As many of you already know, I am a transfer student from the University of Rhode Island. I have only been at the University of New Hampshire for a short period of time but I already feel like I belong. I was so nervous I wasn't going to find my friend group, my classes, and most importantly feel at home. But I have found all of those things. I want to thank my family and friends for encouraging me to follow my heart and help me get to where I am today. I also want to thank my awesome roommates for dealing with my stress this first week here. Here are some reasons why I already love UNH:

1. Everyone is so friendly.

People actually say hi to everyone when they walk past each other. They don't awkwardly stare at the ground and pretend like they are invisible.

2. It's beautiful.

Everywhere I look, it's beautiful.

3. I honestly feel like it's my home away from home.

Even though I only live a short hour and a half away, I feel like this is my new home.

4. Everyone is active.

People are walking around campus at all hours of the day and night. It's so refreshing to see that.

5. The school has so much to offer.

UNH offers everything. From studying abroad where ever you could imagine to sports to clubs. You want to be a part of something, they have it.

6. Opportunities.

It's in the perfect location for internships, a train ride away from Boston and a 30 minute drive into Portsmouth.

7. My professors rock.

All of my professor this semester are so kind and helpful.

8. Nightlife.

Whether you are a partier, gym rat, or Netflix and chiller UNH has it.

9. Location.

We are a quick drive down the road to New Hampshire's seacoast and best shopping...

10. Downtown.

Coffee, bagels, books, and more, Downtown is the place to be.