What is winter break like at Wesleyan? Pretty quiet and peaceful (so far…I’ve only been here for three days). If you’re here for winter session, senior thesis work, winter sports, or just hanging, it’s pretty cool to have the main parts of campus mostly to yourself. There were probably only 10 students in Olin today, which means you have access to basically any chair or outlet you want. It’s also really fucking cold, though there’s not as much snow as in New York or Philly.
If you’re here, Usdan is your best on-campus dining option (Neon Deli is also open, as is Nardelli’s, and basically every other Middletown dining joint. Special shout out to Tschudin Chocolates, whose Chef just won the Food Network show Rewrapped). Usdan’s open with limited service for lunch and dinner until January 19th. If you purchased a meal plan for winter session, you can use your meals. Otherwise, you can use cash, Middletown cash, or credit card. Usdan resumes full dinner service on January 20th, which is also when Weshop opens. Red&Black and Weswings also re-open on January 20th. Full dining hours here:
Other facilities like the mail room are also open during winter break:
Library hours, for an incredibly pleasant and not stressful winter homework experience:
And finally, the fitness center is open 6:45 AM – 6:45 PM on weekdays and 11 AM – 5:45 PM on weekends. Other Athletic Center hours here.
Maybe there will be an action-packed liveblog or some other kind of coverage on Winter Break Life at Wes, but since I am mostly surrounded by people who are really into their theses or really into Jane Austen, who knows? Does anyone have any pressing questions about what Wesleyan is like right now?