I live in a very small town. We boast roughly 3500 people, three pizza places, the only grocery store within half an hour in any direction, and at least four major dairy farms. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my hometown, but coming home for break after spending three months just minutes from New Haven has become a bit of a culture shock. With break coming to a close, here's five things I can't wait to get back to at QU.

1. The food

I know, I know, I'm going to regret missing this one in a few weeks. Chartwells food isn't great, but at least we don't have to cook it ourselves. As much as I sometimes wish my dorm had a kitchen, I'm grateful for all the options that I have to eat through Chartwells and the kitchen that I don't have to clean up later. (Side note: make sure to thank the Chartwells employees. They do a lot for us!)

2. The games

I'm a member of the pep band, which means I go to every home basketball and hockey game. However, Spring Semester is also when we get to travel for tournaments!

3. The campus

The campus was the thing that made my decision to go to Quinnipiac. No matter what time of year, it's absolutely stunning. Although there was a little snow when we moved out at the end of Fall Semester, there's roughly a foot of it now and it's mostly untouched.

4. Classes

Call me a nerd, but I can't wait for my new classes to start. Not only am I excited for the classes that I'm taking this semester, but I'm also bored at home. I don't have a job at home, so I spend the entire day at home watching my dogs. It's great, but it's also super boring. I'm ready to get back to the hustle and bustle at QU.

5. The people

I can't wait to get back and see all my friends again (with the exception of a certain someone that went to Ireland). It's been far too long!