When you go to College you have to face the dreaded Orientation Day which can either go good or bad. Here’s my story: (keep in mind not all orientations are going to end up like this)
It was raining that day so we got stuck inside, when I first walked inside the T-building there was a guy that took my name down and he was supposed to find my file, but my name wasn’t on any of the files so they just told me to go sit down in one of the rooms that the other future students were in. There were a few that were already in that College before but according to my school even if you were part time there if you switched to full time you would have to go through orientation. (what a pain in the ass, huh?) Anyways, they got a few helpers to fill out new folders for the people that didn’t and then as I was waiting I was talking to this guy (we never exchanged names) and we were talking about our majors and he was pretty cool.
Once I got my folder we all separated into 2 computer rooms and the guy I was talking to was the last person to go in the first room so I went into the second room, which really upset me because I’m not very social and that was the first time I really stepped out of my comfort zone to talk to someone. But I’m rambling, let’s get to the worst part.
We sat there for 2 whole hours trying to work our school accounts online and then we did the dreaded class picking, luckily, my Aunt Traci goes to the same school as me right now and she told me to take the same Chemistry class as her (there were 4 spots left) so I was going though the site picking classes and then I picked 2 online classes which isn’t really a big deal if they’re the easiest classes in the world. When I raised my hand to get my classes approved from an adviser she looked at the classes and said, “Only pick one online class, I’ll come back when you’ve made your choice.” so when it comes to classes I stand my ground because I’m not going to let some adviser tell me what classes to choose (they want you to fill the classes on campus or else the professors who don’t have enough people will not have a job for a semester) so I was asking another adviser if there are any COM 101 classes online and she lied to me and said no, so then I texted my aunt and she gave me the class ID so I typed it in and of course the adviser was lying, little bitch. So the first adviser came back and looked at me bewildered and asked, “Well then, how did we get from 2 classes to 3?” I looked at her in the eye and said, “These are the classes I’m choosing.” so I was starting to get all shitty but no fucks were given, finally after 2 hours of sitting there, there was a girl who were the advisers helpers and she asked why I was still there and I told her what happened and she smiled, “Well why didn’t you tell me before?” and she pulled a third adviser from another room and she signed it for me FINALLY. After 4 hours, I was free.
I actually later found out the adviser who signed my classes off is my personal adviser for school. She’s pretty bad ass, too. I go out and have coffee with her sometimes and she always talks about the adviser who was being bitchy to me (she’s apparently the bitchiest one and students try to switch advisers)
Now If you’re going to a University you might spend the night there and take a tour but my schools buildings just have letters by them.
Sorry for the rambling, but I had to let that out.
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