Hello everyone, today I’m going to be sharing with you a recap of my first week of college at Boston University.
I flew out to Boston on January 17th and moved into my dorm the next day. I am living in a triple, which scared me at first, I was afraid I would have no personal space, but it’s actually pretty roomy and I love my roommates. Moving in was pretty quick for me because I didn’t bring a lot of things from home, just clothes, so all I had to do was put things in drawers and on hangers.
My mom left the next morning (Saturday), which came as a surprise because she was supposed to leave Sunday morning. However, there was a big snow storm coming and they were cancelling flights through Monday. Luckily she got home safe, but it definitely changed my plans a lot. After she left, I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and Target to get organization and decor for my room. That night it started snowing!
On Sunday, I went to the Museum of Fine Arts. I had never been before it it was so amazing. My favorite exhibits were the Boston Crafts or Ansel Adams. I spent about 4 hours there and didn’t see nearly all the art.
The next day I had a mandatory meeting for my program and an advisor meeting. After that I went back to Target, where there was a giant leak in the ceiling. While I was there, the fire department had to come and they blocked off most of the store. It was also one of the coldest days I’ve ever experienced: 4 degrees all day with windchill down to -18 degrees.
On Tuesday I started classes, but I got off to a slow start because I only have one class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. After class, I went to the Seaport District to go to the LL Bean store to buy a winter coat. Definitely a worthwhile investment.
My Wednesday was also pretty relaxed because one of my professors cancelled class so I only had two classes. In the evening I went to a men’s basketball game against American University. It was pretty close, but we ended up losing. A few friends and I were the only students there because basketball isn’t super popular here at BU. Lucky for us though, we won all the contests so we got free t shirts and pizza. We had a ton of fun being loud and obnoxious and cheering on our team.
On Thursday, I only had one class again, but I had already gotten a lot of reading so I ended up doing 11 hours of reading. Not a very interesting day, to say the least.
I ended the week on a high note: a hard day of classes followed by a concert. I have 5 classes on Fridays with not a lot of break in between. After I got out of classes around 3:30, I met up with my friend Colter and we went to see Scotty McCreery. I haven’t been to a concert since sophomore or junior year of high school so I was really grateful to be able to go. We had so much fun and he was so good live.
Overall, my first week was really fun but also really difficult. I went to a pretty challenging high school and all of my teachers told me that college would be equally or less difficult. They were totally wrong, it seems like. I have never had as much or as difficult reading. That being said, I am pretty interested in all my classes and I like all of my professors so I feel committed and excited about doing the work. I can’t wait for the rest of the semester and to share it with y’all.
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Disclaimer: This post was originally published on Cleverly Caroline on January 29, 2019.