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Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Dorm Living FAQ

Holly and Xue wrote the first version of this post in 2006 and it has been reposted every year since then. Dorm Life never changes much. Unless Fauver becomes Bennett (wow this joke is old). [Or unless Clark goes on fire a few times]

Pictured: A bright-eyed young freshman shakes his groove thang, eager to impress his lofty peers. Taken by Rachel Pincus '13.

Pictured: A bright-eyed young freshman shakes his groove thang, eager to impress his lofty peers. Taken by Rachel Pincus ’13.

This is part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

Dear frosh of 2022,

As you are probably fretting about your first day of 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.

(Melisa’s note: Our cheery freshmen selves a wee [two years] ago ventured onto the wilderness of Waste Not, and my friends ended up purchasing a futon for very cheap. We ended up *probably* spending the same amount on febreeze that we ended up dousing said futon in. This is to say that even your futon isn’t safe from the wonders of college sexuality.)

But don’t be too frazzled. Before you finish your housing form, get your roommate(s) assignment, and make dorm Facebook groups that no one will check after October, 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 update/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) every year. This re-vamped guide is up to date and full of Wesleyan lingo:

Spooky Open Mic Night

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PSA from the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Sofi Goode ’17:

“I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was the groan of mortal terror.
It was not a groan of pain or of grief—oh, no!—it was the low
stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged
with awe.”

When it came to scary stories, Edgar Allen Poe knew what was up. But
do you? Bring your ghost stories, bring your creepy poetry! Get in
touch with that “mortal terror” for Halloween 2k14.

Treats will be provided. Costumes are encouraged. Hosted by the
Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Writer’s Block.

Date: Thursday, October 30th
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street

Interactive Writing Workshop

An invitation from Chukwuemeka Uwakaneme ’16:

Come and bask in the company of others, delicious food, beautiful writing, and prizes in the gorgeous Shapiro Writing Center! This will be the second in a series of interactive writing workshops hosted by Writing House (soon to be Writer’s Block), in which we’ll better our craft and ignite our imaginations through active writing in a safe, relaxed space. The format will be pretty open, and ideas from you are encouraged!

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center