This picture courtesy of Wesleying circa Jan. 2013, a good reminder that it’s always been cold as shit here.
This is the first time I’ve been at Wes for the majority of January, and I like it so far — campus is very quiet, the snow is nice to look at, and a squirrel just climbed its way frantically down my window. But I also haven’t gone outside yet, so this opinion will probably change very soon.
Whether you’re here for thesis work, winter session, winter sports, or just kickin’ it, campus will be nice and relatively unpopulated for the next couple of weeks. You can have Olin almost all to yourself! (Except avoid the fourth floor, maybe. According to kitab, it’s a “frozen wasteland.”)
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). Usdan’s open with limited service for lunch and dinner until regular hours resume on January 25th. If you purchased a meal plan for winter session, you can use your meals. Otherwise, you can use cash, Middletown cash, or credit card (your meal plan points from last semester don’t work until 1/25, unfortunately). Usdan resumes full dinner service on January 25th, which is also when Weshop, Red & Black, and Weswings all reopen. Full dining hours here:
The Transportation Office also runs a shuttle to Aldi and Price Chopper every Sunday so we can buy groceries. It leaves from outside of Usdan at 12:30 PM and returns to campus around 3:30 PM.
The package room (among other things below) is also open, thankfully, so you don’t have to worry about whether the box of snacks you had someone at home send you will get into your hands on time.
The libraries are also open for all u thesis slaves (like me) and winter session students, hopefully for an incredibly pleasant and not stressful winter homework experience:
And finally, the fitness center at Freeman is open 6:45 AM – 6:45 PM on weekdays and 11 AM – 5:45 PM on weekends. Other Athletic Center hours are here.
Samira wrote this last winter and it rings true for me:
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 [this year, it’s masculinity], who knows? Does anyone have any pressing questions about what Wesleyan is like right now?
If you have questions, or want to let us know about stuff that’s happening over break, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org.