I may not know who you are, and you certainly don’t know who I am, but it doesn’t matter. I want you to come to Tulsa Time! I know what it’s like to be in college mode. I will assume that the good majority of you reading this blog are seniors in high school. If your experience is anything like mine was, by this time senioritis is coming at you full force, your mom has nagged you about completing your FAFSA, and everyone is asking what you’re planning on doing after you graduate. Some of you might have some solid answers to that question, but others may be on the fence about which school is right for you, and that’s okay!
I’m from Arizona and in high school I got a generic brochure in the mail telling me to think of coming to TU. My first thought was that the pictures were pretty, the second thought when I looked into the actual school was it had all of the areas of study that I was thinking of going into. But did I really want to go all the way to Oklahoma for school? At the time that was the million dollar question!
I came to Tulsa Time in February after my admissions counselor recommended it, and I was sold! I mean I knew this was the school from the moment I walked on campus. When you find the right school you really do know. It’s just a gut feeling, and TU had my heart. You spend the weekend on campus, you stay in campus housing, go to a class or two, and meet a lot of people. You get to live out what college is like for a couple days and it really makes it easy for you to figure out if you could wake up in the residence hall every day and walk to classes. TU was the only school I actually visited because it was absolutely where I was suppose to be.
I want all of you to experience the same thing! Come to TU this month, be a college student for a weekend, and figure out if you get the feeling you belong here. I would hope that everyone comes here, falls in love with the school, and goes home to send in their letter of intent. Even if that doesn’t happen, how will you know this is/isn’t the school for you until you come and experience TU for yourself? I can’t wait to (hopefully) see you all on campus in a few weeks!
The first picture I took on campus was McFarlin Library.
After a busy week of classes, tests, quizzes and papers the week before Tulsa Time, I was rewarded with an awesome weekend. A group of friends and I embraced our Okie roots by throwing on our cowgirl and cowboy boots and going to a country concert at Tulsa’s famous Cain’s Ballroom on Friday night. It rocked. Jake Owen, or as I like to call him, Jakeeeey was quite the entertainer. Our college student habits paid off because we studied up on his song lyrics before the concert. It definitely added to the experience because we were able to recognize songs and sing along too! The next day my voice fully recovered from the concert and I spent the day studying and working out with friends. It was a pretty low-key and relaxing day, topped off by the oh so embarrassing moment of handing a Chipotle employee a Qdoba coupon…true story. Eventually we sorted it out though and the story ended happily- Qdoba chips and queso in my belly. On Sunday I helped with TU’s Tulsa Time admission event. Hosting two prospective students in my room was a complete blast! We ate, played games, watched the All Campus Talent Show, and played sardines. It was so exciting getting to meet so many potentially new TU students on campus! A new week is underway now and thankfully the weather has been warm enough for shorts, chacos, and some sweet frisbee action! Until next time, Go TU!