Join us in celebrating Wheaton scholarship and creativity!

Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 5.02.35 PMFor twenty-seven years, Wheaton’s annual Academic Festival has celebrated student scholarship and creativity. We hold the festival as a month long event, with a series of programs that will recognize the efforts of many Wheaton students.  The Academic Festival launches with our annual Spring Gala for the opening of the main stage production. It will continue to feature an energizing and extraordinary exhibition of student work from across the academic disciplines in conjunction with Welcome to Wheaton Day.  In recognition of there work, we hold a celebration of scholarship and creative work at our Academic Festival Banquet (by invitation) for Academic Festival nominees and their sponsors as well.

Academic Festival XIX art exhibition

Credits and Contacts

Academic Festival is organized and sponsored by the Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services, the Provost’s and President’s Offices at Wheaton College. Nominating faculty members and participants provided the information contained in this program.

For Academic Festival 2018, we would like to express our gratitude for the efforts of Sydney Beck ’16 for her design of the Academic Festival logo, and the May Fellows. Special thanks are especially due to the Academic Festival Working Group: Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, Shawn Christian, Abigail Cohen, Jocelyn Emerson (Chair), Jessie Knowlton, Jessica Kuszaj, Bernice Morrissey, Judy Purdy, Alex Trayford, Chris Vinson, Steven Viveiros and Denyse Wilhelm. They have all generously volunteered their time and energy to make Academic Festival 2018 possible. Very special thanks to Becky Pye from Conference and Events as well.

Wheaton College is committed to ensuring equitable access to programs and services and to prohibiting discrimination in the recruitment, admission, and education of students with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact Autumn Grant , Associate Director for Accessibility Services at (508) 286-8215, TTY (508) 286-5282 or email:

Questions about Academic Festival?

Contact the Filene Center at 508.286.8215.