i googled “cozy winter crafting” and found this lovely craft blog and i am pleasantly surprised
From Jennifer Gagne ’19:
Come destress from the first week of winter session, your workouts at Freeman, or attempt to fill the void that is Winter@Wes with some coloring and chill. @ 202 Washington #free
Date: Friday, January 13
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Recess House (202 Wash)
This picture courtesy of Wesleying circa Jan. 2013, a good reminder that it’s always been cold as shit here. And good news, everything is open again!
This is the first time I’ve been at Wes for the majority of January, and I like it so far — campus is very quiet, the snow is nice to look at, and a squirrel just climbed its way frantically down my window. But I also haven’t gone outside yet, so this opinion will probably change very soon.
Whether you’re here for thesis work, winter session, winter sports, or just kickin’ it, campus will be nice and relatively unpopulated for the next couple of weeks. You can have Olin almost all to yourself! (Except avoid the fourth floor, maybe. According to kitab, it’s a “frozen wasteland.”)
If you’re here, Usdan is your best on-campus dining option (Neon Deli is also open, as is Nardelli’s, and basically every other Middletown dining joint). Usdan’s open with limited service for lunch and dinner until regular hours resume on January 25th. If you purchased a meal plan for winter session, you can use your meals. Otherwise, you can use cash, Middletown cash, or credit card (your meal plan points from last semester don’t work until 1/25, unfortunately). Usdan resumes full dinner service on January 25th,
which is also when Weshop, Red & Black, and Weswings all reopen whoops no. Weshop reopened today (1/24) at 2pm and Red & Black and Weswings reopened today as well! Full dining hours here:
[updated by Maya, 1/24/17 at 9:28pm]
Nearly empty Winter Olin
What is winter break like at Wesleyan? Pretty quiet and peaceful (so far…I’ve only been here for three days). If you’re here for winter session, senior thesis work, winter sports, or just hanging, it’s pretty cool to have the main parts of campus mostly to yourself. There were probably only 10 students in Olin today, which means you have access to basically any chair or outlet you want. It’s also really fucking cold, though there’s not as much snow as in New York or Philly.
If you’re here, Usdan is your best on-campus dining option (Neon Deli is also open, as is Nardelli’s, and basically every other Middletown dining joint. Special shout out to Tschudin Chocolates, whose Chef just won the Food Network show Rewrapped). Usdan’s open with limited service for lunch and dinner until January 19th. If you purchased a meal plan for winter session, you can use your meals. Otherwise, you can use cash, Middletown cash, or credit card. Usdan resumes full dinner service on January 20th, which is also when Weshop opens. Red&Black and Weswings also re-open on January 20th. Full dining hours here:
Made it back to campus? Want to eat stuff? Well, the only places on campus that are open are WesWings and Red & Black Cafe. Usdan marketplace opens tomorrow (regular hours) and Weshop is also open regular hours. You could also eat on Main Street, but why waste the opportunity of going to an overcrowded WesWings and seeing a ton of people at once? Hours:
Stay cozy, Wesleyan! Welcome back!