I didn’t realize how big this place is until I came the Saturday before my interview when I scoped out where I had to go. From Jefferson Road — pretty much my only exposure to the school from years of growing up in Chili and venturing to The Marketplace mall — nothing changes. But once I got on campus: wow. It’s gorgeous here! The beautiful walkways and landscaping and artwork tucked here and there. The buildings still make little sense to me, especially now that they have names, acronyms and numbers, but I’ll get used to that.
Some of my favorite things so far: Ctrl Alt Deli. Chocolate chip cookies from Crossroads. The traffic circles. The infinity statue. The indoor fountain. The color science building. The craft sales. The week off after Christmas.
Some of my least favorite things: Trouble finding a parking spot when I come back to work from an errand. Long commute from my home in Webster. Too many dining choices. The quarter system. The hand dryer in Brown Hall’s ladies room.
If winter ever ends, I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of campus. Any suggestions for can’t-miss features?