In two weeks you will arrive at Wesleyan University in a likely overpacked vehicle. As soon as you step out, you may be overwhelmed by the number of things going on around you. There’s the hundreds of other students moving in at the same time as you, the people who are eagerly welcoming you all and helping you move in, and the fact that you are now a college student with all of the freedom and responsibility that brings. Perhaps you’ll be unfazed by move-in and orientation week, but the fact is, you’re in for a hell of a ride at Wesleyan.
If you’re freaking out a bit, don’t fret! We’ve harnessed all your confusion and excitement into the Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2014: a two-week long series of informative posts by bloggers in their underwear who sometimes claim to represent “real students, real student life at Wesleyan University.” We know that you’ll be too busy getting used to the term ‘cisgendered,’ man, and instagramming photos of your first Psi U party to learn anything between August 27th and August 31st, so we’ve got the following topics covered (in no particular order of importance):
- 08/15 – Wes Social Media
- 08/16 – What to Pack
- 08/17 – Dorm Living
- 08/18 – Student Clubs and Activities
- 08/19 – Eating and Drinking Things @ Wes
- 08/20 – Getting There from Here
- 08/21 – Wes Lingo
- 08/22 – Wes Tech
- 08/23 – Athletic Life
- 08/24 – Health Resources on Campus
- 08/25 – Drop/Add Tips and Tricks
- 08/26 – First Year Classes
- 08/28 – The Rage Update ; Music Scene
- 08/29 – Keeping Green
- 09/1 – How to Make Friends
For the next two weeks, we’ll strive to post a new installment once every day or two, so check back around noon each day. Some of these posts are newly written and others are updates to previous Unofficial Orientation Series editions that are updates to even earlier Unofficial Orientation Series incarnations. To keep track of these posts as they’re published, you can view the Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2014 tag or just check back to this post (which will be updated) for links.
You’re going to have a lot of things coming at you this fall semester: choosing classes, being bombarded at the student activities fair, exposure to seemingly weird ideas about how society should be, meeting a ton new people all the time, trying to figure shit out in general. Just take it in stride and know that there’s always going to be people to help out and understand what you’re going through, even if you have questions like “What is a grundle?” and “Does beer taste like pee?”
Questions about Wes? Post them as comments! You’ll probably get as helpful a response as on the WesAdmits 2018 group. Get excited!! You’ll be at Wesleyan really soon.