honest advice from honestly nice people
You’ve closed one chapter of your life, and are about to begin a new and exciting one! Hopefully you’re looking forward to what’s to come (it will be quite the adventure, I assure you), but maybe you’re also feeling intimidated by the thought of being away from home. Freshman year is filled with the opportunities to explore new academic challenges, find new friend groups to fit into, and to learn how to do adult things like your own laundry, and mustering up the willpower to make it to that 9 am lecture. It can all seem a little overwhelming, I know. That’s why I’ve put together a list of a few lessons that I learned throughout my freshman year that would’ve been cool to know beforehand. So, read on and take what you’d like from the tidbits below!
Truth be told, Homecoming never gets old. If I could do homecoming as a student forever, I’d be perfectly content. Back up. If I could experience Baylor homecoming as a freshman forever, I’d be perfectly content. Baylor Homecoming is something special, something that unites the past with the present. Full of traditions dating back to 1909, each year’s homecoming celebration allows the current generation of Baylor Bears to appreciate the joys of the past. Here’s a quick synopsis of what to expect about the greatest Homecoming celebration in the world.
If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you made it through the awesomeness that is Line Camp. You have left some sick dance moves on the Roxy Grove stage. You have eaten the milk and cookies. You have thrown the sic ‘ems. And most importantly, you’ve made some of your first Baylor friends and participated in the first of many Baylor traditions. Hopefully you’ve embraced the Baylor spirit and are hyped-up for Welcome Week and the semester to come. So, what now? What do I do with the weeks and months standing between me and the amazing times ahead? Here’s how to make the best use of the rest of your summer: