First week at UC is officially over! Today’s blog will center around starting college classes, adjusting to dorm life , meeting new people and finding time to do all the other things that need to be done!
This week at one point I found myself having just enough time to finish my laundry but had to leave it unfolded in the basket to make it to a meeting. I only had a 2-hour gap where I didn’t have to go to an Insights session, housing meeting, or some other type of mandatory freshmen event. I had I think 15 minutes till 7 (I had to be across campus for a meeting at 7) when I got them out of the dryer but I got up the two flights of stairs to get to my room put them down and grabbed my keys and was out the door in plenty of enough time to make it to Admissions. Welcome to the life of a college student, right?
Then Wednesday classes started and it was basically just syllabus day and explaining the rules and policies of each course, which at UofC typically you will have 3(or more or less) classes for Monday , Wednesday, Thursday which are 50 minutes long. Then on Tuesday and Thursday you will have another set of classes (I have 2) which last 75 minutes. One of my favorite parts of college this far aside from not having to wake up at 6 a.m. is having two first days of school. Doing the same thing every day was one of my least favorite things about high school so I really like having that change-up!
Then of course by the second day of MWF classes the homework started coming in. It wasn’t anything too bad just a chapter here and there and looking a couple things up online. Also starting since move-in day for freshmen campus has had Welcome Week activities all week long so that has been really fun, they make it really easy for new students to interact and meet one another. Especially with Insights classes a lot of students aren’t sure what the classes are really for but from my perspective it’s to make connections on campus which is easier to do in a smaller group of people.
I love the freedom of being able to do what you want and the feeling of being self-sufficient. I’ve started settling into a nice pace of things and so far college has been great!