Picking Housing, Class Scheduling, and Trying to Figure Your Life Out

Second-semester junior year comes faster than you’d think, and it’s yet another reminder that you’re almost a senior in college. For me, junior year has been the best year for me while at Western New England, and a part of me doesn’t want it to end. Mostly because I know it means I have to face the real world after I graduate in a year.

Housing came the week after we returned from spring break, and we had a plan set up beforehand so when we returned, we knew what we were doing. I’ve been stuck in Gateway the last two years (it’s located across the street from WNE and used to be a elderly housing back in the ’80s before the school bought it out) and I don’t think I’d be able to do a third year without air conditioning or risking my life crossing Wilbraham Road on a daily basis.

We wanted to get Evergreen for next year, which are the townhouses on campus near the athletic fields. Our group was picking on the second day in the first slot, and going into the day, there were 24 left. My sigh of relief came when we all received the group text saying “403!!!!!!” I’m mostly excited for air conditioning, as sad as that sounds.

But once housing was over, I knew scheduling would be a breeze. Until I looked at my degree audit and realized I only have to take 10 more classes to graduate. That is terrifying. Since I’m an upperclassmen, I can register myself online… at midnight. I made a mock schedule for the fall and saw my advisor last Tuesday. He said everything I picked was fine, which I was relieved about because scheduling is a pain in the butt.

I’ll take my last two Communication classes senior year (upper level elective – Nonverbal Communication – in the fall and senior seminar in the spring). Business Ethics is online, Astronomy is a non-lab science, and two Psychology classes (Sports and Abnormal) are for my minor. MWF I have classes at 11:00 and 12:00, and Tuesday/Thursday I have classes at 9:30 and 11:00. It’ll be great to be done by 1:00 every day.

Seniors graduate on May 16, so that gives me about a month and a half left until I have officially completed my junior year. The last year of college comes with excitement, fun, and the chance to make lasting memories. It’s not something I’m necessarily thinking about, mostly because it means that all of my favorite seniors are leaving (which will be a post I’ll write later on towards graduation).

I’m just one step further to being in the real world, starting my career, and planning the rest of my life. But for now, I’ll stick with binge watching Law and Order: SVU, staying up too late, and eating way too much Peppa’s.

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