From NJ to WVU: My Life as a Freshman!

ShantiCoachStoneHey guys! I miss you guys already even though I’ve only been here about a month. I guess I’ll update you on my experiences in good old Morgantown so far. Well I’ll start by saying I know everyone in high school is anxious to leave and get to college…well don’t be lol. Don’t get me wrong I love it here but it definitely, has a lot of parts I wasn’t expecting. 1st Moving in. I packed EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING! I was under the assumption that I didn’t want to leave something I may need meaning a specific shirt or pair of shoes. It took FOREVER to move my stuff upstairs because other people are using carts and the elevators so you have to wait. Then once I got all my stuff upstairs I had to unpack and figure out where to put all this stuff I brilliantly(not really) decided to bring. If you get lucky like I did you’ll get a nice dorm and won’t have to share a closet. Seriously try not to bring everything if you don’t have to, I found room but I didn’t really need all this stuff. Hopefully you get to pick your roommates because I lucked up and my roommate is cool but some of my friends’ roommates, not so much. So look into that. After the family left and I was all by my lonesome, I had no clue what I wanted to do 1st. I was excited yet super nervous. I ended up just hanging out with my cousin who is also here. Tip: In the early days when classes haven’t started yet, FIND out where your classes are and take what ever Transportation your going to be using so you know how long it will take you. PLEASE do not do what I did. I had NOOO clue where some of my classes were and then even leaving out early I was still lost. Don’t buy supplies! WELL buy them, but all you really need to start is notebooks, pens/pencils, post it notes, index cards, and stapler/staples. Most of my teachers told me what they wanted on the 1st day of classes, which was basically nothing. Oh yea you definitely need a printer or else get used to taking several trips to the library. Meal plans? I got a huge one, mostly because I like to eat lol but I don’t even use it that much.Honestly you don’t have time to eat unless your classes are so spaced out. Getting up seems easy in High School but in college its terrible. Most people roll out of bed and go to class, so there goes breakfast unless you have like some sort of on the go snacks. In between classes all you want to do is go back to your dorm in sit down and or sleep. But after classes are over you’re free to finally eat and do as you please. I think most of the time I end up eating at ridiculous times of the night. The first week of classes is a JOKE!! But you should still go just because you get office hours,syllabi, etc. You get out early anyway so you might as well go. Your Syllabus is your best friend,because teachers do not post homework, test or,anything so if you don’t read that i don’t know what your going to do. Making friends? Not making friends is almost impossible to some degree at least at my school because they talk to everyone. So you shouldn’t worry about that, even if your not trying to make friends it will happen. I’ve made lots of friends and I’m not the most social person if I don’t know you. I’ve made friends with a bunch of the athletes, especially the basketball players because they live in my dorm.IF you PLAY SPORTS in college especially at a D1 school, I don’t know if it’s just like huge schools, but I’m assuming all.

Their Schedule pretty much looks like this:

1.wake up at whatever time, but you have to be to conditioning/weight lifting by 6:00am and stay until 8.

2. Go straight to classes until about 12.(you do not have spaced out classes you have back to back ones so that you can make it to practice)

3. GO to practice at like 2:00 until 5:00 (sometimes this is individuals and sometimes not)

4: then go to study hall(you have to have 8 hours a week)

5: then open gym at like 8:00- 10:00

6. After you still have homework, have to eat, shower!

They have no life except their sports. on top of that they have individuals! Don’t get me wrong they go out but not as much as the normal student because they have to get up before 6 the next morning. THis is just in the off season!! they said when the season actually starts they’ll have to do this on top of longer practices and harder ones. SO just a warning to you guys. COME IN SHAPE! Even after they have all these workouts, they’re still in the gym by themselves.Dedication! Definitely an eye opener.

The work? Its not so much harder but its a lot more than high school! ITs a little hard to keep up with all of it. Which assignment goes for which class but once you get the hang of it you’ll be fine. I know I wrote a lot but so much more to tell you! I’ll blog again maybe later, I have half an hour to get to class haha! Good thing its on this campus.

Running to class,

Shanti!

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