honest advice from honestly nice people
By Calleigh Swift
T-8 weeks until move-in! Aren’t you so excited to be on campus in just a short time? I know I was. I had a countdown and everything. Yes, I was that person. My bags were packed two weeks before move in, and I was bouncing off the walls with excitement. I can’t wait to have the chance to meet some of you in the fall!
Now, because you’ve already committed to Baylor-you probably know what makes it special. But there’s nothing like hearing how great your university is, is there?
Baylor is special because…
…professors actually care for their students. Over the course of my four semesters here at Baylor, I’ve met a few of the amazing professors Baylor has to offer, and I enjoyed my time with each of them immensely. To our wonderful Baylor professors, you are so much more than a number. You are a face with a story, and a student worth their time. I have had professors ask to get coffee with me, or ask what I’m involved in. They come to choir concerts, dance performances, you name it. The professors truly enjoy their subjects and want you to love and enjoy them as well, however they also enjoy getting to know you as a person outside of the classroom.
…you will meet amazing people here. The people you meet at Baylor are some of the nicest, sweetest, most genuine people you will ever know. They will love Baylor as much, if not more than you do. And, hey, guess what? You get to live life with these amazing people for the next four years. Everyone has been telling you that the friends you make in college will be your lifelong friends, right? I heard that so much before I came to Baylor, and I thought it was a bunch of bologna. And as much as it pains you to admit that your parents are right-in this case, they are. I can already tell that I’ve formed lifelong friendships with some of the people I’ve met at Baylor, and I couldn’t be more thankful for them!
…it’s home. Baylor has been home for me since day one. I walk across this campus and don’t see buildings, but memories. I see the classroom on the second floor of Tidwell where I met my best friend. I see Morrison Hall and remember the hours upon hours I spent there studying for finals. I see the SUB Quad and remember the struggle last year was for one of my close friends. I see South Russell and recall the squeaky shower shoes my roommate wore and how cold our room was at night. I see the lobby in Memorial and remember the day Mrs. Mei (you’ll meet her, she’s fabulous) told me that life is hard, but you have to keep going. I see people, and memories, and laughter, and lots of love. Baylor is my home, and I can’t wait for it to become your home too.
Don’t be afraid to hit me up on Facebook, like all my pictures on Instagram, or say Hi to me in the fall! I’m so excited to meet all of you! Let’s grab coffee at Common Grounds, and get to know each other-I don’t bite!