Olivia DrakeAugust 27, 20144min
A mini fridge, mirror, bed linens, navy blue rug, a N.Y. Yankees decorative sign, storage tubs, a closet-full of clothes. And don't forget the guitar. "What didn't I bring with me?" said Aaron Stagoff-Belfort '18 as he unloaded and unpacked his bounty of belongings into his 113 Butts C residence Wednesday morning. "I have it all. But I only brought a couple books because I heard that [in college] you have no time to read them." Stagoff-Belfort, who hails from Montclair, N.J. is one of 757 members of the Class of 2018 who settled into their new home-away-from-home on Arrival Day,…

Lauren RubensteinAugust 27, 20141min
This fall, Wesleyan welcomes 757 members of the Class of 2018 to campus, including the inaugural class of 10 Posse Veterans. The class also includes 15 QuestBridge Match Scholars. “The Class of ’18 has all the hallmarks of another great Wesleyan class,” said Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn.“They bring an incredible range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives which is sure to enliven our community, inside and out. I am struck by the great curiosity and resilience with which these individuals have embraced their worlds.” (more…)

Olivia DrakeAugust 27, 20141min
Students from 30 different countries joined the Class of 2018 during International Student Orientation, held Aug. 24-26. This fall, 109 undergraduate students come from international countries, including students who are U.S. citizens but live abroad. Three students are visiting from Germany, two from Spain and one from France. This year, Wesleyan has students who hail from Guatemala, (more…)

Olivia DrakeAugust 28, 201310min
Watch this video of Arrival Day: [youtube width="640" height="420"]http://youtu.be/RoY0k4kisv8[/youtube] (Story by Olivia Drake and Cynthia Rockwell) After touring 12 colleges and universities, Hannah Wolfe Eisner '17 stopped looking after visiting Wesleyan. "I fell in love with Wesleyan on a campus tour," Eisner said. "Wesleyan students are passionate, but they also love to share their passions with each other and interact and share ideas with one another, and that's the educational philosophy that I was looking for in a school." On Aug. 28, Eisner, who hails from New York City, moved a car-load of belongings into her new home-away-from-home at the…

Olivia DrakeAugust 30, 20127min
(NEW! Arrival Day video!) [youtube width="640" height="420"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxAC03h8bg4[/youtube] At 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 29, Lorin Ferris '16 of Bellevue, Wash. arrived on Wesleyan's campus in a rented Jeep, packed with her West Coast belongings. "I brought my entire closet," she says, standing among disheveled heaps of half-unpacked suitcases and boxes in her Butterfield Residence room. "Most of this stuff is clothes and jackets … also bedding, sheets and towels. I did some shopping here (in Connecticut), but I brought a lot with me, too." "You couldn't have brought anything more," says her father, Frank. Lorin, who plans to major in mathematics,…

Olivia DrakeSeptember 15, 20113min
At 8:50 a.m., Jimmy Albrecht '15 began lugging in boxes of clothing, canvas totes of athletic equipment, a 3.1 cubic-square-foot fridge, an X-Box, microwave, bedding, toiletries and six - make that eight - pairs of shoes, into his new student residence in Clark Hall. "Oh, there's another pair over there. And there's another pair. Jimmy, you're going to need a shoe rack," says his mother, Sharon, who drove Jimmy to Wesleyan from their home in Chicago, Ill. Jimmy's father, George, also helped with the unloading. "Our Jeep was so packed with stuff, there wasn't even room for a toothbrush back…

Olivia DrakeAugust 31, 20111min
[youtube width="640" height="420"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX_mhLB1gG0[/youtube] Wesleyan welcomed 87 international students to campus Aug. 28-31. International Student Orientation is held prior to new student orientation in order for international students to recover from travel, often from across the globe. ISO also offers sessions that address health and medical insurance issues, programs about cultural adaptation, weather adjustment, and liberal arts education, (more…)