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Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Middletown Outings

This is an update of wilk‘s update of his previous post!

 

 

Toto, we’re not in Bushwick anymore. You’ve now left the comfort of deep Brooklyn, as they call it, for the not-so-dissimilar milieu of Wesleyan. Just kidding, a vast majority of Weskids are from not-Brooklyn, not-LA, and not-Bay-Area, although it might seem otherwise.

For all of you from those (wonderful) places, and all of you from other places, Middletown is different than those places (shocking!). It was once the largest city in Connecticut, circa pre-war-of-1812. Can your hometown claim that title? Nah. Unless you’re from Middletown, in which case you are probably way more qualified than me to write this post.

While Wesleyan is fine and there is usually never a shortage of things to do on campus, Middletown and the surrounding area truly have some wonderful gems that are worth knowing about as you settle in and look for things to do other than vape on Foss.

And if you’re really bold and somehow have an abundance of time before finals arrive, there’s some cool shit beyond the local area too.  Here’s the 2018 Outing guide, advice from a Connecticut local.

Overland Summer Programs Information Session

As a proud Overland alum, I felt the need to write this post personally (side note: I am IN the profile picture for the Overland Facebook event). From Rachel Berman at the Career Center:

Overland is hiring exceptional college students to lead summer programs. We offer hiking, biking, service, language, field studies and writing programs to students in grades 4-12. Program locations include New England, Nova Scotia, Blue Ridge, Western US and Pacific Coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, South America, Tanzania and Europe. Our staff of 130 leaders and support staff spend 10 days training and 6 weeks leading or supporting programs. We are looking for Wesleyan students who are responsible, fun, dynamic and love working with kids.

Date: Monday, October 29
Time: 6pm
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
Facebook: Here it is again