A reminder for seniors, from David Shor ’13:
We’ll be selling guest and individual passes for both Outing Day and Semi-Formal this Sunday night ONLY (May 12th) in the Olin Lobby from 8-9pm. Passes will be $40 each (cash only and bring exact change or donate to senior gift), and they are on a first come, first serve basis. Because these last two events are dry, guests under 21 years of age will be allowed.
Date: Sunday, May 12
Time: 8-9 p.m.
Place: Olin Lobby
After more than a month to reflect on February’s Senior Cocktails fallout, the Senior Class Officers have formally announced what some have already suspected: reports of the death of Senior Cocks have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the events planned for Senior Week—an Outing Day and a Semi-Formal—are still on. From my inbox:
After working with the administration over the past weeks, we are pleased to announce that the events originally scheduled for Senior Week—Outing Day and Semi-Formal—will continue to be held on Tuesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 23 respectively. We are excited that our class will still have these opportunities to bond as a whole in an off-campus setting, and we look forward to planning them so that they are successful and enjoyable for all.
But there’s a twist. Come on, you can figure it out:
“The administration has decided that ‘senior cocktails’ will no longer occur in the way they have existed.”
The national media frenzy has come and gone, but the lasting aftermath of last week’s Senior Cocks debacle isn’t going to fade quite so quickly. After a week of tense silence, you knew a statement from the Senior Class Officers was coming. You also knew it wasn’t going to be pretty. Today, it arrived.
The five-paragraph, 600-word email makes clear that last week’s events have put an end to Senior Cocks not only for the Class of 2013, but for all future classes. “Beyond the cancellation of all senior cocktails for future classes, the damage and destruction caused by our senior class last Friday has put our own Senior Week in jeopardy,” the officers write. “There was damage to some exhibits and extensive cleaning necessary at the museum, potential damage to the buses, and possibly damage to the DJ’s equipment as well.” Then there is the damage done to Wesleyan’s reputation among Connecticut venues and services: “The transportation company we have used for our senior events has refused to work with us, and some of our planned Senior Week venues are reevaluating whether they will still host us.” What goes unmentioned in the email is the damage done by viciously mocking media coverage in the week following the event, but that speaks for itself.
In light of this statement, last Friday’s buffoonery went well beyond dinosaur joyrides and escalator injuries. And it was more egregious than vomit on the stairs or gratuitous sex in the bathroom.
Spoiler: It involves sex, drugs, and
rock & roll projectile vomiting.
Last night, around 7:30 p.m., a few hundred well-oiled members of the Class of 2013 piled into buses outside of Usdan, headed—unbeknownst to passengers—to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. Two hours later, a drunker, louder, and scientifically inspired Class of 2013 was herded onto the same buses and driven right back to Middletown. The “Freaks and Geeks, Valentine’s Day style”-themed evening—which cost $40 and made for the third senior event of the year—wasn’t supposed to end abruptly in less than two hours, but according to one student who overheard an exchange between museum staffers and Wesleyan coordinators, the ejection may have been well earned.
“I overheard that staffers at the Connecticut Science Center observed students ‘doing drugs and having sex in the bathrooms,’ and that things were getting broken,” explained the student, who asked not to be named. “I am not sure whether or to what extent that is exaggerated or not; it was said rather offhandedly and by someone who appeared to be under a lot of duress at the time.”
If you noticed copious amounts of baking soda lining the stairs of the museum, that, too, had something to do with the staff’s unhappy reaction.
Hey Class of 2013, remember when you voted the handsome devil David Shor ’13, featured above, as your Class President? This week, he’s writing in to remind you to pick up your Senior Pass and consider making a contribution to SWAG, the Seniors of Wesleyan Annual Gift. Seniors should remember that the Senior Gift contributes to a financial aid scholarship that will be awarded to an incoming Wesleyan freshman next year. The Class of 2013 has a goal of 92% participation and $15,000 raised. Here’s the important info, worded far more coherently than his initial write-up:
Senior events are a tremendous opportunity to enjoy the company of your entire class, from your best friend to your freshman year hallmate who always bumped the best jams. They are a chance to truly enhance the memories of senior year that you will cherish for years to come after graduation. Don’t miss out on these great events. You will regret it. More information about the passes, their sale, and the Senior Gift after the jump.
Seniors! It is officially time for us to partake in the wonderful Wesleyan tradition of romping about together at various delightful parties called Senior Events. Passes for these FIVE events will be on sale from October 10-20th and will cost $140. A pass guarantees entrance to all events and EVERY EVENT includes food, drinks, dancing, music and various other activities! 8% of the pass cost will be donated to the Senior Scholarship–a fund raised entirely by our class that will help send ONE worthy member of the Class of 2016 to Wesleyan!
Two events will be held in the fall and three will be held in the spring. The first event will be a rollicking Great Gatsby party with several live musical acts on November 16th and the second will be a Winter Formal held on December 12th.
Hurry and pick up your tickets, you beautiful fools–the sale times/locations are as follows:
It looks like senior cocks is back for another year. Well, almost. This year its called senior events, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up in your best, hop on a bus with your senior friends, and ride off to the best university-sanctioned party you will ever go to. The first ‘event’ will be the “Blacklight Halloween Party,” (perhaps riding off the success of [at least] two very successful blacklight parties this year [Warren and ADP]).
Passes this year cost $190 for 5 ‘guaranteed’ events (does that mean there could be more?), including a Winter Formal and Spring Semi-Formal. The full email is included below.
Rock on Senior class, but don’t go too hard.