Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Room Selection!

First of all, I apologize for the lack of posts in the last week. I have been extremely busy with homework, labs, and lacrosse and I meant to write but just never had the time to. But I'm writing now!

Today, we played Merrimack College who was ranked as the fourth team in the country. After a very intense and hard fought game, we ended up winning 8-6. It felt real good to win this game, not only because we beat such a good team but also because I felt the team needed a morale boost that will give us energy for the next couple of games. Although I didn't play much, it was great to see the team succeed as a whole when the game was on the line.

Back to the point of this post! Today was freshman room selection day, a much anticipated event that involves a ton of stress and split second decisions! The way the room selections work is each student is randomly given a lottery number which will determine when you get to choose your room. Unfortunately if you have a high number, you end up picking your room last and by then there aren't many options. Luckily, my room mate Michel Mendez received a pretty low lottery number and so we used his in order to get the best housing options. If the know the person you plan on rooming with has a lower lottery number than you, you can use that person's number in order to get ahead of the game. We waited in line for about ten minutes in order to check in, and then we were sent to another line for another fifteen minutes where we waited to choose our room. The entire time I, along with everyone else around me, were nervous in trying to decide where we would room. People were all talking to each other ,
"Where are you going to go, Bro?"
"I heard the rooms on North campus are a lot bigger..."
"Yeah but I don't know if I would like being off main campus all year".
People were all giving their opinion on where the best places to live were, and there were positives and negatives to all the possibilities. It all got me confused and unsure of what I wanted to do.

We were finally let into the room where we would choose our rooms for next year. I was expecting maybe a piece of paper highlighting the goods and the bads of each place, but that was wishful thinking! On the dry erase board at the front of the room, there were blue print images of the rooms that were open in each building. It was nice to see the different sizes of the rooms, but we were literally given 30 seconds to make a final decision! That annoyed me a little bit, but I guess it makes sense because they have to find housing for a large number of students in a short amount of time. Mich and I stared at the board, having no idea what we wanted to do. The rooms in the North campus buildings were in fact larger, but having to either drive, walk, bike, or get a bus ride to main campus every day could be a pain. On the other hand, the possible housing on main campus was not very good either. It was basically between a basement room in Ryan, or a bigger room in Hammel. Mich looked at me, and I looked at him. We were both thinking the same thing; bigger room! We chose to live in Hammel, even if it meant finding a way to class every day. Besides, I hope to have a car next year so I can drive us to Main campus every day.

I am glad we chose Hammel. Having the bigger room will be really nice. I have a futon I can bring for more sitting options instead of just our beds. It will also just give us more room to fit things we normally couldn't. I am excited for next year, but it also makes me realize that my first year of college is almost over which is just nuts!

Well, goodnight for now. I need some rest after staying up until 2 in the morning doing homework last night!


1 comment:

  1. How come we haven't heard from you in a while?