Make the Most of Welcome Week
By Sora Hwang
In a few weeks, whether you like it or not, you’re going to be back on campus, so you might as well make the most of it. Most colleges are happy to welcome back their students with open arms and many events.
During your school’s version of welcome week, there may be a musical act coming one day. On another, organizations may put on a spectacular carnival, full of games, prizes, food and music. Many events, although geared toward the new incoming freshmen, may still be open to the rest of the school.
Take advantage of the first few easy weeks of school. It is probably the lowest level of academic work assigned by professors. It takes time to get through the syllabus of the class, required materials and introductions.
Celebrate the warm reunions with your friends and attend the events together to start off a new set of memories. You could be the source of jealousy of your home friends at other colleges because you got to see their favorite artists live and for absolutely no cost.
As upsetting as returning to the grind of classes, exams and homework may be, colleges want to make the return as painless and fun as possible. Instead of letting their attempts to go to waste, go out of your way to find out what is going on during welcome week—and make a point to show your face in a few of those events.
From guest artists to carnivals, a capella performances to opening games, get back into the swing of things on campus. Show your school spirit by supporting your teams at the opening games of the season or have the time of your life at a late night concert hosted by your school’s music entertainment organization.
Whatever you do, welcome back!