Send your essay to Senior Voices / AKA the Baccalaureate Ceremony

Message from Rabbi David Teva:
Dear Graduating Seniors,

Hope you are all having productive semesters.

Thanks so much for nominating your favorite professors to  deliver the faculty address during graduation weekend.

 Prof. Danielle Vogel (English) received the most votes and has graciously accepted to speak to the graduating class on Saturday, May 26 at 6 PM. Vogel will speak at a special celebration called Senior Voices/AKA the  Baccalaureate.  The celebration is organized by the Office of Religious and Spiritual life and will also feature music and  3-4 student reflections. If you’re interested in submitting a reflective essay, keep reading: 

Senior Voices / AKA the Baccalaureate Ceremony

May 26th, 2018 6pm Memorial Chapel


Want to share your personal story before you leave Wesleyan?

 How are you different from that awkward confused first year student that showed up here four years ago?

What moments and challenges have been especially important to you? Why?

What do you see yourself doing in the near future?

Do you remember “In the Company of Others” during your Orientation?

Well, Senior Voices aka Baccalaureate is the senior version of this kind of event. It is an opportunity for Seniors to share their experiences before ending their Wesleyan career and beginning a new chapter of their life. It is a time to reflect, share and recap some of their unique and transformative moments from their years at Wes.

We want to hear your story, so sign up!

We need:

A short 250-350 word personal reflection essay

Become a Wesleyan Alumni Admission Volunteer!

Congratulations, you will soon be a Wesleyan alum! As your post-graduation plans shape up, I want to invite you to join the Wesleyan Alumni Admission Volunteers program (WAAV). WAAV activities include conducting interviews with prospective students, representing Wesleyan at local college fairs, attending admission receptions, and acting as a local contact for interested prospective students and their families. I can think of no better way to keep your positive memories of Wesleyan alive than by contributing to the next generation of Wesleyan students!

The primary activities for WAAV are representing Wesleyan at college fairs around the country and abroad and conducting interviews with prospective students. For the alumni interview process, prospective students request an alumni interview via our website. Each WAAV member has an alumni portal where they can view any students who have requested interviews, as well as keep track of those interviews you have “claimed” and completed. The two parties decide on the meeting place and time, and then engage in a conversation that typically lasts around 30-40 minutes. Once the interview is completed, the WAAV goes to their portal and submits an evaluation for that interviewee. Alumni support in the admission process is a critical component in our efforts to attract the strongest candidates from across the country and abroad.

Not sure where you will be permanently next year? Just sign up now and easily update your address once you are settled. We look forward to adding members of the Class of 2018 to our community of nearly 700 active admission volunteers! This is a great way to give back to Wesleyan that doesn’t cost you anything but enthusiasm and time.

If you would like to become a WAAV member, please complete the sign up form at:

If you have any questions, please visit our WAAV Website or contact me at or Karen O’Leary (WAAV Assistant) at

Again, congratulations on your upcoming graduation and I wish you all the best in the next phase of your life!

Warmly, Kate

Kate Applegate, Assistant Dean of Admission

Important Student Account Message

From: “Mirabal, Robert” <>
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Students planning to graduate in May must have an account in good standing to receive a diploma.  ‘Good standing’ is defined as having paid the April statement, TMS monthly payment plan is paid-in-full (if applicable) and recent charges do not exceed $100.00.