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!
In my dad’s email to me about Parent’s Weekend activities, he mentioned that he definitely wanted to catch part of the football game at 1 PM on Saturday. I imagine that many students are in this position this weekend so, for those of you who are less up-to-date with the Wesleyan Cardinals, here’s a brief cheat sheet of what to talk about on the bleachers.
If you saw the posts for the Women’s Frisbee Team or the Men’s Frisbee Team and thought “close, but no cigar,” a certain sick team on campus has the solution for you. I just got an email from Max “Biff Boff For Liff Loff” Owen-Dunow ’15 about the ultimate coed athletic opportunity:
Interested in frisbee, friends and having fun? Come out and play with Throw Culture as we start up our year!
Courtesy of Sam Sikder ’14:
ESPWESSO WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW (11/02) FROM 9AM – 2PM FOR PARENT’S WEEKEND. Come warm up with some delicious coffee or a London Fog if you’re more a tea-fancier. Bring your parents, come hang out! Cash only.
Also, Espwesso is STILL hiring. Send your applications to jmasand[at]wesleyan.edu by November 5th!
Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Basement of Allbritton (Espwesso)