Orientation Impressions

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So…hi. I’m new to Wesleyan and Wesleying, transferring in from Tunxis Community College and joining the class of 2009. I’ve written elsewhere about why I chose Wesleyan, but now that I’m on campus I feel comfortable posting here.

These are some of my initial impressions of Wesleyan as an incoming student:

  • Ruthless efficiency — It could be because I got here right around 9am, but my trip from the arrival site through all of the stations (WesCard, Arrival Bags, W-4, etc.) could not have been smoother. The orientation volunteers rock.
  • President Roth — I never had a chance to meet the last President (Bennett?) but I wasn’t on campus for more than 5 minutes before a cheerful guy in a WesHaul t-shirt stuck out his hand and introduced himself with “Hi, I’m Michael Roth. Welcome to Wesleyan.” Seems like a nice guy to me.
  • Usdanistan — I didn’t look around the inside of Usdanistan, but the tables outside are bolted down, each with four chairs also bolted down. This was especially sucky when I was trying to eat lunch by myself and a family of 6 wanted to pull up two extra chairs for their table.
  • WesBoxMarianna has a post with instructions on where to find your WesBox combo in your e-portfolio. But if like me, yours is not listed there, the staff person at Wesleyan Station will look it up if you know the box number and show your WesCard.

Of course, there’s more for me to do and see today, but I want to thank Holly for inviting me to contribute to Wesleying.

30 thoughts on “Orientation Impressions

  1. Anonymous

    Actually, I used to call the campus center Davenport. This is, of course, a moot point.More importantly: Are we really arguing ruthlessly over nicknames for a campus center most of us haven’t even been inside of yet? Really? Don’t we have better things to do?

  2. Anonymous

    Actually, I used to call the campus center Davenport. This is, of course, a moot point.More importantly: Are we really arguing ruthlessly over nicknames for a campus center most of us haven’t even been inside of yet? Really? Don’t we have better things to do?

  3. Anonymous

    Actually, I used to call the campus center Davenport.

    This is, of course, a moot point.

    More importantly:
    Are we really arguing ruthlessly over nicknames for a campus center most of us haven’t even been inside of yet? Really? Don’t we have better things to do?

  4. Anonymous

    What the fuck do you care what they call it? I want to know. I can’t believe you would trash the blog for something I think is just hilarious. It shouldn’t make you angry, even if you think it’s stupid. Commenters on this blog are so fucking mean.

  5. Anonymous

    What the fuck do you care what they call it? I want to know. I can’t believe you would trash the blog for something I think is just hilarious. It shouldn’t make you angry, even if you think it’s stupid. Commenters on this blog are so fucking mean.

  6. Anonymous

    What the fuck do you care what they call it? I want to know. I can’t believe you would trash the blog for something I think is just hilarious. It shouldn’t make you angry, even if you think it’s stupid.

    Commenters on this blog are so fucking mean.

  7. Anonymous

    Did we call Davenport ‘Davenportistan’? Or ‘the Dav’? Or ‘Davi’? Or even just ‘Davenport’? No, we called it ‘the campus center’. Let’s stick to that?

  8. Anonymous

    Did we call Davenport ‘Davenportistan’? Or ‘the Dav’? Or ‘Davi’? Or even just ‘Davenport’? No, we called it ‘the campus center’. Let’s stick to that?

  9. Anonymous

    Did we call Davenport ‘Davenportistan’? Or ‘the Dav’? Or ‘Davi’? Or even just ‘Davenport’? No, we called it ‘the campus center’. Let’s stick to that?

  10. Anonymous

    you’re just jealous you didn’t think of it first. but there’s only one way to settle this–TO THE ACB!!

  11. Anonymous

    you’re just jealous you didn’t think of it first. but there’s only one way to settle this–TO THE ACB!!

  12. Anonymous

    you’re just jealous you didn’t think of it first. but there’s only one way to settle this–TO THE ACB!!

  13. Anonymous

    I am sick of wesleying forcing the name usdanistan down our throatsseriously – fucking stupid name

  14. Anonymous

    I am sick of wesleying forcing the name usdanistan down our throatsseriously – fucking stupid name

  15. Anonymous

    I am sick of wesleying forcing the name usdanistan down our throats

    seriously – fucking stupid name

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