Tag Archives: free stuff

First Waste Not Freecycle Day

Michael Ortiz ’17 invites you to get free stuff from Waste Not:

Many great items were not sold at the Waste Not Tag sale over Labor Day weekend, and we want to give the Wesleyan community a chance to get great used items for office or home.
From Exley’s back entrance, turn right on Lawn and left on Brainerd; 44 is on your left. The end time is TBD, so come early for the best merchandise! If you have questions, email jkleindienst[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Friday, September 25th
Time: 1:00pm
Place: Behind 44 Brainerd Avenue
Cost: Everything is FREE!

A Party Tie Dye For!

10418954_346450532204736_3458846539503070776_nAn event happening AS WE SPEAK from the folks at UCAB:

Come tie dye a boring white shirt, tank, or bandana and make it beautiful! All supplies provided and, as always, everything is FREE!

Time: 8PM-midnight
Place: Usdan
Facebook here.



Hazal Muhtar ’14 and Edgar Pliaskis ’14 bring you an event that sounds like Wes Thinks Big on roids:

As a valuable member of Wesleyan community, you are cordially invited to the 1st annual TedxWes conference at Wesleyan University  between 7-9 February, 2013. The main purpose of this conference is to provide an intellectual learning experience in an innovative atmosphere for a period of three days which will involve numerous  talks given by the Wesleyan faculty.

Date: Thursday, February 7th through Saturday, February 9th
Time: See schedule above
Place: PAC001/002

Stress-Free Extravaganza

Jeanne McPhee ’13 invites you to spend a romantic relaxing afternoon with the PHA’s:

Join WesWell in Usdan this Friday to prepare for a stress free finals week! There will be many de-stressing activities such as coloring, cultivating gratitude, testing your knowledge of sleep hygiene, some awesome giveaways and much more!

To top it all off, Shira Engel ’14 will be leading a yoga class in Usdan 108 from 12:30-1:30pm!

Date: Friday, Dec. 7
Time: 11:30-1:30pm
Location: Usdan
Cost: freeee

Free Stuff for Intro Language Students

Just call Sam Melvin ’13 Barack Obama, because she wants to give you mad free stuff:

Are you learning a new language this semester? Do you like puzzles and/or brains? Do you want to win some cash?

Four people will win $50 by participating in a research study in the next two weeks! Sam Melvin ’13 is researching the effects of learning languages on visual and spatial cognition for her senior thesis. The study is made up of three short (15-20 minute) sessions that take place throughout the year, and which consist of four quick and fun brainteasers. If you are in your first semester of a brand new language, sign up here.

Date: October 6 – October 19
Time: Any time between 9 am and 8 pm
Place: Judd Hall Room 410 (The “Blue” Cognitive Development Lab: on the 4th floor take a left out of the elevator and come into the room with the light blue walls)

Swap Art With Your Peers

Alex Ketchum ’12: “Start thinking of what art you will bring.”

Alex Ketchum ’12 challenges you to an art-off:

On May 6th, there will be an Art Swap! Have you taken art classes and created lots of stuff (paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc) over the year or years and don’t know what to do with it? Rather than throwing it away, bring your art to the Art Swap so that interested students can get some art to decorate their rooms and enjoy over the summer and during the rest of their time at Wesleyan. This event is particularly useful for seniors who are about to move away and have no idea what to
do with that giant nude portrait or series of paintings that they don’t have storage space for. You worked hard on your art. Let the world get to enjoy it! All art will be up for grabs for free. Looking for art? Come on out and snag yourself some awesome stuff from your talented peers! Contact aketchum@wes if you have any questions.

Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Place: “TBA (if weather is nice it will be on the grassy area outside of Usdan)”
Cost: “FREE!!!!”

They’re coming…

From Mo(rice) Hill ’14 comes an opportunity to stay up all night…to make friends for life.  C’mon guys, Ray-Ban inspired, how can that secret hipster inside of you resist the offer?

gotta go to mo's!

Missin’ Wes?

Thinkin' 'bout WesWe always scuttle away from school after finals with sighs of relief and fist pumps of excitement, but it’s understandable to miss Wes after a couple of weeks.  After all, we do spend the greater part of three seasons there.  Depending on what exactly it is that you miss, there are probably things to do in your area that you can use to satiate those Wes-related cravings.  Here are my suggestions for free activities, with some examples from my hometown, New York.

I miss… So I’m going to… In New York…
WesPeeps Get in contact with any in your area.  Form a Facebook group.  Maybe get super-stalkerish and look up addresses in the directory. It’s not that hard.  There is, however, a Facebook group for people in and around New York this summer.
Grassy spots like Foss or the butthole There’s got to be some grassy meadows and hills in your area.  Or, since its summer, chill out at the beach instead. Any real New Yorker knows that there’s no scarcity of greenery here.  There are plenty of parks—Central Park has plenty of hills to camp out on and I personally love the casual atmosphere of Bryant Park.
Hipsters You can be your own hipster. Brooklyn has a neighborhood or two.
Olin (yeah, right…or maybe to do something else in the stacks?) My local library The New York Public Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, is a grand choice.
CFS Film Series Most cities have film series available, easily searchable online.  Try major foundations or public parks. HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, Central Park Film Festival, River to River, Summer on the Hudson
Theater (CFA, SecondStage) Public theater is everywhere.  Even if you’re in the middle of nowhere there’s probably at least a school play. Shakespeare in the Park is free, and discounted Broadway is available through
Music There’s free music playing everywhere, from city subways to suburban centers. This could go on forever, so I’ll just mention that GMA and the Today Show are hosting morning concerts with acts such as Lady Gaga and Rascal Flatts.

As for Freeman, while there’s some free services in cities, you just might have to get that gym membership.

Tonight: Movie Screening and Snow Cones

This sounds cool (literally, LOL):

UCAB will be showing the movie Happy Feet in honor of penguin awesomeness and the end of the coldest part of winter…
There will be a snow cone machine along with popcorn and movie candy. There will also be a raffle to win various movies and itunes gift cards!

Date: Feb. 25
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons (3rd floor Usdan)

Really, really free market

Behind on your holiday “shopping?” Check out the second Really, really free market of the semester this Tuesday, 12/15 (the first day of reading…two days? whatever it is).

From the facebook event:freemarket003

A Really, Really Free Market is like a potluck where everybody brings something and goes away with more. We all have skills, ideas, objects, smiles, talents, friendship, excitement, discussions, and many other things to share. If we bring them all together at the Really Really Free Market, we can provide more balanced and full lives for everyone.

As a community we have many more resources than we do as individuals. If we share our resources we won’t need to buy as many new ones. This uses fewer of the Earth’s resources, and fewer of our working hours, leaving us more time to devote to ourselves and each other.

Woo! This time the free market is at Mocon, which is overflowing with stuff from Waste Not…so come and take things and/or bring some stuff of your own that you no longer need. Also feel free to bring food, musical instruments, whatever you’ve got and feel like you want to share…though I will say that Mocon is no longer heated, so take that into account.

Date: Tuesday, 12/15
Time: 1-5 pm
Location: Mocon