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Fall is in the Air at Wesleyan

As the temperatures begin to cool this October, students are starting to sport sweaters, hoodies and jackets. Wesleyan’s many maple trees are bursting into color. Fall is in the air.

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Wesleyan’s Campus Boasts Natural Landscapes, Meadows, Wildflowers

Wesleyan’s campus is home to 89 acres of natural areas. These meadow areas are only mowed once a year and are home to wildflowers, native grasses and provide food and homes for wildlife. As part of the Wesleyan Sustainability Grounds Initiatives, the university is in the process of expanding no-mow areas across campus.

Hundreds of lupines grow in a meadow near Physical Plant on Long Lane. Hundreds of lupines grow in a meadow near Physical Plant on Long Lane.

Hundreds of lupines grow in a meadow near Physical Plant on Long Lane.

Campus Blooms to Life

Wesleyan's campus is home to dozens of flowering shrubs, trees and blooming flower gardens.

Wesleyan’s campus is home to dozens of flowering shrubs, trees and blooming flower gardens.

Pink mountain laurels bloom near Olin Library.

Pink mountain laurels bloom near Olin Library.

Lily of the Valley grows near the President's House. Pictured in the background is the Archeology Department.

Lily of the Valley grows near the President’s House.

Red geraniums bloom behind Olin Library and face Fayerweather Hall and Usdan University Center.

Red geraniums face Fayerweather Hall and Usdan University Center.

Pots of geraniums line the top of Denison Terrace.

Pots of geraniums line the top of Denison Terrace.

Lilacs radiate a sweet smell near the Center for the Americas.

Lilacs radiate a sweet smell near the Center for the Americas.

Phlox blooms near the West College residences.

Phlox blooms near the West College residences.

Giant alliums grow near West College.

Giant alliums grow near West College.

Pink rhododendrons bloom near College Row.

Pink rhododendrons bloom near College Row.

A dogwood tree blooms near the Center for the Americas.

A dogwood tree blooms near the Center for the Americas.

Planted pansies bloom near Davison Art Center.

Planted pansies bloom near Davison Art Center.

Petunias, geraniums and other flowers are planted near Boger Hall.

Petunias and hosta are planted near Boger Hall.

Roses near student residences.

Roses near student residences.

Azalea bloom near Andrus Field.

Azalea bloom near Andrus Field.

Lupines grow in the West College courtyard, mimicking the steeple of Memorial Chapel. Lupines grow in the West College courtyard, mimicking the steeple of Memorial Chapel.

Lupines and phlox grow in the West College courtyard, mimicking the steeple of Memorial Chapel. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Campus Planning Exercise Yields 5 Principles for Future Development

The path was widened in front of College Row and three new outdoor seating areas were installed near South College, 200 Church and Boger Hall (pictured).

The campus planning project begun last January has resulted in a report. The planning team from Sasaki Associates, Inc. and Eastley & Partners, who worked with Wesleyan’s Facilities Committee and others during the spring semester, has recommended a set of five principles to guide campus development over the coming years. These principles have been developed through an online survey and discussions with faculty, staff and students about how they use the physical spaces on campus.

Many of the conclusions were presented to the Board of Trustees and later to senior administrative staff in late May. The principles are designed to align the physical campus as powerfully as possible with Wesleyan’s educational aspirations, taking into account changing technology and the face-to-face interactions that are at the core of the residential learning experience.

These five principles,