Just ate cereal with water…never. again.
Today was my first official day of my classes. Between the long walks, I image that this is what death would feel like. I just want to graduate already. I have so many things I feel the need to do and look for and sign up for. Everyone keeps telling me that I can worry about it later, but I feel the need to worry about things now because this is what is going to dictate whether or not I can graduate in the next four years. With UCR being a quarter system it seems like everything is going by so fast.
My math course has a ton of homework already. I have seven assignments that are due next Wednesday and some of them include multiple sections pushing just one of those sections alone to 22 questions.
My Philosophy (Bio-medical Ethics) course was interesting. But she is very very strict on attendance. She gives us all three absences and if you use them all and “get hit by a car” then you will drop your attendance grade thirty percent for every absence. This include if you don’t “click” in on time when class starts and then you have officially used one of the very rare to come by absences.
No Learning Community today…
In English I made play dough…
I found all of my classes! Today I went hunting for each of my buildings and from there looked (and went into) all of my classes. Yes, my feet hurt and my hair is hopeless, but it was worth it! I officially feel like I can take these classes on now that I know where they are.
I have also been adopted by another hall. My hall is dead quite 98% of the time so I went searching for another. D2 is amazing. They invite me over the their movies and when I talked to their RA he told me that he would be more then happy if I went to the seminar with them and if I signed up for all of their study groups. I also went out to eat dinner with that hall. Sometimes a girl has got to find a human soul to talk to :P
I’m sleeping much better then from when I first got here so that is definitely a plus! I am getting used to hearing the bathroom door screech at all hours of the night.
I have an off campus class which as first glimpse totally sucks. Plus side…from this class I have forty minutes to get to my last class and there is a Starbucks on the way. When timing myself I was able to make it with about 10 minutes to spare - and yes that included my stop for the tea I am addicted to! Maybe this won’t be so bad after all (:
Today has been a lot of fun. Aside from having to wake up early to sit around in a three hour lecture. I enjoyed a nice lunch before going to watch some friends play pool in the game room. After that we had a hall talk with our RA and she has to be one of the coolest people I have ever met (not to mention she has incredible taste). Around 5:30 I have convocation which is the formal welcoming ceremony for first-year students. So far so good! The only hiccup I ran into was trying to figure the hot and cold switch in the shower, and accidentally forgetting to get my towel from the towel hook until the following morning…whoops! But, it could have been worse. I have yet to forget my room key! :P
Today was my official move in day. After attempting to figure out as much as possible in the short time given, I did the impossible…I made friends! Tomorrow I already have a biology orientation seminar at 8:45am until noon! To top that off I have little mandatory “adventures” with my hall. I figure that I will enjoy it all, but no promises that I can survive it without a power nap or two. This is going to be an interesting year…