I can’t believe I had just had my last fall Tulsa Time at TU! For those prospective students who don’t know, Tulsa Time is a two-day program where prospective students can stay overnight on campus to truly experience what TU is all about. There is programming on Sunday and Monday that gives students and parents a glimpse into all the majors, activities, and opportunities that are available on campus. It is my favorite program that I get to be a part of as a University Ambassador. Unfortunately I am not able to host a prospective student, but I still enjoyed being able to talk to them at the various activities.
I love fall break. Well, let me clarify…I love high school fall break. TU students don’t get a fall break (they DO get the entire week of Thanksgiving off, which is even better, since most of our students come from out of state and have a long trip home and everyone could use an entire week off right before finals).
Anyway, when high schools have fall break, it means that we have a TON of visitors on campus.
So things are pretty lively here in Collins Hall.
Most of our admission counselors are back in the office after all their fall travel to high schools and college fairs across the country, so they are thrilled to be here to meet with families who are visiting. One admission counselor, Karen Chen, said she hadn’t spent a full day in the office since September 1st!
Our University Ambassadors have been working overtime giving extra tours and taking students to lunch. What would we do without our great UAs? Have I mentioned that they don’t get paid? They just love TU!
Since we didn’t offer an official visit program this week, most of our (hundreds) of visitors this week planned individual campus visits. Some of them came with friends, and many of the visitors brought their parents, but they all got individual itineraries planned for their own personal interests. I met with one student who was thrilled because her class visits solidified her interests in biology and pre-med, and another student who decided to change his major after he really connected with a professor in another engineering discipline. It is exciting to see students exploring their interests and figuring out how TU will help them become the people they want to be.
Some schools have fall break next week. It looks like it will be another busy week for The Office of Admission! See you then.
I apologize for not keeping up with my blog, but this semester has gone by in a blink of an eye. I am actually really sad that I will be done with school in 7 days. For once in my life I’m dreading summer because I will not be with my TU family for 3 months. Also, I do not even want to try and imagine life next year without the seniors. This campus has great people and something I love about the size is I am able to be friends with quite a bit of seniors who become your life mentors essentially. Well enough about what I will miss, and I think I will give a quick rundown on what I have gotten myself involved in this semester.
First of all, Tri Delta came in second place, TU alumni got first as usual, for Relay for Life. I was blessed to be a captain for such a great team that really put their heart in the cause. Being on Panhellenic has been another rewarding organization where I have gotten closer to other houses on the row by meeting with such fun delegates each week. As a baby University Ambassador, I have enjoyed giving tours every Saturday morning and enjoying brunch in the cafe. Yay for Belgin Waffles!!! I do look forward to finishing out a couple of my officer postitions at the end of next year, to move on to putting my focus on different organizations I am involved in…including academics as well
Something I enjoy about college that is different than high school is knowing your class schedule far in advance in order to prepare mentally. In the fall I will be taking: Stat 1, Accounting 1, Principles of Advertising, American Sign Language 1, and Business Law. Holla at me if you ever need notes from those classes in the future. I’m also super pumped for Football season in the fall. GO GOLDEN HURRICANES! This year has been a blast. I have loved every minute spent at TU, and if I had to do it all over again…I would not change a thing! Hope to meet a bunch of new freshmen next year that are ready to love The University of TUlsa as much as I do!