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Best Buddies Information Session

From Eva Weintraub ’16:

Do you eat lunch in Usdan ? Do you want to meet a wonderful new group of peers? If so, come join Best Buddies in our partnership with the Middlesex Transition Academy (MTA), a program for students 18-21 with intellectual or developmental disabilities. It is a wonderful way to make some amazing friends and to get more involved with our community.

Come find out more at our info session this Tuesday or Wednesday from 8:30-9 pm in 41 WYLLYS rm 112!!

Date: Today, September 22 or tomorrow, Wednesday September 23
Time: 8:30-9PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 112

Best Buddies Info Session

From Lizzie Shackney ’17:


Do you like friendship? chilling? eating? doing activities? Whatever you answered, Best Buddies is DEFINITELY for you. Best Buddies is a student group that pairs Wesleyan students with students from the Middlesex Transition Academy, a school for students with disabilities right down the street, with a goal of building friendships. We eat lunch with our Buddies each week in Usdan, and we plan fun events, including bowling, attending Wesleyan athletic events, and community projects. Come learn more and make some new friends!

Two dates:
Tuesday, September 16th at 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 18th at 4:30 pm

Time/Date: Tuesday, September 16th at 7:30 PM; Thursday, September 18th at 4:30 PM
Place: Usdan 110

Best Buddies Information Session

From Jen Brewer ’13:

Want to have an amazing, fantastic, and stupendous time all in one? Join Best Buddies. An information session will be held tonight in Usdan 108 at 7!

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Date: Tonight, September 17th
Time: 7 pm
Place: Usdan 108

Best Buddies Meeting!

When you’re best buddies, you glow all COLORFULLLLLLLLL. My homie and neighbor (wtf!?) Pat O’ Brien ’12 hollers in:

Do you like making friends? Do you support social justice for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities? Do you like pizza parties? If so, then you should come to the first meeting of Wesleyan’s chapter of Best Buddies this Thursday night.

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

If you have any questions, email Pat at plobrien(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu

Date:   Sept. 29
Time:   7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Place:  Fisk 210
Web:   $ite!

Midnight Madness!

Midnight Madness is happening this Saturday, March 28th.

A scavenger hunt, dinner, and party, all in support of Best Buddies, a non-profit that forms partnerships between students and people with disabilities:

Info session for all participants: Monday, 6:30pm, Usdan 110 (find out what you must know before Sat and get 100 pre-bonus points awarded per person)


  • Destinta 10 Movie Tickets
  • Six Flags 4 Tickets
  • CT Defenders Baseball Tickets
  • CT Rockcats Baseball 4 Tickets
  • CT Beardsley’s Zoo 2 family passes for four people each
  • Lyman Orchards 2 Golf Passes & 6 pies
  • Red Bull 5 cases of 24 cans
  • Coldstone Creamery Inc. One year free ice-cream
  • Underworld Gaming 3 five-hr accounts
  • Boston Celtics Basketball autographed by Leon Powe
  • Staples Two $50 or $25 Gift Certificate
  • Puerto Vallarta $35 Gift Certificate
  • Japanica II $30 Gift Certificate
  • Puerto Vallarta $25 Gift Certificate
  • It’s Only Natural $25 Gift Certificate
  • Fiore II $25 Gift Certificate
  • La Boca $25 Gift Certificate
  • Thai Gardens $25 Gift Certificate
  • Tuscany Grill $20 Gift Certificate
  • China King $20 Gift Certificate
  • Sweet Harmony $15 Gift Certificate
  • Sammy’s Pizza $5 Gift Certificate
  • Wesleyan Gear (over 20 prizes) Bestselling novels, Nalgenes, Hoodies, T-Shirts, Tote Bags, Plush Toys, Keychains

Questions? Email: wesmidnightmadness@gmail or Facebook: Cardinal Jack

Info Session
Date: Monday, March 23
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Usdan 110

Midnight Madness Info Session

Wesleyan University Best Buddies will be hosting Midnight Madness, a campus-wide scavenger hunt on Saturday, March 28 – come to an info session this weekend to find out more, and sign up soon!

Do you want to spend the day with your friends on a scavenger hunt and performing fun tasks? Do you want to win great prizes? If so, please consider signing up for Midnight Madness, a campus-wide scavenger hunt happening on Saturday, March 28. Teams will earn points towards prizes through the scavenger hunt activities and through fund-raising for Best Buddies. Best Buddies is an organization that works to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through providing opportunities for friendship.

Prizes include gift certificates to restaurants, tickets to sporting events and Six Flags, and more!

You can find more information here or by emailing the student committee at wesmidnightmadness(at)gmail.com. There will be students to assist you with registration at Usdan during sign-up week from February 16-20th.

Info session: Important info about registration, fundraising, and the scavenger hunt
Saturday, February 21
Time: 2-3 PM
Place: PAC 002