I tried to learn a lot about TU as a prospective student. I did my research, attended visit days and had even picked out certain organizations I wanted to be involved with if I were to become a student. Now that I’m a sophomore here at the University of Tulsa, I don’t have to research the university anymore. I get to live it everyday. Here are a few unexpected joys that as a prospective student I never saw coming.
I always love when my family visits campus. I get to live the Tulsa experience every day, but for them, it’s a special occasion to be here. This past weekend was Homecoming and Family weekend at TU, so naturally we were all so excited to spend the weekend together. My parents drove from Norman on Friday night and made it in time for a quick dinner at The Hut Cantina on campus and TU’s annual Homecoming bonfire and firework show. They were blown away and kept mentioning to me, “Wow. My school never did anything like this for our Homecoming.” I was pretty proud, and pleased that they enjoyed one of my favorite TU traditions as much I did. My brother flew in from St. Louis that night, so we made our way to the airport to pick him up. The next day was all about tailgating and football. That game against Rice was so suspenseful, but Tulsa came away with the W! Later that evening we celebrated my mom’s birthday at a Mexican restaurant in downtown Tulsa’s Brady district. I love my family and I love TU. Getting to combine two of my favorite things into one weekend was awesome. I can’t wait for this time next year to roll around!
I survived a very busy two weeks and am now in the middle of what I like to refer to as “chill week.” Lots of exams, quizzes, papers and a presentation kept me busy earlier this month, but now it’s all about enjoying the fall weather and taking a breather before the business of fall kicks in! I made the drive home to Norman this past weekend for a wedding, and as usual it was nice to see my parents and be back in my house for a couple of days. After a relaxing weekend though, I was reset and ready to come back to campus and see my friends! They managed to have a good time without me…haha and loved watching TU football beat Fresno State by just one point! I watched from home and man was that an exciting game! I have a group meeting here in a few minutes though, so I should probably wrap this up. Overall I am looking forward to my low key week and to the fun that is yet to come this semester! As always, Go TU!