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GRS update: day 1

Now that the first day of GRS is behind us, it’s a good time to post a preview of what lies ahead:

1-person: 0
2-person: 2 (162B Church; 146C High)
3-person: 5 (267A, B, C Court; 10A Fountain; 324B Washington)
4-person: 0
5-person: 2 (72 High; 346 Washington)
6-person: 2 (60 Home; 59 Pearl)

Notes and miscellany:

  • Three rooms in Hewitt (8210, 9209, and 10019) were selected, as was one in Butt C (C102). All three one-person apartments in 128 Pearl and 240 Court are taken. (Three rooms in 156 High were also selected.)
  • All three two-person apartments in 128 Pearl and 240 Court are available, as are all the Hi-Rises. There are also two doubles available in Farm House, so there are technically four spots left in woodframes.
  • All four three-person apartments in 128 Pearl are still available.
  • Every four-person house is taken, but none of the Lo-Rises has been picked yet.
  • Apartment A in 1 Vine is available; B is taken (C wasn’t available during GRS). All three apartments in 65 Pearl are available; four apartments in Fauver (010, 212, 214, and 314) have been taken.
  • Although there are four six-person houses, there were only three six-person groups at the start of GRS. This could be interesting.

Good luck to groups 161-310. I’ll post another update once everyone has picked on Thursday.

More useful GRS information

Rising seniors just received an e-mail from ResLife detailing the number of each size group formed and the number of living units available. Rising juniors in a 2-person group with a good pick, you may be in luck. Here are the facts:

Number of rising senior groups formed:

23 one-person
17 two-person
27 three-person
50 four-person
48 five-person
3 six-person

Number of mixed groups formed:

3 two-person (so 20 total)
1 three-person (28 total)
8 four-person (58 total)
6 five-person (54 total)

This is interesting. There are 47 four-person woodframes, so it looks like there may be a number of seniors in Lo-Rise, or that Fauver apartments may go like hotcakes. Also, there are 22 two-person houses and 30 three-person houses–more than the number of senior and mixed groups with that number of people. Looks like we could see a few juniors in woodframes.

Finally, that’s a LOT of one-person groups. There are two one-person houses (ResLife had previously said there would be none available in GRS) six one-person apartments (three in 128 Pearl and three in 240 Court); after that, it’s presumably on to 156 High, which has 22 singles.

If you have a group composed entirely of rising seniors, and everyone in your group attended a Community Standards Workshop, you have been entered in the lottery for the first pick. The e-mail from ResLife says the winners will have until “noon Monday, 4/22” to inform ResLife where they’ll be living; I’m assuming that should be noon on 4/20, since GRS begins on Tuesday.

And if you’re a group of any composition looking to merge, ResLife, like last year, is putting up a list of groups looking to merge. The form for adding your group–as well as, eventually, the list–can be found here.

“The Three Most Feared Letters in the Alphabet: ‘GRS'”: A Guide to Housing


Yes, the three letters that strike fear into the hearts of Wesleyan students like none other. Despite what Wesleying’s “F the GRS” tags and upperclassmen’s horror stories would have you believe, the process isn’t as much of a nightmare as it would appear. It certainly helps, though, to know the ins and outs of each dorm/apartment/house to make sure you don’t become one of those famed horror stories. With that in mind, Wesleying proudly presents its Guide to Picking the Right Room in GRS And Not Screwing Yourself Over, featuring descriptions of each living unit, including laundry facilities, kitchen facilities, and fun facts that few people know and even fewer care about.

(Note: The number of units listed for each building are the units available in GRS, not the total number of units in the building. ResLife sometimes reserves certain units for groups with extenuating circumstances, so there will often be fewer units in GRS than there actually are. Also, the ResLife website has pictures and floor plans of every building except 240 Court.)

You Probably Haven’t Considered Wash., but you should…

Hey all you underclassmen…

Want to live in a wood frame house with your friends next year?
Want to live in one of the most beautiful houses with the biggest bedrooms?
Want to be a part of a small community with an awesome kitchen?

Progressive dinner… Tour begins:
316: Mocktails and Mocktinis
344: Yummy Hors d’oeuvres
230: Appetizing Entrees
202: Delicious Desserts

*With the new student center built this year, Washington street isn’t nearly as far from campus!

WHAT: Washington Street Open House
WHEN: Sunday, April 6th, 5-7 PM
WHERE: 202, 230, 316 and 344 Wash.
WHY: I live in ye ole’ dirty 230 and it’s pretty fucking righteous. Come check it out.