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What Going On 15 College Tours Gets You

Fun fact! We have a ton of traditions here on campus and one of them is that if you tour and step on this crack, you won’t receive any financial aid – so don’t step on it! Photo courtesy of College Matchpoint
Fun fact! We have a ton of traditions here on campus and one of them is that if you tour and step on this crack, you won’t receive any financial aid – so don’t step on it! Photo courtesy of College Matchpoint

For the past two years, my entire life has revolved around college tours. I have been on so many that I could give one on a college I have never heard of. You just have to hit all the basics:  

  1. Introductions. On this tour, I want to be able to talk to you all, so I will be walking backward. If I am going to run into anything, please either let me know or at least get it on video and show me after the tour! Also, if you have any questions or just want to chat, come on up! Trust me, I get lonely up here.   
  1. Student life. Student life on this campus is lively and what you put in is what you will get out. If you want to have a very sporty experience, then that’s what you’ll get. If you want to have a very academically focused and driven experience, then that’s what you’ll get. Oh, what is Greek Life like here? We like to say there is presence, not pressure! We actually have over 10,000 clubs that you can join, including the Cheese Lovers Club and the Lettuce Eating Club. If you can think of it, we probably have it. But on the rare occasion we don’t, you can always start one. Does anyone have any questions?  
  1. Academics. All of our professors are incredibly devoted to ensuring you get all the resources you need which is why they have office hours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Even though these are incredibly helpful, what would be even better is if they were between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. because for some reason it’s a common theme that the best time to tackle your organic chemistry discussion board is in the middle of the night even though you know it will be the reason you break down in your dorm room and ask yourself why you chose to leave your high-school lifeguarding job to come to a school that will now put you in so much debt you will never actually be able to get on your feet again. And I definitely do not speak from personal experience! Questions? 
  1. Dining. We are actually making a lot of improvements to our food right now! Our chefs are top-of-the-line and will go to great lengths to make you the perfect meal even if that means providing waffle fries instead of shoe-string fries. What accommodations do we have for those with dietary restrictions like being vegan? Well, even though I have never had to deal with any kind of restriction or allergy and have absolutely no idea what it is like to possibly not have food to eat, our salad bar is always popping! With what toppings? I recommend the bacon, ham, hard-boiled egg, and ranch! Any questions? 
  1. Library/Starbucks. Our library is very special because as the floors get higher, the volume actually lowers, meaning on the top floor it is virtually silent. Fun fact, one time I was near tears studying for a Physics 101 final on the top floor and when I sniffled, I got approximately 34 different dirty looks! However, we also have one of our Starbucks locations here – that’s right – one of them! We actually have 17 different locations just here on campus! Does anyone have a question? 
  1. Why I chose ___. I chose to come to ___ because of the tight-knit community feel. When I toured, I immediately fell in love with the campus, the people, and just the feel of the school. I loved it then and I love it now, and it is definitely not because both of my parents went here and thanks to legacy admissions, I got a full ride! Questions anyone? 
  1. Thank you. Thank you all so much for coming! If you enjoyed the tour, my name is Emma. However, if you did not enjoy the tour, names aren’t that important. If you need help finding anything or getting back to your car, let me know! I wish you all the best of luck with your college admission processes! Questions? 
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Emma Callahan
Emma Callahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Emma Callahan is a senior and is one of the Co-Editors-in-Chief of The Print. Additionally, she is the President of GSA, Girl Up, and Creative Writing Club; is an officer of Voices of Equity; and a member of Academic Team and Spanish club. She runs on the cross-country team and loves reading and travelling. Emma hopes to major in Journalism or Law and minor in Women's and Gender Studies and Spanish to hopefully one day spread news about or directly fight social injustices and issues involving human rights. 
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