A new school year is upon us folks. It’s scary, but it’s the truth.
The beginning of this school year finds me living in an apartment with one of my best friends and participating in Carleton’s fall orientation program in a new and exciting way.
This year for frosh, I was a Facilitator, which basically means I was part of a stupendous group of people in charge of a bunch of first year students from a particular building.
This years theme was “Join the Conspiracy” (a conspiracy is a group of ravens… get it?) and my team was called the Evil Geniuses. The Evil Gs were in charge of fourth floor Stormont and Dundas and they were seriously the best group of facils EVER.
The whole reason I wanted to be a facil this year was because of how much fun I had during my frosh week, and let me tell you: it is WAY more fun to do frosh week as a facil. You no longer care about how awkward you are because you’re too busy making friends with the people you’re essentially going to spend all of one week with.
Sure, by the end of the week you can hardly walk from all the blisters and sore muscles, and you might be sleep deprived for the rest of the year, but it is all worth it. Knowing that you helped new students – whose position you were in not too long ago – feel more at home in their new environment is so rewarding.
I made some amazing friends and it gives me so much joy to be able to walk around campus and interact with so many more people than first year. Frosh 2014 was a great start to what I can already tell will be an amazing school year. I’m so looking forward to doing it again every year I’m at Carleton (and I love it here so much that will be a few) and getting even more involved in the Carleton community.