WAC Happy Things #3
I wasn’t planning on this one, but I just saw it and it made me so happy, so I have to include it.
#3 Our amazing admissions department and our new ads.
This above ad is in BWI airport, which, as you can see in this photo, is usually pretty darn busy. Which makes me super happy, as that means lots and lots of people will be seeing this ad, and hopefully learning about our college.
Our admissions department is wonderful and amazing and I don’t think I could say enough good things about them. The people who work there are all incredibly lovely people, and they really do help you make your admissions process as smooth as possible. My personal Admissions person was Aundra Weissert, she handles all admissions from my high school, as well as many others of course. She was definitely one of the people I met here, both before and during my actual application process, that made me feel much more secure in this college being my first choice. I didn’t feel like a name in a pile of applications, I felt like an individual that was valued and appreciated by the people here. During my process, I couldn’t stop lauding there praises, and I haven’t stopped since (obviously). Coming to an open house, or just talking to someone over email or the phone, and you can immediately feel that warmth from the admissions department. It’s your first step to college, and they sure do make it a great one.
#2 for WAC Happy Things
My Dorm, Middle Hall
This year, I live in Middle Hall, the arts dorm on campus. Just a clarification, you do not have to be involved in the arts or be an arts major to live in the hall, for example my roommate, who is a business major, lives here. The dorm has five main arts we represent, Theatre, Dance, Music, English, and Art. We have a house council that has a member who represents one of each of these arts (as well as a freshman representative). We have all sorts of fun and random activities happening, such as a Haunted House we host, tour, and act in every Halloween. Also, we have a stage in the basement, where we host everything from open mic nights and slam poetry competitions, to Improv Team shows. Also, the piece de resistance, Middle Porch. On the far side of the dorm, facing the green, we have a porch that most nights, and especially weekends, most folks end up on the porch, talking and laughing and just enjoying each others company.
Overall, Middle Hall is just a fun place on campus that is, well, just right in the middle of everything and all of us, those who live here, as well as those who visit, absolutely love it that way.
Please don’t delete the link to the photographers/artists, thanks!
So for people who followed my summer on here, I did 100 happy days this summer. I really loved doing that and so now I want to try something familiar, but new. I am going to list (and not every single day minds you) 100 things about WAC that I love. It won’t be every single day, and sometimes it will be several a day, but the goal is to post 100 things I love by the end of this semester. So here we go with #1
My roommate Audrey is my best friend and basically my sister. We were randomly assigned to each other as roommates, and I thank my lucky stars for it because we never would have actually found each other online (probably). Even though on paper we don’t make much sense as roommates, we just match each other perfectly. This college is full of amazing people, but I can’t imagine anyone else being my roommate, and I know tons of other students who have lovely roommate experiences. Points to WAC for being wonderful for pairing up roommates.
Okey dokey folks!
HIIIIIII!!!!!! I know you probably saw my 100 happy day posts (more on those later) over the summer, but now that’s done and I’m back at school and SUPER EXCITED to be here! I’m a sophomore now….wow….sophomore….already…well okay, momentary freak out about time flying by is passed, here’s what I want to talk to you about today. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about how I came to WAC and how I fell in love with WAC. It’s been fun to think about that. I’ve probably told you this about how I found WAC but when I was in highschool a close friend of mine (she’s now a senior here at WAC with me) got into WAC, and was so excited that she waxed on and on about the college until she made me so excited about the college that I had to come see it for myself. When I got here I was so blown away, it was sort of just a love at first sight. I know its cheesy but ta-da that was it.
Here we are, two years later from when I first stepped onto campus, and even though so much has changed in these past two years, my love for WAC hasn’t. Frankly, I don’t think that love will change anytime soon. When you find where you’re meant to be, cheesy as it may be, you just know.
To all freshman, here at WAC or elsewhere, have an amazing first year. I hope you love your colleges as much as I love WAC.
Day 100: 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe it’s been 100 days already. This as been an amazing journey, even though it kind of seems like nothing happened, I feel really different. I am amazed that over 70% of people quit this project-if everyone could feel the difference just 100 days can make, we could all live much, well, happier lives. I am so happy I did this, and I highly encourage anyone who wants to try it to go right ahead! Thanks for listening to all my weird (or boring) adventures. One last picture-I designed this picture to be a representation of my environment (it’s for class). It’s the people, places, and things that make me who I am, and yes, 100 happy days is written in there.
Day 99: Running a little late but I got distracted working on a project for class (yes I know it’s a Friday night, but I like school, sue me). Can’t believe I have one day left. I went to the store tonight (and saw this pretty moon) to grab stuff for my project and I found myself picking up snacks for some friends who had a late night tonight. It’s weird, at the beginning of these 100 happy days, I wouldn’t have ignored them having a long and probably boring night, but I don’t think I would have gone out of my way to do something to make their nights a little nicer. That’s one of the main things I’ve learned in these 100 happy days. Sometimes making other people happy is enough to make you happy yourself. It’s a lesson I’m happy to have learned in this journey…but more on that tomorrow, the 100TH DAY!!!!
Day 98: Had a fun day carting around a backpack full of heavy books (haven’t missed that feeling). I did have some great meetings and interviews today that make me feel very hopeful about this school year. Also, I headed over to Queen Anne’s to see my old dormmates and play some Disney Scene It. Forgot to change out of my interview clothes though, so while everyone else was in sweats I was all fancied up. Oh well, at least I looked professional!
Day 97: We had our first full drama meeting of the year today, which was wonderful. Everyone was cheering and goofing off and it was like we had never left eachother. Unfortunately that was followed by a mountain of homework (it’s only the third day people!) which I am still working through. On the upside, I am really enjoying reading William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. It’s always nice when you actually enjoy what you’re working on.
Day 96: Had an amazing experience today, one that I actually got to cross off my bucket list. Got to go up on the roof of Gibson Theater. Fun Fact-you can see the Chester River if you’re on the roof facing south. It was kinda freaky climbing the never-ending spiral stair case to get up there, but there is something about climbing out a hatch into the sky that is so breathtaking. I just hope I get a chance to go back up there soon. (And yeah, the rest of my day wasn’t too bad either :P )
Day 95: this if for yesterday, but the first day of school was so crazy that I forgot to post. It was a great day though! Decent classes, I’m a little nervous about just how many classes I have, but that’s alright, I will survive! Spent the night playing Bingo, which, according to the laws of the universe, I was always one number away from winning. Literally, one square away….urgh.
Day 94: Last day before classes! We had the campus picnic today which was fun as always. It seriously doesn’t feel like classes start tomorrow but I am ready and excited for this school year to start. Between Audrey and I we will have a crazy semester of classes though. Just look at this schedule!
Day 93: Last day before everyone else moves in. Both excited to see all my friends again but this week has been so relaxed. Everyone is chilling in the room singing showtunes and bonding (and taking photos of Lily while she doesn’t want me to). The middle hall folks are great and I’m excited for what’s gonna be a great school year.
Day 92: spent both my morning and evening in work today which was kinda tiring but still fun. Nicholas made lunch special with the super mega death waffle (the second) which he ate in under 10 minutes. Yeah. Also, introducing my friends to Merlin the tv show today which was magical (no pun intended).
Day 91: work was cancelled today so I hung out with my friends all day. Lorenz moved in today, so HHS represent at WAC. Spent the evening watching the freshmen at Playfair with Audrey and friends from the porch of Middle. Watching the lightning storm from out there was great but once the mosquitoes started trying to eat us we moved into my room. Thank goodness we can chill until all ours of the night without classes tomorrow.