Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Hello all! It is hard to believe, but winter break has already passed us by, and now it is time to go back to school! No one is ever anxious to go back to work or school after a long vacation, but I think being at a fine institution like Rockford College makes it all quite a bit easier. Unlike many other places, when you return from a long break at Rockford College, you are greeted with many affectionate smiles and just a warm, genuine overall atmosphere. I know this first-hand as a sophomore and a student worker. Today was my first day back from winter break, and everybody in the admission office was happy to stop by for a little conversation and ask me how my holidays went. It was almost as if I never left!
Next thing to do: buy your textbooks for your new classes. If you have not done so already, now is DEFINITELY the time to do so! With classes starting tomorrow, the clock is winding down!
It takes time to get settled in – and some of you are moving into the dorms for the first time and getting a taste of the whole college experience. As a way to make the transition easier, there are many events going on throughout campus! For instance, the Regents basketball teams will be having home games on Tuesday the 12th (women’s), Wednesday the 13th (men’s) and Tuesday the 19th (men’s). If you are looking to help out the community and become civically engaged like Jane Addams, I recommend that you join the JACCE in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. It is always great to attend some of these events because they are wonderful stress relievers, and it is not easy being a college student! Becoming even more active and familiar with the campus community, however, will make your experience that much more fun!
Best of luck with classes!
Until next time…