10:30 a.m.:
Jump into Class – Academic Sessions, various locations

Get a comprehensive overview of our academic programs from the people who designed the curriculum: the faculty. Choose from the following:

A Glimpse of the Arts at Wheaton

Current Wheaton students have created a brief movie that showcases all of our work in the arts, both performing and visual. Following the movie, you will have a chance to meet in smaller groups to discuss how you can get involved in music, theatre, dance, studio arts, film and new media and art history.

The Biosciences at Wheaton

Learn about our majors in biochemistry, bioinformatics, biology, environmental science and neuroscience, including student-faculty research and what graduates can do with their degrees after leaving Wheaton.

Business, Management and the Liberal Arts

Wheaton’s innovative business and management major enables students to explore the context of business in society and the way business is shaped by society. It does this by fully integrating the study of business within the liberal arts and providing multiple opportunities for students to learn by doing. Learn more in this session from President Hanno, who teaches in the program, and current students.

The Wheaton Edge in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Science

Discover the many ways students in the sciences gain real-world skills through summer internships and on- and off-campus research gigs, and hear about recent graduates’ experiences post-Wheaton.

Lexomics: A new “close”reading of digitized texts

For the past eight summers, Wheaton students, faculty, and visiting scholars have worked together in a start-up research lab building and applying tools that explore their favorite collection of texts. From computer science to linguistics, English to statistics, Lexomics is an interdisciplinary team of scholars who are building tools to lower the barriers required for computer-assisted text analysis over a broad range of texts, including pre-modern and non-Western languages.

Education: Teaching in the 21st Century

How have educational assessment methods evolved to meet the digital age? Hear from education department faculty and students about this topic, the education major, and the process and support available to obtain a teaching license.

Student-Faculty Connections in the English and Philosophy Departments

Learn about the student experience in the English and Philosophy departments. Faculty and students will discuss the research projects they work on together and the co-curricular opportunities available to students who pursue their interests in English, creative writing and philosophy.

Social Sciences at Wheaton

Discover what the social sciences are all about at Wheaton! Come and hear from faculty in Psychology, Political Science, and Sociology about the exciting courses, research, internship, and career paths available to our students. Student research posters will be on display.

History for the 21st Century

Learn about the role that new technologies play in the study of history and the valuable skills and perspectives that history majors gain in this overview of the History department and curriculum.

International Relations and Political Science at Wheaton

Learn more about the Political Science department— home of two majors: political science and international relations. Get an overview of the faculty, hear about student research and student-faculty collaboration, internships, allied co-curricular activities such as Model U.N., Moot Court and the Roosevelt Institute and what our students do upon graduation.

Oh, the Languages You’ll Know! Global Languages & Cultures at Wheaton

Get a closer look at the study of languages, literature and cultures in our curriculum, with faculty from the departments of Arabic, Classics, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

Physics, Astronomy, Geology and Engineering at Wheaton

Explore our programs in physics, astronomy and geology and learn about the dual-degree program in physics and engineering with Dartmouth College. Students and faculty will discuss the many rich opportunities to get involved in research both on and off campus and use our state-of-the-art observatory on the roof of Mars Center for Science and Technology.

Psychology: Pathways to Dynamic Career Options

Meet the chair of the Psychology department and learn about the faculty, majors and career options. Hear from current psychology majors about their experiences in the classroom, working on campus and participating in internships.

Film and New Media

The Film and New Media Studies major helps students acquire the skills, knowledge, and experiences that will help them to become part of the creative economy, or to pursue a wide range of other professional or entrepreneurial interests.  Hear how, through an emphasis on project-based learning and by integrating critical inquiry, computational thinking, and creative innovation, our program of study is preparing today’s students to become tomorrow’s content producers, makers, innovators, and game-changers.


11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.:
The Wheaton Experience, various locations

These sessions will get you thinking about shaping your experience at Wheaton in a unique way. How will you develop innovative solutions to global issues? Where will you study abroad or have a life-changing internship? Who will be there to guide your journey?

Student to Student Panel

Hear from your future classmates about the opportunities they have taken advantage of during their time at Wheaton.

Wheaton Goes Global!

The number of Wheaton students who study abroad each year is consistently high. With a variety of programs to choose from – lasting from a few weeks to a full year – every Wheaton student can find a study abroad experience to complement their personal and academic interests and goals. Wheaton offers unique programs around the world – including faculty-led semesters in Bhutan or Hawaii and faculty-led short-term courses from Ghana and Iceland to Trinidad and Tanzania.

#Woke or #Snowflake?: Unpacking Your Role in Social Problems & Social Change

Your social media page is full of #MeToo, #NeverAgain, #BlackLivesMatter, #NODAPL, and #WakandaForever, but what does that mean for you? Come hear how the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact supports Wheaton students in exploring how to #DoJustice in the face of these and other social issues.

Sharpening Your Wheaton Edge!

Hear from Career Services staff and students about Wheaton funding for internships, research and internship experiences and developing career competencies throughout your four years at Wheaton.

Virtual Reality Experience

Drop in to try virtual reality in one of Wheaton’s Makerspaces, HATCH, and learn about the different ways students and faculty are using the technology for their studies and creative projects.

Lab 213: Wheaton’s Interdisciplinary Makerspace

Come check out our cutting-edge fabrication equipment like 3D printers, laser cutter, and CNC mill and talk with students and faculty about their creative projects.

Open Studio – Fine Arts *only at 11:30 a.m.

The painting studio will have a drop-in hour if you wish to speak in detail with studio art professor, Patty Stone.