Monday, August 12, 2013

College is NOT like High School

     For all you incoming first years I would like to clarify something: COLLEGE IS NOT LIKE HIGH SCHOOL.  That's not to say that if you loved high school you won't like's just that they are two completely different entities. 

     different people, different location, different lifestyle. 

In college groups/cliques don't matter.  You can be a theater major, hang out with athletes, and be in knitting club.  Walls come down and group lines disintegrate.  You can be friends with anyone you want to and....NO ONE CARES! It's fabulous! This was the most defining part for me.  In my high school there were distinct lines that you couldn't cross: if you were in band you stayed with musicians, theater kids stayed within their group....etc.  Saint Michael's is the epitome of my theory.  I'm a language major & friends with many other language students, I'm in knitting club, I'm part of liturgical choir, I do MOVE activities, I do yoga and love going to the gym.  I'm friends with people who are involved in things that I do as well as people who partake in other activities. 

This is your opportunity to make friends with people outside of your comfort zone, do new things, take classes just for the fun of it, and do as much as you can!  Go to poetry readings for the free snacks and then go the next time because you LOVED it!  Now is the only time in your life where you'll be living with all of your friends, with "no" responsibilities, with more freedom than you can handle.  It's college.  It will be over before you can even imagine.

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