Even if you missed the first two days of WesFest, there’s still plenty to do at Wes. The Argus has compiled a guide of events, both Wes-sanctioned and not, for prospective students to attend in the next couple of days. Try to make it to as many as you can—a busy schedule is the first sign of a true Wesleyan student.
WesFest Welcome (Fayerweather, Beckham Hall, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.)
Register bright and early at the admissions office, and then make your way to Fayerweather (the castle-like building just across the way). You’ll get to rub elbows with President Michael Roth and hear remarks from Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn and Wesleyan students themselves.
Student-to-Student Panel (Usdan Room 108, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.)
If your ’rents are killing your WesFest vibe, ditch ’em back at Beckham, where there will be a concurrent Parent-to-Parent Panel. Then, prepare to get real with a group of Wesleyan students who will talk candidly to prospective frosh about culture, academia, social life, and extracurriculars on campus. No grown-ups allowed.
Student Activities Fair (11 a.m.-2 p.m., Spurrier-Snyder )
Learn about Wesleyan’s booming extracurricular scene from the most involved students on campus. Be sure to roll by the Argus booth!
UCAB: Bubble Ball Extreme Soccer (Andrus Field, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Welcome to the bubble, pre-frosh. The Usdan Center Activities Board invites you to challenge the norms of athletic practice and kick around in inflatable suits. You may be sitting on the sidelines of your high school gym class right now, but fear not: at Wes, any level of skill is fair game.
Queer Wes Social (Allbritton Room 103, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.)
Feast on ice cream sundaes galore with some members of Wesleyan’s active and activist queer community.
(Barely) Controlled Substances (Exley Science Center, Room 150, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.)
Don’t let the name of this event deceive you. It’s actually fairly wholesome. The Free Radicals, a group of chemistry majors, will perform some of the greatest hits of chemical demonstrations. If you missed the queer ice cream social, fear not. Liquid nitrogen ice cream will be served.
Spanish Play: Los Fantoches, by Carlos Solorzano (Department of Romance Language and Literatures, 300 High, Common Room, 4:30 p.m.)
In this thrilling Spanish language show, 10 puppets wax existential in their creator’s workroom.
Shabbat Service (5:00 p.m.) and Dinner (6:30 p.m., the Bayit, 167 Church)
Join Wesleyan’s Jewish community for singing, sharing, and ruminating. Then, enjoy a dinner homemade by community members. All are welcome, goyim included.
Media & Journalism Speaker Series: NBC, BuzzFeed, and the Wall Street Journal (Friday, 7 p.m., Allbritton 311)
Join The Argus and WESU Middletown for an evening with alumni who are currently involved in journalism. Friday’s speakers will be Miriam Gottfried ’05, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street, and Nicholas Quah ’12, a reporter for the BuzzFeed Mobile News App.
Ladies Who Laugh: A Comedy Show (Friday, 8 p.m, Nics Lounge)
Watch some damn funny women do improv, sketch, and standup. They’ll knock your socks off as they break the glass ceiling of the comedy world.
Precision Ensemble Dance Performance (Friday, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 p.m., Schonberg Dance Studio, Pine Street)
Watch a talented group of Wesleyan dancers get down. They’ll be performing original works of modern, jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance.
Queer Prom (Saturday 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Alpha Delt)
This year’s theme is Futurity/Future/Cyborgs. Mingle, dance, and take photos with members and allies of Wesleyan’s queer community.