Commence my last few posts for this blog before I officially graduate in August… and commence trips down memory lane. Freshman year was an emotional roller coaster as I gradually adjusted to college life.
Move-in was stifling. Students from the Greek houses (I think) and orientation guides helped my parents and I shuttle boxes and boxes from the car. The best part about move-in? The sense of camaraderie. The worst? The heat and lack of AC in the freshman girls’ dorm.
I bonded first with the girls in my dorm unit, some of whom I saw periodically over the next three years, some of whom I didn’t. Regardless, we were all fabulous dancers, as you can see from our impromptu hallway dance party.
And I voted in my first election ever, having turned eighteen just in time. Don’t forget to fill out your absentee ballot request!!
Freshman year, there was basically a lot of merriment. For instance, we dressed up as spies for our unit picture.
We even got a snow day when Mother Nature decided to dump a good three feet of snow onto the campus. This snow day was much more pleasant than the snow days when I was a junior: I worked at least seven hours a day on my BSI application when I was a junior. Also, that was an ice storm, and people broke bones. The freshman snowfall was just snow — perfect for frolicking.
And finally, how could I forget my dance class? I don’t have any pictures of Nutcracker, Midwinter, or Cinderella to show (got to keep things profesh!), but we all went to the Flying Cupcake (these cupcakes are the Butler student gift of choice) after our spring ballet technique final. So much fun!
Freshman year, explore the city and the campus. Take full advantage of opportunities to do silly things (safely and legally, of course). Make friends in a variety of social circles. And don’t forget to study!