Wesleyan University

How i met everyone else - wanna tap it

First appearance

Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut. Ted, Marshall, Lily, Steve Henry, Maggie Wilks, Pete Durkenson, and Daryl LaCoutre all attended there. Matt Blitz attended this university before Ted, Marshall and Lily. It is also the college that Marvin goes to in 2030.

From 1998-2000, Ted served as the Program Director for the university radio station, 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Ted operated as an on-air personality under the pseudonym Dr. X.

In Not a Father's Day​, Marshall has a degree on his wall from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH.


  • Marshall dressed as a wrestler
  • Lily dressed up as a wrestler

See Category:Wesleyan University images.

Episode Appearances

Wesleyan is shown in numerous flashbacks, most of them occurring in Ted and Marshall's dorm room, room 110 of Hewitt Hall (Lily lived in room 220).

Marshall and Ted's dorm room

  1. How Lily Stole Christmas
  2. Arrivederci, Fiero
  3. First Time In New York
  4. Columns
  5. Showdown
  6. How I Met Everyone Else
  7. The Fight
  8. Sorry, Bro
  9. The Possimpible
  10. Say Cheese
  11. Home Wreckers
  12. Twin Beds
  13. Natural History
  14. Blitzgiving
  15. The Stinson Missile Crisis
  16. Trilogy Time
  17. The Magician's Code - Part Two
  18. The Stamp Tramp
  19. P.S. I Love You

Other locations

  1. Best Prom Ever - Lily's dorm room
  2. How I Met Everyone Else​ - lounge during an orientation mixer, Hewitt Hall (by name only), and exterior of Olin Memorial Library
  3. The Possimpible - exterior of "McConaughey Dining Hall"
  4. The Front Porch​ - misc dorm room
  5. The Rough Patch​ (part of the same scene shown in The Front Porch)
  6. The Final Page - Part One
  7. P.S. I Love You

Notes and Trivia

  • The diplomas in Marshall's office at one point read "Ohio Wesleyan" referring to a different college. However, all other evidence suggests that they attended the Wesleyan in Connecticut.
  • Show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are Wesleyan University alumni[1].
  • Although Ted graduated from Wesleyan with a degree in architecture, Wesleyan does not actually have an architecture major.[2]


  1. How You Meet Carter Bays interview from and WGN's Meet at MacLaren's on Facebook, Feb-2011.
  2. [1]Academic Areas of Study - Wesleyan University

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