As we all make our way back to campus, we have a few months to soak up the nice weather before it turns to the brutal Wisconsin winter. Returning Badgers know all the spots to hit before it becomes cold out, but brand new Badgers may not. I am going to give you a list of a few things to do while the weather is still nice. I know you are going to be overwhelmed just coming onto campus, but trust me, these things will make Madison feel like home!
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As a rising senior, there are so many things I wish I had known as an incoming freshman. In 2018, I was a scared, overwhelmed freshman wondering how the heck I was going to fit in at this massive school. Everything seemed to be coming at me so fast, and I didn’t know exactly how to process and enjoy all of the unique things freshman year brings.
Is that the sound of your alarm clock going off for class? It’s that time of the year again. It’s time to open those new notebooks, dust off your backpack and make sure to charge your laptop. Welcome back to a brand new school year, Badgers! Although we are back on our favorite campus, things obviously may be a little different. You may have a different class schedule or you may have some online classes. This year will be a lot different, but everyone is going to be adjusting to a new way of life on campus, but there are things everyone can do to make this year just as memorable as any other.
“Life will be different.” This is something you have probably heard countless times over the past few months as COVID-19 has swept through our nation. We’ve had to adjust to very different living styles in order to prevent the virus from spreading.
As fall finally gets into full swing and the Memorial Union chairs have been removed from the Terrace, students have to figure out how to relieve stress and have fun with friends before the mounds of snow start building up on the sidewalks.
After a long, relaxing summer break, returning back to school and your other obligations at UW-Madison may be difficult. As classes begin, it can be easy to become overwhelmed to the point where it becomes hard to get things done.
Coming into college, you may have heard several rumors about the dorms. You may be feeling quite anxious about it or are very unsure about what to bring along with you on the big move-in day. You’ve talked to your roommate on who is bringing the mini fridge, but that’s about it.
As a freshman, coming to college may have been a scary thing. At the same time, it was hopefully one of the best decisions — and year — of your life. There were many new things introduced to us, like finally living independently and a world of new people.
Chocolates, stuffed animals, roses, and candlelit dinners. All the things that everyone is planning, getting or receiving in anticipation for V-day. Everyone seems to be in love, besides you, or at least that’s what you think.