When I first started eating in the cafeteria I noticed that not all of the tables were full. This was obviously because there were only a few skittish freshmen, as opposed to the writhing mass of people that would soon eat there. I felt comfortable during orientation because I knew that everyone was in the same boat as me. This made me a lot more comfortable introducing myself and asking for people’s names.
As soon as the rest of the campus arrived the ranks of students more than doubled. … Read the rest here
One of my major concerns leaving my hometown to come to Dickinson College was my ability to socialize and make friends. At home and in high school I was, in my own way, someone that had established his own personality and reputation. I felt accepted; I was comfortable here. It is a feeling that I enjoy. However, the moment I stepped foot onto the campus and began icebreakers with my orientation group, I realized that I could no longer assume that people my name or even of me.… Read the rest here
I walked into the cafeteria and noticed that there were more people than usual. As I was trying out for the soccer team, I had been on campus for four days already. This was my domain. I joined the team in making fun of the scared looking freshman, as well as checking out the cute new girls. I was part of an Alpha group, I suppose. I even considered hazing some of those freshmen. … Read the rest here