Hello and welcome (back) to Andover!
As we look forward to the upcoming school year I would like to offer a special congratulations to our newly admitted students for your acceptance to Amazing Andover! We know that adjusting to PA takes some time no matter where you are from, and we hope this letter aids in your transition. Consider this the first of many many many letters our administration sends you before school starts. Returning students- let this letter serve as a reminder of the sudden decrease in sleep you will soon experience, as well as a gentle nudge towards a few rule changes included in the Blue Book.
In light of recent events (particularly the actions taken by the graduating class of ’15) Andover’s administration has turned to the Blue Book with a very strong hand, with over 500 new pages of strongly recommended guidelines in place. Below will summarize a few of the most important changes:
-Flavored condoms of any kind will no longer be provided by Isham
-E-cigs, vapes, tobacco, or any form of smoking is not permitted on campus. Any student seen exhaling smoke will be stopped and breathalyzed by PAPS (when the winter draws closer please refrain from breathing too heavily as this will create a cloud of water vapor that may confuse the PAPS officers)
-No self-tattooing or ear-piercing (with special discouragement to the Stimson “stick-and-poke” technique)
-PAPS will find and eliminate any underground gambling rings
-Should the faculty catch wind of any parties, the alleged host(ess) will be scheduled for face-to face meeting with the man himself, J. Palfs
For Incoming Freshmeat:
We aim to help you adjust to Andover as quickly and easily as possible and to do this we have created a list of highly recommended items to give you a head start on packing your entire life in cardboard boxes (day students feel free to ignore this list, you will soon find, like many things on campus, it is irrelevant to you)
- Tissues, lots and lots of tissues
- A microwave
- A mini-fridge
- Yankee candles (jasmine scented)
- Raw caffeine
- Uppers: 200 count #2 pencils (have fun with standardized testing!)
- Quarters (if too difficult, just bring your own washer and dryer)
- Hedgehogs are encouraged and welcomed!
- Snowshoes or cross-country skies (for those tough winter treks)
Please enjoy the last few weeks of summer, and try not to think about all the packing you should have already started. Seniors, we’re confident that you are putting the final touches on all your college applications. Be safe, relax, and have fun! (but not too much fun)
Phillips Organization Of People