After confusing deliberations between the administration and ResLife student staff, program houses can now host only as many concerts and parties as it hosts program-specific events.
The Office of Residential Life has imposed a new policy governing the use of Program Houses as concert and party venues for the Fall 2016 semester. The new policy states that Program Houses are permitted to host one concert or social event for every mission-based program held each month.
What is a mission-based program? Well, each program house on campus has a Mission Statement that can be found on ResLife’s website, and mission-based programs are events that are organized by either the House Manager or other residents of the house and reported to ResLife as contributing to that particular house’s mission. These events are just one of many factors that ResLife considers when evaluating whether a house can remain in good standing with the University and thus keep its program housing status.
As per the factors linked above, HMs must report/organize at least 3 mission-based programs each month. I reached out to the director of ResLife, Fran Koerting, for a statement of the policy and its implications. Based on her research, the new policy should not have any effect on the number of concerts held on campus on any given weekend. Read on for her statement in-full:
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 one and only Eliza Kingsley-Ma ’15 writes in:
Come celebrate Fall in the OUTHOUSE BACKYARD!
Funtivities will include: Worm Wrestling, Slackline, Donuts on a string, Rock Painting, Dream-Catcher Making, and an awesome Ball Tent (imagine Chuckie Cheeze meets camping).
Musical Performances by: Cinderblock, Alma, Slavei, and the Out and Abouts! Food and drank: there will be Apple Cider, Veggie Chili, Seasoned Popcorn, and Apple Crisp.
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: Outhouse backyard – 132 High St.
Eliza Loomis ’15 brings you this message from Heidi the cross-eyed opossum, a nationally revered figure in Germany:
Think you might want to live in German Haus?
Do you have an undying affection for words with upwards of 60 letters? (Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz, am I right?!)
Do you have a tortured relationship with Sigmund Freud (not to mention your mother)?
Do you think wurst is actually…the best?
Then come to Kaffee und Kuchen this Friday from 5-6 PM at German Haus and check us out! We’ll talk about the application process, what it’s like to live in the house, and answer any questions.
Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: German Haus (65 Lawn Ave.)
Pictured: not a Wesleyan program house.
Ariane Turley ’15 embarks upon a lucrative career in real estate dealership:
Want to learn more about cooking, writing or Middle Eastern culture? Come by to Full House, Writing House and Turath House tomorrow during House Hopping Day to participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win free movie tickets!
Date: Today, February 17
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Full/Writing House (202 Wash), Turath House (73 Pearl Str)
Min Suh ’15 wants to entice you to German Haus with two pretty awesome treats:
Come to German Haus this Wednesday for our 1st Kaffee und Kuchen (Coffee and Cake) of the year :)
Rumor has it that we are baking double chocolate German cake yummmmm
This week we will have Frau Bork and students who have been abroad speak about the study abroad experience. If you are thinking about study abroad, especially in Germany, you should come join us!
Even if you’re not, still come for a chill tea time – converse in German, visit our lovely house, and meet lots of fun people!
Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: German Haus (65 Lawn Ave – the big yellow house behind Exley)
Natalie Sacks ’14 wants to build with you:
Come join Well-Being House for our last party of the semester, this time with Legos! Embrace your inner child, take a break from studying, and come play with us. There will also be board games and snacks. Well-Being House is on the corner of Court and Pearl.
Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Well-Being House (250 Court)
From Natalie Sacks ’14:
Need to relax on a Saturday night but can’t think of anything fun to do? Wanna just chill out, play some games, and meet some awesome new friends? Well-Being House is having another Board Game Night, this Saturday night at 9 pm. Stop by anytime, and get ready to have fun!
Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Well-Being House, 250 Court Street
From Natalie Sacks ’14:
Come stop by Well-Being House during House Hopping Day this Sunday. We will have board games, puzzles, and delicious homemade treats. Tours of the house will also be available to anyone who wants to get a better look at where they might be living next year.
Time: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Place: Well-Being House, 250 Court St