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I’m looking forward to teaching a bunch of new students about the wonderful world of rugby! I began playing my freshman year at Wesleyan, and absolutely loved both the sport and the team. Most of us had never played rugby before joining the team, and a good deal had never played any sport before. Helping students learn a new skill and work together as a unit is incredibly rewarding, and making new friends is always something to look forward to.
-RV ‘15

I’m looking forward to teaching a bunch of new students about the wonderful world of rugby! I began playing my freshman year at Wesleyan, and absolutely loved both the sport and the team. Most of us had never played rugby before joining the team, and a good deal had never played any sport before. Helping students learn a new skill and work together as a unit is incredibly rewarding, and making new friends is always something to look forward to.

-RV ‘15

What I’m Looking Forward To…


I’m looking forward to getting back to work. As much as I want to go to class, I actually want to go back to WesPregame, Wesleyan’s sports broadcasting center. I’ve been the head of WesPregame for the last two years. It has been some of the best two years I could have ever asked for. The photo above is me and the WesPregame team, aka the best people you’ll ever meet ever. WesPregame involves a Monday Live Show, where we interview athletes and coaches about their achievements inside and outside the classroom, and a Saturday Game Day show, which functions as one would think it would. Both shows are live and come with all the issues that a live show can contain. The people in the photo above are the only reason I am remotely sane after 3 years. I can’t wait to get back to work with them. I can’t wait to get back to Wesleyan.

Eric ‘15 (the one leaning on the steering wheel)

What I’m Looking Forward To…

I’m looking forward to getting back to work. As much as I want to go to class, I actually want to go back to WesPregame, Wesleyan’s sports broadcasting center. I’ve been the head of WesPregame for the last two years. It has been some of the best two years I could have ever asked for. The photo above is me and the WesPregame team, aka the best people you’ll ever meet ever. WesPregame involves a Monday Live Show, where we interview athletes and coaches about their achievements inside and outside the classroom, and a Saturday Game Day show, which functions as one would think it would. Both shows are live and come with all the issues that a live show can contain. The people in the photo above are the only reason I am remotely sane after 3 years. I can’t wait to get back to work with them. I can’t wait to get back to Wesleyan.

Eric ‘15 (the one leaning on the steering wheel)

How’d it go??

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You must be tired. Probably a little sweaty, or at least sticky from sweating earlier. Gosh it was hot today. Mentally taxed from all the new faces? Major kudos if you remember more than three names, and which of those names belongs to what faces on campus. Locked yourself out yet?

Interaction from the other day:
as an acquaintance and I pass each other, said simultaneously
Me: Hi!
Him: Good, thanks!

See, it’s still awkward, four years later. 

One year ago this week (I know, “one year ago today” would have been catchier, but not accurate), I was also in the midst of orientation abroad, so it isn’t a process that’s so much of a distant memory. 

If it was a little uncomfortable, or you feel a little awkward, don’t worry. Everyone is in the same position, just as unsure of themselves as you are, and there’s mutual unsure-ness amongst all of you. Us older kids have to sniff you out, too. But I think that by the time everyone goes abroad and goes through the orientation process again it’s a heck of a lot smoother, so do your best with this first go, and know that however it’s going or does go, it’ll all work itself out, and you’ll be great at it if you decide to go abroad. Do decide to go abroad…but that’s a subject for another time and post. 

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Get some good rest; tomorrow is day two!  
Rina ‘15

"It’s a Small World"

When you’re not from the East Coast/New England region, you don’t really run into people you know from home. As in you just don’t. You can’t run into a kid from your middle school at Usdan one lunch, or go home for a weekend to New York and cross paths with some high school acquaintances at a bar.


"Oh my gosh! Hi! What a coincidence!
It is so funny!!” - Gotta love stock photos.

So today, when I was tabling at orientation and a frosh to my right ever-so casually just addressed me by name (“hey Rina”), I internally exploded. Suddenly, my friend’s little brother, from over 2500 miles away, was now right next to me in Middletown, CT, and a member of the Class of 2018. Excuse me?! What?! I’m still so excited. 

I came all the way our here for a reason, and that was precisely for the entirely new social situation and cultural climate. But, it’s still nice to have a person around once and a while that comes around and knows a bit about where you come from, too. 

IDAHOME.

- Rina ‘15

What I’m Looking Forward To

Wesleyan is an awesome place to make music…even if you’re NOT a music major. There are tons and tons of different bands on campus and I’m stoked to see the next shoegaze/indie-pop/rap group start up and play around campus!

-MF ‘15

HAPPY MOVE-IN DAY CLASS OF 2018!!! Wish I could be there to meet you all. Have a wonderful first semester and enjoy orientation because it’s da best!
Maya ‘16

HAPPY MOVE-IN DAY CLASS OF 2018!!! Wish I could be there to meet you all. Have a wonderful first semester and enjoy orientation because it’s da best!

Maya ‘16

TOMORROW IS THE DAY. 
If I were you, I know I wouldn’t be getting any sleep tonight. 
WESLEYAN CLASS OF 2018, GET EXCITED. 
- Rina ‘15

TOMORROW IS THE DAY. 

If I were you, I know I wouldn’t be getting any sleep tonight. 

WESLEYAN CLASS OF 2018, GET EXCITED. 

- Rina ‘15

WesHack/Tech Bootcamp

If I wasn’t already leading an Engagement Trip for WILD Wes on the 6th, you bet your bottom dollar* that I’d be going to the Tech Bootcamp. Started last-minute by some ‘13ers — during their Senior Week — WesHack is a weekend-long competition for students and alumni to showcase their web know-how and creative construction abilities as a Wes-themed application. This year, a tutorial “bootcamp” for basically everything about the Internet is also being offered in conjunction with the event, for those of us that can only laugh at our Interneptitude**. At just $15 for the whole day, breakfast and lunch and refreshments included, it’s a mighty bargain for a solid intro to the ‘net. Let me know how it goes! 

*sorry I said that 
**is this catchy enough for me to want to trademark?

- Rina ‘15