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Middletown, CT | 70 Main Street, Middletown, Connecticut 06457
  • Wesleyan Middletown Connecticut
Wesleyan Middletown Connecticut
Wesleyan University
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45 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459 | Wesleyan University phone number 860-685-2000

Wesleyan University in Middletown

Founded in 1831 by Methodist leaders, Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, CT near the Connecticut River. Wesleyan University is known for its dedication to providing a well-rounded education in the arts and sciences. Today, 2,700 undergraduates and 200 graduate students attend one of the 900 courses offered each year. Prospective students and their families should make sure to participate in a campus tour and experience the history and culture of this bustling college community. Book your campus tour at and find out more about planning your visit.

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Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore
This bookstore opened in May 2017 and is an easy walking distance from the Inn at Middletown. This beautiful building has high ceilings with tin detail, ample natural light, and a two-story open concourse design that provides a spacious, airy environment for reading and shopping, the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore houses approximately 18,000 books, with a special section highlighting authors from the Wesleyan community. In addition to books, the store sells a wide range of both Wesleyan-themed and general apparel and merchandise. The store's quiet lower level evokes a library, with seating areas for exploring new books. This area opens up to seat hundreds of guests for author events, and also houses the store's textbook department.

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Tours of the Wesleyan University campus are free to the public

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8 am - 2 am Monday - Friday; 10 am - 2 am Saturday and Sunday


  • Performing Arts Series


  • Campus Tours
  • NESCAC - New England Small College Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III
  • Lectures
  • Art and Dance
  • Theater Productions
  • Concerts


  • What Sights Can I Visit While On Campus?

    Wesleyan University sprawls 340-acres in downtown Middletown. The stunning university campus is sprinkled with historic landmarks like the Russell House, an 1828 Greek Revival structure. Head to the colonial styled President's House while you're visiting, or explore the Beaux Arts Albritton Center. At the Usdan University Center, visitors will experience bustling activity and campus life.
  • What Types Of Sporting Events Are There?

    Athletic teams at Wesleyan University participate in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Root for one of the 29 cardinal varsity teams like crew, cross country, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, or ice hockey at the Freeman Athletic Center or Corwin Stadium. The university also boasts 11 club sports, 9 intramural sports and a student athlete population of 700 students. For more information and campus tours, visit

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