Hello Dartmouth, My Old Friend
Having lived in Texas for nearly all my life, I was excited to embark on a new adventure and explore all that Dartmouth and the Northeast had to offer. I spent the summer before coming to campus daydreaming about seeing the fall foliage and apple picking. However, towards the end of the summer, I started to feel a sense of nervousness wash over me. My idyllic Northeast dream came crashing down as soon as I realized that I was going to be over 1,000 miles away from my friends and my family. Would I like my roommate? Would I fit in on campus? Would I make friends? These questions swirled in my mind as move-in day crept closer and closer. Thankfully, all of these worries were quickly assuaged once I settled into college life. After going through first-year trips, orientation week, and the beginning of classes, I have already met so many amazing students who I am excited to spend the next four years with.
While I still miss my friends and family from back home, I have never been surer that going to Dartmouth was the right decision for me. The people on campus are so warm and welcoming — you can't help but feel like you're at your home away from home.