Orientation Day 1

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12:42 p.m. Watched the Barrows migration to Stevie.

1:20 p.m. Barrows Lounge: Empty

1:27 p.m. Dascomb Lounge: Empty

1:34 p.m. Talked to my First Freshman.

1:37 p.m. Just got rejected to hang out by 2 first years—or at least, they left without inviting me to come along.

1:45 p.m. Showed Ted Waddelow, a Barrows R.A., my wire, and asked him where all the freshmen were.

1:50 p.m. Gave up.  Walked back to my room to hide.

2:15 p.m. Wandered to the ice cream social.  Told Danielle Young, the Director of the Alumni Association, not to reveal me.  At first it was very awkward and I sat in silence with other students, but then it got better.

2:30 p.m. Got called out by several students.  Hopefully no one noticed.

3-5 p.m.  Napped.  It is exhausting trying to make friends.  Dreamed about a Tyra Banks show about going to college.  It involved choosing classes and lots of sex.  Go figure.

5 p.m.  Decided to go to the picnic and sat with the biggest group of first years.  We went around and said our names.  Finally, students were sitting and talking together.

5-7 p.m. Hung out with freshmen.  Heard someone refer to Oberlin as “home” already.  Hopefully, the spy name will be placed on him and not me.  I haven’t slipped like that yet.

7:00 p.m. Went to the Welcome and the concert.  I liked the concert better this time around—maybe because I stayed awake.  The Welcome was, as usual, college standard boring.

8:45 p.m. Wandered around Wilder Bowl.  Students disappeared again.

10:47 p.m. Worked on blog.  Wire is going back on for first night orientation.

10:53 p.m. Wandered into Barrows.  We “explored” Barrows and then got sucked into a party in the 2nd floor kitchen.  I watched about four students talk in a group of 20.  Then, we played a game where we tasted jellybeans and described how they made us feel.  There were 23 students, and we went around the circle twice.  Twice.

5 thoughts on “Orientation Day 1

  1. Anonymous

    I noticed a small smiley face on the right side of the site. I feel special. Also, you should tell the freshmen crazy stories or customs about Oberlin and see if they believe you.

  2. Anonymous

    Those jellybeans kicked ass. I don’t think they made anyone as happy as they made me last night.

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