Alumnae Weekend

 

Alumnae Weekend 2020
April 17, 18, and 19

 

Join us as we share sisterhood and remember why Wesleyan is First for Friends. 
 

Follow Wesleyan's official Alumnae Facebook page for updates and announcements. Class reunions are celebrated at five-year intervals, but all alumnae are invited to attend every Alumnae Weekend. Remember, Alumnae Weekend is not just for reunion classes!

 

Simply Sisters: Friends Forever

Schedule of Events

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FRIDAY, APRIL 17

  • 11:30am  Early Registration for the Class of 1970 and classes before 1970. Foyer, Candler Alumnae Center. Enjoy Lemonade on the Lawn in front of Candler. 
  • 12:30pm  Golden Belles Luncheon honoring the Class of 1970 and classes before 1970. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center. *
  • 1:30-2:20pm  Back to College. Women and Politics. Barbara Donovan, Ph.D. Tate Hall, Room 228. 
  • 2-5:30pm  Registration. Foyer, Candler Alumnae Center.
  • 2:30-3:30pm  One Wesleyan: Moving Forward. A Conversation with President Vivia L. Fowler. Pierce Chapel Chancel. 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 1st and 2nd floors of the Library. Pierce Chapel Tour. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.  
  • 6pm  Celebration Concert. Music faculty, students including The Wesleyannes, and returning alumnae perform live on stage. Porter Family Memorial Auditorium.
  • 7:15-8:30pm  The Presidents’ Reception. Ticket required. Hosted by Alumnae Association President Abbie Smoak Lacienski ’01 and Past Presidents of the WCAA in honor of President Vivia Fowler. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center. $35 per person (No charge for Class of 2019).
  • 8:30pm  Scheduled Reunion Class Parties.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

  • 8-9:15am  Breakfast in Burden. Ticket required. All classes, Conservatory and College. Burden Parlor and Mount Vernon Porch, Olive Swann Porter Building. $10 per person.
  • 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 are welcome to line up behind reunion classes and join the Parade. Tate Quadrangle.
  • 11am   Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Annual Meeting. Porter Auditorium. Class Photos taken immediately after the Annual Meeting on Porter Steps.
  • 1pm  Sisterhood Luncheon. Ticket required. Anderson Dining Hall. $18 person.*
  • 2:15-3:30pm Black Student/Alumnae Networking Social. Enjoy networking with sisters and current students. Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center. Sponsored by WCAA Board of Managers Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
  • 2:15-5pm Welcome to Willet Library. Guided tour of the newly renovated 1st and 2nd floors of the Library with College Archivist Virginia Blake and Library Director Kristi Peavy. 
    Miss Julia Bus Tours of Campus. Depart from Candler Alumnae Center. Tours leave at 2:15 and 3:30pm. Guided by Wesleyan students. 
  • 3-4pm Moving Forward. Meet with President Fowler as she discusses plans for Wesleyan’s future. Pierce Chapel Chancel.  
  • 4-5pm Springtime in the Arboretum. Visit Anderson Cabin and explore nature trails with Arboretum Director Jim Ferrari, Ph.D. Learn about the many birds, trees, and flowers that call the Arboretum home. Bring walking shoes! Depart from Mathews Athletic Center. Outside bathrooms available. Shuttle available from Loggia to Mathews. 
  • 5-6:30pm Happy Hour at Jones Porch. Ticket required. Enjoy beverages (beer, wine, and non-alcholic), light appetizers & fellowship with your sisters. Visit with retiring professors Dr. Glenna Dod Meyer, Dr. Libby Bailey, and Dr. Teresa Smotherman. Lake side of Jones Residence Hall. $20 per person.
  • 7pm   Scheduled Reunion Class Parties.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

  • 8am  Continental Breakfast. Ticket required. Corn Center (Ground Floor), Pierce Chapel. $9 per person.
  • 9:30am Morning Watch. Worship service for all classes. Led by the Class of 1970. 


* Vegetarian and gluten free options available upon request at event.

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. Open Friday, 1-5pm and Saturday, 2-5pm. Cowles Myles Collier East Gallery: Wesleyan Art Department Senior Show, Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Bldg. West Gallery: Wesleyan Women: Changes in Art and Fashion, Olivia Skiba, Art History Major, Senior Seminar. McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building: Rising Up, Libby Bailey, Ph.D.

“Early Bird” Back to College. Friday. Come early to “sit in” on real time classes with students: Survey of British Literature II (9-9:50am, Tate 214, Regina Oost, Ph.D.); Developmental Psychology (11-11:50am, Taylor 127, Shelly Martin, Ph.D.)

Campus Store Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Conservatory Tea. By invitation only. Friday, 4-5pm. Reminisce with Conservatory classmates, meet with President Vivia Fowler, and enjoy an afternoon of special memories. Attend the Celebration Concert in Porter Auditorium at 6pm.

Musical Theatre Showcase. Saturday, 4:30-5pm, Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center. Enjoy Broadway tunes sung by DeAnna Laree Craig, senior theatre major and voice student of Ellen Futral Hanson ’83.

Wesleyan Nursing Alumnae (BSN) 5-Year 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. RSVP to Alexis Hall (ahall@wesleyancollege.edu)

Reception for Benson and Society Members. By invitation only. Saturday, 6pm at Bradley House. 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. Transportation available from the Loggia. Questions? Contact the Advancement Office at (478) 757-5170.

Visit the Confucius Institute and Chinese Art Gallery. Friday1-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm. Ground floor, Willet Library. View Wesleyan’s collection of Asian textiles, paintings, furniture, decorative art, and archives for the Soong Sisters.

Just for Guests. Stop by the Guest Table at the Lemonade Stand for brochures of places to visit in Macon. 

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Tour & Lunch. Downtown Macon. Enjoy tour and lunch with Presidential Spouse and Wesleyan Ambassador Richard Fowler. Contact (478) 757-5173 for details.

Weekend Workout. Use Mathews Athletic Center facilities. Friday, 6am-10pm & Saturday, 8am-8pm.

Hotel Information

Comfort Suites (1950, 1955, 1970)
(478) 314-5130
Flat Rate: $94  
I-475 Exit 9, Zebulon Road
120 Plantation Inn Drive

Courtyard by Marriott (1964, 1995)
(478) 477-8899
Rate: $100 Standard Room
I-75 Exit 169, Arkwright Road
3990 Sheraton Drive

Fairfield Inn Macon – West
(1960, 1965, 1990)
(478) 474-9922
Rate: $89 Standard Room
I-475 Exit 9, Zebulon Road
110 Plantation Inn Drive

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Macon North
(2000)
(478) 812-8989; Rate: $109 King or 
Queen/Queen; $129 King Suite 
I-75 at Exit 172, Bass Road
240 North Macon Street

Holiday Inn Macon North (1985, 2015)
(478) 803-8200; Flat Rate: $99 
I-75 Exit 169, Arkwright Road
3953 River Place Drive  

Homewood Suites by Hilton (1975, 1980)
(478) 477-9776
Rate: $119 King Studio Suite 
$129 King 1 Bedroom; $169 Queen/Queen  
I-75 Exit 172, Bass Road - 1514 Bass Road 

Residence Inn (Overflow)
(478) 475-4280
Flat Rate: $108 Queen 1 Bedroom or Queen Studio Suite
I-75 Exit 169, Arkwright Road
3900 Sheraton Drive

Springhill Suites (2019)
(478) 803-9100
$109 King & Double Queen
I-75 Exit 169, Arkwright Road
4630 Sheraton Drive

SureStay Plus by Best Western (2005, 2010)
(478) 476-8111
Flat Rate: $69 Single or Double  
I-475 Exit 9, Zebulon Road
140 Plantation Inn Drive

Towneplace Suites (Overflow)
(478) 812-8522 
Rate: $125 King or Queen Studio Suite
I-75 Exit 163, Mercer University Drive
1550 Mercer University Drive

Get started by registering for Alumnae Weekend today.

Future Dates of Alumnae Weekend

Plan Ahead

  • Alumnae Weekend 2021: April 16, 17 & 18
  • Alumnae Weekend 2022: April 22, 23 & 24
  • Alumnae Weekend 2023: April 21, 22 & 23
  • Alumnae Weekend 2024: April 19, 20 & 21
 
 

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2020 Reunion Classes

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