Freshman hope for the best as upperclassmen offer advice

By Kasey Minnick
August 30, 2007

For upperclassman, Aug. 23, move-in day, was a flashback. For incoming freshman, it is now the start of their new life after leaving their alma mater.

The roads leading to Cabrini College were lined with families in cars, vans and SUV’s stocked full of the bare necessities for their high school graduate.

As the “freshies” were receiving their room keys, meeting their roommates and trudging up and down steps with their luggage, upperclassmen were at their side to help.

The move-in crew, consisting of sports teams, resident advisors and sports clubs and organizations were not shy to bend their knees and strain their backs to relive their past experiences.

With many of those clubs and organizations stationed all around campus, it gave the freshmen a chance to see how they could get involved in such activities as the WYBF radio station, Campus Activities and Programming Board, and sports clubs.

After walking around campus and watching students get settled, it was then my turn to fill them in about “The Loquitur” and find out from freshmen what their expectations for the year were.

I cannot believe three year have passed already, and I’m a junior and can remember the exact feelings that went through me when I pulled up “Cabrini Drive” the day of move-in.

I first wished that my roommates and I would mesh, and I would have the same drive as I did in high school.

Well, my wishes came true and because of those friends I made and the classes I took within my major, I am doing exactly that.

These upperclassmen gave great advice that all freshmen should follow, but I believe the most important advice is to truly get involved and use time management.

When you put your time into groups on campus, it really pays, not even within your social life, but as a well-rounded individual.

Even more, being committed to a group or organization is a great “plus” to have on your resume after you graduate.

Overall, the upperclassmen want all you freshmen to have fun these four years because it goes fast, just as the seniors. Being only a junior now, I believe them already.

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