As my third semester at TU begins to comes to an end and we have begun fall break, I’ve finally got the chance to relax a little bit. Things have been going at warp speed lately and just some of the things that have happened in the last month involve homecoming, haunted hall, parent’s weekend, bowling bash, the pretentious art show, taste of the John, movie premier night, and humans vs. zombies.
Homecoming this year was so fun! From the standpoint of being part of housing staff, it was a very busy week and definitely filled with a lot of work, but nevertheless I enjoyed it all! One my favorite events that we participated in was street painting. Street painting landed on my birthday so it was embarrassing when the rest of my fellow staff members made everyone there sing me happy birthday but it was definitely something to remember. It was also a little sad that it happened to ran the next day and washed away all of our work but it was fun while it lasted!
Haunted Hall was a Hurricane Thursday event that happened to not only land during the week of homecoming, but also on Halloween. It was a Fisher South (the all freshman residence hall) event and put on by the members of hall government. We turned the three story hall into a haunted house and every level was kicked up a notch on the scary scale. It was fun getting to listen to a series of constant screams all night and seeing the 8 hours of work we put into the event pay off.
That weekend was parent’s weekend. I’m from Arizona and my parents couldn’t make it out for a weekend, but I was so fortunate to be adopted by multiple families for dinners, lunches, and brunches. My friend’s family even brought Kate’s puppy down for the weekend so we got lots of puppy time during the bonfire.
The latest event that I participated in was a week long game of Humans vs. Zombies. Everyone started out as a human and had a bandanna tied to their arm. There was one Alpha Zombie and thus began the game. The zombies had to tag a human to turn them, and the humans had to throw socks at the zombies to stun them for 15 minutes. During the day zombies had missions that the humans tired to interfere with and at night the humans were given missions they tried to complete without running into any zombies. By the end of the week there were about 40 zombies and 20 humans, and the humans were able to win the game! I did not have enough point to get me into the top humans, but I was the longest living human because I started day one so I was proud of myself!
As I said, the last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activities but hoe could you not love all of the fun activities that happen on campus? All that is left to do is make it through finals and gear up for the spring semester!
One of my favorite parts of Greek life is philanthropy events. Every fraternity house is in a national alliance with a different organization, which they sponsor dinners and activities to raise money for. The Chi-Omega chapter sponsors “Hootiefest” to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our goal was to raise over $6,000, which is enough money to grant one child their wish.
The first activity kicked off November 11th at the Chi-Omega house. There was an all you can eat dinner- $5 from everyone at the door- that consisted of food from all over Tulsa including Zio’s, Chipotle, Pei Wei, and much more! The event took many weeks of planning and an entire day to set up, but all the hours of hard work payed off to make a great event!
One really exciting thing that goes on at The University of Tulsa are Hurricane Thursdays. One of my favorite events is at the drive-in movie! Last week it was the week of sequels. They had “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Despicable Me 2″! “Into Darkness” was amazing, and “Despicable Me” was adorable. I was a fan of both! I realized that I saw the first “Despicable Me” at a drive-in in Cape Cod and I saw the 2nd one at the drive-in here. It’s pretty exciting. Another really cool thing is Boxer Bash which is held in Fisher. Basically everyone wears the coolest boxers they have and just dances all night. There is always good food, and I have to say that the RAs are pretty cool. They have a haunted house during Halloween, if you enjoy that sort of thing. I love bowling, but I’m not very good
Still, I thought it was fun to go and hang out with my friends. There is also a fun dance near the end of the semester, which is great for people who don’t have a lot of opportunities to go to dances. These events are all free, and they are a great chance to meet the super cool people that go to TU!
This is a really bad picture from the movie, but it was hard to get a good pic in the dark.
Hey everyone! My name is Kat, I’m a freshman and I am thrilled to be writing for the University of Tulsa Admissions Blog. I’ve spent a little over two months here and I’m so amazed at everything new I’ve experienced.
A little about myself: I am currently living in Fisher South dorms (the co-ed freshman dorms), I’m a pledge in the Chi-Omega sorority, I’m interested in studying Communications as a major, and am over 1,500 miles away from my home in Boston. Boston is a city filled with amazing schools, an abundance of culture, and one you will never be bored in. So when my friends first heard I was interested in leaving my beloved city to come to a school so far away all I heard was, “But why Oklahoma…?”
I saw this view when I first came to TU for Tulsa Time last spring and I fell instantly in love. The students and faculty’s welcoming nature made me feel right at home. When I learned about all the amazing in and outside of classroom opportunities, I knew this was the place for me. I have already met so many great people, am ecstatic about my decision to come here, and cannot wait to see what the next 4 years here have to offer!
My name is Anna, and I’m a new blogger for the University of Tulsa Admission Blog. First of all, I want to say how excited I am to be blogging. I’m a current freshman at TU, and I’ve already gotten the opportunity to do so many cool things, this blog being one of them.
Second, I just wanted to give a few basic facts about myself. Like I said, I’m a freshman at TU, and am LOVING it so far. It’s been two months now, but, to be honest, it feels like I’ve been here my whole life. I’m from a suburb of San Francisco, so I am a LONG way from home… 1,720 miles to be specific. The only hard thing about my transition into the college life really is the distance; other than that, it’s been pretty easy for me, especially since everything about TU is really welcoming.
My classes so far haven’t been too hard, which is encouraging and worrying at the same time. Part of the reason for the ease, though, might be that I haven’t declared a major yet. I know I’m in the College of Arts and Sciences, but that’s about as specific as it gets. Now that I’m halfway through the semester, I’m thinking I might want to double major in Elementary Education and French, but we’ll see what happens with that…
Once again, I’m really excited to be blogging and I can’t wait to post more!
Each sorority and fraternity has a special philanthropy they support. My house’s philanthropy is Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness. To raise money for the foundation we held a dinner on Monday called Kappasta where we served pasta… obviously! It was really good. We even got breadsticks from Olive Garden. Anyway, we sponsored a dodge ball tournament, and a bunch of teams from around campus sign up and play against each other. It is so fun! I had a lot of work to do, but I didn’t want to leave.
These events lead up to the big event… Tulsa’s Race for the Cure, which was held last Saturday. I did an untimed race, which is fine because I am slow (but I was really proud of myself because I went a lot faster than I thought I would)! I had a lot of fun and my sorority sisters were there to run with me! One of the girls walked with her Grandmother, who is a cancer survivor. I finished the race just before it began pouring rain, yet I still got soaked. Here is a picture of us after the race (after it started raining):
Another year has started and I am so glad to be back on campus at TU! This is my second year here but last year I lived in Fisher West Suites. This year I get the chance to live in Fisher South, the all freshman residence hall, since I now work for housing. Let me tell you, this dorm is the most social place and I love it! Everyone is always out and doing things whether it’s watching all of the Harry Potter movies in one weekend, playing games, or just hanging out.
One of the great things that happens during the first semester are Hurricane Thursdays. Every Thursday is a different event, which are mainly geared towards getting the freshman involved with things on campus, but are open to every TU student. So far we’ve had events such as First Thursday which was a big activities fair, Pizzas of Tulsa that was put on by RHA so everyone can sample the different pizza places around town, and a Pool Party Fiesta which included live music and Qdoba. Most recently the hall government in Fisher South put on Boxer Bash, which is a dance in your underpants! Everyone dances the night away while their boxers are proudly shown on the outside of their pants. We got to enjoy a DJ while also getting to eat tons of pizza, donuts, and cookies in the shape of boxers!
It’s only been a month of school and I’m so excited to see what the rest of the year brings!
One of the most exciting things that happens in a sorority is getting a “little sis”. In my sorority house, we go on things called big/ little dates where all of the potential bigs and littles go somewhere to eat or just hang out to get to know each other. One of my favorite nights was game night; we got to play my favorite game called Catch Phrase and we also played a game called heads up. It is on the iPhone and you should all get it because it is the best game!!!!! On Sunday evening, the bigs found out who their littles were, and I was beyond excited!
We had to keep it a secret until the next Sunday, which was really hard. During the week we gave our littles lots of food and a couple of clues to help them figure out who we were. Although some of the clues are false because it throws them off and it is entertaining to see them try to guess to their bigs are based on false clues. We made our clues look cute and crafty so it was fun
Here is an example of my clues on the 2nd day (there were three days).
Then the day came where we got to reveal ourselves to our littles. It was great! We decorated boxes and Sprang out of them when our littles got there. It was a fun and joyous moment. Here are some of the bigs observing the action before their littles come:
It was a great time, and I am so glad!
TU students are spending today and tomorrow preparing for their impending finals. In order to help students de-stress, two of our campus organizations hosted fun events today where students could get away from their textbooks to see some friendly, furry faces.
TU’s chapter of AIChE partnered with the Tulsa SPCA and 20 Park, a local coffee shop, to bring our students some fuzzy friends. Between 10 AM and 2 PM, students could join AIChE in the Allen Chapman Activity Center to play with some cute (and adoptable) dogs.
Later, the Fisher South Hall Government partnered with Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue for a Golden Hurricanes and Golden Retrievers event on the Chapman Commons. Students were also invited to bring their own Golden Retrievers from home. Students and dogs had a great time cooling down in the King Rogers Fountain.
With the sun out and a high of Awesome, there is no better place to spend the weekend than outside!
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