Happy New Year Everyone!
The thing I love most about break… is when it ends. Don’t get me wrong, I love being home; but there’s something about that long drive up 89 that just does it for me.
A new semester means a fresh start: new classes, new neighbors, weather. Of course, not everything changes, and not everything should. Upon return to the GreenHouse (my residential learning community) I was greeted by all of my hall-mates, including many of my friends from last year (who once again live in my hall thanks to some strategic room selection). Oh, and I’ve been doing a little bit… or a lot bit of skiing !!!!
Now a week into things, I feel like I’ve been here for a month, and the actual month spent at home with my parents seems like a distant memory. I’ve officially been to all of my classes at least twice where we’ve covered our syllabuses in depth and now there are no excuses for not knowing what is expected of us.
We’ve had several meetings for Class Council so far, seeing as how it’s super important that we get the ball rolling ASAP with program planning. The biggest thing on our plate? We’re in the midst of planning our “Evening of Elegance”, a semi-formal etiquette dinner that we’ll be hosting at the Davis Center (our giant Student Center… lovingly known as the death star).
AdvoCats (our tour guide program) has also gotten off to a quick start. I was recently promoted to be a member of the AClead, the 4 student leaders that help the AdvoCat program running smoothly. This is a great honor and a huge responsibility, but I have a great team of 3 other guys to help me along the way (including fellow blogger Seth!).
OH! And the most exciting personal thing of late: we’ve found an apartment! Next year (this summer, actually) I will be moving off campus with 3 of my best friends (including my 2 suitemates from last year). At UVM, first-time, first-year students are required to live on campus for 4 consecutive semesters (with some exceptions). After those 2 years however, you have the option of moving off campus, and over 70% of upperclassmen do!
Anyways, I propose a toast to new beginnings, old friends, new friends… basically everything that keeps the world go round and the sun shining!