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Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Getting There From Here

This is an updated repost of daniphantom’s 2014 post, which was an update of her 2013 post.

Yes, this is from Björk's video for "Triumph of a Heart."

Yes, this is from Björk’s video for “Triumph of a Heart.”

If you have a car — lucky you. Most of today’s installment doesn’t apply to you, except that we’re all very jealous of your ready access to transportation. If you don’t have a car, consider making friends with someone who does.

As any current Wes student will tell you, one area in which Middletown is seriously lacking is its ability to help you get out of Middletown (not that you would ever want to of course). The closest train station is in Meriden, though your best bet for getting out of town is to go to Union Station in New Haven or Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (near Hartford). Getting there, though, is quite the challenge. At one point there was even a campus organization strictly dedicated to improving transportation. Lucky for you, we at Wesleying, and our friends at the Peer Advisor Blog, have attempted to compile a list of the car-less ways to get to Connecticut’s two main transportation hubs to make your lives easier.


High Supreme Comrade Charmaine Chen ’12 demands that you put a big metal thing between YOUR LEGS:

Rent a WesBike for the spring!

The second rental period begins the day after we return from Spring break (Wednesday, 3/28) and lasts until (Friday, 5/11). Due to the length of Spring Break, there is the option of renting the bike from the beginning of Spring Break (March 9th), as well as returning the bicycle on (May 11th). Rental is $5 a week, with two bicycle pickup days (3/9 and 3/28) and one drop-off day (May 11th)

If interested send the following to wesbikes(at)gmail(dot)com:

Class year:
Campus residence:
Whether or not you have formerly rented from WesBikes:
Whether or not you have formerly applied to rent from WesBikes:

Application will be closed at 11:59 pm on February 15th, 2012.

So… while you can’t completely live your dreams of being Ryan Gosling and driving around Mid-Town with a sweet ride and beating people’s faces in, you can totally do that with a spiffy bike. O YEAH.

WesBikes wants you!

Charmaine Chen ’12, perhaps the only person who still believes David Schwimmer is worth anything more than a penny, writes in:

We are looking for two underclassmen to coordinate the distribution and collection of our WesBikes fleet this semester, as well as train for the position of director of the program next semester.

This is a great opportunity (especially for freshmen) to develop a greater understanding of how to work with Physical Plant, Student Accounts, Public Safety and the WSA.

If interested, please email wesbikes(at)gmail(dot)com by Sunday, September 11th with the following:

Class Year:
Relevant management and leadership experience:

Rock on, unicorn.