners and receptions and much more.

Kate Quigley Lynch ’82, P’17, ’19, assistant director of The Wesleyan Fund for University Relations, attended HCFW events as a Wes alumna, parent and staff member with her husband, Christopher Lynch ’81. In addition to co-organizing the 50th Reunion Planning meeting, Quigley Lynch and members of her family attended the President’s Reception honoring leadership donors and volunteers; the Alumni Association tailgate; and a WESeminar on the Evolution of the Real Estate Industry, led by Matt Winn ’92 and Marshall Brozost ’89.

Football 20-0 Win Highlight of 2016 Homecoming (with Photo Gallery)

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The rain couldn’t dampen the Wesleyan spirit at Homecoming and Middletown Day 2016! On Oct. 21-22, more than 2,000 alumni, students, families and members of the Middletown community flocked to campus with umbrellas and hoodies to participate in team tailgating, campus tours, alumni meetings, family activities and five athletic contests.

The highlight of Homecoming was a 20-0 football win over Little Three rival Amherst on Oct. 22.

“This was the first time the Cardinals shut out Amherst in football since 1988, and it also was the first time Amherst had been shut out since 2007,” said Sports Information Director Mike O’Brien. “What a great way to celebrate Wesleyan’s Homecoming!”

Football Victory, Family Activities during Homecoming/Family Weekend

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. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

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.

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. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS '08)

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 Football Game Webcast Live at 1 p.m. Nov. 7

The Wesleyan Cardinals will take on the Williams Ephs Nov. 7. During the 2013 Homecoming game, Wesleyan defeated Williams 16-14 and earned the Little Three title

The Wesleyan Cardinals will take on the Williams Ephs Nov. 7. During the 2013 Homecoming game, Wesleyan defeated Williams 16-14 and earned the Little Three title.

 

(Updated: Wesleyan won 27-7)

If you’re unable to attend the 2015 Homecoming game Nov. 7, cheer on the Cardinals to victory from the comfort of your own home!

The Wesleyan vs. Williams College Homecoming football game will be webcast live at 1 p.m. EST by Northeast Sports Network accessible through WesCast. To view a live streaming video of the game, see http://www.wesleyan.edu/wescast/. The Cardinals current record is 4-2, 4-2 NESCAC. View the team’s roster online here.

Also, at 11 a.m. Oct. 7, men’s soccer (7-7-1, 3-6-1 NESCAC) will move on to the second-round of the NESCAC Tournament when they take on No. 2 seed Middlebury. This game also will be webcast through NSN.

For those on campus, tailgating for football, baseball, softball, women’s basketball, football, women’s lacrosse, squash, track and field and wrestling will be held near their respective playing areas between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Nov. 7.

The athletic contests are part of Wesleyan’s 2015 Homecoming/Family Weekend Nov. 6-8. View the entire schedule of events online here.

Homecoming/Family Weekend is Nov. 6-8

In advance of Wesleyan football's Homecoming match, various athletic teams host tailgates on Andrus Field for family, friends and alumni, with concessions provided by the baseball and softball teams. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

In advance of Wesleyan football’s Homecoming match, various athletic teams host tailgates on Andrus Field for family, friends and alumni, with concessions provided by the baseball and softball teams. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

The entire Wesleyan community is invited to Homecoming/Family Weekend Nov. 6-8 to experience life at Wesleyan and reunite with friends and family.

Events include campus tours, WESeminars, multiple art exhibitions, a Career Center open house and Summer Experience Showcase, a family swim, “Mass Incarceration: Feminist Responses” symposium, an Asian American Arts Festival, the annual Homecoming/Family Weekend Dinner, the 12th annual Schumann Symposium “Where on Earth Are We Going?,” a Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale, a president’s reception honoring leadership donors and volunteers, a West African Drumming performance, an A Capella concert and much more. A special celebration honoring Wesleyan’s recently-retired alumni director John Driscoll ’62 will be held Nov. 6.

Tailgating for football, baseball, softball, women’s basketball, football, women’s lacrosse, squash, track and field and wrestling will be held near their respective playing areas between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Nov. 7. Come cheer on the Cardinals to victory as they play William College at 1 p.m. in the annual Homecoming game.

View the entire schedule of events online here.

Register for HCFW online here. Check-in hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 6; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 7; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 inside Usdan University Center.

For more information e-mail parents@wesleyan.edu or hcfw@wesleyan.edu.

Tailgating, Athletic Contests, Middletown Day Part of Homecoming 2014

Wesleyan's Homecoming Celebration included six athletic contests.

Wesleyan’s Homecoming Celebration was held Oc. 17-19 on campus.

Hundreds of Wesleyan alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university took part in an array of Homecoming Weekend events Oct. 17-19 on campus.

Events included campus tours, a luncheon for the Athletics Advisory Council (AAC) and AAC meeting; the Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony and Dinner; the Class of 1965 50th Reunion Planning Reception and Dinner; a 35mm screening of the 1935 picture Top Hat; a celebration of Rabbi George Sobelman, Wesleyan’s first Jewish Chaplain; a Leadership Donors Reception; Skull and Serpent Society Annual Meeting; Alpha Delta Phi Banquet Dinner; Wesleyan Old Methodist Men’s Rugby Club Scrimmage; and Middletown Day Festivities, featuring a spirit tent, live bands, face painting, balloon animals, bouncy house and snacks. As part of Middletown Day, all events, including the Homecoming Day football game, were free to Middletown residents. View photos of Middletown Day here.

Athletic contests included Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Field Hockey and Women’s Volleyball. View highlights of Homecoming athletic contests here.

Team tailgates and concessions were held by Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Hockey, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Baseball and Women’s Softball.

View photos of Homecoming 2014 below and in the full Homecoming 2014 photo gallery. (Photos by John Van Vlack and Olivia Drake)

Homecoming Weekend at Wesleyan, Oct. 18, 2014. (Photo by Olivia Drake) eve_hcf_2014-1018153143

Wesleyan Battles for Homecoming Victory Against Amherst Oct. 18

Wesleyan student-athlete Jesse Warren '15 will start as quarterback in the Homecoming Day game, Oct. 18 against Amherst College. Warren leads the conference in passing efficiency (154.9) and has a league-best seven touch down tosses while throwing no interceptions. (Photo by Brian Katten)

Wesleyan student-athlete Jesse Warren ’15 will start as quarterback in the Homecoming Day game, Oct. 18 against Amherst College. Warren leads the conference in passing efficiency (154.9) and has a league-best seven touch down tosses while throwing no interceptions. (Photo by Brian Katten)

It’s a long rivalry. Wesleyan and Amherst have played nearly every year since 1913, missing just three seasons during World War II. They first met on the gridiron in 1882,  with Wesleyan prevailing.  The teams will battle for the 120th time during Wesleyan’s Homecoming, Oct. 18.

A webcast of the game is available here.

One aspect of the game is unmistaken. It represents the second straight year both teams bring identical 4-0 records into the encounter.

A Wesleyan triumph would add significant historical perspective to the proceedings. Having ended an 10-year skid versus Amherst last season with a 20-14 road victory, Wesleyan can put back-to-back wins against the Jeffs into the books for the first time since 1992-93. Even more significant, with a 19-17 homecoming win vs. Williams in 2013,

Wes Welcomes Neighbors to Middletown Day Oct. 18

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Middletown Day coincides with Homecoming on Oct. 18.

For the second year in a row, Wesleyan will welcome its neighbors to campus for fun, food and football during Middletown Day, Oct. 18.

Starting at 11 a.m., the public can enjoy family entertainment (face painting, balloon art, a bounce house for little visitors, and a DJ), along with free popcorn and food for sale from Wesleyan athletic teams.

Plenty of Wes alumni also are expected at Andrus Field for the Homecoming football game versus Little Three rival Amherst College. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. and Middletown residents will be admitted to the game for free with ID.

The mighty Middletown High School Marching Band is scheduled to perform a half-time show, and several Middletown and area players are featured on the Cardinals’ roster this year.

Middletown Day festivities will take place on the College Row side of Corwin Stadium, with access from Wyllys Avenue. Free parking is available around campus.

For more information, see the event poster.

 

WESeminars, Concerts, Alumni Talks During Family Weekend Sept. 26-28

Diane LaPointe '79, P'17 of Bedford, N.Y. is attending Family Weekend with her daughter, Megan Dolan '17.

Diane LaPointe ’79, P’17 of Bedford, N.Y. is attending Family Weekend with her daughter, Megan Dolan ’17. “I loved coming back for my reunion, but this weekend, I get to be here as a parent, seeing campus through Megan’s eyes,” LaPointe said.

During Family Weekend, held Sept. 26-28, Wesleyan families are invited to attend classes and WESeminars, take in concerts and sporting events, enjoy meals, tour campus and learn about student programs and services.

Breaking from tradition, this year Family Weekend is be separate from Homecoming Weekend, because Homecoming occurs during Fall break.

On Sept. 25, Lisa and Scott Josephs of Chapel Hill, N.C. flew to Connecticut to attend Family Weekend with their son, Aaron '18. This is their fourth visit to campus.

On Sept. 25, Lisa and Scott Josephs of Chapel Hill, N.C. flew to Connecticut to attend Family Weekend with their son, Aaron ’18. This is their fourth visit to campus.

Diane LaPointe ’79, P’17, celebrated her 35th Wesleyan Reunion in May, and is elated to return to campus four months later to visit with her daughter, Megan Dolan ’17. Megan took her mother to a French class and Modern Dance III class, and the two plan on spending time mingling with Megan’s friends and fellow visiting parents.

Lisa and Scott Josephs of Chapel Hill, N.C. are attending Family Weekend with their son, Aaron ’18. “I’m taking them to my Hebrew class, and then I’m excited to introduce them to my friends, professors and advisor,” Aaron said.

Richard Lanet P’18 and Joan Williamson P’18 of Venice, Calif. are visiting their daughter, Ruby Lanet ’18. “This is my first time visiting Wesleyan, so I’m looking forward to taking a tour of this beautiful campus, going to a class and the comedy show tonight,” Richard Lanet said.

Catherine Lewis ’18 is enjoying the event with her mother, Christian Roberts P’18 and aunt Elsa Aminlewis, both from Bronx, N.Y. The trio is looking forward to walking around campus and enjoying a few meals together.

Catherine Lewis '18 is spending Family Weekend with her mother, Christian Roberts P'18 and aunt Elsa Aminlewis.

Catherine Lewis ’18 is spending Family Weekend with her mother, Christian Roberts P’18 and aunt Elsa Aminlewis.

“Mostly we’re just glad to be spending time together,” Catherine said.

Guests may register onsite during the weekend at Usdan University Center.

Check in hours are:
Friday, Sept. 26: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

The schedule is open to all members of the Wesleyan family. Highlights include a South Indian vocal performance as part of the Navaratri Festival at the Center for the Arts; the 22nd annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium, featuring a movie screening and talkback with Bobbito “Kool Bob Love” Garcia ’88; student a capella concert; Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale; tailgating; and WESeminars on a variety of topics including animal dignity and ethics of sight, writing at Wesleyan, and ending back pain.

On Sept. 27, Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97, creators and writer-producers of the popular television series How I Met Your Mother, will speak about their experiences at Wesleyan, their work in TV, and HIMYM.

The Family Weekend photo gallery on Flickr will be updated throughout the weekend. More family photos are below: (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Family Weekend at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Olivia Drake) Family Weekend at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Olivia Drake) Family Weekend at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Olivia Drake) Family Weekend at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Olivia Drake) Family Weekend at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Olivia Drake)Family Weekend at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Registration for Family Weekend Open Through Sept. 12

Wesleyan students can enjoy time with their families during Family Weekend Sept. 27-28.

Students’ relatives and friends are invited to Family Weekend Sept. 27-28.

Registration is open through Sept. 12 for Family Weekend, Sept. 27-28, when Wesleyan families are invited to attend classes and WESeminars, take in concerts and sporting events, enjoy meals, tour campus and learn about student programs and services. Breaking from tradition, this year Family Weekend will be separate from Homecoming Weekend, because Homecoming occurs during Fall break.

Register for Family Weekend here.

Breaking from tradition, this year Family Weekend will be separate from Homecoming Weekend, because Homecoming occurs during Fall break.

Breaking from tradition, this year Family Weekend will be separate from Homecoming Weekend, because Homecoming occurs during Fall break.

A full schedule of the weekend’s events is available here. Highlights include a South Indian vocal performance as part of the Navaratri Festival at the Center for the Arts; the 22nd annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium, featuring a movie screening and talkback with Bobbito “Kool Bob Love” Garcia ’88; student a capella concert; Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale; tailgating; and WESeminars on a variety of topics including animal dignity and ethics of sight, writing at Wesleyan, and ending back pain.

On Sept. 27, Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97, creators and writer-producers of the popular television series How I Met Your Mother, will speak about their experiences at Wesleyan, their work in TV, and HIMYM. A conversation in Memorial Chapel at 9 p.m. will be followed by a reception in Daniel Family Commons in Usdan University Center at 10 p.m. Attendance is free. Register here by Sept. 19; space is limited.

Because many members of the Wesleyan community celebrate the Jewish New Year, which concludes at sundown on Friday, Sept. 26, most of the weekend’s events have been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. In observance of Rosh Hashana, Rabbi David Leipziger Teva is planning special programs for Friday, including an Eco Tashlikh Walk to the Connecticut River at 4 p.m., as well as Shabbat services and dinner.

Homecoming, scheduled for Oct. 18, will include Middletown Day activities in the Homecoming Spirit Tent, football vs. Amherst College, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer vs. Amherst, volleyball vs. Bowdoin, and other athletic contests. For more information, see the Homecoming website.

Read more in this past News @ Wesleyan article.