Alumni Events

April 5
First Thursday – The Local

Join us for our monthly First Thursday on April 5 at The Local. Enjoy a social evening with fellow Wesleyan alumni and friends from 5-7 p.m. Stop in, enjoy $5.99 all-you-can eat boneless wings, drink specials and network with Wesleyan alumni and friends.

(No Registration is Required for this Event)

April 15
Wesleyan Day at the Races – Keeneland
Join us for a day of racing, food and fun with fellow Wesleyan alumni and friends at Keeneland Racecourse. New for 2018! Wesleyan guests will enjoy the amenities of the Phoenix Room, including reserved seating and buffet dining overlooking the Paddock. Then head trackside for all of the racing action.

Registration: $40 (Includes track general admission, Phoenix Room reserved seating and buffet, and racing program.)

Space will be limited to the first 30 registrants. CLICK HERE to Register by April 6.

April 20
3rd Annual President’s Gala

The President’s Gala is the highlight of the year – our chance to thank Wesleyan’s investors in a big way! The annual tradition is hosted at the Owensboro Convention Center and includes a live band, cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, and remarks from President Bart Darrell.

Members of the President’s Circle, our annual giving society for those who give $1,000 or more annually to the College, will each receive two complimentary tickets. Young Alumni President’s Circle members will receive discounted tickets. To join the President’s Circle, click here.

May 3
First Thursday – SIP Owensboro

Wesleyan First Thursday heads back to SIP Owensboro on May 3. Join us for a social evening with fellow Wesleyan alumni and friends from 5-7 p.m. Beverages, coffee, and tastings available for purchase. Some light appetizers will be provided, compliments of SIP.

(No Registration is Required for this Event)

June 3, 2018
Wesleyan on the Waves Alumni Cruise

Kentucky Wesleyan College is pleased to introduce “Wesleyan on the Waves,” a Wesleyan-themed cruise vacation for alumni and friends setting sail June 3, 2018, from Orlando (Port Canaveral), Fla. The cruise will be a seven-night sailing adventure aboard Royal Caribbean’s world-renowned Oasis of the Seas, with stops in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Labadee, Haiti.

Guests will enjoyseven nights aboard the Oasis of the Seas, a $50 onboard credit per guest and exclusive events while at sea for guests traveling with Kentucky Wesleyan. A $250 deposit per guest is due at the time of booking and final payment must be made by March 1, 2018. In order to secure the “Wesleyan on the Waves” group pricing and amenities, deposits must be received prior to February 23, 2018.

For more information on the “Wesleyan on the Waves” cruise, including cabin pricing, visit our Cruise Page.

June 7
First Thursday – The Miller House

First Thursday returns downtown as we host the monthly networking social in The Miller House Basement. As a special bonus, our June event will also feature complimentary appetizers!

Enjoy the company of fellow Wesleyan alumni and friends, and make some new connections. This event is free and no registration is required.

June 16
Downs After Dark on Millionaires Row

Kentucky Wesleyan College is heading back to Millionaires Row for Downs After Dark on Saturday, June 16. Enjoy food, fun and racing under the lights at historic Churchill Downs.

Registration for this unique experience includes reserved seating for Wesleyan Alumni and Friends, a Chef’s Table buffet, racing program and breathtaking views from the fourth-floor balcony overlooking the legendary Finish Line.

Click Here to Register before May 29.

July 29
2018 Wesleyan Day at Holiday World

Kentucky Wesleyan Alumni and Friends are going back to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari on July 29, 2018! By joining our group, you’ll enjoy discounted admission to both parks for just $35 per person for children and adults. Registration also includes a buffet lunch catered by Holiday World and hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, and free soft drinks, sunscreen, parking and inner tubes all day. Plus, 1 and 2-year-old children are admitted for free!

Already a Holiday World season passholder? No problem! Use your pass to cover your admission at the gate. Join us for the Picnic lunch for just $5 per person. Just select the lunch-only option, and complete payment for the number of members in your party, and enjoy the buffet lunch as part of the Wesleyan group.

CLICK HERE to Register by July 13.


Homecoming 2017 Highlights from Kentucky Wesleyan College on Vimeo.

Make plans to join us for Homecoming 2018 – September 28-30!!

Alumni traveled from Japan, Nigeria, California, the Northeast and all points in between to celebrate Homecoming 2017 on campus and throughout the Owensboro/Daviess County area October 6-8. Alumni and Athletic Hall of Famers were enshrined, and Alumni Award recipients honored for their service and commitment to Kentucky Wesleyan. There was even a special presentation by the Mayor of Owensboro, Tom Watson, as he gave the Key to the City to each member of our Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

Golfers teed it up at both the Panther Athletic Fund and Sigma Nu Golf scrambles, while the Wesleyan Singers offered a Homecoming Concert that echoed throughout the campus from Tapscott Chapel. The Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th Reunion and was welcomed into the Golden Jubilee Club.

Be sure to visit our Alumni Facebook page for photos of the weekend or click one of the links below for specific event galleries:

2017 Athletic Hall of Fame | Golden Jubilee Brunch | Wesleyan Singers Concert |

Panther Tailgate & Game | 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame and Awards