Come to Wesleyan’s Baccalaureate Ceremony with Seniors, family, and friends and listen as your peers share some of their unique and transformative moments from their years at Wesleyan. The keynote will be given by Assistant Professor Anthony Hatch, of Science in Society, African American Studies, Sociology, with Senior reflections by Lili Kadets, Haenah Kwon, Arnelle Williams, and Mika Reyes.
Date: Saturday, May 27
Time: 6 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
From Fred Ayres ’17:
If you thought your freshman year was the only time you’d get to contort the gender binary, then think again! For one night only, the Class Council of 2017 is hosting Bend It at Beckham Redux with DJs Simon Wright ’17, Abhi Junamanchi ’17, and Eli Melrod ’17.
Only members of the Class of 2017 will be allowed inside from 10–11:00 PM. Afterwards, members of any class year will be allowed to enter. Please bring your WesID and get ready to party!
Date: Friday, September 12th, 2014
Place: Beckham Hall, Fayerweather
Courtesy of Jenna Shapiro ’17:
This Sunday, Sept. 29th the 2017 Class Council brings you a free movie day!! Show up with your WesID at the Metro Movie Theater any time on Sunday to receive free entry, free popcorn and a free drink! Click here for a list of showtimes.
This event is co-sponsored by the 2017 Class Council and SALD/Student Affairs.
On the 24th of September 2012, you, President Roth, asked of us a favor. And we agreed.
I am here to keep that promise.
“You should say, we have a commitment to diversity: we want to see that. In the demographics, not just the rhetoric,” urged President Roth one balmy September evening. “Because the rhetoric, whether it’s you’re in favor of need blind or I say I’m in favor of more scholarships, rhetoric is easy. Let’s see who’s here.”
Well, the results are in.
To sum up, the diversity of the Class of 2017 is markedly different from preceding Classes. As a percentage of the Class, students of color dropped slightly to 37 percent, while on the socioeconomic front the number of students receiving financial aid falls well short of any recent generation of Wesleyan students, dropping to 42 percent from 48 percent last year. Similarly, the number of students receiving grant-aid fell to 37 percent from 44 percent in the previous class. Meanwhile, the number of first-generation college students declined to 13 percent from 16 percent.
You’ve got some questions: “Can I join clubs and groups before arriving on campus? [I’m interested in Forensics (public speaking/debate), Acting, Creative Writing, Soccer (hoping to play club), & Martial Arts].” “Anyone else never register for that community engagement trip and feeling like the most horrible person and wondering if they are kicked out of wes?” “What is a grundle?” “How big is the closet space in Clark?” “Does beer taste like pee?”
You’ve already painted your boats maroon and black and are planning to form the next Speedy Ortiz during your first week here.
Well, don’t fret! We’ve harnessed all your confusion and excitement into the Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2013: a two-week long series of informative posts by bloggers in their underwear who sometimes claim to represent “real students, real student life at Wesleyan University.” We know that you’ll be too busy getting used to the term ‘cisgendered,’ man, and hipstagramming photos of your first Psi U party to learn anything between August 29th and September 2nd, so we’ve got the following topics covered (in no particular order of importance):
“Unlike some colleges, there was no sense of a huge ‘stress’ cloud looming over the student body.”
Yet another prefrosh has written in to share some thoughts on the WesFest experience. For previous prefrosh perspectives, click here or here. Here’s Anna Lu ’17, an incoming freshman who first visited Wesleyan at the age of 12:
No words can properly describe Wesleyan. The first time I came to campus was at the age of 12 for my first championship swim meet. Being stuck at a swim meet for the entire day, I took the liberty to explore this mysterious college campus. As the years went by, I narrowed down the necessities of my future college: I’ve loved the idea of having a small liberal arts college in the northeast, an eclectic student body, and a strong science program. Wes fit that perfectly. I took a recruiting trip during the fall and that solidified all previous notions of it being my top choice.
#dearwesleyan2017 Start a band, don’t forget to shower.
Congrats to all the prefrosh currently reading this post! YAY. YOU GOT IN. WOOOOO.
In other Wesleyan admissions decision news:
- Wesleyan’s College Confidential page is blowing up as students try to pinpoint what could have possibly gone wrong/gone right/gone eh by writing up and publishing their entire high school résumés online.
- Twitter goes crazy.
- WesAdmits 2017 is lukewarm at best. No crazy posts asking about the circus count at Wesleyan, no “Convince me to choose Wesleyan over Brown” assholes, and no ridiculous amounts of upperclassmen trolling. Sigh. PREFROSH, MAKE IT BETTER.
See lots of prefrosh being all prefrosh-y (plus a special appearance by the Usdan Cooks) after the jump.
I googled “college admissions stock photo” and this is what came up. Can you dig it?
It’s been a rather turbulent few days for Wesleyan in the news, so here’s some positive news for a change. According to the New York Times’ The Choice blog (which has been surging along since the recent departure of its dear leader/resident Wesleyan hound Jacques Steinberg), total applications to Wesleyan rose by 4.18% for a total of 10,942 applicants for fall 2013. Since we’re all suckers for a good comparison chart, here’s how that stacks up with a few peer institutions:
It’s a comfortable leap (and eerily close to last year’s 4.5% rise in applications), but it’s nothing compared to Skidmore’s freakish 42% rise in applications.