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Unofficial Orientation Series 2016: What to Pack

This post is a repost of Jackson’s post from last year. Which was a repost of Frizzly’s post from the year before. Which was a repost of Samira’s post in 2013. As it turns out, the shit you need to pack doesn’t change much over the years.

arrivalday-22This is part of our 2016 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

At first glance, this post might seem like the most straightforward of the Unofficial Orientation Series. But scoff not, freshman or unadjusted upperclassman. Packing for college is anything but a piece of cake. You’re placing some of your most prized and cherished possessions into flimsy boxes and suitcases, making difficult choices about what you’ll keep with you for the next nine months of your life — how could it not be stressful?!

By now your mom has probably found Wesleyan’s official packing list and, much to your chagrin, has begun scrounging around your garage for old milk crates and pillow shams. While mumsy dearest probably knows what you’ll need best, you might also benefit from a list compiled by a person who’s actually your age.

Spring Re-Orientation Programs for First-Year Students


From Elisa Cardona and the totally rad people of SALD:

Want to get your spring semester started off right? Come to any of the following “Re-Orientation” events! If you attend at least 7 programs and turn in your stamped “passport” to the SALD office by February 12, 2014, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win an iPad! Passports can be picked up from Dean Brown’s office, ResLife, or the SALD/NSO office in Usdan.

Read after the jump to see all of the events (there’s quite a lot of them).

Dream Discussion with Consciousness Club

mystic_riverShivan S. Bhavnani ’13 with a semi-urgent invitation for tonight’s Consciousness Club meeting:

We will be dissecting our dreams and drinking tea. We will also be planning Consciousness Club’s annual trip which will be happening this weekend.
Where: BuHo
When: Tonight at 10:10pm

Waste Not! Tag Sale this Weekend

If you’re still looking for cheap, useful stuff to buy, go to the Waste Not! tag sale this weekend:

Need a loveseat to canoodle on? How about a mini Buddha figurine to match with your Tibetan prayer flags? Fretting over how to launder your comforter without tennis balls? Waste Not!, Wesleyan’s annual tag sale, has all of these things, plus an extensive collection of tutus and a pristine Batman statue.

Every spring, students donate items that they not longer need or want, and we store them over the summer to sell in the fall. We have mini-fridges, outdoor furniture, couches, clothing, costumes, kitchenware, and tons of miscellaneous, often hilarious, items for you to buy at extremely low prices. It’s Wesleyan thrifting!

The proceeds go to sustain the Waste Not! program (pay for storage, etc.) and extra goes to charity, so come support us! We’ve been working hard to sort through all this stuff and it kind of feels like we’ve been touching hundreds of really sweaty people for hours.

Wesleyan Spirits Spring Jam on Saturday

AJ “Big Bird” Hinds ’12, coming into my house, and once again, as always, as forever, making it all about him, with typical questionable humor:


Against my better judgment, I am once again asking you to post about the Spirits’ Spring Jam (also known as my Senior Thesis because, as you know, I am a weak, weak man incapable of completing an actual thesis). It would be great if you could post it sometime tomorrow, but I wanted to send the info to you today, so that I didn’t forget amidst the festivities.

Title: Wesleyan Spirits Spring Jam: A Senior Thesis Presentation by AJ Hinds ’12
Time: Saturday, May 12 at 7pm
Location: Memorial Chapel
Price: Free
Face: Book

Anyway, Garth Taylor ’12 already had his equivalent of a senior thesis with the Rooks in the ’92 concert, and that shit was tight. 

Oh god I can’t write sentences right now.

Serve on the Honor Board!

So, Max “Shoot the Mad Dog” Livingston ’12 sent in an email on behalf of the honor board, which shows a call for applications to those who are interesting in being part of such a thing. It’s a pretty lengthy email, because it contains some “rah-rah-rah-important-shit-rah-rah-rah” sort of stuff, so I placed it in full after the jump. But here are the most important details:

Why the Rembrandt? Because I can’t think of anything else. YEEEEHAWW.

Socially Responsible Investment Coalition passes its resolution

As a follow up to an earlier event post, it bears to note that this evening, the WSA voted in the passage of the Endowment Transparency Resolution that was submitted last week by the Socially Responsible Investment Coalition (SRIC). (For anyone keeping scores, it was near unanimous with 3 abstentions.)

Do you know what this even means? Or what’s the SRIC in the first place? Or who’s that hot guy with the bushy bush hair on the left?

Well, neither do we.

But tune in sometime next week (or maybe later, maybe sooner, depending if I can get my class shit done in time) for HISTORY TIME WITH YO MAIN BROSKI, FROSTEDMOOSE, in which we attempt to figure out what this hubbub is all about. If our budget allows, we may even have guest appearances by Bill Nye the Science Guy ’16 and Big Bird P’05 (not to be confused with AJ “Big Bird” Hinds ’12).

As a side note, the WSA should really make their open meetings more Michael Bay. Arya Hat-Guy ’13, though interesting, is no Shia LaBeef.