Monday, July 9, 2012

The Things You Learn In College…Just Not In the Classrooms

Hello Future Wildcats! Move-in is just around the corner, so here are some things that you can look forward to learning outside of the classroom! 

New additions to the food groups: Top Ramen, Chips, Ben & Jerry's, Candy, and Oreos.
Duct tape fixes everything!
Going to the mailbox was never an ego-booster (or ego-breaker) before.
Sleep becomes more important.
You begin to nap again.
E-mail becomes your second language.
You never realized so many people are smarter than you. 

You never realized so many people are dumber than you.
Bum rides, money, notes and snacks as much as you can get them.
Don't burn bridges, especially if they're good at math
Dry Ramen noodles never constituted as a meal before
Care packages rank up there with birthdays.
Printers only break down when you desperately need them. 

Even though the beds are long, they are also extra narrow.
You never thought you would share so much about yourself with people you have known for such a short time.
Disney movies are more than just classics. 

Find one thing you like in the dining hall and go with it.
Cereal makes a meal any time of day.
ATMs are the devil's advocate.
Ordering food at 1 AM is a common occurrence.
TV becomes a bigger time sucker than ever before.
Keys have never been so important, yet you seem to lose them more than ever before. 

You meet the type of people you only thought existed in the movies. 

You learn to sleep with light, noise, extreme temperatures, and roommates snoring.
You become a juggler with the balance between school, friends, girls, activities, work, parties.
You live for Mac & Cheese day at the dining hall
You begin to realize that college is about the ideal lifestyle, except for those pesky classes. 

You get good at rationalizing on whether to do homework or not. Procrastination becomes an art.
Jeans may be worn as many times as the wearer desires. 

The only reason you ever dress up is when everything else is dirty.
Classes: the later the better.
The longer you're there, the less you talk about home.
Boys will dance in college. 

You are NEVER alone.
It's amazing how late you can stay up doing absolutely nothing, yet falling asleep in class or in the library takes an average of two seconds.
People magazine is your deep philosophical reading material.
All you have to do to make new friends is have mom send some cookies.
Dishes aren't dirty enough to wash until they have bugs and / or mold in them. 

You get along so much better with your family now that you never see any of them. 

Getting involved with school activities is the greatest way to get connected.
If one person is sick where you live [dorms, wing, etc] you will be within a week, as will everyone else.
Christmas lights are accepted year round.
Your apron’s dirty? Wear it backwards.
Tide-to-go is your new BFF.
Oxy clean…meet chef whites.
The longer the recipe the more pages it takes up in your paper.
10 minutes is more than enough time to get ready for your class.
A 10 minute break is plenty of time for a nap.
A 6 minute walk across campus feels like hours.
You don't speak to your friends during midterm and final weeks if you want them to stay friends.
Your shower doubles as a dishwasher.
Netflix becomes a sport.
Your life will never be the same again.

Monday, July 2, 2012

And we are back!

Wow has it been a busy past two weeks! We have completed 3 Orientation sessions which means half of our sessions are completed! Although it has been busy we have had a great time! All of us had a blast getting to know each everyone of you and showing you a glimpse of campus life!

Today is our first Monday back in the office since the beginning of the Orientation season and we are all bored! Today will be filled with a lot of jam sessions, meetings and cleaning. We have 3 weeks or so to prepare for the next round of sessions in late July then before we know it school will be here!

Since the 4th of July is in a few days we are all wishing that you have a fantastic Holiday but also stay safe so we can see you on August 31st!

-Peace, Love, JWU


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Morning After!

Well that was a rush of 2 days! We had a blast hanging out with you all and hope you too had a grand ole time with us! We would really love to hear what everyone's favorite part of Orientation was, so please take a few minutes and leave us a comment or post on our Facebook wall! As we find and gather more pictures they will be loaded on our Facebook page! Be sure to like us and say heyy!!

If you have any thoughts, questions or just want to say hi, you know where to find us! We are on campus all summer!!

Once again here is our facebook link!

-Peace, Love and JWU--Sam

Monday, June 18, 2012

It has arrived!!

Hey all!

Today is the day! ORIENTATION IS HERE!!!
We are super excited to see all of your faces so bright and early and can not wait to spend the next 48-ish hours with you!!

If you need anything while you are here please feel free to let any of us know! 
I have to make this quick so I can get back to work but I will post some pictures and highlights from today later tonight!!

Finally we ask that you all drink a ton of water with the hot weather and high altitude to make sure you can enjoy your Orientation experience to it's fullest!

Until then,

Peace, Love & JWU!!


Friday, June 15, 2012


Hey all!

Just a quick little note! We have a new facebook page!! Make sure you like us and let us know if you have any thoughts or questions!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Senior Staff!

Here is the Team! These are the people that have been working countless hours to prepare for your arrival! Now that you know who our "student" staff is let me introduce you to our Senior Staff!

    First we have Charli who is our WONDERFUL Graduate Intern from Boston College. She is awesome, always full of energy and is really good at making us (student's) look at things differently. We are super glad that she is here and can not wait for you all to meet her!

    O'Malley. His real name is John but most of the people around here call him O'Malley. During the school year he is a Resident Director, but during the summer we are very fortunate to have him apart of our Orientation Senior Staff. If you are ever looking for a good laugh or some solid advice he is the go to man!

    Our Glue. Jen is officially the Coordinator of Student Affairs, but we like to call her the glue. She has worked really hard to keep everything on track even though we have been going through a hard transition. She is very smart and makes everyone laugh! We are very lucky to have her on our team to help keep the peace and hold all of us together and on track!! (hence the glue).

    Finally the last but certainly no the least member of our team is Brian. Brian's official title is Director of Orientation and First Year Initiatives but really he will be our fearless leader! Brian is new to the team like most of us and we are all really excited for him to be here...even though he is not in Denver yet (he is moving from Washington state)! 

    Today was one of our last days to "get work done", and did we ever. Personally I can say that I stuffed every single one or your name tags (even though I had to redo them all because I had originally done them upside down....), finished a few sessions, finished a publication for you all and took a few pictures. We got a lot done today! The finish line is near and after our haul today we are even more prepared for that finish line.
    Make sure you catch tomorrow's blog post! It will have a lot of Orientation Session 1 related information like what to bring, when to check in and all that fun stuff. 

Until then amigo's!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Meet Joey!!

Hey all!
Here is the last member of the Orientation Team (well besides the senior staff).
Countdown is to 5 days!

Meet Joey

Position: Orientation Leader
Major: Culinary Nutrition
Year: 3rd year
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Favorite Color: Neon Green
Favorite Orientation Memory: Meeting my Orientation Leader for the first time and getting connected.
Favorite JWU Memory: Cooking and serving for the  Police Department for my Leadership program with my  Leadership and Service WIGIS  group. 
Hobbies: volunteering, cooking, freestyle dancing and running. 

Now that you know the team we will get back to business as usual on here! In the next few days we will help you make sure you are all prepared for your Summer Orientation Expereince! As always feel free to comment with any questions and join our JWU Denver Orientation 2012 Facebok group! There you can find more about the Orientation Team, meet the OL's and ask even more questions because we know you have questions for us!