As campus clears out (and your classes get emptier and emptier due to students leaving early for break), those of you sticking around for all or part of break may be wondering what’s going to be open.
WesShop is closing at 4 PM today, and will remain closed until 4 PM Sunday, so be sure to get your last grocery run in within the next few hours! The offerings at this point will likely be sparse, but you can probably come up with some creative dishes to stay nourished as you hibernate in your dorm/house/Olin/SciLi. Read on for the rest of the Thanksgiving Break Hours for various facilities and services around campus!
Get ready for turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and not one but TWO (2) kinds of homemade pie!
That’s right, it’s Usdan Thanksgiving! And Wesleying is liveblogging it! Stay tuned for turkey-induced shenanigans!
Apparently there’s a Usdan receipt conspiracy. I’ve been hearing around campus lately that the Marketplace has been failing to give receipts to students, most notably at brunch. Maybe it’s deliberate, or maybe it’s a minor slip-up. Either way, at this point in the semester, most of us are dangerously low on meals or points (or maybe both), and getting our receipts is quite helpful. So I set out to investigate the matter.
For one, this required actually going to Usdan, which I barely do. But I Usdan-ed religiously this week, motivated by the quest to get to the bottom of this receipt dilemma.
It’s one of the few nights of the year where you’ll see more than the entire freshmen class in Usdan: It’s USDAN THANKSGIVING. And to celebrate the joyous occasion where all of Usdan food is actually really, really good, we’re liveblogging the festivities. And you know, nothing says “enjoying company over a great meal” more than a bunch of internet nerds sitting on their computers together.
Grab your tofurkey and read the feed after the jump.
From The Shapiro Creative Writing Center:
In honor of the impending Thanksgiving, come to the Shapiro Center to celebrate writing in all shapes and forms. Drop by Table Talk to eat snacks, get feedback from Amy Bloom and praise, pity, and parse your writing and that of others. Bring a piece of writing, bring your brain, and bring your stomach.
Date: November 19
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street
It’s finally Thanksgiving break, and whatever your plans, we hope you have fun and enjoy
pretending you don’t have so much homework taking a break! To everyone going home, good luck talking politics with your families and avoiding high school acquaintances at the grocery store! To those staying on campus (like two-thirds of your favorite Wesleying editors!), look before the jump to find out what (limited) resources are available during break.
The OCS is having a party! This is an occasion to not just thank all of the fabulous volunteers who have worked in the community this semester, but also to welcome new students who want to get involved. Come chat over hot cocoa and snacks with OCS staff and volunteers and learn about all the ways you can give back through the 19 student-run programs and work-study positions.
Date: Monday, November 24 – Today!
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: OCS Lounge (Allbritton 318)
Since 2010, people from around the city have come together for the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project to purchase and assemble baskets of food for households who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal. Last year, the MCTP provided 700 baskets to community members, and the goal for this year is to assemble over 900! Here’s how you can help:
Wesleyan is providing the stuffing and gravy for the Thanksgiving baskets, so pick some up on your next trip to Price Chopper. There are collection boxes in Usdan, North College, Olin, Exley, Freeman, and Weshop. You can also bring donations to the OCS Lounge (Allbritton 318). Other food items are welcome as well, and excess supplies will be donated to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry.
You can also sign up to assemble baskets! Packaging 900 meals requires a lot of volunteer work. Wesleyan’s Office of Community Service will bring vans of students to the Fellowship Church on Monday, November 24 for two shifts: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 12:15 – 3:00 PM. Students are also welcome to drive themselves. Sign up on the google doc and email ccp[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to discuss carpooling or other volunteer opportunities.
Date: Monday, November 24
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 12:15 – 3:00 PM
Place: Fellowship Church (1002 Saybrook Road)
Read this, not this. And this, not this.
It’s Thanksgiving break (!), and wherever you are, I hope you have a relaxing, good time these next few days. Maybe it’ll be more peaceful where you are, unlike on campus where there are 24/7 sirens (unless you are on campus over break, in which case, hmph).
If you’re not in the Thanksgiving spirit already, I encourage you to get into it with this old, old classic, “Tryptophantasm,” starring Sam Korda ’13, Solomon Billinkoff ’14, Eliza Forman ’13, and Stephan Stansfield ’13. By the end of it, or at least in a couple days, you’ll feel like you’re suspended in a sea of cranberry sauce for eternity…
If you’re staying on campus, check out the Thanksgiving Break Dining Schedule. The major dining places on campus are closed from Wednesday 11/27 to Saturday 11/30 and open again for dinner on Sunday 12/1. WeShop opens again on 12/1 at 4 p.m., and Red & Black Cafe opens that day also.
If you’re planning on doing work over break for finals, theses, comfort, or whatever, the library schedule may be more up your alley:
This Thanksgiving, take some time out of your gluttony to remember the expatriates who can’t sit down to their tables stateside. To abroad students, today is a whirl of homesickness, isolation, and hunger pangs. So consider this post an expression of our gratitude to those who are living the American dream, from Delhi to Denmark. Thanks, folks, for responding to the call we put out earlier this semester; we hope to increase your readership one thousandfold.
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