Well, it’s that time of year again. Forget the eggnog and The Chanukah Song, Wesleyan’s Early Decision letters for the class of 2017 (don’t you feel old?) went out today.
So for all the derpingcool excited prefrosh reading this, CONGRATS and welcome to Wesleyan (WESLEYAN IS THE BESTLEYAN). I was you last year: cutting class to go home early and sit in front of the computer; letting my mother drive me to and from school even though I had my own vehicle (she was afraid I would speed to get home); freaking out as I clicked the “Show decision” button on Wesleyan’s website; reading Our Dear Leader Zach’s posts about the 2016acceptances (awkward moment when he emailed me about doing this post and referenced his past acceptance posts which I’d read as a prefrosh…).
The only thing more exciting than the new recruits for the class of 2017: WESADMITS 2017. For those of you unfamiliar with Wesleyan’s string of WesAdmitspages, they are a source for all things Wesleyan (and not-so-Wesleyan):
Meet ‘n’ greets with your future peers (“You’re from New York too? Let’s be BEST FRIENDS <333”).
Questions relating to Wesleyan life (“How many circuses come to Wes every year?”).
Questions that are absolutely freaking random and don’t relate to Wesleyan life at all (“What are you favorite 1982 sitcoms?”).
Trolling upperclassmen who write bizarre shit and confuse the hell out of prefrosh (“This sophomore said on WesAdmits that Wesleyan has a Chipotle and a Starbucks! So excited!”).
The source of your class’ first WesCelebs/class personalities (shout out to my roomie…who was WesAdmits 2016 famous).
An opportunity to creepily stalk people (and then awkwardly see them around campus 9 months later…).
A space where internet friendships grow and die (sometimes) when you get to campus (holla at my homeboy Bruno Machiavelo ’16…our internet friendship survived real life!).
Read after the jump to see all of the kooky things prefrosh (and their parents) have been saying on the Wesleyan College Confidential message board/chat room/comments section/random overacheivers spazzing out on the internetzzz place.
According to our shiny admissions site, Regular Decision applicants to Wesleyan’s Class of 2015 received their online decision notifications at 3:00 this afternoon, and you know what that means: hundreds of screaming prefrosh on Facebook, excited as all hell to learn about their fellow 2015-ers’ locations, music taste, heights(?), and general thoughts on Kurosawa and dubstep and crunchy vs. smooth peanut butter and anyone-want-to-buy-my-extra-GY!BE-ticket? (Best comment: “i didn’t know anyone else has ever heard of Godspeed You! Black Emperor! haha.” Welcome to Wes, man. It’s a magical place.) One of our future classmates made a Wes 2015 message board. Another is even dreaming about us:
Last night I had the craziest dream that we were in our first week at Wesleyan and all of our dorms were in random shore houses with tons of pebbles in the front yards. Also everyone was asleep at 12:30 P.M. and I was walking behind Mike the Situation looking as he tried to help me find people I knew.
Also out and about: scores of current freshmen strangely anxious to offer up essay-length, exclamation point-happy bios usually ending with offers to “answer ANY and ALL questions you have” (seriously, anything, just shoot me an email at avanwyngarden@wes, I promise nothing’s too personal) and even “get any other information about 200 Church or the Butts if you guys need it.” Thanks for the enthusiasm, guys. Note to prefrosh: the ACB might be a better venue for some of your questions. (Oh, and obligatory bonus CollegeConfidential creepiness: if you’re more interested in your future classmates’ SAT scores, income brackets, and frequent inability to use HTML code, click here. I couldn’t make it past the first page.)
Congratulations, admits! With WesFest 2011 just three weeks away (scope the events calendar here), this seems as good a time as any to offer up a very Wesleying welcome to Wesleyan (and a tasteful slice of condolence pie to those who didn’t make it). Choose Wes! If this introductory orientation video package doesn’t convince you, I can’t fathom what will:
Prefrosh solicits opinions on college admissions website College Confidential! We all know how important this question is in the college selection process. Help starbucks08 determine if Wesleyan is the right fit!