Rising Seniors: Here’s Why Avi Stein ’17 Is the Best Human Ever

GRS numbers are now out and I’m assuming the entire Class of 2018’s friend groups have now shifted. Yeah yeah yeah, rising sophomores and juniors do GRS too but it’s not that deep for y’all, I promise. Unless this happens to you. For the ~670 seniors who will live in wood frame houses next year, you now have 167 options to choose from.

In the past, after GRS numbers were released, rising seniors would have to look through every single house and floor plan in their group size on the ResLife website to rank their preferences.

But Avi Stein ’17 and some folks at the QAC have developed a new online tool that makes it SO MUCH EASIER to sort through houses. In case you haven’t read your email and are totally clueless, here’s a summary from a ResLife email:

Avi Stein ’17, with generous help from Prof. Valerie Nazzaro and Prof. Robert Kabacoff of the QAC, developed an amazing tool that compiles information on all of the wood frame houses and apartments (except for Fauvers) to quickly sort through them to help you find the ones that align with what you are looking for. You can access it here: http://shiny-server.wesleyan.edu:7781/housing/. If you have any questions/comments/concerns, feel free to send them to ajstein[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

The site allows you to sort houses by number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, number of full beds, and the estimated walk time from Olin, Freeman, and Fountain. The tool can also sort houses by whether they are ADA (Americans with Disabilites Act) compliant, whether they are on a ‘quiet’ street, and whether they are single-unit buildings or part of a duplex.

Wow. Wow. Wow.

Avi, I just need to say thank you. You are graduating this year and had no obligation to save all of our (rising-senior) lives, but you did. May each class at Wesleyan be forever grateful for the greatest student achievement in Wesleyan internet since the Wesleyan Technology Front (or WTF, for short).

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