My name is Brooke Skelley, and I am one of the co-presidents for UGA Habitat. This morning was another morning spent at orientation fairs. You would think I would be better about being on time, but I have walked in at 9:14 so many times, including today! It is a lot of fun meeting the new students, but I can tell that orientation is overwhelming for a lot of them. I think I was one of those freshmen who kind of walked stealthily in the middle of aisles as to avoid signing up for countless listervs and receiving tons of flyers. I think my year it was in one of the lobbies of the SLC. How the times have changed!
There is nothing quite like being a senior on a bus with just a freshman and his/her parent. I love answering questions about bus routes and giving tips like “Use two cups in the dining hall,” and assuring them they can explore ratemyprofessors.com and change their schedules as much as possible once they’re home. I don’t think I would want to relive freshman year again, but it is fun meeting new students.
Talking about all the events we have coming up is a little overwhelming – with Building and Homecoming and Trick or Trot, it seems like there will surely be a lot to do, but I’m excited. I’m making the general schedule now for the semester, and I can’t wait to put it online. Mark your calendars for the first meeting, August 24th in MLC 150 at 7 pm!!