As we gear up for AARDVARK (only seven days away!), this week’s blog entry is about the Orientation experience of OLs Auburn Davidson and Maggie Blum!
My Orientation experience was overall really awesome! I was a very homesick person, but my OL Paula (a Perfect Purple Knight of 2014) checked on me and reassured me that Wesleyan was the place for me–and now, almost two years later, I am so thankful for that! There is no place I’d rather be! I loved getting to know all of the people in my O-Group and playing games. Orientation allowed us to get acquainted with the campus, which really helped for the first day of class! Enjoy your Orientation experience! It is among my most cherished memories–when Wesleyan became mine!
I think my orientation experience helped me because I was able to get acquainted well with a diverse group of people. Wesleyan is an amazing place where you can meet as many or as little people as you feel comfortable. If you really want to make friends, the orientation process is really a great way to start! By participating in some of the events, you can get to know many other students feeling the same feelings you are, as well as the orientation leaders! I remember when I finally started classes, it was nice to see I had met some people through orientation that were in my classes already!
Orientation also helped me learn the value of putting yourself out there. I was nervous coming here at first, especially since I don’t know anyone in the area at all. The orientation process helped me meet people that could help support me through college. All I had to do was put myself out there, go to a few events, and through that I was able to make fast connections. Through this I realized that if you get involved with campus life I was able to find a loving community at Wesleyan. And Wesleyan gives so many opportunities to be active on campus! I wouldn’t have tried to become an Orientation Leader if it wasn’t for my successful orientation.