Alumnae Weekend Schedule

friday, april 20

11:30am   

Early registration for the Class of 1968 and classes before 1968. Foyer, Candler Alumnae Center. Enjoy Lemonade on the Lawn in front of Candler.

12:30pm  

Luncheon honoring the Class of 1968 and classes before 1968. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center. 

1:30-2:20pm  

Back to College. International Relations. Crises of Globalization. Barbara Donovan, Ph.D. Tate Hall, Room 228. 

2-5:30pm   

Registration. Foyer, Candler Alumnae Center.

2:30-3:30pm

New Beginnings. A Conversation with President Vivia L. Fowler. Pierce Chapel. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.                                     

2:30-5pm 

Willet Library Open House. Join Library Director Kristi Peavy and College Archivist Virginia Blake for a tour of the newly renovated first floor of the Library. 

Pierce Chapel Tour. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.  

Nursing Lab Tour. Visit with nursing staff in Munroe Science Center, 2nd Floor.                   

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. Ticket required. Hosted by Alumnae Association President Melanie Filson Lewis ’93 and Past Presidents of the WCAA in honor of President Vivia Fowler. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center. 

8:30pm   

Scheduled Reunion Class Parties.

 

       

saturday, april 21

8-9:15am  

Strawberry Breakfast. Ticket required. All classes, Conservatory and College. Burden Parlor and Mount Vernon Porch, Olive Swann Porter Building.    

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 Café and OSP Lobby, Olive Swann Porter Building. 

10am  

Seniors and Candlelighters Assemble. Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center. 

10:45am  

Alumnae assemble for Parade of Classes. NON-REUNION classes line up behind reunion classes and join the Parade. Tate Quadrangle.

11am  

Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Annual Meeting. Porter Auditorium.

1pm  

Sisterhood Luncheon. Ticket required. Anderson Dining Hall. 

2-5:30pm  

17th Annual Wesleyan Storytelling Festival
True South: No Single Story.
 
Featuring community storytellers and eleven student storytellers. Free. Taylor Amphitheatre.

2:15-4pm  

Nursing Lab Open House. Visit with nursing staff in Munroe Science Center (2nd floor) and tour the facilities. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center. 

2:15-5pm  

Welcome to Willet Library. Tour the newly renovated first floor of the Library with Library Director Kristi Peavy and College Archivist Virginia Blake.

Miss Julia Bus Tours of Campus. Depart from Candler Alumnae Center. Tours leave at 2:15 and 3:30pm. Guided by Wesleyan students. 

2:15-4pm  

Drop-In Department Reunions. Visit with faculty, including faculty emeriti, and classmates from within your major. Oval Hall and Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center. 

3:15-4:30pm

Wesleyan Today and Tomorrow: A Conversation. Meet with President Fowler and College leaders about plans for Wesleyan's future. Pierce Chapel Chancel.

3:30-4:30pm 

Springtime in the Arboretum. Visit Anderson Cabin, explore nature trails, and learn about the many birds, trees, and flowers that call the Arboretum home with Environmental Studies major Zoe Nuhfer '19. Bring walking shoes! Depart from Mathews Athletic Center. Locker rooms open. Shuttle available from Loggia to Mathews.                           

4:30-5:30pm  

Alumnae/Student Networking Mixer. Sponsored by the Center for Career Development and the WCAA Board of Managers. Meet and network with current students. Career Center, Ground Floor, OSP.  

5:30-6:30pm  

Black Student Alliance Reunion. Ticket required. For BSA alumnae. Enjoy networking with sisters and current BSA students. Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center. For more information: (478) 757-5173. Sponsored by the Office of the President and the WCAA Board of Managers.

6:30-8pm   

International Food Fest by The Fountain. Ticket required. Enjoy food, fun, and entertainment. Rain location: Anderson Dining Hall.

6:30-9:30pm  

17th Annual Wesleyan Storytelling Festival
True South: No Single Story.
 
Featuring Caroline Herring, American folk and country singer, songwriter, and musician and Andy Offitt-Irwin, American storyteller, arts educator, singer-songwriter, and humorist. Free. Taylor Amphitheatre.

8pm  

Pub Night in the Hurdle. Ticket required. Enjoy beer, wine, games, trivia, and FUN with alumnae and students. Hurdle Café.

8pm   

Scheduled Reunion Class Parties.

 

 

sunday, april 22

8am  

Continental Breakfast. Ticket required. Corn Center (Ground Floor), Pierce Chapel.               

9:30am  

Morning Watch. Worship service for all classes. Led by the Class of 1968. Pierce Chapel.

 

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, 2-4pm. Rain location: Olive Swann Porter Lobby.

Art Exhibits. Cowles Myles Collier East & West Galleries, Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Bldg. Open Friday, 1-5pm and Saturday, 2-5pm.

  • West Gallery: Women Artists: Selected Masterworks from Wesleyan’s Collection.
  • East Gallery: Wesleyan Art Department Senior Show.
  • McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building: Dialogue: Paintings by Erin McIntosh.

“Early Bird” Back to College. Friday. Come early to “sit in” on real time classes with students:

  • Art of the Spirit (8-8:50am, Murphey Art Building 104, Libby Bailey, Ph.D.)
  • Readings in African-American Literature (9-9:50am, Tate 214, Matt Martin, Ph.D.)
  • Forensic Psychology (10-10:50am, Taylor 127, Brooke Bennett-Day, Associate Professor of Psychology.).

Bookstore Hours: Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 10am-6pm (Closed from 12-1pm).

Name Your Sister. Visit Willet Library to see the Archives and learn about our new "Name Your Sister" Photo Identification project. Contact Virginia Blake (vblake@wesleyancollege.edu) for more information. 

Oral History Project. Share your Wesleyan story during Alumnae Weekend. Friday 1:30-5:30pm; Saturday 2-6pm; Sunday by appointment. Contact Dr. Karen Huber at (478) 757-5107 or khuber@wesleyancollege.edu to schedule an appointment. Spaces are limited.

Wesleyan Nursing Alumnae (BSN) Reunion. By invitation only for Nursing alumnae and current senior nursing students. Friday 7:30-9pm, 2nd Floor Terrace, Munroe Science Center. Hosted by Wesleyan College Nursing faculty.

Self-Guided Campus Tour. Visit campus sites at your leisure. Maps in tote bags.  

Reception for Benson and Society Members. By invitation only. Saturday, 5:30pm in Burden Parlor. President Vivia Fowler will toast alumnae who have given $1,000 or more to Wesleyan during this fiscal year and/or have included Wesleyan in their estate plans. Questions? Contact the Advancement Office at (478) 757-5170.

Time Out for Hangin’ Out. Under the Tents. Look for your class color tent. Meet in between reunion events with sisters from all classes. 

Visit the Confucius Institute and Chinese Art Gallery. Friday 1-5pm and Saturday 10:30am-4pm. Ground floor, Willet Library. Wesleyan’s collection of Asian textiles, paintings, furniture, decorative art, and archives for the Soong Sisters.

Weekend Workout. Use Mathews Athletic Center facilities. Locker rooms available. Friday, 7am-9pm & Saturday, 9am-6pm.

Just for Guests. Friends of alumnae, spouses, partners, and visiting guests are invited to these special events: 

  • Tour The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA with Presidential Spouse and Wesleyan Ambassador Richard Fowler. Saturday, April 21, 10:00am. Contact (478) 757-5173 for details. 
  • Discover China and the Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College (CIWC). Confucius Institute, Ground Floor, Willet LibraryStop by the Guest Table at the Lemonade Stand for brochures of places to visit in Macon.

  • Guest Lounge. Located in Hurdle Café, Olive Swann Porter Building. Relax at cafe tables and enjoy coffee, tea, and TV.

 

Click Here for Reunion Housing Information.

 

or download a registration form to mail to Wesleyan College.
 
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