In response to Holly’s discussion post, there was a fear expressed of “not being cool enough”. Although sage advice has already been offered in the thread:
i feel like most everybody at wes finds their own way to be cool. so be yourself.
I would like to add a wee bit. If you are like I was, you may end up feeling, on arrival, that you are the only incoming frosh who:
1) Didn’t make BFFs with everyone at WesFest
2) Doesn’t have a roommate
3) Didn’t gain notoriety in online forum xyz
4) Didn’t do “WesChat” (do they still have that?)
Anyway, I just want to tell you that everything will be okay. You might show up and the kids across the hall from you are friends from high school and do not appear nervous at all. BUT IT WILL BE OKAY! There are other kids just like you! For me it felt like I was going to be the only one there on move-in day who didn’t already have friends, but I wasn’t at all. Orientation is one of the greatest environments you may ever experience, actually, because everybody has nothing to lose and everything to gain by being outgoing.