Coming Home to Campus

After the “mock vacation” of Fall Break, the campus is abuzz with increasingly frenetic activity. We’ve passed the mid-point of the semester, and that means research projects, performances, exhibitions and exams are rushing upon us. I just came home to campus from a fundraising trip for Wesleyan, and it was inspiring to see the generous support among our alumni and parent community for financial aid and our core academic programs. While the energy on campus is ramping up, thousands of high school seniors around the country are anxiously preparing applications as the Early Decision deadline is just about a month away. I met some of them at a spirited admissions event in Los Angeles.

Speaking of energy, this weekend we are going to be creating quite a lot of it as we welcome our athletic teams and families back to campus for Homecoming Family Weekend. The volleyball team will be busy with matches against Southern Vermont at 7:30 pm on Friday, and against Worcester Polytechnic at 3:00 pm on Saturday. Amherst, whose aspirations to become a college renowned for athletics grow each year, comes to Middletown for a series of contests. The Lord Jeffs will be facing off against the Cardinals in a suite of sports beginning with field hockey and women’s soccer at noon. Football puts its undefeated record to the test at 1:00 pm, and the men’s soccer contests the Little Three crown at 2:30. Our mighty crew teams will be off campus at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

There are seminars, performances, exhibitions, tours and parties throughout the weekend. You can find a full schedule here.

It’s a great time to come home to Wesleyan!