Emma Rose Borzekowski ’19 writes in:
Full House has two doubles to offer so we are looking for two to four people who want to join the full house family! If you want to live in the most fun (as the saying goes, ‘party at Full House’) and YUMMIEST program house next year, let me know. We are a great community, will share lots of nice food together, and have a gorgeous house with pretty big rooms.
Apply soon! Email Emma at eborzekowski@wes to apply.
Place: Full House (202 Washington Street)
Cost: $13,950 (but you have to pay that anyway)
From Julia DeVarti ’17:
Come join Sign House for our open conversation hour. This is a great
chance to hone your ASL skills and practice with other people who
sign! THERE WILL PROBABLY BE SNACKS!
Date: Wednesday, February 24
Place: Sign House (64 Lawn)
Jack Dougherty will speak about the history of the schooling and housing boundaries that have divided metropolitan Hartford, and the struggles of families and civil rights activists to cross over, redraw, or erase these lines. Professor Dougherty is teaching a course this semester on education and entrepreneurship, and his book On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs is available here as a digital-first, open-access book-in-progress.
Date: Monday, April 6
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
This afternoon, the Argus broke the story that the Wesleyan chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon is planning to sue the university for discrimination and deceptive practices. The suit, brought by DKE in collaboration with their alumni chapter, the Kent Literary Club, and two Wes sophomores, details DKE’s interactions with the university since the co-education decision of last September before making charges associated with DKE’s recent loss of program house status for the 2015-2016 school year. After the jump are excerpts from DKE’s press release, courtesy of the Argus; statements from a Wesleyan spokesperson, and a brief summary of the lawsuit.
From Kate Cullen ’16 and the WSA:
In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t checked your email or heard the nervous chatter around campus, room selection begins tonight! To give you a better sense of where your grade will actually live (cough… not all Seniors live on Fountain and not all Juniors live in LowRise/HighRise) Mika Reyes ’17 and Fred Ayres ’17 of WSA put together a few maps (rising Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores) for you. Also check back to Wesleying’s “Housing Options for Room Selection Guide” for any last minute questions about different dorms.
To all the best of luck!
Kate Cullen ’16 and WSA
LIVE HOUSING SELECTIONS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.
Living on campus next year? You might want to know more about the housing available to you (unless you already nabbed a program house/community-based living spot). Here’s an updated guide (courtesy of ResLife’s Fran Koerting and original writer, Ben Cohen ’10) to help you out during room selection nights (coming up on April 7):
Room selection nights are just one component of the Housing Selection Process, which also includes program housing and community based living. Ben’s original guide has been updated to reflect changes made over the past few years.
Bayit HM, the wonderful Talia Baurer ’15, has a housing option for ya:
Apply to live in the Bayit next year! We have the biggest rooms on campus, are centrally located, have free dinner in the common space every Friday night, and still have spaces to fill during open bid! You don’t have to be Jewish or observant to live in this awesome house.
Applications are due (through your e-portfolio) by this Friday, 3/28.
Questions? Email tbaurer[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Date: NOW through Friday, March 28th
Place: E-portfolio/the interwebs
A reminder from ResLife about how to apply to program houses with vacancies:
The first Program House/CBLV Open Bid process is starting on Tuesday, March 4th. During Open Bid, you may apply to Program Houses/CBLVs that still have vacancies for next year by going into your e-portfolio, clicking on the Explore Housing tab, and then selecting the CBLV/ Program Housing link located in the Browse Housing Options section of the page. Should you apply and be offered a bid, you will have until Friday, March 7th portfolio. A list of Program Houses and CBLVs with vacancies is below – please note that some of these spaces currently have a waitlist from the initial application process which may mean that there will not be a need to review any additional candidates/make additional offers during the Open Bid processes.
The most succinct post from Cal Hickox ’15:
Three spots just opened up in Eclectic (one double + a single). Email
chickox[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you’re interested.
“I’m hoping I won’t be put into a double with a freshman or anything. Maybe I will end up in Hewitt!”
Pictured: Julia Clemens ’16 standing in front of a tractor that is almost definitely more spacious than wherever she ends up living next year. (JK, summer housing works out pretty well sometimes.)
GRS is currently in full swing, and if past years’ experiences are any indication, it will be a stressful, random, and thoroughly hellish week, full of broken promises, ruined friendships, and confusing numbers to decipher.* No one is really entirely sure how GRS really works, except Director of ResLife Fran Koerting, who, according to campus legend, wrote down all of the secrets of GRS on a piece of printer paper in 1986 and then buried it in her front yard so no one else could find it,** and possibly Ben Cohen ’10, who wrote out this exhaustive guide to housing options that I am linking here for your convenience. It’s pretty outdated, and Wesleying is too busy interviewing thesis writers to update it, so make of it what you will.
On the bright side, there’s good news:
I don’t have to deal with that shit this year there is sometimes free pizza. The other good news is that as bad as your GRS number is, you still have it better than Julia Clemens ’16, an unsuspecting freshman who has been cursed with the worst GRS number that exists on campus: 590. Clemens, who is pictured above standing in front of a tractor that may or may not be more spacious than her future living quarters, seems to be handling the situation pretty well. Instead of standing in the middle of Andrus moaning “Why meeeee,” she admits that “it’s kind of hilarious” and hopes to fare okay in the summer housing market (as students often do). “My mom wanted to ‘make a fuss,'” Clemens admits, “but I told her I didn’t think that would help.” (It wouldn’t.)
Here is our full interview with Julia Clemens ’16, Owner of the Worst GRS Number Currently In Existence at Wesleyan.