Being a college Freshman is quite arguably one of the scariest moments of one's life. Possibly moving from somewhere far away where we feel the most comfortable is one of the hardest things to do because we have left our comfort zone behind and are having to readjust to not only a new school, but also an entirely new lifestyle.
Luckily for SWU students that transition is much easier. The SWU community has one of the most welcoming student bodies and staff on its campus and everyone is so supportive through all aspects of life.
Some of the highs of being a college freshman is the freedom of being away from home. There is also an opportunity to connect to other college freshmen who are experiencing the same things as us and possibly spark some lifelong friendships with others. On the other hand, there may be some negative things that freshman typically seem to run into as a first year student on campus…such as 8 a.m classes and possibly getting lost while finding our new classes. Luckily the SWU staff has been more than happy to help when it comes to navigating our schedules and steering away from the 8 a.m’s as much as possible!
SWU has so many endless opportunities to explore when it comes to outreach and meeting new people! There are events such as karaoke nights, bingo games, give-a-ways, and plenty of ways to celebrate the greatest parts of SWU! The best parts of SWU can be found in the company of its students and staff as we gather together to not only worship God and connect on spiritual levels, but also coming together to support each other as a community whether it be through athletic events, musicals, and so much more!
One of the biggest concerns as college freshman is the adjustment to our new schedules and how we will be able to balance it on our own. If there’s one thing that I have learned since I arrived at SWU it is that the advisors and counselors here will work non stop to support and help through every concern that I have had. When it comes to being a new student in an entirely new place SWU has completely nailed every aspective of making students feel comfortable, whether it be the adjustment to college life or the academic side of this new expedition.