What an exciting day! As I woke up on Sunday morning, my tiredness was erased when I remembered that we would finally be heading to Brown—the main event.
|Home sweet home for the next three weeks|
I’m glad that they provided exact directions to the dorms, because with my terrible sense of direction I probably would’ve been scrambling around for forever. Inside, much to my dismay I found out that my room was on the 6th (the highest) floor in the building—with no elevator, and that I had to wrestle my 50-pounder up all the way. I was greeted by my RA, Donald, who assisted me in checking into my room. I was somewhat let down to see that I wouldn’t be sharing with a roommate. After all, I always thought of it as one of the unique and necessary things of college life. Of course, both options have their own advantages and disadvantages. The way it is, all I have to worry about is myself, but it does start to feel isolated after a while, although we still interact a lot among floor-mates. I’m glad I can get a taste of what dorm life is like before college.
Leaving my stuff still in its packed form, I quickly met up with the rest of my cohort, and we walked back to Lincoln Field, where we caught one of the ongoing campus tours. We learned a lot of what we needed to know about campus—study hotspots, where to find information, and some fun facts about traditions such as the curse of the Van Wickle Gates. The tour was followed by the parent-student orientation in the Stephen Roberts Campus Center.
|Our first tour of Brown|
|The cursed Van Wickle Gate: walking through more than twice means no graduation for males and no marriage for females|
|Brown Bookstore: one-stop shop for anything|
|I'm a star!|
Ever since I’ve been accepted to the ILC, I’ve been told that I would be faced with greater levels of freedom and responsibility than ever. Now I’m starting to realize just what that means as there isn’t anybody here to guide or tell me what to do and when to do it—I only have myself for that from now on. Right now I feel just a bit cautious about this strange new sense of freedom, but as I acclimate to the new life here I will begin to reach out to the abundance of opportunities around me.
|I can't wait to spend the summer here!|
|My mood at the moment|