When I meet prospective or new students who are planning on coming to Butler, we talk about many things … from majors, to residence halls, to campus life … but we rarely talk about something that is really important: What to expect as a student. So, since I will be a senior in college in exactly 3 weeks, I am going to tell you just that, broken down into each year.
- Freshman year – If you ask me, freshmen have it made in the shade at school. Professors have lower expectations since you are new to college, classes are easier, about probably half of the events on campus are just for you, and basically, life is good. Whether you choose to go through recruitment for Greek Life or not, check it out and seriously consider if it is for you or not. That was one of the best parts of my freshman year, going through recruitment and meeting some of my best friends in the entire world through my sorority.
- Sophomore year – Sophomore year is like freshman year … but harder. All of the sudden it’s like you are old news, and not so special. But, you know more people on campus, so going to events is basically 10x more fun. Also, classes get exponentially harder, which is not so fun. But, since you have that already established group of friends from the start, it is like you’re coming home from a long vacation at the beginning of the year, which I absolutely loved.
- Junior year - Personally, junior year was my favorite year yet. Academically, it was wonderful because I was taking a ton of classes in my major for the first time, and I was basically done with all my prerequisites. Socially, it was amazing because I knew even more people than I did when I was a sophomore, which made for an absolutely amazing Welcome Week. It was also the year when I started really getting involved in my clubs on campus, and I felt like I as actually making a difference. All in all…it was fabulous.
- Senior year - I have no idea yet!!! My time at Butler has been more than I could have ever imagined, and I can’t wait to see what this last year is going to be like! So stay tuned to see what happens!