Today I woke up at 9:45 AM so that I could get ready to
get breakfast at a restaurant called Sunny Side Up down the street from the
hotel. We all met in the hallway at 10 AM since we all were ready at the same
time. It was raining but we managed to get back to the hotel after breakfast to
hangout for about 45 minutes before we left to go to UChicago. When we arrived
at the school and went straight to the West Lounge to check-in and get the
rules and policies folder they were giving out before we went on the tour of
the school later. Before we had gone on the tour we went to a big room where
the Director of Admission talked about some of the rules they have and then
later introduced all of the students to the RAs. My RA’s name is Anton and he
is basically the go to guy when we need anything and he is also the person we
check-in with for curfew. So after being introduced to the RAs we split up in
different tour groups by the kind of star color we had on our name tags they
gave us when we checked in that matched the RA’s star on their name tags. Mine
was a gold star and so each one of the cohort split up in different groups for
the tour and Alie had to stay behind.
|One of the Many Quads|
|The Manseto Library|
At 7 PM we had to meet with our RAs in out dorm houses. My dorm house is called Kenwood. At the meeting with Anton we talked mainly about the rules and policies but before we started talking about that we sat in a circle and he had us talk to the person sitting next to us and get their name, where they are from, and what’s an interesting fact about them. Then he had us share to the whole group about the person next to us. The person’s name that I was sitting next was Patrick, he is from Bloomington in Illinois, and a fact about him is that he is taking the course called Collegiate Writing. At the end of the meeting we had to find out what animal has the first letter of our names and my name is Vicky the Velociraptor.
After the meeting we went to our rooms before study break at 10 PM where we would go back down to where the meeting was, in Kenwood House, and hangout. I checked in for curfew early so I could go to my room and lay down because I wasn’t feeling good and we had about 30 minutes before the study break so that gave me time to get a little better. At the study break we basically just played board games and card games but I didn’t stay for long because the cohort met and took a group picture with our Chicago things on. Then after the pictures I went to my room, took a great relaxing shower, and to bed I go.
|Our UChicago hoodies and Alexa w/ her UChicago shorts|