Saturday, September 12, 2015

First Week of Classes - Finished!

It's been one week since registration ended and classes officially began (on Labor Day; no rest for students!), and it's been a great week. I am realizing that I have quite a bit in my schedule, from classes every day and an on-campus job (I think I'll really enjoy the work, as it's a web assistant job that relates to the webmaster projects I've already done) to regular homework and major end-of-semester papers, but it should work out. I'm taking dance, music, environmental studies, and physics classes, and I'm enjoying all of them so far. Next week will be the week when everything truly kicks in, since people were still organizing the past several days, and I'll have to formulate my study habits and practice times around my classes and work. 

As for the professors and other students, I've gotten to know significantly more people than when I last posted after move-in day, and they're all interesting to talk to. I quite like my teachers so far, and I love talking to my fellow classmates. My college is a bit of a quirky one, and it certainly has its drawbacks, but I feel like it's a good environment for me to be in right now, and I'm looking forward to the semester (as well as the three and a half years after that). Very happy right now with the opportunities available!

I'll post some photographs of the campus soon, since I took a few hundred wandering around one morning. There are some lovely nooks and crannies and buildings, and when the weather's nice (or even when it's raining, as it was today) the college is gorgeous.

Golden Eagle

Sunday, August 30, 2015

First Day of College - Completed!

Yesterday was the day of move-in and orientation at the college I'm attending, and it was a crazy day. The process of moving in took a while (hooray for being on the second floor of a the parking garage and having to cart heavy boxes up and down multiple staircases), and then it was a series of welcoming speeches, conversations with professors, RA meetings, and more welcoming events.

I'm quite excited for the events of today (I got out of bed at 5:30, simply because I couldn't sleep), even though it's mostly more mandatory meetings and so on. Still, the people here seem to be wonderful, interesting individuals, so it's never really boring.

One of these days (hopefully quite soon) I will take some photographs of campus, because there are some beautiful buildings and locations. But for now, here are some pictures of the drive we made on the day of move-in. It was a gorgeous morning and made the longer trip much more pleasant.

Golden Eagle

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Launch of a New Blog


Welcome to Adventures and Escapades, a blog about the next stage of my life: college. Whether you're completely new or a follower of my old blog, I hope you'll stick with me as I document the years I spend as an undergraduate student, including academic and personal experiences and other things I find interesting. I'll probably be posting at least once a week once college begins, with a few posts before and during move-in/registration, and will include updates and musings on the classes I'm taking, people I'm meeting, and (as promised) the adventures I'm undertaking.

Time to boldly go where no one has gone before!

(Well, okay, where a lot of people have gone before. But I haven't been there yet, so--onward!)

Golden Eagle