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.
- WesBox — Marianna 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.