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Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Dorm Living FAQ

This post is a repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of a repost. Dorm Life never changes much. Unless Fauver becomes Bennett.

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Dear frosh,

At this point in the summer, you are probably fretting over things like college. A sense of melancholy (or jittery excitement and increased WesAdmits activity, if you hated high school) has creeped up on you. Are you making lists of toiletries and getting boxes from Staples to pack your life into? Wondering how much action your soon-to-be bed has gotten in the past? A lot, probably.

But don’t be too frazzled. Last year’s Unofficial Orientation Series Dorm Living post  Wesleying‘s here to answer your 40ish most pressing questions related to waking-up-and-instantly-having-200-or-so-of-your-peers-to-hang-out-with.

The pertinent FAQ doesn’t change much from year to year, so we tend to repost much of the original guide by Norse Goddess Holly-and-Xue ’08 (cuz it’s still damn good and we’re still damn lazy). This re-vamped guide is up to date and full of Wesjargon:

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Getting There From Here

This is an updated repost of daniphantom’s 2014 post, which was an update of her 2013 post.

Yes, this is from Björk's video for "Triumph of a Heart."

Yes, this is from Björk’s video for “Triumph of a Heart.”

If you have a car — lucky you. Most of today’s installment doesn’t apply to you, except that we’re all very jealous of your ready access to transportation. If you don’t have a car, consider making friends with someone who does.

As any current Wes student will tell you, one area in which Middletown is seriously lacking is its ability to help you get out of Middletown (not that you would ever want to of course). The closest train station is in Meriden, though your best bet for getting out of town is to go to Union Station in New Haven or Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (near Hartford). Getting there, though, is quite the challenge. At one point there was even a campus organization strictly dedicated to improving transportation. Lucky for you, we at Wesleying, and our friends at the Peer Advisor Blog, have attempted to compile a list of the car-less ways to get to Connecticut’s two main transportation hubs to make your lives easier.

Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Eating and Drinking at Wes

This post is an updated version of the Eating and Drinking installment of last year’s Orientation Series.

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Eating and drinking is a necessity for all living beings, even during your hazy college days. While we all have to adjust our food standards from delicious home-cooked meals to university food, trust me, it could be worse. Wesleyan has many options for dining that you can enjoy regardless of your dietary orientation. Although we lost to Oberlin last year for “most vegan friendly school,” we still have awesome vegan food and our friends at the Mongolian Grill are always willing to cook up a chicken tortilla topped with cheese if it’s protein that you want.

This is a part of the Unofficial Orientation Series 2015 to remind you to eat your veggies.

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: WesLingo

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This post is an updated repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of a post for anyone who’s worried about sounding like a totally unassimilated dweeb walking around campus. So frosh, listen up. Conformity is key.

At this point, you’ve probably spent your summer knowing the names of buildings as they are on the campus map. Let me just tell you now: almost all of them have earned some nickname or other over the course of Wesleyan’s long lifetime. We’re here to help you relearn their de facto names, so you aren’t marching around looking like the uninformed frosh you are.

Click after the jump to fake it ’til you make it.

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: