Category Archives: Campus Life

Procrastination Destination: A Guide to a Proper Wesleyan Breakfast

This is part of our Procrastination Destination series: bringing you deliciously silly articles to help you procrastinate on your finals. Stay tuned for more in the coming days!

If you, like me, have 8:50s (or just morning classes in general) there may be days where you want to eat breakfast but either don’t have the time or don’t feel like going to Usdan. If that’s the case, don’t worry! Here are some quick and easy breakfasts to make before class in your dorm in order of how time-consuming they are.

Procrastination Destination: How to Fall in the Library

This is part of our Procrastination Destination series: bringing you deliciously silly articles to help you procrastinate on your finals. Stay tuned for more in the coming days!

About two months ago, I perpetually had “write Wesleying article” on my agenda. This command must have wormed its way into my psyche, because one night I had a dream where I was miraculously compelled to write an article on all of the possible ways one could fall down in the libraries on campus. A manual, of sorts. 

I woke up with the unshakeable conviction that this was an article I had to write. So here it is. 

Falling Inspiration for The Chronically Uninspired 

If you have been looking for the antidote to numbness, to the soul-sucking monotony that drags you like a sleepwalker over sticky carpet and really ugly linoleum, look no further. Falling is the perfect way to remind yourself that you’re not just a brain on legs, and best of all: it requires no more than 30 seconds, absolutely no forethought, and minimal cleanup. So loosen up and topple over! 

Procrastination Destination: Losing my WesWings Virginity

This is part of our Procrastination Destination series: bringing you deliciously silly articles to help you procrastinate on your finals. Stay tuned for more in the coming days!

Before everyone is educated in Wesleyan slang, people are often caught in the embarrassing moment of referring to their trip to “Weswings.” Very cringe. But the name Weswings reminds visitors of an alleged staple item in the Swings menu–the wings. And yet most of the people I know, myself included, have never actually tasted the wings of swings. So after approximately two point five years of pondering, I dug in. 

To conduct a relatively thorough investigation of the Swings wings, while also conserving points, I decided to try two sets of wings: Buffalo bone-in, and Rochester boneless. For my inaugural Swings wings experience, I also decided to share my wings and eat in the comfort of my own home, just to be safe. It can be very emotionally challenging to conduct a conversation in a public space as you tear in and smear orange sauce all over your face.

Without further ado, here are my quite subjective ratings. To each their own <3

The Wesleying Dark Ages are Over….

Friends, families, lovers and more…..

For 16 long, dark, and cold (like actually so cold why is this November so brutal???) days, there was darkness in the Wesleying world. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Wesleying’s site went down, and absolute chaos in the world ensued. It was like the purge. It was a bloodbath. We will never be the same.

JK, but the site did go down and after two weeks of your favorite editors tirelessly working to identify the issue and solve it, we are back and better than ever! So please, go calculate how you can stretch your remaining 5 points over the remaining three weeks, and stay tuned for procrastination destination, food reviews, and more to come.

We hope you missed us. We certainly missed you.

Xoxo <3

Points Calculator is Back!!

Visitors to our esteemed site may have noticed that our Points Calculator was MIA for months and months. It was therefore been very difficult for us all to budget considering a typical Swings meal costs the same amount as an upscale restaurant. But the time for change has come at last.

Unofficial Orientation 2022: Jobs and Work Study

This is an update of Maury‘s update of fran’s post.

Good luck getting one of those coveted library desk jobs tho lol

This is part of our 2021 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

Looking for a job? Here are some tips on where to look, who to ask, and the logistics of being a student employee.

What is work-study?

This is a quota that is included in some financial aid awards, and you can find out if you have it by checking your financial aid award letter. It’s an amount of money that the financial aid office expects you to work in order to contribute to your tuition. Some jobs on campus are work-study only since wages will be subsidized by the financial aid office or/and the federal government. This is beneficial for departments who are working on a limited budget. The wages you make from these jobs will be deposited into your bank account, but the financial aid office expects (although doesn’t require) you to use them to directly pay your tuition.

Work-study jobs will generally be marked as such, but if you have work-study you can earn that money at any campus job (whether or not it is marked as “work-study”). There are also certain volunteer opportunities on campus, like tutoring at Traverse Square, that work-study student can be paid for.

Important note: if you’re in a work-study position, you can only work for the number of hours your work-study allotment allows. If you exceed the number of hours it’s up to your supervisor if they want to continue employing you.

What if I’m not on work-study? Worry not, there are campus jobs available for you as well.

Unofficial Orientation 2022: Student Groups

This is zoomy’s update of an update of a repost of a repost of wilk‘s update of michelle‘s update of Maya‘s 2015 post, which was an update of alt‘s 2014 post, which was an update of Q‘s 2013 post, which was an update of Syed‘s 2012 post

This is our annual student activities fair, where you can schmooze, or more likely, be schmoozed, to your heart’s content

This is part of our 2022 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

By the time classes start, you’ll likely be successfully moved into your dorm, blissfully free from your parents, and finally finding the time to figure your shit out. Soon, you’ll realize that you have a little too much time on your hands — and you might want to fill that time with Organized Social Activities.

Thankfully for you, there are about 300 student groups at Wesleyan, so you have many, many options. Joining student groups is one of the best way to meet people outside of your dorm and in different class years. You could find best friends! Mentors! Something new about yourself! It’s all up to you.

Unofficial Orientation 2022: Dorm Living FAQ

Holly and Xue wrote the first version of this post in 2006 and it has been reposted every year since then. Dorm Life never changes much. Unless Fauver becomes Bennett (wow this joke is old). (Or unless Clark goes on fire a few times) (Or unless the Butts get flooded on Night 1)

Pictured: A bright-eyed young freshman shakes his groove thang, eager to impress his lofty peers. Taken by Rachel Pincus '13.

Pictured: A bright-eyed young freshman shakes his groove thang, eager to impress his lofty peers. Taken by Rachel Pincus ’13.

This is part of our 2022 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

Dear frosh of 2026,

As you are probably fretting about your first day of college, a sense of melancholy (or jittery excitement and increased WesAdmits activity, if you hated high school) has creeped up on you. Are you making lists of toiletries and getting boxes from Staples to pack your life into? Wondering how much action your soon-to-be bed has gotten in the past? A lot, probably.

But don’t be too frazzled. Before you finish your housing form, get your roommate(s) assignment, and make dorm Facebook groups that no one will check after October, Wesleying‘s here to answer your 40ish most pressing questions related to waking-up-and-instantly-having-200-or-so-of-your-peers-to-hang-out-with.

The pertinent FAQ doesn’t change much from year to year, so we tend to update/repost much of the original guide by Norse Goddess Holly-and-Xue ’08 (cuz it’s still damn good and we’re still damn lazy) every year. This re-vamped guide is up to date and full of Wesleyan lingo:

Unofficial Orientation 2022: Welcome!

the above photograph was created with official photoshop software and certainly not instagram

 

Heya class of 2026!

(or you oldies— you’re welcome too)

So it has finally hit you: we’re almost halfway through August and you can no longer pretend you’re not going to college in a month. Maybe you’re asking all the basic (yet still terrifying) questions: What’s it like to share a bathroom with people of all genders? Why does everyone keep pronouncing it wezleyan when there’s an s? Should I hookup with someone on my floor? (hint: not unless you hate yourself). Or maybe you’re beyond excited and can’t wait to arrive at school. Maybe it’s even a little bit of both at the same time. Whether you’re hyperventilating on your childhood bedroom floor whilst clutching a picture of your high school friend group or bouncing off the walls with joyous anticipation, Wesleying is here to help with all your pre-departure needs. 

WTF is Marriage Pact??

The day is finally here, and we all have one thing on our minds… is today the day that our Marriage Pact results come out? If you’ve managed to escape the wrath of your friends and yikyak users talking obsessively about it, here’s a little update. Mysterious matchmakers have designed a questionnaire and algorithm to match you with someone at your school. They serve 66 different campuses around the nation and according to their website, have made 109,189 matches and counting. Around the first week or so of returning from break, Wes students began talking about the form, and quickly over 1000 students have completed their Marriage Pact quiz, anxious to find out who their special match is.