was reluctant to visiting UNH in the summer of 2007
when I started searching schools but once I stepped foot
on campus, I knew UNH was the perfect fit.
I am a dual major in Marketing and Sports Management
and both advisors for my majors are easy to talk
to and willing to answer my questions. At UNH I
am not just a random name on the roll call,
I am a face to my professors. My Marketing advisor
knows exactly what plans I have for my four years
here and whenever he sees me I always get a
warm hello. As for my Sports Management advisor, I have
never met a more interesting and intellectual individual. He asks
you questions you would never think of before and he
opens your mind to make you think outside the box.
As for being tripled my first year, I love it.
At first the adjustment was hard but it became a
great experience. I live in Bixler, the corridor style residence
hall, and I share a bathroom with 30 other girls
and I never wait to use the bathroom or to
take a shower. It was much easier to make friends
because there were more people around. I am friends with
a bunch of different people.
Joining clubs is key. Meeting
people and putting yourself out there is the most important
part of the college experience. Out on campus activity programing
group SCOPE invites some of the greatest entertainment to the
university. We get hypnotists, comedians, bands and trips to Six
Flags, bowling, Bronx Zoo, even a show in the Lewis
Black Comedy Tour. Students are choosing the programs so they
are going to pick programs that are fun!
Downtown New Haven, if you are into clubbing and going
to bars, you will have the best time. But there
is much more to do then just get shit faced.
Yale has some of the greatest shopping and restaurants. You
can go see your favorite bands perform at Toads Place.
There is always something to do around UNH and when
they give you the free CT Transit pass, you can
get to the mall and anywhere up and down Boston
Post Road, the beach and even downtown New Haven.
For every bad review you hear, it is probably someone
on campus who doesn't want to grow up. College is
about exploring EVERYTHING. Enrolling in classes for your electives that
don't have to do with your major is probably a
really good idea because it makes you a more well
rounded person. Joining clubs that you would automatically rule out
may teach you more then you thought. Taking the bus
downtown and just walking around and trying new things. College
is what you make it and UNH is everything I
hoped for and more.