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Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Making Friends

when you say you go to Wesleyan, people either say, "How I Met Your Mother!" or "...is that the girls' school...?"

when you say you go to Wesleyan, people either say, “How I Met Your Mother!” or “…is that the girls’ school…?”

Your time at Wesleyan is about to begin—tomorrow marks the start of the bizarre period known as New Student Orientation. You may already be in lovely probably humid and bug-ridden Connecticut, awkwardly sharing a motel room in Cromwell with your dad. As you drive around buying last minute supplies and fighting about directions, you might be worrying about making friends, but never fear! Here at Wesleying we’re always worried about making friends and we have some tips to help. (Thanks to daniphantom for the previous incarnation of this list.)

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: WELCOME

Soon, this could be you. Glad to have you in the family.

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Dear 2019ers,

In less than a week, you’ll get to the campus of your dreams, all wide-eyed and mildly terrified and probably carrying way too much stuff. You’ll navigate through seas of other people moving in with you. You’ll meet your RAs, your orientation leaders, your first friends (and enemies?). You’ll learn about gender-neutral pronouns. You’ll wander around late at night, likely trying to figure out where the hell you are. You’ll have a lot to figure out — what classes you’re going to take, what a breakfast pail is, and how to pronounce ‘Usdan.’

There’s a lot to take in, so if you’re a bit freaked out, we’re here to help. Welcome to the 2015 edition of the Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series! Every day for the next two weeks, highly reputable bloggers who really don’t just spend all day on the Internet will post something we think could help you in your journey and that your orientation leaders might not tell you.

Here’s what we’ve got in store, in no particular order: