I’ve found myself completely immersed in campus life as well as other exciting activities. I’m a member of the Sound of the University of Tulsa (the marching band), a pledge member of Phi Mu Alpha, and Big Band Jazz. I’m sure you’ll hear more from me throughout the year. I’m looking forward to posting more.
The TU community has been rallying together to show their support and collect supplies for TSAS students. This week, we delivered the supplies to TSAS (temporarily set up in another building), along with some treats to cheer them up. We want to thank everyone who donated and wish the TSAS community the best of luck as they continue their school year.
Pictures from Hurricane Thursday events
This Semester’s Hurricane Thursday Schedule
August 23 – First Thursday
August 30 – Pizzas of Tulsa
September 6 – Volleyball Tournament
September 13 – Block Party
September 20 – Drive-In Movie
September 27 – Boxer Bash
October 4 – Trivia Night
October 11 – Camp Out on the U
October 18 – Carpe Key ‘Em
October 25 – Haunted Hall
November 1 – Bowling Bash
November 8 – Skate Night
November 15 – Movie Premiere
November 29 – Winter Formal
I was born at St. John’s hospital, a whole 2.5 miles from TU. I’ve lived a whopping 3.5 miles from TU my whole life. I went to high school located between those two places of interest, 3 miles from TU. So naturally, when I finally got the opportunity to get out of my parents home and leave Tulsa, I chose to attend The University of Tulsa.
As a high schooler, I never thought I would have stayed so close to home, but I have no regrets. Living close to home is all about what you make of it. I can be as close or as far away from home as I want. In fact, most of my friends that attend universities out of town are back in Tulsa more often than me. There is always the convenience of driving 5 minutes to pick up forgotten things, letting my mom do my laundry, and being able to take my pledge brothers to a good family dinner. Don’t mark TU off your list just because the school is so close to home.
I could ramble on and on about my decision to come to TU but I’ll just hit some of the main points. Have you ever driven through campus? Did you notice how awesome campus is? I mean, the grass is green, there’s fountains, swimming pools, beautiful architecture, and it’s maintained daily by an army of workers. One of my favorite things is just driving visitors, family, and friends through campus. They are always impressed and jealous that I live on such a beautiful campus. I tell my friends that I feel like I live on a country club.
I also chose TU for its petroleum engineering program. My grandfather is a PE from TU in the “good ole days”. Since then, the program has grown, won great respect from employers, and moved into Stephenson Hall, the PE department’s $16.1 million baby. While there are other schools with great PE programs, not many universities offer the perks that TU offers outside of academia. Having a successful D1 football program, an active Greek life, and faculty who strive for the best are just a few of the many perks.
So, don’t cross TU off your list quite yet. Visit campus, talk to some students, and Get Golden!
We are so excited to have some new student bloggers this semester! Many of them are freshmen, so they will tell you firsthand about what it’s like to jump into college life at The University of Tulsa. We also have a photo blogger, David, who will be taking pictures of events around campus and posting them for us. I think we are going to let them each introduce themselves, but keep an eye out for their posts! We think you will like them! We sure do.
Blogger Name: David (Photo Blogger for the Office of Admission)
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: International Business and German
TU Graduation Year: 2015
Pictures from the Engineering and Natural Sciences Job Fair on campus last week
See the Career Services website here.
Okay, fine, I look nothing like that. But it’s been a ton of fun for someone who has never taken any form of dance before to get to learn in such a relaxed environment with a phenomenal teacher. As we continue the semester, we’re planning to learn to Salsa, do the Charleston, Swing Dance and lots more! What a fun class to take completely outside of my major!