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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

10:00am to 1:00pm

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Table
Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by our table to learn more about the Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team (SMART), explore available on and off-campus resources and take the SMART pledge.
Balfour-Hood, Hood Café Landing
Contact: Melissa Rideout

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Healthy You- Sweet Dreams
This seminar will cover general information and myths about sleep as well as how sleep affects your weight, your overall health and your fitness goals. You will leave with practical, healthy sleep tips and relaxation techniques that can be used to get a better night's sleep, tonight.
Emerson Dining Hall, President's Dining Room
Contact: Meghann Beaulieu

6:00pm

Film: Miss Representation
As its last event of the semester, Sister Circle is showing the documentary Miss Representation. Snacks will be provided. 
Balfour-Hood The Media Room
Contact: Rachel Horowitz

7:00pm

Film: The Refugees of Shangri-La
The Refugees of Shangri-La is an independent documentary that follows three families of Bhutanese refugees as they journey from their home and resettle in the United States. Following the screening, there will be a question and answer session with producer/director Doria Bramante. Come view the documentary and contribute to a conversation about Bhutan, refugee resettlement and the impact of film.
Mary Lyon Hall, Holman Room
Web link. Contact: Jennifer Irving

7:30pm to 8:30pm

Programming Council Meeting
Our meetings are open each week to anyone and everyone who wishes to share event ideas and opinions for future programming efforts. Some of our events include: Thursday Live @ the Loft Concerts, Dances, Comedians, Illusionists, Casino Nights, Pub Trivia, Bingo, Roller Discos, the annual Fall Festival and the notorious Spring Weekend. Come by and help us better the campus experience for you and your peers!
Balfour-Hood, Lyons Lounge
Web link. Contact: Bailey McWilliams

7:30pm

World Music Ensemble
The ensemble performs a wide-ranging exploration of world music traditions under the direction of Sheila Falls-Keohane, Instructor of Music in Performance.
Watson Fine Arts, Weber Theatre
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

Thursday, April 24, 2014

[All Day]

Spring Weekend: Out of this World
A whole weekend-long celebration welcoming the advent of spring and the final days of classes. Five live performances. Events planned by 25 clubs and organizations. Free concerts and free giveaways.
All Campus
Web link. Contact: Bailey McWilliams

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Art, Self-Censorship and Public Discourse: Contemporary Moroccan Artists at a Crossroads
Talk by Cynthia Becker, Associate Professor of Art History at Boston University
Watson Fine Arts Room 122
Contact: Kim Miller

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Introspection: 2014 Senior Art Majors' Exhibition
Painting, printmaking, graphic design, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation art and video are included in this annual show, which is advised this year by Professor of Art Andrew Howard. The exhibition will run from April 24 to May 17, 2014.
Watson Fine Arts, Haas Concourse & Lobby
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

8:00pm to 9:30pm

The Ablendgers Assemble Jam
It's a well-kept secret that some members of the Blend spend their time outside of rehearsal fighting evil as the B-list superhero team, the Ablendgers. Join them in the fight against their arch nemeses, THEM (They Horribly Evil Masterminds). Kick off your Spring Weekend with a night of a cappella, epic action scenes and superhero jokes. Featuring guest group The Y Chromotones from Berklee College of Music.
Cole Memorial Chapel
Web link. Contact: Kelsey Albert

10:00pm to 2:00am

Live @ Loft
Join this week's L@L performers 'The Tins'. Buffalo, NY’s The Tins are a three piece that craft “tight, masterfully layered jams that build and fold into honest, captivating tracks.”(The Recommender). Think of The Killers & Queen but BETTER! Let The Tins kick off your Spring Weekend!
Balfour-Hood, Atrium ** Note this week's L@L is happening in the Balfour, Atrium **
Web link. Contact: Liz Conley

10:30pm to 1:30am

Cosmic Karaoke
Think you’re a star? Then come over to the Loft and shine like the star that you are as we sing and DJ the night away. 
Balfour-Hood, The Loft
Contact: Sharon Rodriguez

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:00am to 3:00pm

Open House for Accepted Students
The Wheaton community will welcome future members of the Class of 2018 and their families.
All Campus
Contact: Admission Office

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Spring Weekend Obstacle Course
A 40' inflatable obstacle course for Spring Weekend, sponsored by the Class Councils.
The Dimple
Contact: Adam Kilduff

3:00pm to 6:00pm

WCCS Far Out Fest ft. Reptar
Kick back for a chill afternoon with two bands, the Lymin’ Lyons and Reptar. Enjoy free novelties, games and a chance to get your own pair of Tints sunglasses.  Chapel Field Rain Location: Balfour Hood
Web link. Contact: Bailey McWilliams

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Moonwalk to the Middle East
An evening of Middle Eastern culture and food, featuring a belly dancer and hookahs outside.
Chase Square
Contact: Sarah Redlich

7:30pm

Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony
Directed and conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Earl Raney, the ensemble performs spring pops and more. Suggested donation $5 general, $15 families. Suggested donation $5 general, $15 families
Watson Fine Arts, Weber Theatre
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

8:00pm to 9:45pm

S.O.L.E Stompout
Come join S.O.L.E for their annual Stompout. Guests will include Trybe, Paraiso and Dance Company. 
Balfour-Hood, Atrium
Contact: Tyler Hicks

9:30pm to 1:30am

The Big Bang featuring Chance the Rapper
Come ready to dance to some of Wheaton’s finest DJs before a performance by Chance the Rapper. Wheaton only gets this hyped once in a blue moon, so don’t miss out. Doors close at 11:00 p.m. Free for Wheaton students, $15 for guests ahead of time, $20 at door
Haas Athletic Center
Web link. Contact: Bailey McWilliams

Saturday, April 26, 2014

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Rock-it to the Moon and Back featuring The Skins
Rock out with The Skins live in concert, featuring the winners of this year's Battle of The Bands, while enjoying food trucks, novelties, zorb balls, carnival rides and a beer garden (for students over 21 with ID).
The Dimple Rain Location: Balfour Hood
Web link. Contact: Bailey McWilliams

4:00pm to 6:00pm

TWAP-a-thon Episode II: Theme House Cup Challenge
Join TWAP House and a variety of Wheaton's other theme houses in our version of a field day. There will be two major prizes awarded to the winning team. There will be food, contests, games and good music. All are welcome. Meadows Field/Basketball Court
Web link. Contact: Jay Mimes

5:30pm to 8:30pm

Art Haus House SpaceJam Jam
Keep the good vibes going by jamming with fellow campus musicians, playing yard games and enjoying complementary Lyon's Den refreshments in the Art Haus garden. 44 Howard Street and The Lyon's Den Backyard
Web link. Contact: Bailey McWilliams

6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Galactic Splash
Come surf or swim some cosmic waves with the Wheaton College Cheerleaders this Spring Weekend. Enjoy music, snacks and refreshing mocktails. 
Haas Athletic Center Natatorium
Contact: Madeleine Firth

10:00pm to 1:00am

Sonic Void
Finish off Spring Weekend right by coming out to the dimple for a silent rave. Wireless two-channel headphones will be provided.
The Dimple Rain Location: Balfour Atrium
Contact: Hazie Crespo

Sunday, April 27, 2014

9:00am to 11:00am

John Mitchell Memorial 5K Race/Walk
The John Mitchell Memorial 5K Race/Walk is an event for every type of runner or walker. This annual event, now in it's third year, is held in memory of John, a respected member of Wheaton College's staff who passed away in 2011. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Wheaton Fund, supporting the college's academic programs, student activities, internships and more! $20.00 for pre-registered adults, $10.00 for pre-registered youth and Wheaton Students Event Start/Finish is located on Fillmore Drive by Meadows Residence Halls.
Web link. Contact: Kristen Turcotte

11:00am to 2:00pm

Back To Mission Control: Brunch at The Lyon's Den
Wrap up Spring Weekend and make your way back to earth with a hot breakfast, made-to-order omelettes and the musical stylings of Lux Deluxe and Wheaton's own Electric Animal. The Lyon's Den
Web link. Contact: Emily Swalec

4:30pm

Wheaton Chorale at 25
The Wheaton Chorale, Chamber Singers and alumnae/i celebrate 25 years of coeducation at Wheaton and the birth of the Wheaton Chorale.
Cole Memorial Chapel
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

Monday, April 28, 2014

11:00am to 1:30pm

Stress Busting Day
Fun activities including s'mores, music and stress busting. In front of the library.
The Dimple
Contact: Susan McNary

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Introspection: 2014 Senior Art Majors Exhibition
Painting, printmaking, graphic design, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation art, and video are included in this annual show, which is advised this year by Professor of Art Andrew Howard. The exhibition will run from April 24 to May 17, 2014.
Watson Fine Arts, Beard and Weil Galleries
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Study Abroad Q&A
Question and answer session for students who are studying abroad next year. Come talk to seniors who have studied abroad in different countries and with different programs about their experiences abroad (classes, housing, food, finances, transportation, travel, etc.). Snacks will be provided.
Balfour-Hood, New Yellow Parlor
Contact: Sarah Crom

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

5:00pm

Student Recitals II
Gifted student performers demonstrate mastery in voice, violin cello, piano and other instruments.
Cole Memorial Chapel
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meditation Workshop
This group meets weekly, workshops are led once a month by Professor Susan Dearing and Nuirit Applbaum '14. Beginners are welcome.
Cole Memorial Chapel, Basement
Contact: SSSR

8:00pm

The Phat Police
Under the direction of Jeffrey Cashen, The Phat Police perform a fusion of contemporary jazz and rock written and arranged by members of the ensemble. The Lyon's Den
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Senior Sash Ceremony
A ceremony to celebrate our seniors who have studied abroad, are international students or who have ordered a country sash to wear at graduation.
Balfour-Hood, Deck
Contact: Ashley Trebisacci

7:30pm to 8:30pm

Programming Council Meeting
Our meetings are open each week to anyone and everyone who wishes to share event ideas and opinions for future programming efforts. Some of our events include: Thursday Live @ the Loft Concerts, Dances, Comedians, Illusionists, Casino Nights, Pub Trivia, Bingo, Roller Discos, the annual Fall Festival and the notorious Spring Weekend. Come by and help us better the campus experience for you and your peers!
Balfour-Hood, Lyons Lounge
Web link. Contact: Bailey McWilliams

7:30pm

Wheaton College Jazz Band
Under the direction of Visiting Instructor of Music Todd Brunel, the ensemble performs music of the great jazz masters.
Watson Fine Arts, Experimental Theatre
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

Thursday, May 1, 2014

5:00pm

Honors Convocation
Cole Memorial Chapel
Contact: Office of the Provost

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Lavender Celebration
Join us for a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBTQ students and their allies for their academic achievements and contributions to the Wheaton community. All graduating students who register to participate will receive a rainbow tassel to wear with their academic regalia during commencement and will be invited to join the LGBTA alumnae/i group.
Mary Lyon Hall, May Room
Web link. Contact: SAIL

7:30pm

Wheaton College Dance Company
The ensemble performs under the direction of Artistic Director Andrea Taylor-Blenis, instructor of dance. For ticket information and reservations, contact the Watson Box Office at 508-286-3575 or by email at boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.  $10 general, $5 Wheaton community & seniors, $2 students
Watson Fine Arts, Weber Theatre
Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

Friday, May 2, 2014

12:30pm to 1:45pm

Study Break
Take a quick break from work before finals and enjoy munchies from Norton and from around the world.
Marshall Center
Contact: Gerrie Morris

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Holi
Come cast away the negative and embrace the positive of color and spirit with the celebration of Holi. Please remember to wear something you are willing to have ruined. Chapel Field
Contact: SSSR

4:00pm

Classes end

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Leadership Awards Ceremony
The Leadership Awards Ceremony takes place every spring and seeks to honor students who have shown leadership qualities throughout the academic year. Students are nominated by their peers, as well as faculty and staff. A reception will follow the ceremony.
Mary Lyon Hall, Holman Room The awards ceremony will take place in the Holman Room, and the following reception will take place in the May Room.
Contact: Laura McIntyre

7:30pm

Wheaton College Dance Company
The ensemble performs under the direction of Artistic Director Andrea Taylor-Blenis, instructor of dance. For ticket information and reservations, contact the Watson Box Office at 508-286-3575 or by email at boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.  $10 general, $5 Wheaton community & seniors, $2 students
Watson Fine Arts, Weber Theatre
Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

9:00pm to 12:00am

Movie: That Awkward Moment
Three best friends find themselves where we've all been - at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide “So…where is this going?”
Science Center, Hindle Auditorium
Contact: Cara Morris

Saturday, May 3, 2014

[All Day]

Review period
May 3-4.
Contact: Office of the Registrar (508-286-8247)

7:30pm

Wheaton College Dance Company
The ensemble performs under the direction of Artistic Director Andrea Taylor-Blenis, instructor of dance. For ticket information and reservations, contact the Watson Box Office at 508-286-3575 or by email at boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.  $10 general, $5 Wheaton community & seniors, $2 students
Watson Fine Arts, Weber Theatre
Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

9:00pm to 12:00am

Movie: That Awkward Moment
Three best friends find themselves where we've all been - at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide “So…where is this going?”
Science Center, Hindle Auditorium
Contact: Cara Morris

Sunday, May 4, 2014

7:30pm

Great Woods Chamber Orchestra
The 50-member Orchestra performs Wagner's Overture to Die Meistersinger and Mendelssohn's incidental music from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Winners of Wheaton's annual Concerto-Aria Competition will also perform. Suggested donation $5. Suggested donation $5
Watson Fine Arts, Weber Theatre
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

Monday, May 5, 2014

[All Day]

Final examinations

9:00am to 5:00pm

Final examinations
Contact: Office of the Registrar (508-286-8247)

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Introspection: 2014 Senior Art Majors Exhibition
Painting, printmaking, graphic design, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation art, and video are included in this annual show, which is advised this year by Professor of Art Andrew Howard. The exhibition will run from April 24 to May 17, 2014.
Watson Fine Arts, Beard and Weil Galleries
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

9:00am to 5:00pm

Final examinations
Contact: Office of the Registrar (508-286-8247)

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meditation Workshop
This group meets weekly, workshops are led once a month by Professor Susan Dearing and Nuirit Applbaum '14. Beginners are welcome.
Cole Memorial Chapel, Basement
Contact: SSSR

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

9:00am to 5:00pm

Final examinations
Contact: Office of the Registrar (508-286-8247)

7:30pm to 8:30pm

Programming Council Meeting
Our meetings are open each week to anyone and everyone who wishes to share event ideas and opinions for future programming efforts. Some of our events include: Thursday Live @ the Loft Concerts, Dances, Comedians, Illusionists, Casino Nights, Pub Trivia, Bingo, Roller Discos, the annual Fall Festival and the notorious Spring Weekend. Come by and help us better the campus experience for you and your peers!
Balfour-Hood, Lyons Lounge
Web link. Contact: Bailey McWilliams

Thursday, May 8, 2014

9:00am to 5:00pm

Final examinations
Contact: Office of the Registrar (508-286-8247)

Friday, May 9, 2014

9:00am to 5:00pm

Final examinations
Contact: Office of the Registrar (508-286-8247)

7:30pm

Theatre Ensemble Experiments
Graduating theatre majors and minors will present an original work based on a network of "first time" experiences.
Watson Fine Arts, Experimental Theatre
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

Saturday, May 10, 2014

9:00am to 5:00pm

Final examinations
Contact: Office of the Registrar (508-286-8247)

7:30pm

Theatre Ensemble Experiments
Graduating theatre majors and minors will present an original work based on a network of "first time" experiences.
Watson Fine Arts, Experimental Theatre
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

Monday, May 12, 2014

9:30am

Senior grades due
Contact: Office of the Registrar (508-286-8247)

11:30am to 3:30pm

Thesis Parade Spring 2014
Please gather along the sidelines to cheer on our seniors as they march to the Registrar with their theses, rain or shine. 
Mars Center for Science and Technology Mars Center lobby, gathering beginning at 11:15 a.m.
Contact: Kathy Rogers

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Introspection: 2014 Senior Art Majors Exhibition
Painting, printmaking, graphic design, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation art, and video are included in this annual show, which is advised this year by Professor of Art Andrew Howard. The exhibition will run from April 24 to May 17, 2014.
Watson Fine Arts, Beard and Weil Galleries
Web link. Contact: Jessica Kuszaj

Friday, May 16, 2014

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Greenhouse Open House and Repotting Clinic
Come browse through the state-of-the-art Wheaton greenhouses and enjoy the blend of technology and beauty. Bring along a pot bound plant for expert assistance in repotting. Soil and non-decorative pots are available on site. Donations accepted to cover cost of materials.
Mars Center for Science and Technology Greenhouse is on fourth floor.
Web link. Contact: Jane Young

Saturday, May 17, 2014

10:00am

Commencement
Contact: Office of the Dean of Students

10:00am to 12:00pm

Commencement
2014 Commencement.
Contact: Dean of Students Office

Monday, May 19, 2014

9:30am

Final grades due
For the Classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Contact: Office of the Registrar (508-286-8247)

Monday, May 26, 2014

[All Day]

Memorial Day (National Holiday)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Healthy You- Blending for Ultimate Health
Are you wondering what combinations of fruits and vegetables work best? What should you avoid? How often should you have one of these drinks?What are the best products out there for blending and juicing? We will cover all of these topics and more. Plus, there will be yummy concoctions to sample and recipes for you to try at home.
Balfour-Hood, 1960 Room
Contact: Meghann Beaulieu

Monday, June 30, 2014

[All Day]

Explo Mini: "Investigate Nature," an Explorer Concentration
Explo Mini Explorer Concentrations are one-week day programs for students entering grades 2 to 3. From ladybugs and lizards to cookie clouds and weather patterns, you'll love exploring the creatures, micro-organisms, and general phenomena of the deep, the air and beyond.
All Campus
Web link. Contact: Tim Watson

Friday, July 4, 2014

[All Day]

Independence Day (National Holiday)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

[All Day]

Explo Vet: Session One
Explo Vet is an immersive two-week summer program for students entering grades 6-7 interested in pursuing careers in veterinary medicine. Come work with professional veterinarians, diagnose animal diseases, splint broken limbs and launch your career in animal health care.
All Campus
Web link. Contact: Tim Watson

Monday, July 7, 2014

[All Day]

Explo Mini: "Dig Up Dinosaurs," an Explorer Concentration
Explo Mini Explorer Concentrations are one-week day programs for students entering grades 2 to 3 on the campus of Wheaton College. Grab your pick and trowel, you're going to dig up, collect and catalog dinosaur bones and fossils at an excavation site.
All Campus
Web link. Contact: Tim Watson

Sunday, July 20, 2014

[All Day]

Explo at Wheaton: Session Two
Explo at Wheaton, an internationally-acclaimed summer program, brings together bright, engaged and curious students entering grades 4 to 7 for an unparalleled learning and growth experience.
All Campus
Web link. Contact: Tim Watson

[All Day]

Explo English
Explo English is a fun filled 3 week residential summer program for early English language learners ages 10 to 14.
All Campus
Web link. Contact: Tim Watson

[All Day]

Explo ER: An Explo Focus Program
Explo ER is an immersive two-week summer program for students entering grades 6 to 7 interested in pursuing careers in medicine.
All Campus
Web link. Contact: Tim Watson

[All Day]

Explo Vet: Session Two
Explo Vet is an immersive two-week summer program for students entering grades 6-7 interested in pursuing careers in veterinary medicine. Come work with professional veterinarians, diagnose animal diseases, splint broken limbs and launch your career in animal health care.
All Campus
Web link. Contact: Tim Watson

Saturday, August 23, 2014

[All Day]

CORE August - Move-in Day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

8:00am

Classes Begin

8:30am

Add/Drop/Audit period begins

8:30am

Pass/Grade/Fail option begins

Monday, September 1, 2014

[All Day]

Labor Day
No classes.

[All Day]

Labor Day (National Holiday)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

12:00am to 4:30pm

Registration period ends
Late fee charged to add a course after this date.

4:30pm

Last day to obtain instructor's signature to enroll in a course on an audit basis.

Friday, September 19, 2014

4:30pm

Last day to declare a course Pass/Grade/Fail

Monday, October 13, 2014

[All Day]

October Break
No classes October 13-14.

Friday, October 17, 2014

4:30pm

Last day to petition to drop a course without record.
After this date, petitions for course withdrawals (WD recorded on transcript) will be considered only for documented and extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control.

4:30pm

Last day to submit a Student Self-Initiated Connection Proposal
If student is enrolled in the last course of the Connection this semester. Attention Seniors: Self-Initiated Connection proposals will not be accepted in your final semester.

Monday, October 27, 2014

6:00pm

Advisor Appointments
October 27-31.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

6:00pm

Advisor Appointments
October 27-31.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

6:00pm

Advisor Appointments
October 27-31.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

6:00pm

Advisor Appointments
October 27-31.

Friday, October 31, 2014

6:00pm

Advisor Appointments
October 27-31.

Monday, November 3, 2014

[All Day]

Course selection for Spring 2015 semester
November 3-7.

Friday, November 7, 2014

4:30pm

Last day to petition the Committee on Academic Standing to withdraw from a class
If the petition is approved, the course remains on the academic record with a notation of WD. Course withdrawal requests after this date will only be considered for documented and extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

[All Day]

Thanksgiving Break for Students
November 26-30.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

[All Day]

Thanksgiving Day (National Holiday)

Friday, November 28, 2014

[All Day]

College Holiday

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