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.
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The 5th Annual Stone A Cappella Concert at Memorial Chapel on Nov. 8 featured the vocal talents of Wesleyan’s many student a cappella groups. “A cappella” is Italian for “in the manner of the chapel.” (Photos by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19)
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On Nov. 7, Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka taught a joint Homecoming/Family Weekend workshop for students, families and friends on Ghanian drumming and dance. Participants performed in Crowell Concert Hall with alumni accompanying on drums. Current Wesleyan students also performed. The event was one of three held that day in honor of Adzenyah’s 46 years at Wesleyan. Wesleyan is working to raise $300,000 to establish an Abraham Adzenyah Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship after his retirement. Find more information or make a donation here. (Photo by John Van Vlack)
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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.