Alumnae Weekend April 25, 26, & 27, 2014
Mark your calendar. Make the Pilgrimage.
Celebrate Sisterhood –
the True, Faithful, & Loyal Way!
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
11:30am Early registration
for the Class of 1964 and classes before 1964.
Foyer, Candler Alumnae Center. Enjoy Lemonade on the Lawn in front of Candler.
12:30pm Golden Belles Luncheon for the Class of 1964 and classes before 1964. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center.
2-5:30pm Registration. Foyer, Candler Alumnae Center.
2:30-3:30pm What's New at Wesleyan. A Conversation with President Ruth Knox '75. Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building.
2:30-5pm Taylor on Tour. Join Wesleyan professors and students for a guided tour of renovated Taylor Hall. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center. Nursing Program Tour.Visit with nursing staff in Munroe Science Center and tour the new facilities.Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.
2:30 -3:20pm Back to College: The New Testament. Tate Hall 19, Ground Floor.Presented by Brock Bingaman, Ph.D.
3-4pm Back to College. Forensic Biology 101:The Case of the Missing Wesleyanne! Presented by Holly Boettger-Tong, Ph.D. Class limited to 15 people. Munroe Science Center, Room 131.
6pm Celebration Concert. Music faculty, students including The Wesleyannes, and reunion class alumnae perform live on stage. Porter Family Memorial Auditorium.
7:15-8:30pm The Presidents' Reception. Hosted by President Ruth Knox, Alumnae Association President Ashley Garrett '90, and Past Presidents of the WCAA. By reservation only. Ticket required. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center.
8:30pm Scheduled Reunion Class Parties.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
8-9:15am Strawberry Breakfast. All classes, Conservatory
and College. Burden Parlor and Mount Vernon Porch, Olive Swann Porter Building. Ticket required.
9-11am Late Registration. Limited seating available for food events. The Loggia.
9:30-10:30am Reunion Class Meetings.
Assigned areas. Non-reunion class alumnae meet in Hurdle Cafe, Olive Swann Porter Building.
10:20am Seniors and Candlelighters Assemble. Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center.
10:45am Alumnae assemble for Parade of Classes. Tate Quadrangle.
11am Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Annual Meeting. Porter Family Memorial Auditorium.
1pm Sisterhood Luncheon. For all classes. By reservation only. Ticket required. Anderson Dining Hall.
2-3pm AAR Drop-In. Meet Alumnae Admissions Director Tracy Ward Tilley '89 and learn how to become an Alumna Admissions Representative (AAR) and recruit students for Wesleyan. Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center.
2:15-3:15 pm Back to College:Women in the Bible.Presented by Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Vivia L. Fowler. Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building.
2:15-4pm Nursing Program Open House. Visit with nursing staff in Munroe Science Center and tour the new facilities. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.
2:15-5pm Trolley Tours of Campus. Depart from Candler Alumnae Center. Tours leave at 2:15 and 3:30pm. Guided by Wesleyan students.
Self-Guided Campus Tour. Maps provided in tote bags and at Registration.
3-4 pm Cabin Fever in the Arboretum. Visit Anderson Cabin and the new Ellen Ann Edenfield Pavilion. Explore nature trails with Alumnae Associate Professor of Education Patrick Pritchard, Ph.D. and Professor of Biology Barry Rhoades, Ph.D. Depart from Mathews Athletic Center. Locker rooms open. Shuttle available from Loggia to Mathews.
3:15-4:15pm Wesleyan Behind the Scenes. Depart from The Loggia. Explore the inner workings of campus buildings with Rick Maier, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs. Tour destinations will vary. Combination walking and riding tour.
4:30-5:30pm Alumnae/Student Soccer Game: The Tradition
Continues. Use locker rooms in Mathews Athletic Center. Shuttle
available from Loggia to the game.
6:30-8pm Fiesta by the Fountain. Join us for a colorful celebration of sisterhood. Food, fun, and entertainment! Rain location: Anderson Dining Hall. Ticket required.
Reunion Class Parties.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
8:30 am Continental Breakfast. Burden Parlor,
Olive Swann Porter Building. Ticket
9am Morning Watch. Worship service for all classes. Led by members of the Class of 1964. Mount Vernon Porch, Olive Swann Porter Building.
ADDITIONAL EVENTS and INFORMATION
Alumnae Marketplace on the Loggia. Enjoy shopping for special gifts from alumnae vendors. Sales benefit the College. Friday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 2-5pm.
"Early Bird" Back to College. Friday, April 25. Come early to "sit in" on real time classes with students: Child Development and Learning, (9-9:50am Taylor Hall, Room 204, Virginia Bowman Wilcox '90, Ph.D.); British Lit II (10-10:50am Tate Hall, Room 214, Regina Oost, Ph.D.).
Pioneer Weekend at Alumnae Weekend. Pioneer Weekendis a spring Admission event for admitted students to visit Wesleyan and experience being a student for the day. Say hello to a young woman who is committing to Wesleyan, and welcome her to the Wesleyan Family!
Special Bookstore Hours: Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturday 10am-7pm (Closed from 12-1pm).
Sisters 4 Sisters Porch Party. For Classes 2004-2013. 5-6:30 pm. Saturday at Jones Hall Back Porch. President Knox will meet with and recognize members of this Young Alumnae annual fund giving program. Come learn about Sisters 4 Sisters. All class members welcome.
SLI Reunion. Summer Leadership Institute alumnae are invited to celebrate 13 years oftravel, educational, and philanthropic experiences as members of this prestigious program. Join SLI trustees, faculty sponsors, and alumnae on Saturday, 7:30pm at Bradley House. Hosted by President Ruth Knox.
Division of Science and Mathematics Mini-Reunion. By invitation only. 2pm. Saturday. 2nd Floor Terrace, Munroe Science Center. Hosted by Wesleyan College Science and Mathematics faculty.
New Directions: Student Directed One-Act Plays. April 24 – 26, 8pm. Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building. Directed by Wesleyan's advanced theatre students. Tickets $10; $5 for seniors and alumnae.
Thanks – A Thousandfold. By invitation only to Benson Society members. 6pm Saturday in Burden Parlor. President Ruth Knox will toast alumnae who have given $1,000 or more to Wesleyan during this fiscal year. Gifts and pledges must be received by April 18th in order to attend. For more information, please contact the Advancement Office at 478-757-5170.
Time Out for Hangin' Out. Under the Tent. Meet with GKs, PKs, Pirates, and GHs from all classes in between reunion events. Look for your class mascot under the tent. Let the Gab-fest begin!
Visit the Confucius Institute and Chinese Art Gallery. Ground floor, Willet Memorial Library. The new Institute fosters international friendship and academic and cultural exchange, serves as a resource for Chinese studies, and celebrates the historic connection between Wesleyan College and China.
Weekend Workout. Use Mathews Fitness Center facilities. Locker rooms available. Friday, 7am-9pm and Saturday, 9am-6 pm.
For Men Only. Saturday,
April 26, 9:30 a.m. Meet at The Loggia.
Wesleyan Behind the Scenes.Explore the inner workings of campus buildings with Rick Maier, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs. Tour destinations will vary. Combination walking and riding tour.
Men's Lounge: Located in Hurdle Café, Olive Swann Porter Building.
Comfort Suites (1964)
I-475 Exit 9, Zebulon Rd.
120 Plantation Inn Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Rate: $79 Phone: (478) 314-5130
Courtyard Macon by Marriott (1989)
I-75 Exit 169, Arkwright Road
3990 Sheraton Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Rate: $99 Standard Room Phone: (478) 477-8899
Fairfield Inn Macon -West (1949, 1954, 1959)
I-475 Exit 9, Zebulon Road
110 Plantation Inn Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Rate: $73 Phone: (478) 474-9922
Homewood Suites by Hilton (1994, 2009)
I-75 Exit 172, Bass Road
1514 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210
Rate: $105 King 1 Bedroom / King Studio Suite
Phone: (478) 477-9776
La Quinta Inn & Suites (1969, 1974, 1979)
I-75 Exit 169, Arkwright Road
3944 River Place Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Rate: $72Phone: (478) 475-0206 Ext. 6
Macon by Marriott (2004)
I-75 Exit 171, Riverside Drive
4630 Sheraton Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Rate: $95 King/Queen
Phone: (478) 803-9100
Make your reservations directly with the hotel or inn of your class' choice. Tell the reservationist you are attending Wesleyan Alumnae Weekend and provide your class year. For a listing of other hotels in the Macon area or for maps, please check the following websites: cityofmacon.net or maconga.org.
Register Online or
Download a printable Reservation form to mail to The Alumnae Office.