Tag Archives: New Student Orientation

Unofficial Orientation Series 2016: Official Orientation 101

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Congratulations! You have made it through the rigors of Unofficial Orientation with your good friends here at Wesleying! Now, for your final challenge before you are officially Wesleyan students: ~Official~ Orientation.

Orientation is a wild time. You are left to your own devices without classes/activities/parents to structure your time. There are “mandatory,” highly-recommended, and optional sessions. There are the parties you hear about people going to, but have no idea how to find. There are those first awkward meals with your hallmates/roommates. There are the nights when you curl up in bed with a picture of your best friends from high school and wonder why you didn’t just follow them to college.

Our goal today is to teach you everything you need to know in order to make the most out of your orientation experience and start the year off on a good foot!

Seeking Performers for In the Company of Others

6097345149_b24d193123_zWe emerge from this summer void for a message from Irma Mazariego ’16:

The New Student Orientation program is now seeking performers to come back early and participate in In the Company of Others 2015. This important peer theater piece is a central aspect of the New Student Orientation. In the Company of Others is a time when upperclassmen are able to share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what it means to live in a diverse community.

This year, we are particularly looking for applicants that can share experiences that relate to our theme of access, equity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being a performer for this program, please complete the interest form here.

Please submit your application no later than Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Irma Mazariego in the Office of New Student Orientation.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 24 at 5 PM

Apply to be a Peer Advisor

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Veronica Birdsall ’15 writes in with the following job opportunity:

The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become Student Academic Resources (SAR) Peer Advisors for the 2014-2015 academic year. SAR Peer Advisors are sophomores, juniors and seniors who work during New Student Orientation (NSO) and throughout the academic year to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program and enhance student access to academic resources through SAR. Peer Advisors will receive training, give individualized peer advice and facilitate workshops for groups of students regarding time management, public speaking, study and exam preparation strategies.

Click here for a more detailed job description and the application.

Application due: April 4th at midnight

Seeking Performers for In the Company of Others

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Wesleyan’s ever-so-active Orientation Interns have a new Twitter account, and they’re not afraid to use it to bully us into posting their events. From the social media-crazed Anya Morgan ’14:

The New Student Orientation program is now seeking performers to come back early and participate in In the Company of Others 2013. This important peer theater piece is a central aspect of the New Student Orientation. In the Company of Others is a time when upperclassmyn are able to share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what it means to live in a diverse community. This year, we are particularly looking for applicants that can share experiences that relate to our theme of access, equity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being a performer for this program, please complete the interest form.

Please submit your application no later than Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Anya Morgan in the Office of New Student Orientation.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 5 PM
Application: Clicky here
Contact: Anya Morgan, orientation(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or 860-685-5666.

BREAKING NEWS: Irene headed this way!

If you’re like me, you’ve  watched dozens of your friends try to post something refreshingly witty on their Facebook, Twitter, etc. about the impending Hurricane doom looming over New England this weekend. Or maybe, in preparation for the start up of our new academic school year, you’ve taken to the ACB–only to learn that you can’t avoid the hype of Hurricane Irene. You’ve watched helplessly as baseball games are delayed or rescheduled, flights are cancelled, and yes, the most troubling of all, International Student Orientation is postponed. Rather than welcome our new international students of the Class of 2015 to Middletown with the onslaught of Irene’s wrath, Wesleyan’s administrative titans have decided to take a rain check on the first day of Orientation. For those of us already on campus, like myself, we remain hopelessly caught in the perils of Irene’s midst, or more accurately for now, Irene’s mist. More information snarky commentary after the jump..

In the Company of Others and Unspeakable Acts: Performers Needed!

The New Student Orientation program is still seeking performers for In the Company of Others 2011 and Unspeakable Acts 2011!

In the Company of Others is an event that lets current Wes students share the amazing experiences that they have had with new students. It is an important event for incoming students, as they get to see first hand some of the wonderful people with whom they’ll share a space. In the Company of Others is a time when four to five students share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what is means to live in a diverse community. If you’d like to be one of those awesome students this year, then please complete the interest form found at this link! Students who have already expressed interest need not reapply.

[In the Company of Others Interest Form Link]

Unspeakable Acts and Know the Line is looking for performers who identify as male. Unspeakable Acts is a series of skits addressing sexual assault, relationship violence and alcohol issues that WesWELL sponsors during New Student Orientation. The performance is a powerful introduction to sexual assault and alcohol use on campus and provides a starting point for further discussion for this difficult but important topic. For more about Unspeakable Acts, read past the jump: 

In the Company of Others: Performers Needed!

The New Student Orientation program is now seeking performers for In the Company of Others 2011! This is a great event that lets current Wes students share the amazing experiences they’ve had with new students. It is such an important event for incoming students as they get to see first hand the wonderful people with whom they’ll share a space. In the Company of Others is a time when four to five students share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what is means to live in a diverse community. If you’d like to be one of those awesome students this year, then please complete the interest form found at this link! Plus, it doesn’t hurt to get back to school early! =)

[Interest Form Link]

Contact Tim Shiner if you have any questions:

Timothy Shiner
New Student Orientation
Usdan University Center, Room 124
45 Wyllys Ave.
Middletown, CT 06459
tshiner(at)wesleyan(dot)edu