Monday, May 16, 2011

College Checklist (so far)

Because my blog is called COLLEGE Kristen and I have basically yet to do a whole post about college, here you go.  As soon as I found out where I wanted to go to college I excitedly submitted my deposit (a nice 4 days before it was due).  Then I thought to myself, NOW WHAT?!  I had no idea where to begin! Do I sign up for classes?  Try to find a roommate?  Wait, what about orientation?? Taking a deep breath, I checked my email and the school luckily sent me a list of what to do.  (They know me too well)

I was given an email address and a password so I logged onto the website and opened my new email account. Ahh, it felt so good.  I browsed the website, checked out the school bookstore, and basically stalked my college.  Then I got another email that said I had to take my math and spanish placement tests.  WHAT?! Have no fear, these tests aren't graded and are just to see what class you should be in.  The math test was in two parts and each part was 30 minutes long.  I just took the first part and it was Basic Algebra so it was so easy.  I'll probably take the second math part and the spanish test tomorrow.

Next: orientation.  I had gotten a few papers in the mail about how to sign up for orientation but I just filed them away in my "I'll look at these later" folder.  My parents and I reviewed all of the summer orientation dates and we decided that the first orientation, in late June, works best for all of us.  I clicked away and, BAM, I was signed up.

What does that leave left? Oh yeah, a roommate.  I have heard horror stories and I have heard miraculous stories.  I, however, just prayed that my roommate would be someone I could at least tolerate.  And hey, I'm a pretty easy-going person who doesn't get mad a lot and gets along with pretty much everyone, so I thought it would be smooth sailing for me.  Nevertheless, I still opened an account on (per recommendation of friends) and took the survey.  A lot of matches came up and I pretty much judged everyone by their picture (let's face it, who doesn't?).  After a moment of realization, however, I decided that I wanted to do random roommate.  After all, I believe that everything happens for a reason.

I'll definitely keep you guys updated on my new "college life" and be sure to look for posts / videos about college dorm hauls and such.  Thanks for reading!



  1. This post is so exciting!
    The summer before I started college was so much fun!
    I met so many great friends at orientation!
    The whole email thing was so exciting!
    And signing up for classes!

    I did a random roommate, and i LOVED who i got! we are going into our 3rd year of college (my last though) and we still talk and hangout (and even work at the same place)!

    can't wait to hear how the rest of the summer is and your journey!

    oh and btw i'm going to philly this summer, so we might have to meet up! i'm living in NYC :)

  2. ah i'm so excited that you're coming to philly! we should def meet in the city and go shopping / eat together haha. let me know when you're coming!

  3. I will!!
    and let me know if you go to NYC at all in the summer!
    We will for sure keep in touch!