You won’t be ~sorry~ you chose Wes ;)
Every year as the summer draws to an end and the countdown to Wes begins, a new class of froshpeople fall into a frenzy. We know you’ve got questions:
“How do I live with a roommate? What do you mean there’s no AC? How many nights a week can I actually party without dying/going broke/failing all my classes? What’s a breakfast pail? How do I manage to see that one person I hooked up with the first night of orientation everywhere on such a small campus? Is it chill if I just walk into any bathroom when I have to pee? How do you pronounce Usdan?”
It’s pronounced yous-dan. You’re welcome.
We may not have all the answers, but here at Wesleying, we want to make sure you come in knowing a little something about this place you’ll call home for the next four years. Welcome to the 2016 edition of the Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series! Starting on July 24, highly reputable bloggers who
definitely probably don’t just spend all day on the Internet will post some things we think could help you in your journey and that your orientation leaders might not tell you.
Here’s what we’ve got in store:
- 6/25: Dorm Living FAQ
- 7/17: Live Twitter Chat
- 7/24: WesLingo
- 7/25: What to Pack
- 7/26: Getting There from Here
- 7/27: Health Resources
- 7/28: Athletics/Athlete Life
- 7/29: Social Media Directory
- 7/30: WesTech
- 7/31: Wes Music Scene
- 8/1: Queer Life
- 8/2: Greek Life
- 8/3: Rage Update
- 8/4: Middletown Outings
- 8/5: Being Green
- 8/6: Eating and Drinking Things at Wes
- 8/7: Middletown Eating
- 8/8: Student Groups
- 8/9: First Year Classes
- 8/10: Drop/Add Tips and Tricks
- 8/11: Official Orientation 101
As a sneak peek—and to meet the deadline (June 30) for the housing preference form—we’re bringing you Dorm Living FAQ tomorrow! Afraid of that long month without any Orienting from Wesleying? Fear not!
We will be hosting a Wesleying Twitter Chat where we will be answering all of your Wes-related q’s. This chat will be on Sunday, 7/17 at 3PM EST. Keep up with us on Twitter in the meantime; we have quality content:
Wesleyan: where graduates encircle our own personal graveyard on the morn of graduation, hungover and barely alive
— Wesleying (@wesleying) May 22, 2016
You can also stalk us on Instagram. If you see Danny Devito, please ask him on our behalf if this is him:
A video posted by Wesleying (@wesleying) on
We’re still trying to figure out Snapchat and LinkedIn. Anyways, back to the orienting.
Check back around noon EST on each day listed above for something new. Some of these posts will be new and timely updates, while some will simply be reposts from last year’s series. Some things don’t change very much. If you’d like, you can look back at past years’ Unofficial Orientations or keep track of this year’s series with the Unofficial Orientation Series 2016 tag. This post will be updated in the coming weeks with links to each post.
Have any specific questions? Post them as comments to this page, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org, or post them in WesAdmits 2020. From us to you, welcome to Wesleyan! You’re in for something special.