Orientation: How it Went and the Unveiling of My First Semester Classes

On June 2nd, I attended my Orientation session at last! I took the photo for my student ID, went to lots of informational sessions, did some activities to get to know people, was generally over-loaded with information, and scheduled my classes!


Honestly, the whole day is sort of a blur. There was so much information given to us throughout the day and I retained so little of it. What I do know is that I’m super excited and pretty nervous. That’s not any different from what I felt before Orientation, just more clear and prominent in my mind. Anyway, one example of this mix of emotions that comes to mind is how I feel about my Spanish placement.

As mentioned, I intend to be a Spanish major. I placed into SPAN 330 (a Grammar and Composition class, which means I skipped four classes or levels before it). My high school Spanish teacher had told me that I would probably place into that class or the one below it, so I assumed I would be in the latter. To discover that I had indeed placed so high was quite a pleasant surprise! I’m so proud of myself and so excited! But…what if it’s too high? What if I’m clueless in that class and wait too long to switch because I decide to give myself time to determine whether or not I can catch up? All of that is possible. But in the meantime, I’m just super excited and kinda nervous.

Alright. Down to business. My schedule includes five classes (drumroll please):

  • Spanish
  • Linguistics
  • Religion
  • Music (jazz)
  • Math (College Algebra)

Plus, my earliest class isn’t until 10:30 and I have plenty of time for lunch – can I get a hallelujah?!

I can’t express my excitement enough! I can’t wait. Even though my schedule isn’t exactly as I envisioned (how in the world did I end up in a jazz class?) I am super content with it and am just SO EXCITED. Have I said that enough? Super excited, so pumped, very ready, excited excited excited! There.

I’d love to hear about any of your experiences at Orientation, so comment or contact me personally!


2 thoughts on “Orientation: How it Went and the Unveiling of My First Semester Classes

  1. Hey Katy! I just finished my freshman year and I absolutely LOVED it! Make the most out of it because it is a great experience. It’s ok to be a little nervous – I was too, but you will meet a lot of great people. One tip- I placed into a higher Spanish level as well and I decided to go for it. I ended up with a C. I don’t want to make you feel like you can’t do it, but it might be a good idea to take the lower level class since you wi be adjusting to college and all the work and fun that comes with it. Worse case, it will just be a GPA booster! 🙂 have a great first year!

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s