This post is an updated version of Sam’s update which was an updated version of wilk’s Eating and Drinking orientation article.
Eating and drinking is a necessity for all living beings, even during your hazy college days. While we all have to adjust our food standards from delicious home-cooked meals to university food, trust me, it could be worse. This year Wesleyan is ranked #7 in college food on Niche out of all the colleges in the U.S. so you know it’s going to be good. Wes has many options for dining that you can enjoy regardless of your dietary orientation. We’re even ranked #2 by One Green Planet for Most Vegan-Friendly Colleges. There’s a plethora of awesome vegan food and our friends at the Mongolian Grill are always willing to cook up a chicken tortilla topped with cheese if it’s protein that you want.
This is the part of the orientation series where we remind you to eat your veggies.
This is sdz‘s update of wilk‘s short update of D‘s mostly repost of previous athletics unofficial orientation series posts.
This is part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.
Some of you frosh probably don’t know that WesTech competes in the prestigious NESCAC—the most competitive D3 conference in the country. Despite the throngs of news outlets that flock to many of our sports games, you will never have to enter a lottery system or wait in a line overnight to obtain tickets. We also aren’t like these fans, and we never will be. That’s okay. Do not believe the naysayers who claim that Wesleyan students do not support or appreciate athletics. Little known fact, Wesleyan Football holds a lifetime win record against Michigan. (never mind that our first and only meet was in 1883). I have personally witnessed Wes students get so fired up after a basketball loss to Trinity that we started a “safety school” chant. Not our best moment but definitely an example of caring!
Whether you’re attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit (the freshman fifteen is real), or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for!
Heyo Class of 2022,
It’s that time of the year: last-minute house parties where you make regrettable decisions with people you forget you’ll see over breaks, the last couple trips of the summer to the coffee shops and diners around the corner, getting the first onslaught of questions by your stressed senior friends with questions about the Common App, family vacations to visit relatives you haven’t seen ever but have to pretend to remember, or maybe just staring at old YouTube videos while listening to some angsty jazz while hoping that maybe college will be better than high school.
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!
We 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
From Emma Golub ’16:
Kick back with us as we take a breather from orientation weekend, roast some s’morez, sing some campfire songs, reunite with friends, meet new people, and have a great time! Anyone and everyone welcome.
We’ll be in the Bayit backyard (next to WesWings)! In event of rain, we’ll be indoorz. See you then!!
Date: Monday, September 1st, 2014
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)
From Gwen Rosen ’15:
The Argus is looking for writers, copy editors, social media editors, photographers, layout staff, and members of the advertising committee. Join us at our all-staff meeting this Sunday!
Date: Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Place: The Argus office (above Broad Street Books)
So maybe you’re a freshman, nervous and overwhelmed by all the information coming at you about classes, housing, what to bring from home – and are feeling like you can’t even begin to think about bigger issues on campus. Or maybe you’re a senior and feel like you’ve gotten this far and never really involved yourself in any social/political engagement on campus, so now it’s way too late and where would you even begin if you wanted to. Wherever you might stand, activism at Wes can seem like a huge, widespread and unnavigable thing.
Thankfully, some very committed students are trying to change that sentiment and make activism within the Wesleyan world an approachable and cohesive community. This past week, the Disorientation Guide was released through the University Organizing Center site to bring together the wide-ranging issues affecting us into one document. The entire Disorientation zine can be downloaded here, and I strongly recommend that everyone take a look at it.
Hey! You! Over there, with the brand new Wesleyan University 2018 shirt on… You don’t have to sound like a freshman just because you are one…
Bad news: you’re gonna have to relearn the names of the buildings you spent the summer memorizing off the campus map.
Good news: Wesleying is here to help. We present to you: a comprehensive guide to faking it.
Almost every building on campus has acquired some kind of nickname over the past 100-and-something years that Wesleyan students have spent on the hallowed grounds of Middletown, CT. There are the chop-and-shorten nicknames, the Wes-suffix-words, a few almost-funny-jokes, and one very famous ass-pun… We’ve outlined (almost) all of them to help alleviate the gripping terror and confusion of your first few weeks at college.
From Kimberly Heras ’17:
In previous years, the Community Engagement Trips have only been open to new students but this year we are opening the opportunity to the whole Wesleyan community! The projects will be held on September 6th and each project is about 1-3 hours long! Sign up and get to know your community and some of your new frosh through a little community service!
Deadline: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Trip Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Cost: Free for everyone!