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Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2016: WELCOME

You won’t be ~sorry~ you chose Wes ;)

Sorry ft. MRoth'78

Dear preFrosh,

Every year as the summer draws to an end and the countdown to Wes begins, a new class of froshpeople fall into a frenzy. We know you’ve got questions:

“How do I live with a roommate? What do you mean there’s no AC? How many nights a week can I actually party without dying/going broke/failing all my classes? What’s a breakfast pail? How do I manage to see that one person I hooked up with the first night of orientation everywhere on such a small campus? Is it chill if I just walk into any bathroom when I have to pee?  How do you pronounce Usdan?”

It’s pronounced yous-dan. You’re welcome.

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2013

AMARTIN'17

Dear preFrosh,

You’ve got some questions: “Can I join clubs and groups before arriving on campus? [I’m interested in Forensics (public speaking/debate), Acting, Creative Writing, Soccer (hoping to play club), & Martial Arts].” “Anyone else never register for that community engagement trip and feeling like the most horrible person and wondering if they are kicked out of wes?” “What is a grundle?” “How big is the closet space in Clark?” “Does beer taste like pee?”

You’ve already painted your boats maroon and black and are planning to form the next Speedy Ortiz during your first week here.

Well, don’t fret! We’ve harnessed all your confusion and excitement into the Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2013: a two-week long series of informative posts by bloggers in their underwear who sometimes claim to represent “real students, real student life at Wesleyan University.” We know that you’ll be too busy getting used to the term ‘cisgendered,’ man, and hipstagramming photos of your first Psi U party to learn anything between August 29th and September 2nd, so we’ve got the following topics covered (in no particular order of importance):