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The Unofficial Orientation Series: WesLingo

Lost and Confused Signpost

Hey! You! Over there, with the brand new Wesleyan University 2018 shirt on… You don’t have to sound like a freshman just because you are one…

Bad news: you’re gonna have to relearn the names of the buildings you spent the summer memorizing off the campus map.

Good news: Wesleying is here to help. We present to you: a comprehensive guide to faking it.

Almost every building on campus has acquired some kind of nickname over the past 100-and-something years that Wesleyan students have spent on the hallowed grounds of Middletown, CT. There are the chop-and-shorten nicknames, the Wes-suffix-words, a few almost-funny-jokes, and one very famous ass-pun… We’ve outlined (almost) all of them to help alleviate the gripping terror and confusion of your first few weeks at college.

Queer Bedtime Stories

Listen to and share stories with the Wesleyan community about queerness. Everyone is invited to speak- whether it be a personal coming out story, the story of a friend or family member, or another experience with queerness that has been influential for you. Students, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to join us (hosted by QueerWes)!

Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Nics Lounge

Fall Break Transportation Raffle


Courtesy of Sustainability Coordinator Jennifer Kleindienst:

Traveling off-campus for fall break? The Wesleyan Sustainability Office has teamed up with CT Rides, a state transportation program, to encourage you to take the bus, train, shuttle, or carpool whenever you go off campus. To give you an extra incentive for fall break, CT Rides is holding a free raffle for a $25 Amtrak gift card for anyone who signs up for its NuRide incentive program or takes alternative transportation over break.

There are 4 ways to enter (one entry per person):
1. Sign up for NuRide at the CT Rides table on October 9th from 11:30-1:30 or email Alexandra.Bernier[at]ctrides[dot]com.
2. Offer or ask for a ride on the Rideboard between October 9-23.
3. Sign up for one of the shuttles to Bradley Airport, New Haven Train Station, New York City, or Boston by October 16th.
4. Share how you’re traveling sustainably over break with the Sustainability Office at the CT Rides table on October 9th, post it on Facebook (wesleyansustainability), or email us at sustainability[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by October 17th.

Learn more about how to travel sustainably on our website.

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (to sign up at the CT Rides table)
Place: Usdan
Cost: Free

Does Money Buy Education? – Activities and Discussion About Money in Education, 10/9


Come to “Does Money Buy Education?” presented by the WesDEFs! Through interactive activities and discussion we aim to raise awareness about the role money plays in education. We will look at how money is allocated in high schools as well as how money (and class) plays a role in college admissions.

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112